FETC GENERIC MANAGEMENT PROCESS MANUFACTURING: ID 79286 (150 CREDITS)

PURPOSE OF THIS PROGRAMME:

The Certificate programme (NQF 4) is aimed at junior managers of small organisations, junior managers of business units in medium and large organisations, or those aspiring to these positions. 'Junior managers' include Team leaders, Supervisors, Foremen and Section Heads.

 

DEMAND: 

This Certificate is especially designed to enable members of an organisation who have not gained formal qualifications, to realise their potential by demonstrating competencies in management relating to Planning, Organising, Leading, Controlling and Ethics.

Overall it will ensure that junior managers are capable of:

  • Developing plans to achieve defined objectives;
  • Organising resources in accordance with a development plan;
  • Leading a team to work cooperatively to achieve objectives;
  • Monitoring performance to ensure compliance to a plan;
  • Making decisions based on the code of ethics

 

FOCUS:

People who achieve this Qualification will be able to:

  • Gather and analyse information;
  • Analyse events that impact on a business and its competitive environment;
  • Comply with organisational standards;
  • Motivate an individual or a team;
  • Negotiate in a work situation;
  • Understand the role of business strategy as it applies to junior management;
  • Manage the budget within a specific area of responsibility;
  • Apply management principles and practices within a specific area of responsibility;
  • Manage work unit performance to achieve goals;
  • Behave ethically and promoting ethical behavior in a work situation;
  • Demonstrate understanding of the consequences in a work unit of HIV/AIDS

 

RATIONALE:

This qualification lays the foundation for the development of management qualifications across various sectors and industries. It specifically develops management competencies required by members in any occupation, particularly those who currently operate as junior managers.

 

SCOPE:

The scope of management covers four domains: 

  • Leadership
  • Self-management
  • People management
  • Management practices

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

It is a requirement that all learners must be employed in a position which will allow them the opportunity to apply their learning in the workplace. Required qualification level:

  • Communication at NQF level 3
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3
  • Computer Literacy at NQF level 3

 

 

PERIOD OF REGISTRATION:

The Certificate programme will take a minimum of 1 year to complete. On expiry of the minimum year for registration, a re-registration fee will be applicable on a yearly basis. Extension beyond the maximum time requires a written motivation from the candidate supported by the sponsor where appropriate.

(This will unfortunately only be allowed until the expiry date of the qualification.)

 

CURRICULUM OVERVIEW:

For the full curriculum overview, please visit http://allqs.saqa.org.za/showQualification. php?id=57712.The full unit standard detail for each course is also available under its Unit Standard number. The qualification consists of:

 

FUNDAMENTAL COURSES

  • Communication (Two SA Official languages)
  • Mathematical Literacy

 

ELECTIVE COURSES

  • Conduct a disciplinary hearing
  • Manage team performance

 

CORE COURSES

  • Leadership
  • Code of Conduct
  • Meeting procedures
  • Team Leader
  • Budgeting
  • Customer Service
  • Achieving Objectives
  • Teambuilding
  • Time Management
  • Problem Solving

 

SHORT CREDIT BEARING COURSES FOR THIS MANAGEMENT QUALIFICATION

  • Taking the leap into workplace leadership
  • Smart service getting customers smiling
  • Changing problems into possibilities
  • Timing your work efficiently
  • Ethical ways of working
  • Doing discipline the right way
  • Enabling your team to reach their goals
  • Reaching your goals in a systematic manner
  • Leading a meeting smartly
  • Managing money meet the budgets
  • Leading your team to the top
  • Motivate your team to move

As each of these courses represents a specific Unit Standard, any one may be completed on its own and will bear the assigned credits. Accumulating all these credits will result in qualifying for the FET certificate:

UNIT STANDARD BASED SHORT COURSES(Credit-Bearing)

