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FOR SALE! Policies and Procedures for Education and Training

Learner management, assessment and RPL (recognition of prior learning) are just some of the policy areas education and training providers must address. Education and training organisations must convey an understanding of special needs and accommodation in addition to financial management. Quality Management Systems The following policies are available for R250 each Accommodating candidates with disabilities…
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The Perfect SETA Accreditation Strategy

Are you a training organisation pursuing SETA accreditation? Here's an outline of key information ensuring your accreditation will yield viable results. Measure the value of becoming accredited for something with little market traction or the risk of operating in a highly competitive niche. SETA Strategy Features 1. Aligned Target Markets SETAs have a vested interest…
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Outlining your SETA or QCTO accreditation strategy

Organisations offering training or coaching services can add further value to their markets when accredited to deliver recognised occupational learning. Why SETA Accreditation? An accredited organisation offers credit-bearing training resulting in an industry relevant qualification or part qualification (skills programmes). Accreditation signals a stamp of credibility, compliance and accountability to the market. By conforming to legislated levels…
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SETA and QCTO accredited business

Quality Management, choice of qualifications, correct SETA selection and learning content approval are crucial to a successful training organisation. Emerging providers often overlook the value of competitive analysis and how this awareness connects to branding. Resources, Solutions and Answers Reduce the agony of confusion and get straight answers to your questions. Upscale your business plan…
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FAQ: SETA Accreditation Process Flow

How does the SETA accreditation process work? Which SETA is the easiest one to be accredited by? As a strategist in education and training I'm often approached by newbies and experts who ask these questions. One receives a serious response, the other a warning of retribution! Here's the simple version of the SETA accreditation process, extracted…
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Managing Funded Learnerships from different SETAs

Conflict among learners can emerge at organisations who run different SETA interventions. Here's some advice on how to practice damage control. Different Funding can mean Different Stipends Two SETAs can fund the same qualification. This means one provider can roll out a qualification based on different funding obligations for the same intervention. When group A…
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Differences between Accredited and Not-for credit learning programmes

Which programmes are trustworthy and market related? Is non credit bearing training worth the investment? Markets are concerned with these issues as they often question impacts and worth. Credits and Credibility If your programme is aligned to credit bearing quality standards it can be easier to pitch to a market. Non credit bearing can crack…
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4 Examples of the Perfect SETA Accreditation Strategy

Are you a training organisation pursuing viable accreditation? Here's 4 strategy examples outlining and providing key information for SSETA, HWSETA, WRSETA, CHIETA, MQA and MERSETA accreditation. Strategic Approaches to Accreditation 1. SERVICES SETA http://7sundays.co.za/KeepClimbing/2016/07/03/becoming-services-seta-accredited/ 2. HW SETA http://7sundays.co.za/KeepClimbing/2016/07/03/do-you-want-health-and-welfare-seta-accreditation/ 3. CHIETA, MERSETA & MQA http://7sundays.co.za/KeepClimbing/2016/07/03/seta-accreditation-for-science-and-technical-fields/ 4. WR SETA http://7sundays.co.za/KeepClimbing/2016/07/03/become-accredited-with-wholesale-and-retail-seta/ NEED MORE? http://7sundays.co.za/synergy-services-growing-education-training-organisations/easiest-accreditation-process/ Book a consultation and…
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Creating and Customising Learning Content for Accreditation

Learning content must meet NQF standards and conform to Quality Council conventions. Sign up for seminars to learn more about accreditation evidence requirements.  Creating NQF Aligned Activities Curriculum developers have to ensure that learning experiences based on NQF qualifications and part-qualifications quantify learners ability to demonstrate skills, knowledge, attitudes and values that can be effectively…
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Education or Training Markets and Quality

The basics of how legislation defines and contextualizes 'Quality' in education and training. Quality can be complicated and is directly linked to business success or failure.  Education Training Quality Assurance Skills development in South Africa is underpinned by the need to address unemployment, poverty and economic growth. The use of skills development as an alternative revenue…
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Portfolio of Evidence for SETA Accreditation

SETA Accreditation applicants are required to submit documentation for a desktop compliance check. Read how to manage the SETA Accreditation process. The Training Business Development Catalyst – Quality Management Systems (QMS)  Your QMS is an opportunity to celebrate and formalise what your organisation values and how it manages its competitive positioning. Although SETAs are often unprecedented bureaucratic bungling…
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Submitting Content for Programme Approval?

