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QCTO Policy on qualification development facilitators

1. POLICY STATEMENT 1.1 The purpose of this policy is to outline the functions of and requirements for Qualification Development Facilitators. 1.2 This policy shall apply to those aspiring to register as Qualification Development Facilitators (QDFs) as well as to those already registered as QDFs. 2. ObJECTIVES OF THE QDF POLICY 2.1 This policy formalizes the work of Qualification Development Facilitators (QDFs) and aligns it to the overall objectives and other policies of the QCTO. 2.2 This policy aims to ensure that through the QDFs role quality qualifications are designed.…

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What is the external summative assessment QCTO

What is the external summative assessment QCTO The purpose of the external summative assessment is to check whether learners have the required foundational skills and knowledge in each learning area in order to engage effectively in formal occupational training. the external summative assessment is a proficiency  assessment that tests whether or not the learner has acquired the necessary skills of what is being assessed. Each learning  area is assessed separately. Each assessment is 2.5 hours long and consists of 60 multiple-choice questions. Assessments are machine scored. Assessments are conducted at…

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What is Foundational Mathematical Literacy FML

What is Foundational Mathematical Literacy (FML)? The Foundational Mathematical Literacy is the minimum, generic mathematical literacy that will provide learners with an adequate foundation to cope with the mathematical demands of occupational training and to engage meaningfully in real life situations involving mathematics. Foundational Mathematical Literacy will provide the foundation for further development of an individual in mathematical literacy contexts and mathematical concepts that may be specific to an occupation or trade. Learners who have met all the requirements of Foundational Mathematical Literacy are able to solve problems in real…

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What is Foundational Communication FC

What is Foundational Communication (FC)? the Foundational Communication (FC) describes the knowledge of language and the thinking processes required to communicate effectively in the workplace. the FC provides the basis in the language of instruction to enable a learner to deal effectively with occupational training and communication in the workplace. the purpose of this component is to enable individuals to deal confidently and successfully with the language of learning and teaching (LoLt) of formal occupational training, in relation to oral, reading and writing skills. people who attend an FC learning…

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What is an FLC – QCTO

What is the duration of an FLC programme? The FLC programme length will vary depending on the competence of the learner. it is suggested that an average  FLC programme could be 4 months in duration. this will depend on the method of delivery (part time or full time) and the ability of the learner. Who will deliver the FLC? It is recommended that Facilitators of the FLC be subject area specialists in the learning area that they deliver. Qualified Mathematics and English teachers should teach the FLC. the QCTO is…

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What is Foundational Learning Competence?

Foundational Learning Competence (FLC) is a part qualification that consists of two learning  areas: Communication and Mathematical Literacy.  it outlines the minimum level of competence required for optimal functioning in the world of work and for occupational learning at NQF Levels 2-4. it is a part qualification registered at NQF Level 2 and carries 40 credits in total. Each learning  area carries 20 credits. The FLC is directed at learners in occupational qualifications registered on the NQF at Level 2, 3 and 4. it is a compulsory component for all…

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QCTO What is the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations?

The Quality Council for trades and occupations (QCTO) was established in 2010 in terms of section 26g of the Skills Development Act of 1998 as a juristic person. it was listed as a public entity in government gazette No 33900 of 31 December 2010 effective from 1 April 2010 to establish the Sub-Framework for trades and occupations. the QCTO is responsible for the development, maintenance and quality assurance of qualifications within its sub-framework. The Quality Council for trades and occupations (QCTO) manages the occupational Qualifications Sub-framework (OQSF). the purpose of the QCTO…

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Proposed Skills Development Act amendments, comments due 31st January 2018

The minister of Higher Education published a proposal to change the Skills Development Act, comments due before the 31st of January 2018. Some highlights of these amendments propose to: The good: 1.   Remove SETA regional offices and create one central sharing system/office to be more effective. 2.   Sharing of resources, such as IT and HR. 3.   SETAs to use one central shared database for all related tasks. 4.   Reduce the SETA income from 10.5% to 10%. 5.   Include Scarce and Critical Skills in the Discretionary criteria. (Whoop Whoop for employers.) 6.   Replacement of the WSP/ATR in…

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Purpose of the QCTO

In addressing a number of NQF implementation problems, the QCTO provides an opportunity  to find viable and  powerful solutions, some of which are  outlined below: A quality  council that provides a framework  for various role-players The many  role-players and  structures active  in the labour  market, such  as SETAs,  SGBs,  providers, assessors and  professional bodies, have  created a situation  that is overcomplex and  inefficient. The QCTO provides a coordinating framework  to support these role-players so that they can  focus  on what they do best  and  give coherence to these activities  as…

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