TAKING THE LEAP INTO WORKPLACE LEADERSHIP

US 242824: APPLY LEADERSHIP CONCEPTS IN A WORK CONTEXT
(LEVEL 4, 12 CREDITS)
PURPOSE OF THIS PROGRAMME This programme will enable junior managers to gain insight into the role of leadership within context, and thus provide them with skills and knowledge to add value to their job.
TARGET GROUP Junior managers of organisations (such as team leaders, supervisors, foremen & section heads)
NUMBER OF DAYS TRAINING Frequent sessions at the workplace accumulating to a total of 48 hours(6 days)
NUMBER OF HOURS WORKPLACE EXPERIENCE 72 Hours accumulated in the workplace.
ENTRY LEVEL REQUIREMENTS Candidates should be competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level3
OUTCOMES Candidates completing this programme will be able to:

1. Explain the concept of leadership;
2. Differentiate between concepts of leadership and 
    management;
3. Apply leadership techniques to individuals and teams within 
    the work context;
4. Evaluate the impact of applied leadership techniques

UNIT STANDARD BASED SHORT COURSES(Credit-Bearing)

SMART SERVICE GETTING CUSTOMERS SMILING

US 242829: MONITOR THE LEVEL OF SERVICE TO A RANGE OF CUSTOMERS
(LEVEL 4, 5 CREDITS)
PURPOSE OF THIS PROGRAMME This short programme teaches junior managers the skills needed to monitor the level of service between an organisation and its customers, both internally and externally.
TARGET GROUP Junior managers of organisations(such as team leaders, supervisors, foremen & section heads)
NUMBER OF DAYS TRAINING 2½ Days accumulated at the Training Venue (3 days = 20 hours)
NUMBER OF HOURS WORKPLACE EXPERIENCE 30 Hours accumulated in the workplace
ENTRY LEVEL REQUIREMENTS Candidates should be competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3
OUTCOMES Candidates completing this programme will be able to:

1. Identify internal and external customers where applicable;
2. Explain standards of customer service expected by 
    the organisation;
3. Measure customer satisfaction on an on-going basis;
4. Recommend corrective action

 

UNIT STANDARD BASED SHORT COURSES(Credit-Bearing) 

CHANGING PROBLEMS INTO POSSIBILITIES

US 242817: SOLVE PROBLEMS, MAKE DECISIONS
AND IMPLEMENT SOLUTIONS
(LEVEL 4, 8 CREDITS)
PURPOSE OF THIS PROGRAMME This short programme specifies the knowledge and skills required to solve a problem and make decisions.
TARGET GROUP Junior managers of organisations (such as team leaders, supervisors, foremen & section heads)
NUMBER OF DAYS TRAINING 4 Days accumulated at the Training Venue (32 Hours)
NUMBER OF HOURS WORKPLACE EXPERIENCE 48 Hours accumulated
ENTRY LEVEL REQUIREMENTS Candidates should be competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3
OUTCOMES Candidates completing this programme will be able to:

1. Define a problem;
2. Investigate a problem;
3. Generate problem solutions;
4. Implement problem solutions;
5. Evaluate the effectiveness of the solution

 

UNIT STANDARD BASED SHORT COURSES(Credit-Bearing) 

TIMING YOUR WORK EFFICIENTLY

US 242811: PRIORITISE TIME AND WORK FOR SELF AND TEAM
(LEVEL 4, 5 CREDITS)
PURPOSE OF THIS PROGRAMME This short programme teaches the junior manager to manage time and prioritise tasks in a work environment.
TARGET GROUP Junior managers of organisations (such as team leaders, supervisors, foremen & section heads)
NUMBER OF DAYS TRAINING 2½ Days accumulated at the Training Venue (20 Hours)
NUMBER OF HOURS WORKPLACE EXPERIENCE 30 Hours accumulated
ENTRY LEVEL REQUIREMENTS Candidates should be competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3
OUTCOMES Candidates completing this programme will be able to:

1. Create a task list;
2. Prioritise personal and team tasks;
3. Use and maintain a diary;
4. Implement and maintain personal and team task list

 

UNIT STANDARD BASED SHORT COURSES(Credit-Bearing) 

ETHICAL WAYS OF WORKING

US 242811: PRIORITISE TIME AND WORK FOR SELF AND TEAM
(LEVEL 4, 5 CREDITS)
PURPOSE OF THIS PROGRAMME

This short programme is intended for learners in a work environment. It is designed to raise moral standards as a counter to potential or actual corruption within a work environment.