Whether you’re a new accreditation applicant or an organisation applying for an extension of scope, the respective SETA has to validate your training material and ensure that it meets regulatory standards. SETA Role, Education Ethos and Conventions SETAs play a developmental role Adding value to the sector by ensuring competent providers is key to the…
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Top 10 RPL qualifications 2002-2012

The top 10 RPL qualifications include business practice, real estate and chemical operations. See the top 3. Recognition of Prior Learning Trending Qualifications THE TOP RPL QUALIFICATION Further Education and Training Certificate: Real Estate, NQF Level 04 The top qualification had 7852 candidates whilst the qualification in 10th place, GETC Business Practice had 458 qualifiers.…
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Learner Assessment Management and Accreditation

Assessment and Moderation Policies and Procedures Quality Assurance Councils want to see policies and procedures for forms of assessments and how they are managed. Assessment is a quality indicator and as such, should be a detailed component of your Quality Management System.  Training providers must create policies and procedures guiding each stage of training delivery…
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E&T Business Strategy and Accreditation Requirement 1 ‘Policy Statement’

Accreditation seminars cover specific aspects of the legislated 8-core criteria for accreditation in addition to different Quality Councils requirements. The 'Policy Strategy' seminar covers the first criterion 'Policy Statement.' Policy Statement The organisation’s aims, objectives and purposes are clearly communicated. SETAs ensure adherence to the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) rules and legislation. They verify that accreditation applicants are able…
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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. Catch our Programme Delivery and Market Expectations seminar for more on this. Accreditation Criteria 4: Learning Programme Delivery Programme Delivery and Accreditation Programme management is a core criterion for Accreditation and should specify the following:…
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Collecting evidence for RPL

Recognition of Prior Learning Why learn what you already know? The RPL process is one which considers your knowledge and experience to gain a qualification. If you select a qualification that is closely related to your experience, you won’t have to attend much, if any, training. You can skip the training that inexperienced people would…
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How Quality Management Facilitates Education and Training Business Growth

Quality Management and Monitoring & Evaluation Systems create a Quality Circle stimulating Growth and Innovation Quality management fosters credibility, profitability and competitive actions. SETAs and quality councils require that a quality management system framework and a detailed review mechanism be submitted for accreditation purposes. QUALITY DIMENSION Your QMS is a visionary document consistently nurturing and expanding upon…
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SETA Accreditation for Dummies

How to design and implement a quality management system for education? Think full circle. No component of your quality management system should escape review. The implicit magic of QMS and M&E shapes a successful business competitive strategy.  A QMS structure automatically reveals how to review organisational quality management. When done correctly, M&E is a catalyst…
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AGRISETA Call for Funding Applications from Stakeholders for 2017/2018

AgriSETA invites all AgriSETA STAKEHOLDERS to submit applications for skills development training in the Agricultural Sector. Priority should be given to the identified SECTOR SCARCE AND CRITICAL SKILLS when submitting applications. AGRISETA Funding Window Open Till 31 January Important Notes BURSARY APPLICATIONS ARE EXCLUDED ARTISAN DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS ARE EXCLUDED INTERNSHIP APPLICATIONS ARE EXCLUDED LEARNERSHIP APPLICATIONS ARE…
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CATHSSETA Grants for Employers, NGOs, Unions, SMMEs and Cooperatives

News is that SETAs remain till 2020. The funding window for applicants has been open since 12 December 2016. Stakeholders and legal entities who fall within the CATTHSSETA scope can apply. Applications for Discretionary Grant Funding for PIVOTAL Programmes Here's the link to the advert for more information Discretionary-Grants-cathsseta Leonie provides support to organisations who…
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