7 Steps to Becoming an Artisan (Part 7)

Step 7: Assurance and Certification Quality assurance will be built into each and every step of the national 7-Step Programme. It is therefore not an isolated activity focusing on the final external summative assessment or trade testing only, but is implemented right form the qualification development, learner selection, accreditation and delivery processes. The current practice […]

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7 Steps to Becoming an Artisan (Part 6)

Step 6: Trade Testing and Recognition of Prior Learning Once the artisan learner has successfully completed the occupational knowledge, practical and workplace learning, the Skills Development Act requires a learner to undergo an external final summative assessment also known as a Trade Test before he or she can be certified as a qualified artisan, irrespective […]

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7 Steps to Becoming an Artisan (Part 5)

Step 5: Workplace Learning Real competence in any occupation whether a person can apply and transfer learning at the workplace or across a variety of workplaces. Therefore the most critical component of learning in artisan development is workplace learning. During the workplace learning process the occupational knowledge and practical learning assimilated during the previous step […]

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7 Steps to Becoming an Artisan (Part 4)

Step 4: Occupational Knowledge and Practical Learning After a learning programme agreement is registered with a relevant SETA and a contract of learning including funding arrangements are in place, the artisan learner now enters an accredited artisan training centre. The learner then commences with the occupational knowledge and practical learning that is specific to the […]

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7 Steps to Becoming an Artisan (Part 3)

Step 3: Learner Agreement Registration and Contracting The next step is to becoming a qualified artisan is to find a workplace approved employer that will enter into a learning programme agreement and contract with the learner after Step 2 (generic or vocational or fundamental knowledge component) has been completed successfully. The employer will apply an […]

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