The focus is on ethics and the learner, and does not include corporate governance.

TARGET GROUP Junior managers of organisations (such as team leaders, supervisors, foremen & section heads)
NUMBER OF DAYS TRAINING 2½ Days accumulated at the Training Venue (20 Hours)
NUMBER OF HOURS WORKPLACE EXPERIENCE 30 Hours accumulated
ENTRY LEVEL REQUIREMENTS Candidates should be competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3
OUTCOMES Candidates completing this programme will be able to:

1. Explain the concept of ethics in relation to the
    'moral compass';
2. Describe the role of a code of conduct in a work
    environment 
according to ethical principles;
3. Uphold the code of conduct within the work team

UNIT STANDARD BASED SHORT COURSES(Credit-Bearing)
DOING DISCIPLINE THE RIGHT WAY

US 255514: CONDUCT A DISCIPLINARY HEARING
(LEVEL 5, 15 CREDITS)
PURPOSE OF THIS PROGRAMME This short programme is intended for managers/supervisors who investigate and conduct disciplinary hearings.
TARGET GROUP Junior managers of organIsations (such as team leaders, supervisors, foremen & section heads)
NUMBER OF DAYS TRAINING 7½ Days accumulated at the Training Venue (20 Hours)
NUMBER OF HOURS WORKPLACE EXPERIENCE 90 Hours accumulated
ENTRY LEVEL REQUIREMENTS Candidates should be competent in Communication at NQF Level 3
OUTCOMES Candidates completing this programme will be able to:

1. Explain organisational and legal policies and
    procedures for instituting disciplinary action;
2. Investigate an alleged misconduct;
3. Prepare for a hearing;
4. Conduct a disciplinary hearing

UNIT STANDARD BASED SHORT COURSES(Credit-Bearing)

TWEAKING YOUR TEAM TO PEAK PERFORMANCE

US 255514: MANAGE INDIVIDUAL AND TEAM PERFORMANCE
(LEVEL 4, 8 CREDITS)
PURPOSE OF THIS PROGRAMME This short programme is intended for people who aspire to become supervisors or line managers at any level. Persons credited with this unit standard are able to set and measure performance goal and monitor and evaluate performance.
TARGET GROUP Junior managers of organisations(such as team leaders, supervisors, foremen & section heads)
NUMBER OF DAYS TRAINING 4 Days accumulated at the Training Venue (20 Hours)
NUMBER OF HOURS WORKPLACE EXPERIENCE 48 Hours accumulated
ENTRY LEVEL REQUIREMENTS It is assumed that learners at this level are able to:
  • Understand the work environment;
  • Gather and use information to manage individual and 
    team performance;
  • Apply basic negotiations, interviewing and interpersonal skills
OUTCOMES Candidates completing this programme will be able to:

1. Set performance goals and measures;
2. Formulate development plans;
3. Monitor and evaluate performance

UNIT STANDARD BASED SHORT COURSES(Credit-Bearing)

REACHING YOUR GOALS IN A CLEVER WAY

US 242822: EMPLOY A SYSTEMATIC APPROACH TO
ACHIEVING OBJECTIVES
(LEVEL 4, 10 CREDITS)
PURPOSE OF THIS PROGRAMME This short programme teaches the junior manager to adopt a systematic approach to achieve objectives by: specifying objectives; formulating a plan; co-ordinating people and other resources; implementing the plan to meet objectives; evaluate results and make corrections and improvements.
TARGET GROUP Junior managers of organisations(such as team leaders, supervisors, foremen & section heads)
NUMBER OF DAYS TRAINING 5 Days accumulated at the Training Venue (20 Hours)
NUMBER OF HOURS WORKPLACE EXPERIENCE 60 Hours accumulated
ENTRY LEVEL REQUIREMENTS Candidates should be competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3
OUTCOMES Candidates completing this programme will be able to:

1. Formulate a plan;
2. Co-ordinate people and other resources;
3. Implement the plan to meet objectives;
4. Evaluate results and make corrections and
    improvements

