This qualification specifies the key skills, knowledge and values required to access engineering and manufacturing qualifications in the Further Education and Training Band. It describes the learning outcomes required to participate in workplace-based learning programs for occupationally focused qualifications in the manufacturing, engineering and assembly sectors.
It provides learners who have no formal qualification with an opportunity for assessment to:
• Recognize prior learning.
- Identify gaps, and
- Structure learning programs to close those gaps.
The learning required for these learners would be what has typically included in ABET learning programs.
For learners who have formal school qualifications but no work experience, this qualification specifies the necessary knowledge, skills and values required to participate in learning processes within a formal work environment. Typically, these outcomes reflect the learning outcomes that would be achieved at the end of an extensive induction and orientation process.
This qualification would enable both kinds of learners to establish an understanding of, and to make some preliminary choices about:
- A career and learning pathways.
- The content and requirements of the qualifications and unit standards which would form the basis of their learning, as well as have
- Knowledge and understanding of assessment processes, including Recognition of Prior Learning.
The qualifications specify:
- Fundamental skills in communication and mathematical literacy.
- Skills in working with basic communication and information technology systems.
- Core skills in measurement, use of common tools and instruments and an understanding of the science and technology which underpins these activities.
- Safety, health, environmental and quality issues related to the specific work context.
- Understanding and working with the policies, rules and procedures related to the specific work context, contracts, BCE and the relationship between the employer and the employee.
- Recognizing and understanding the purpose, the processes, the materials and the products used within the specific work context, the structure of the workplace, and the purpose of specific departments or sections and the way in which each contributes to the purpose of the organization.
- Understanding and explaining the purpose of the company in the context of the industry, sector and economy as a whole.
- Understanding and explaining the basic principles which underpin business in the manufacturing, engineering and assembly field (concepts of cost, adding value, money value of time, profit and loss, customers).
- Skills related to, and an understanding of, the options and alternatives in the learning pathway, goal setting, planning work and learning processes, measuring and evaluating progress and outcomes.
- Understanding financial issues related to pay, tax and deductions including unemployment insurance, pensions or provident funds and other forms of insurance.
TYPE OF PROGRAMME
- Full time
The learner is required to have a minimum Grade 10 Must able to speak and write in English.
All learning material included in tuition fees.
- (Note: assessment must be carried out in situ)
1.1 The applicable manufacturing, engineering or assembly process is described in terms of a range of key elements including materials, stages, tools, machinery and equipment, services, information management and communication structures, final product produced.
1.2 The learner is able to physically demonstrate his/her understanding of the application process by providing his/her explanations on-site/location, by means of a guided visual tour.
1.3 Clear links are drawn between the process and the scientific and technological concepts underpinning it, drawing on insights gained by the learner during his/her work experience.2.
2.1 Appropriate verbal and written communication skills, including sketches, drawings and diagrams, are selected and used to explain concepts and processes during an assessment.
2.2 Aspects of the processes and the associated concepts are represented and explained in numerical form.3.
3.1 The procedures and policies that impact on the learner`s job/task are identified and their impact on his/her job/task is explained, drawing from the learner`s own work experience.
3.2 The purpose and the need for such policies and procedures are illustrated.4.
4.1 The markets, suppliers, customers, employers and shareholders are described.
4.2 Generic business concepts are described and explained.
4.3 Generic concepts are related to the learner`s own work experience, demonstrating a critical reflection of their applicability and benefit to stakeholders within the learner`s own workplace.5.
5.1 The learner`s goals and learning targets are identified.
5.2 Clear links are drawn between NQF principles and functioning, and the learning path, skills and qualifications the learner has identified.
5.3 Enabling mechanisms as well as potential barriers to learning are identified and critically discussed. Integrated assessment at the level of this qualification will evaluate the learner`s capacity to integrate concepts, actions and ideas across a range of activities and knowledge domains.The integrated assessment must specifically evaluate the learner`s ability to:
- Implement and apply procedures.
- Understand, use and care for basic tools and technology.
- Explain and discuss issues, aspects and principles and relate them to the specific workplace context.
On successful completion of course, the learner will receive a certificate
The information provided may vary or change at the discretion of Eskilz College. Eskilz College will formally notify learners of any changes or variations.