Useful QCTO Training Terms List

Useful QCTO Training Terms List: Current Education Terminology. Use this quick reference guide to terms used by the QCTO and their meanings.

Common QCTO Training Terms. Use this quick reference guide to common terms used by the QCTO so you understand what they mean.

A QCTO Training Terms List

Popular QCTO Terms Defined

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QCTO Training Terms List A-C

  • Accredited Skills Development Provider is a provider of occupational learning accredited by the QCTO
  • Assessment Centre is a centre accredited by the QCTO for the purpose of conducting external summative assessments for specified registered occupational qualifications
  • Assessment Quality Partner (AQP) is a body delegated by the QCTO to develop assessment instruments and manage the external summative assessment of specific occupational qualifications
  • Assessment Site is any site deemed suitable by the Assessment Quality Partner to conduct the external summative assessment for a specified occupational qualification or qualifications where the relevant qualification assessment specifications do not require the use of an accredited assessment centre
  • Community of Expert Practitioners (CEP) means a group of people qualified in the relevant occupation with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in that particular occupation or are recognised by the practitioners of the occupation as experts
  • CHE is the Council for Higher Education.
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QCTO Training Terms List D-L

  • Development Quality Partner (DQP) means a body delegated by the QCTO to manage the process of developing specific occupational qualifications, curricula and assessment specifications
  • DHET means the Department of Higher Education and Training
  • FET Further Education and Training
  • FLC Foundational Learning Competence
  • FLC Coms or FC Foundational Learning Competence Communications
  • FLC ML or FML Foundational Learning Competence Mathematical Literacy
  • LOLT Language of learning and teaching
  • Learner Qualifications Development Facilitator (Learner QDF) means a qualifications development facilitator in training.

QCTO Training Terms List N-O

  • National Artisan Moderating Body (NAMB) means the body established as per section 26A of the Skills Development Act (Act 97 of 1998)
  • NLRD National Learners’ Records Database
  • NQF National Qualifications Framework
  • NSC National Senior Certificate
  • Occupational qualification means a qualification associated with a trade, occupation or profession, resulting from work-based learning and consisting of knowledge unit standards, practical unit standards and work experience unit standards as defined in the Skills Development Act and has an external summative assessment.
  • Occupational Qualifications Sub-Framework (OQSF) means the sub-framework on which occupational qualifications are registered. This sub-framework forms part of a single integrated NQF system as contemplated in Chapter 2 of the NQF Act, 2008 (Act No. 67 of 2008).
  • Organising Framework for Occupations (OFO) means a skill-based, coded classification system, that aims to encompass all occupations in South Africa, used as a tool to collect, analyse and report on occupational information.
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QCTO Training Terms List P-S

  • Part qualification means an assessed unit of learning that is registered on the NQF as a part qualification
  • QCTO means the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations established in terms of section 26G of the Skills Development Act, 1998 (Act No. 97 of 1998)
  • Qualification Development Facilitator (QDF) means a person registered by the QCTO to facilitate the development of occupational qualifications
  • RPL Recognition of Prior Learning
  • SAQA means the South African Qualifications Authority contemplated in Chapter 4 of the NQF Act, 2008 (Act No. 67 of 2008)
  • SDA means the Skills Development Act, 1998 (Act No. 97 of 1998)
  • SETA means a Sector Education Training Authority established in terms of section 9 of the SDA, 1998
  • SLA means Service Level Agreement.
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