Learner Guidance Policy


Learners will be advised to the correct learning programme to enter, matching their personal career choice.

Our Institute  acknowledges that many of the learners will have come from different backgrounds and with different scholastic achievements already in place – it is therefore appropriate that prior scholastic qualifications be recognised. SAQA recognises that candidates may have prior learning in literacy and numeracy that may be recognized through a process of Credit Accumulation Transfer Policy (CAT) (Refer to Section 8.3.1-8.3.2 and Form 29).

Learner Guidance Procedures

  • Guidance will be given to Learners in making sense of the training and learning, career opportunities and personal development choices (career path), and in understanding, facing and resolving or adapting to, personal problems and difficulties which could inhibit progress.
  • Unemployed learners will be advised on the various Learnerships available and referred to the Labour Department or other Institute ’s website, where they can go and register their CV’s on the national database for employers seeking employees.
  • All Learners will receive on-going support and assistance when integrating what they have learnt into their workplace. The use of practical examples and workshop-style learning also enables Learner integration into their specific situation. On-going support will be offered by the Facilitator/Assessor, in a training capacity, as well as on a consulting basis, potentially long after the training has taken place.
  • Learners are encouraged to participate in the various Social Activities that the Institute  will arrange from time to time;
  • The Institute  will encourage learners to form a Social Committee and the Committee members will be responsible for suggesting various social activities to develop the team spirit amongst learners and the Institute  employee;
  • Learners will be encouraged to partake in the various community upliftment projects that the Institute  becomes involved in;
  • Social gatherings will take into consideration the following aspects:
    • Difference of religion;
    • Difference of gender;
    • Difference of language;
    • Different of race;
    • Difference of social background;
    • Difference of culture.

Learner Guidance Process Flow

 

Control of Externally Provided Processes, Products and Services

CAT (Credit Accumulation Transfer) Policy

The Institute  is aware that when offering full qualifications that the Institute  can exempt the learners from completing POE’s for the Fundamentals as the learners may have achieved these credits during their Grade 12 year.

CAT is the acronym for “Credit Accumulation Transfer” and is based on a model developed by SAQA that will be used to determine whether CAT will be implemented to recognise school / FET qualifications and sector qualifications.

 

TAKEN FROM SAQA WEBSITE

Self-Reflection:

All qualifications require that every learner will do at least 56 credits in fundamental standards, of which 20 credits will be in a 2nd language if the qualification is at a level 4 or above.

It is acknowledged that many of the learners will have come from different backgrounds and with different scholastic achievements already in place – it is therefore appropriate that prior scholastic qualifications be recognised. SAQA recognises that candidates may have prior learning in literacy and numeracy that may be recognized through a process of Credit Accumulation Transfer (CAT).

Check the table below – do you qualify for CAT?

If so, you may apply for credit recognition for the fundamental unit standards – that means you do not have to re-do the training or assessment for the above standards!

The following is the model proposed by SAQA: