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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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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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Strategic Accreditation, Market Awareness and Business Growth

Education and training accreditation is much more than a compilation of documents satisfying regulatory procedures. Appointing a consultant to 'get you accredited' can have dire consequences for your business.  If you don't understand how to set up the documentation for successful accreditation, how will you meet required standards (embedded in the documentation) once operational? Consider…
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SETA Accreditation for 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 too. If you want to understand your specific business context and how to proceed with accreditation, I've found that intense 1-on-1 discussions…
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FAQ: SETA Accreditation Process

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 asked this question by both newbies and experts! It's important you become accredited with the SETA who's qualifications most closely connect with your market. Sometimes a context can appear confusing.…
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4 Examples of 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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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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Establishing Profitable Education and Training Accredited Businesses

Quality Management connects accountability and markets in a system of efficiency Seminars about encapsulating quality and profit in an effective education and training business ecosystem. Seamless Quality Management Seminar Duration: 3 hours This session covers all quality management system requirements for accreditation.  Learn: How to get started: Making the right decisions Develop the QMS yourself?…
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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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Positioning yourself in Education and Training?

Freelance facilitators and independent  experts in education and training often ask how they can secure more work. Many skilled professionals only find inconsistent contractual work and often drop their rates in order to secure opportunity. Don't know where to get started? Sound like you? Join me, Leonie Hall , for a 90 minute career coaching…
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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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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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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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Free Alignment Matrix and SETA programme evaluation reports

Two examples of SETA feedback reports addressing learning programme approval and a free alignment matrix tool. Skills providers can avoid common errors by referring to precedents and ensuring they are correctly prepared. In South Africa, we train to increase employability, career progression, economic development and to foster a more inclusive society. The incentivised nature of…
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The South African National Qualifications Framework

Here's what SAQA says The National Qualifications Framework Act 67 of 2008 provides for the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). Every South African has opportunity to climb the NQF. The NQF is a comprehensive system, approved by the Minister of Higher Education and Training, for the classification, registration and publication of articulated and quality-assured national qualifications…
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QMS a Bad Joke?

SETAs and Quality Councils request a quality management system framework and detailed review mechanism for accreditation purposes. From QMS to Review “Life is not measured by the breathes you take, but by the moments that take your breathe away.”  George Carlin Your QMS is a visionary document for consistently nurturing and expanding upon quality measures.…
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SETA and QCTO Accreditation Seminars

Sign up for bespoke accreditation seminars in Cape Town, Johannesburg or Durban.  SETA CHE QCTO Accreditation Support Sessions include market analysis tactics and practical solutions to accreditation challenges. SIX PAIN POINT SEMINARS Two-hour Seminars for Accreditation Pain Points Ideal for troubleshooting areas you’re uncomfortable with or that have not yet been approved by a quality…
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Legislation’s 8-Core Criteria for minimum E&T Accreditation

Accredited education and training organisations have proven that they understand the Quality Context described in legislation's 8-core criteria CHE, QCTO and SETAs use the 8-core criteria for accreditation judgements The 8-core criteria are nuanced and added to by the Quality Councils. Understanding 'nuances': If you apply for accreditation using the same set of evidence (based upon…
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12 Questions for QMS

CHE, QCTO and SETA Quality Management Systems Education and Training organisations applying for Quality Council Accreditation must provide a comprehensive description of their systems and operations. Organisations must provide evidence that reflects precisely how quality is controlled and assured at all levels. Twelve Questions to Shape the Quality Management System How to create and sustain…
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