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Policy on Accreditation of Skills Development Providers

GLOSSARY OF TERMS Accreditation Accreditation scope Amendment of scope Assessment Assessment Quality Partner (AQP) Institutional Audit Extension of Scope Formative Assessment Internal Assessment Occupational Qualification Official approval awarded to a Skills Development Provider that meets the minimum quality standards by QCTO to offer qualification registered on the OQSF The list of occupational qualifications and part qualifications for which a SOP is accredited to provide learning and internal assessment. This refers to reducing the number of qualifications in the accreditation scope of skills development provider The process of collecting evidence of…

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Accreditation Explained

Accreditation Accreditation means the certification, usually for a particular period of time, of a person, a body or an institution as having the capacity to fulfill a particular function in the quality assurance system set up by the South African Qualifications Authority in terms of the Act. Accreditation Explained Umalusi accredits private providers of education and training as well as private assessment bodies to offer tuition and/or assessment for qualification(s) on the General and Further Education and Training Qualifications Sub-Framework (GFETQSF). This means that Umalusi accredits the following institutions: Independent…

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Training Provider Accreditation

What is SETA accreditation? According to the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA), accreditation means that a person, a body or an institution has been certified as “having the capacity to fulfill a particular function in the quality assurance system set up by the South African Qualifications Authority.” SETA accreditation can only be attained by a training provider if it successfully completes the stringent application process prescribed by a relevant SETA. SETA accreditation is therefore the result of a process whereby a SETA determines whether a training provider has the necessary…

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Policy on Accreditation of Assessment Centres

Policy on Accreditation of Assessment Centres Verification The process managed by the relevant AQP for externally checking moderation processes and confirming or overturning moderation findings. Preamble The Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) was established in 2010 in terms of section 26G 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…

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Accreditation as a provider of education and training

Accreditation as a provider of education and training About ETQA accreditation as a provider of education and training Providers of education and training must apply for accreditation with an Education and Training Quality Assurance (ETQA) body under the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA)(link is external). All providers of education and training offering full qualifications must be registered with the Department of Education. The education and has to offer unit standards and/or qualifications that fall within the primary focus area of the ETQA body of the relevant Sector Education and Training Authority (SETA)(link…

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ACCREDITATION

SETA Accreditation is the certification, usually for a certain period of time of a body or an institution, as having the capacity to fulfill a particular function within the quality assurance system set up by SAQA in terms of the SAQA Act, 1995 through the different SETA bodies. SAQA accredits all Education and Training Quality Assurance bodies  also known as SETA bodies (ETQA’s) who in turn accredit Education and Training Providers to be SETA Accredited.There are a number of advantages of becoming an SETA Accredited Training Provider, including that the…

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QCTO Accreditation

QCTO Accreditation Accreditation of Skills Development Providers  The QCTO is responsible for the accreditation of Skills Development Providers (SDPs) The QCTO accredits SDPs to offer the following programmes and qualifications that falls under the Occupational Qualifications Sub-Framework (OQSF): N4-N6 programmes (NATED  Report 191); Old trades; and Occupational qualifications. N4-N6 Programmes  The prospective SDP files an application for accreditation by contacting the QCTO. The application is then referred to the accreditation agent for processing. Old trades  The National Artisan Moderation Body (NAMB) acts as the accreditation agent for old trades. NAMB recommends…

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Explaining Accreditation?

To become accredited: Firstly you need to understand the word Accredited. Click here! Explaining the different types of accreditation. 1)      Freelancers and Qualified Staff 2)      Become an Accredited Training Provider   1.Freelancers and Qualified Staff. To be able to facilitate any programme you must have the US 117871 “Train the Trainer” Certificate (at least NQF 5 level) approved through the ETDP SETA. To be able to assess any learner (with seta work) you must have the US 115753 “Conduct Assessments” Certificate  (at least NQF 5 level) approved through the ETDP…

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Criteria for Accredited Providers

We often have questions regarding Accreditation: What does it really mean? How can I confirm that someone or something is accredited? This falls into two different categories, namely a) provider accreditation  b) programme accreditation. These are two totally different processes, meaning that a Training Provider must be Accredited with one of the ETQA’s (SETA’s) and each programme they use must carry its own accreditation. “Provider accreditation can only be with one SETA, but they have the approval to train different programmes in different SETA’s. These programmes has been approved by…

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Become QCTO Accredited

Become QCTO Accredited Skills Provider in South Africa About the ETQA’s process to become QCTO Accredited Skills Provider: Skills Providers (Training Providers) in South Africa must apply for QCTO (before SETA) Accreditation. Skills Providers, previously Training Providers has to offer part qualifications/or full qualifications. They also have to be registered with the DHET (since 1 July 2017) Requirements to become a QCTO Accredited Skills Provider: The document Criteria and Guidelines to become a QCTO Accredited Skills Provider sets out the requirements for accreditation. The programmes (and/or assessments) offered by the education and…

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