UNIT STANDARD BASED SHORT COURSES(Credit-Bearing)

LEADING A MEETING SMARTLY

US 242816: CONDUCT A STRUCTURED MEETING
(LEVEL 4, 5 CREDITS)
PURPOSE OF THIS PROGRAMME This short programme introduces the junior manager to the preparation and procedures required in conducting a structured meeting to ensure that objectives are achieved.
TARGET GROUP Junior managers of organisations(such as team leaders, supervisors, foremen & section heads)
NUMBER OF DAYS TRAINING 2½ Days accumulated at the Training Venue (20 Hours)
NUMBER OF HOURS WORKPLACE EXPERIENCE 30 Hours accumulated
ENTRY LEVEL REQUIREMENTS Candidates should be competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3
OUTCOMES Candidates completing this programme will be able to:

1. Prepare for a meeting;
2. Conduct a meeting;
3. Deal with differing views in a meeting;
4. Distribute records of a meeting

UNIT STANDARD BASED SHORT COURSES(Credit-Bearing)

MANAGING MONEY TO MEET THE BUDGET

US 2428106: MANAGE EXPENDITURE AGAINST A BUDGET
(LEVEL 4, 6 CREDITS)
PURPOSE OF THIS PROGRAMME This short programme is intended for managers/supervisors who investigate and carry out disciplinary hearings.
TARGET GROUP Junior managers of organisations (such as team leaders, supervisors, foremen & section heads)
NUMBER OF DAYS TRAINING 2 Days accumulated at the Training Venue (20 Hours)
NUMBER OF HOURS WORKPLACE EXPERIENCE 36 Hours accumulated
ENTRY LEVEL REQUIREMENTS Candidates should be competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3
OUTCOMES Candidates completing this programme will be able to:

1. Explain the concept of budgeting pertinent to an area
    of responsibility;
2. Determine the elements of a budget relevant to an 
    area of responsibility;
3. Monitor and control actual expenses (and revenue), 
    against project budget

UNIT STANDARD BASED SHORT COURSES(Credit-Bearing)

LEADING YOUR TEAM TO THE TOP

US 242821: IDENTIFY RESPONSIBILITIES OF A TEAM LEADER IN ENSURING
THAT ORGANISATIONAL STANDARDS ARE MET
(LEVEL 4, 6 CREDITS)
PURPOSE OF THIS PROGRAMME This short programme explores the role of the team leader in ensuring that the team meets organisational or required standards.
TARGET GROUP Junior managers of organisations(such as team leaders, supervisors, foremen & section heads)
NUMBER OF DAYS TRAINING 2 Days accumulated at the Training Venue (20 Hours)
NUMBER OF HOURS WORKPLACE EXPERIENCE 36 Hours accumulated
ENTRY LEVEL REQUIREMENTS Candidates should be competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3
OUTCOMES Candidates completing this programme will be able to:

1. Explain the role of a team leader;
2. Explain the purpose of a team;
3. Contract with a team to obtain commitment;
4. Monitor the achievement of team objectives

UNIT STANDARD BASED SHORT COURSES(Credit-Bearing)

MOTIVATE YOUR TEAM TO MOVE

US 242822: EMPLOY A SYSTEMATIC APPROACH TO
ACHIEVING OBJECTIVES
(LEVEL 4, 10 CREDITS)
PURPOSE OF THIS PROGRAMME This short programme introduces the junior manager to the concept of motivation.
TARGET GROUP Junior managers of organisations(such as team leaders, supervisors, foremen & section heads)
NUMBER OF DAYS TRAINING 5 Days accumulated at the Training Venue (20 Hours)
NUMBER OF HOURS WORKPLACE EXPERIENCE 60 Hours accumulated
ENTRY LEVEL REQUIREMENTS Candidates should be competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3
OUTCOMES Candidates completing this programme will be able to:

1. Explain the importance of motivating a team; 
2. Demonstrate an understanding of self and team 
   members in a workplace;
3. Apply theories of motivation and group dynamics;
4. Implement a plan of action to strengthen a team;
5. Provide feedback and recognise achievements

