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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: The easiest SETA for accreditation?

A frequent question asked is 'which SETA is easiest to become accredited with?' The SETA Big 3? Clients (spanning business, consultants and NGOs) provided names of 3 SETAs they were led to believe were 'easy.' The easiest ones to be accredited by? Consultants don't reveal this delicate information. After all, how would we cream it…
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#QCTO non viable #accreditation

The QCTO has been erupting for a while and we've all been wondering where the flow will go.  You think your problem is the accreditation application till you're accredited and not making money! My clients are often accredited entities unable to SELL what they became accredited for. As a strategist and expert in education and…
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SETA Accreditation simplified for new ETD start-ups

Becoming an accredited education and training organisation is easier than being a successful one. If you can't get the accreditation process right, chances are high you will find the market place challenging. If you want to understand your specific business context and how to proceed with accreditation, I've found that intense 1-on-1 discussions allow clients…
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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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I want to be accredited. Where do I begin?

Begin any Wednesday! The path starts with a CV if you're an individual a corporate profile if a registered business. It takes around 20 minutes to break down FIND YOUR PATH Book your time and send the relevant document ahead of your session. WEDNESDAYS ONLY!   Book your session below! Click on articles for free advice  about…
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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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Example of Services SETA Learning Programme Review

In keeping with their developmental roles, SETAs provide thorough feedback for remediation. Reports are snag lists specifying exactly what must be corrected to meet quality assurance requirements. SSETA Learning Programme Evaluation This SSETA report is for a skills provider applying for approval on a single unit standard. Use this information to prepare your own training…
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Example of SASETA Learning Programme Review

SETAs provide thorough feedback and opportunity for service provider remediation. In keeping with their developmental roles, SETAs provide thorough feedback for remediation. Reports are snag lists specifying exactly what must be corrected to meet quality assurance requirements. SASETA Learning Programme Evaluation SASETA provided these comments to a skills provider applying for approval on a skills…
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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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QCTO criteria for Assessment Quality Partners (AQP)

AQPs are assigned to implement external integrated summative assessments of specified NQF registered occupational qualifications and part qualifications. Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) The Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) is established in terms of the Skills Development Act, Act No. 97 of 1998 as amended. In terms of section 26H(3) of…
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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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‘Policy Statement’ for E&T Accreditation

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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QCTO Values and Accountability

Organisations use values to guide their actions and maintain fruitful stakeholder relationships. When you engage with the Quality Council for Trade and Occupations, familiarise yourself with their values  and use the information to steer discussions. Values can also be used to hold an organisation accountable. Address your issues by referring to these values and use…
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What do QCTO Assessment Quality Partners report on?

Assessment Quality Partners (AQP) are delegated by the QCTO to manage and coordinate the external integrated summative assessments of specified NQF registered occupational qualifications and part qualifications. The AQPs report to the QCTO The AQPs will report to the QCTO on the following: Assessment centre accreditation /de-accreditation and assessment site approval/de-approval; Assessment instruments utilisation and…
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QCTO Nomenclature

Use the lingo like a ninja! Popular QCTO Terms Defined Accredited Skills Development Provider means a provider of occupational learning accredited by the QCTO Assessment Centre means a centre accredited by the QCTO for the purpose of conducting external summative assessments for specified registered occupational qualifications Assessment Quality Partner (AQP) means a body delegated by…
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Gear up for QCTO Skills Development Policy Requirements

Planning to compete as an accredited QCTO Skills Development Provider?  The Quality Council for Trade and Occupations While accreditation for most occupational qualifications still lies with the SETAs, from 2020 the QCTO will assume full skills provider accrediting powers. Providers applying for accreditation need to check if the qualification they wish to be accredited for is…
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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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Link QCTO accreditation and your Market Development Strategy Seminar

Book QCTO seminars in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban Bespoke Seminars If your organisation prefers to address strategic issues in a competitive manner, specific to their business environment -  book a bespoke solution.  Seminar topics can be tailored and delivered at your premises. Accreditation deadline with the Quality Council for Trade and Occupations by 2020 Register…
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