Artisan Development – Certificate

Course Overview

Artisan Learning – Programme is available in the following scarce and critical trades registered against SAQA ID’s as follows:

• SAQA ID: 93627: Occupational Certificate: Bricklayer, NQF Level 4 – Credits 361 [PA0178]
• SAQA ID: 94022: Occupational Certificate: Carpenter, NQF Level 4 – Credits 360 [PA0179]
• SAQA ID: 91761: Occupational Certificate: Electrician, NQF level 4 – Credits 360 [PA0180]
• SAQA ID: 91782: Occupational Certificate: Plumber, NQF Level 4 – Credits 360 [PA0181]
• SAQA ID: 94100: Occupational Certificate: Welder, NQF Level 4 – Credits 373 [PA0182]

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Course Content

Career Guidance and Management:
The implementation of an effective career guidance and management system for trade occupations is essential to ensure that persons wishing to become artisan, especially young people, fully understand the possibilities, scope and activities of artisans within industry

General/Vocational/Fundamental Knowledge Learning:
Although artisan occupations are primarily focused on hand skills and practical ability, they are supported by a substantial amount of general or vocational or fundamental knowledge learnt through basic schooling system or at a vocational college

Learner Agreement Registration and Contracting:
The next step to becoming a qualified artisan is to find a workplace approved employer the will enter into a learning programme agreement and contract with the learner after Step 2 has been completed successfully

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 accredit artisan training centre. The learner then commences with the occupational knowledge and practical learning that is specific to the artisan trade

Workplace Learning:
Real competence in any occupation is 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 training. During the workplace learning process the occupational knowledge and practical learning assimilated during the previous step are applied in the workplace

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 the 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 of the route or pathway of learning the learner utilised.

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 assessments or trade testing only, but is implemented right from the qualification development, learner selected, accredited and delivery processes.

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