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The functions of an Assessment Quality Partner - AQP

An Assessment Quality Partner must, in respect of the qualifications and part qualifications specified in the Service Level Agreement; recommend the external assessment specifications document for approval by the QCTO; recommend the external assessment specifications document for approval by the QCTO; develop and maintain a national data-bank of instruments for external assessments;publish exemplars of external assessments;recommend to the QCTO the accreditation and withdrawal of accreditation of skills development providers for the knowledge and/or practical skills component using criteria and guidelines provided by the QCTO; register assessors and moderators for the external assessments;develop c[...]

QCTO Accreditation

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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 the accreditation of SDPs in the form of audit report.

Occupational qualifications 

The application for accreditation to offer occupation qualifications undergoes the following process:

  • SDP applies directly with the QCTO;
  • The QCTO processes an application;
  • Verifies are dispatched to conduct site visits; and
  • The QCTO communicates the outcome of the application to the applicant.

http://www.qcto.org.za/index.php/services/accreditation