Can I do these courses via distance learning?
Yes – all programmes are available in distance learning mode.
Can I register and study anywhere?
Yes – anywhere in the world.
Is Edutel / Edutel Skills Development and its courses recognized/registered?
Yes, all our courses/programmes are accredited by the relevant Sector Education and Training Authority.
Edutel also collaborates with other institutions (Universities and Technikons) which are all fully recognized.
What are the entrance requirements for your courses?
With all our courses, except ABET Training a basic literacy is required. The actual course requirements for each course is individual though and is noted with the information on that particular course (see different brochures) .
What if I don't understand something?
With workshops you will be coached by the facilitator until you understand the course content. We also run a call centre for additional support.
Where are your examination centres? Where can I write my exams?
Most of the institutions with which we collaborate, have a wide range of exam centres nationally and internationally . Because the exam centre for each institution in an area differs, it is necessary for you to get into contact with us if the exam centre list for the particular institution does not appear on our website. If there isn't an exam centre within 200km from you, an arrangement can be made with a commissioner of oath within your home town.
Do I get a Certificate/Diploma/Degree?
Depending on the course for which you are enrolling you will always be rewarded upon completion of the particular course. The qualification/recognition may vary depending on the intensity of the course.
You will receive an attendance certificate for attendance of the workshop, and once your portfolio has been assessed and you are found competent you will receive a Certificate of competence showing the number of credits obtained for the particular workshop.
Correspondence courses /distance learning
Depending on the course enrolled for, you will receive your qualification as soon as you have been declared competent on the relevant assessment criteria set for the course.
When do I write exams?
This also varies from course to course. Under each course information you will find the relevant examination information.
Long-term courses of a year or more are usually in June and in November while shorter courses may be at the end of the particular course. With workshops, the student will be required to pass a written test, whereafter he/she will be required to start building up a portfolio which will also be evaluated. This portfolio will also need to contain proof of practical work experience.
Can I enrol at any time or is there a closing date?
Mostly, one can enrol for a correspondence course at anytime but there are closing dates for the exams. However, universities usually give double the time to complete the course, so you will be given 2 years to complete a one-year diploma/certificate and 4 years to complete a 2 -year course.
Workshops are very flexible and can be held at any time or all year round. We are regularly running workshops and you can always call us and give up your details for the next running course. You will usually not wait long.
Where can I get an application form?
We have tried to include all the institutions application forms in our website and a link can be found on the same page as the course information but if there isn't one for your particular course of interest, you may contact us by email, fax or telephone . Can I e-mail the application form? Only the Edutel Application form can be emailed, the application forms of the other institutions need to be posted to us.
What does NQF stand for?
National Qualifications Framework.
What does REQV stand for?
Relevant Education Qualification Value.
Can I get subject credits?
Yes, you can apply for credits or for Recognition of Prior of Learning (RPL).
Are your courses outcomes based?
All Edutel workshops are outcomes-based. The courses offered to teachers by various Universities are also outcome based.
Can I register for a course outside of RSA?
Yes you can, but you may have to assist in making the necessary examination arrangements when doing correspondence courses.
With workshops, it will depend on the number of learners wishing to attend the workshop, but this can always be arranged.
What is a learnership ?
Learnerships are defined as the new professional and vocational education and training programmes. They combine theory and practice and culminate in a qualification that is registered on the NQF. A person who successfully completes a learnership will have a qualification that signals occupational competence and which is recognised t hr oughout the country.
What is a Skills Programme?
A Skills Programme is occupationally based and when completed will constitute credits towards a qualification registered in terms of the National Qualifications Framework. Provisioning is undertaken by a training provider accredited by an Education and Training Quality Assurance Body (Skills Development Act No. 97 of 1998). A skills programme is a type of short learning programme.
70/30 principle and assessment
Learners attend classes (or conduct self study) on the knowledge component of the respective unit standards (modules). This will make up 30% of the time spent on a unit standard (module).
After completing the knowledge component learners will find a workplace assessment guide (perforated) at the back of their modules to give to their workplace supervisor, which will inform his/her supervisor as to what it is that was covered as part of the knowledge component and what performance criteria needs to be met in the workplace.
The supervisor will, in most instances, become the workplace coach and will see to it that the learner gets the necessary exposure to the practical (implementation) part of the unit standard (module).
The learner will need to apply his/her knowledge in the workplace in line with the policies and procedures of the company.
During this process the learner will collect evidence to prove that he/she can apply , in the workplace, what was learned in the classroom (self study). This evidence will be authenticated by his/her supervisor and manager and will be added to the learner portfolio.
Once the learner has built his/her portfolio of evidence, he/she will submit it to Edutel for assessment.
The learner will also write a knowledge test on the knowledge component after attending classes (self study). The assessed knowledge test will also be placed in his/her portfolio of evidence.
After the learner's portfolio has been assessed and the learner found competent, he/she will earn the credits linked to the respective unit standard (module).
What is Competency Based Training?
What is knowledge based training?
The essential aspect of CBT is that the delivery, assessment and certification of training relates to the demonstration of attained knowledge, skills and the application required for effective performance at the required level in the workplace as defined in the competency standards.
Under the competency based system importance is placed on demonstrating what people can do in the workplace and not how long they spend in training or merely the amount of knowledge they acquired in a formal setting. This means that competency based training is out-comes orientated.
Knowledge based training only deals with the knowledge component. This is input driven and learners can seldomly demonstrate any practical competence after such a learning intervention.