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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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Download The NQF Impact Study

 A smorgasbord of statistics spanning an entire decade is available for Education and Training. The NQF Impact Study 2002 - 2012 SAQA released an NQF impact evaluation report. We can mail it right to your inbox and save you some bother. :) SAQA took frikkin long to produce this! Let's hope they can consistently provide…
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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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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 SAQA allows Learners to be credited for Maths and Languages

Credit Accumulation Transfer (CAT) “Credit Accumulation Transfer” is based on a model developed by SAQA that is used to determine how CAT can be implemented to recognise school / FET qualifications and sector qualifications. Recognition of Achievements This ensures that learners don’t repeat the exercise of learning something they already know and face a second judgement determining…
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Facilitator, Assessor and Moderator Qualifications

The question about the credentials required to offer accredited facilitator, assessor and moderator services can also apply to managing NQF based interventions. The same training can be recommended to entrepreneurs or managers responsible for compliance. What to Study for ETD Certification These are three standard unit standards you can be assessed against in order to receive an…
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The RPL Assessors Role

'Recognition of Prior Learning' (RPL) assessors are sensitive to the range and variety of evidence that candidates can use and generate to prove skills and knowledge. How to Audit Knowledge, Skills and Competence for Recognition of Prior Learning List the specific outcomes for the award. For each learning outcome consider in terms of: can do…
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Designing the RPL Policy and Procedure

Organisations must submit a Recognition of Prior Learning policy and procedure as part of their accreditation application. Recognition of Prior Learning Policy & Procedure The following is an outline of what this policy should contain. Reference Points Education and training policies and procedures should reference existing legislation and policy documents provided by the DoL, SAQA,…
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Recognition of Prior Learning – RPL procedure Infographic

Recognition of Prior Learning, one of the most awesome education policies EVER! Why learn what you already know? The RPL policy describes how you can be credited for experience, knowledge and skills. Finding accredited providers to deliver RPL services appears to be one of the largest challenges. RPL Power Solution The intent behind RPL is to…
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