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Assessment Management and Accreditation

Assessment is a quality indicator and as such, should be a detailed component of your Quality Management System. The following content was covered during the Accreditation workshop on Programme Management, Learner Management and Assesment Management. Assessment and Moderation Policies and Procedures Quality Assurance Councils want to see policies and procedures for forms of assessments and…
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How Learning Programmes are developed, delivered and evaluated for Accreditation

Your Quality Management System for Training Delivery must include policies and procedures for the development, design and delivery of learning interventions. Quality Assurance Regulatory bodies that accredit training organisations, require evidence to prove that quality processes are followed. Read about the legislated 8-core criteria for accreditation Articles to deepen your understanding of accreditation  Systems for Education Quality Management…
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SAQA’s policy guide on Quality Management Systems

Training providers require policies and procedures in order to structure and quality assure their training services. The Criteria for Accreditation This post summarises key points about quality determinants in the training sector that are referred to in SAQA’s policy guideline document on Quality Management Systems. The South African Qualification Authority Act of 1995 defines an education and training…
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Free Tools for Training Organisations and Facilitators

This article highlights some of the content developed to assist those in the SETA accreditation and training delivery space. I'm also totally excited to let you know that workshops assisting businesses, emerging training providers and training providers preparing for full accreditation are hot and happening! :) CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE ACCREDITATION WORKSHOPS Free…
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Building a Portfolio of Evidence (POE) for Assessment

Types of Evidence SAQA describes the difference between the three main types of evidence as follows (Oct. 2001: 38-39): DIRECT EVIDENCE INDIRECT EVIDENCE HISTORICAL EVIDENCE Actual evidence produced by candidates. Considered the most valid and authentic evidence and should be the primary source of evidence.   This is evidence produced about the candidate by a third…
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Get Qualified SA! Heard about RPL?

Have you worked in the same job for more than 5 years? You don't have a qualification? Do you keep missing out on promotions because others are more qualified than you? How many people can afford to take a year or more off work to attend lectures? Who wants to be a full time student alongside…
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The Connected Classroom by Johan Allers

Ever wondered why youth drop out of school? talkUBUNTU and The Dropout My name is Johan Allers and I'm driving talkUBUNTU. In order to unpack this topic I want to share with you the findings of a Dutch study regarding the need for a greater emphasis on combined Study and Career development in schools. My motive…
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List of Evidence required for SETA Accreditation

SETA Accreditation applicants are required to submit documentation for a desktop compliance check. Here's a description of requirements and advice on how to manage the SETA Accreditation process. The Portfolio of Evidence for SETA Accreditation CLICK TO REGISTER FOR THE ACCREDITATION WORKSHOPS Your Business Heart - The Quality Management System (QMS)  Your QMS is an opportunity…
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Are our Students Ready for a Wired Future?

The Occupational Training Context The occupational training setting poses unique challenges. Working in this environment, some of the challenges experienced include barebones budgets, limited access to ethically sound accredited trainers, learner readiness and time commitment challenges from industry(amongst others). These factors impose limitations on the modes of training delivery and increase dissatisfaction throughout the training…
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What is a Learnership?

Learnerships are occupationally directed training programs that result in a full SAQA registered qualification. Once learners have signed contracts, their learnerships are registered with SARS so the employer can claim rebates, reimbursements of stipends issued and BEE Points. Learners are also termed 'employees' and protected by labour legislation. Learners can register complaints with the CCMA…
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Are Learnerships a quick fix for BEE points and easy Sales?

Are Learnerships the quick-fix cures for budget spend, rebates and BEE Points that some appear to be hoping for? Too often the flurry of activity begins with 'Here's a list of learners, please get the material ready. Needs to start next week!" How often are learnerships started without a pre assessment or establishing of prior learning…
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What is Notional Time?

Credits multiplied by 10 2 credits = 20 notional hours 160 credits = 1600 notional hours [caption id="attachment_1451" align="aligncenter" width="225" class=" "] Notional Time refers to the relative learning abilities of individuals[/caption] If the word 'notion' refers to an 'idea', then notional time is an idea about time. This means that it is a reasoned…
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