FUNDAMENTAL UNIT STANDARDS FOR NQF LEVEL 4

COMMUNICATION IN AFRIKAANS LEVEL 3

AFRIKAANS THAT SAYS YOU LISTEN

US 119472: ACCOMMODATE AUDIENCE AND CONTEXT NEEDS
IN ORAL/SIGNED COMMUNICATION
(LEVEL 3, 5 CREDITS)
PURPOSE OF THIS PROGRAM Learners at this level are aware of their audiences and the purpose of effective communication. They adapt their style and language to different people and situations. They are able to listen and speak/sign confidently in both formal and informal settings. They can articulate their intentions and reasons for adopting a particular communication style in any situation. They can usually identify the assumptions and inferences implicit in what people say/sign and how they say/sign it.
NUMBER OF DAYS TRAINING 2½ Days accumulated at the Training Venue (20 hours)
NUMBER OF HOURS WORKPLACE EXPERIENCE 30 Hours accumulated
ENTRY LEVEL REQUIREMENTS Learners should be competent in the Communication unit standard, and maintain and adapt oral/signed communication at NQF Level 2
OUTCOMES Candidates completing this programme will be able to:

1. Interact successfully in oral/signed communication;
2. Use strategies that capture and retain the interest 
    of an audience;
3. Identify and respond to manipulative use of language

UNIT STANDARD BASED SHORT COURSES (Credit-Bearing)

COMMUNICATION IN AFRIKAANS LEVEL 3

AFRIKAANS THAT SAYS YOU LISTEN

US 19465: WRITE/PRESENT/SIGN TEXT FOR A RANGE
OF COMMUNICATIVE CONTEXTS
(LEVEL 3, 5 CREDITS)
PURPOSE OF THIS PROGRAMME Learners at this level are aware of their audiences and the purposes of effective communication. They adapt their style and language to different situations. They are able to listen and speak/sign confidently in both formal and informal settings. They can articulate their purposes and reasons for the adoption of a particular communication style in any situation. They can usually identify the assumptions and inferences implicit in what people say/sign and how they say/sign it.
NUMBER OF DAYS TRAINING 2 Days accumulated at the Training Venue (24 hours)
NUMBER OF HOURS WORKPLACE EXPERIENCE 36 Hours accumulated
ENTRY LEVEL REQUIREMENTS Learners should be competent in the Communication unit standard, and  maintain and adapt oral/signed communication at NQF Level 2
OUTCOMES Candidates completing this programme will be able to:

1. Use/sign for a specified audience and purpose;
2. Use language structure and features to 
    produce coherent and cohesive text for a wide 
    range of contexts;
3. Draft own writing/signing and edit to improve 
    clarity and correctness

UNIT STANDARD BASED SHORT COURSES (Credit-Bearing)

COMMUNICATION IN AFRIKAANS LEVEL 3

AFRIKAANS THAT REACHES YOUR AUDIENCE

US 119465: WRITE/PRESENT/SIGN TEXT FOR A RANGE
OF COMMUNICATIVE CONTEXTS
(LEVEL 3, 5 CREDITS)
PURPOSE OF THIS PROGRAMME Learners at this level write/present/sign text with complex subject matter and a need for various levels of formality in language construction. They select text type, subject matter and language to suit specific audiences, purposes and contexts, Writers/signers can use linguistic structures and features to influence readers/ their audience. They draft, redraft and edit own writing/signing to meet the demands of a range of text-types. They use language appropriate to the socio-culture, learning or workplace/technical environment as required. They explore presentation techniques as an alternative to writing/signing own texts.
NUMBER OF DAYS TRAINING 2 Days accumulated at the Training Venue (24 hours)
NUMBER OF HOURS WORKPLACE EXPERIENCE 36 Hours accumulated
ENTRY LEVEL REQUIREMENTS Learners should be competent in the Communication unit standard, and write/present/sign for a defined context at NQF Level2
OUTCOMES Candidates completing this programme will be able to:

1. Use/sign for a specified audience and purpose;
2. Use language structures and features to 
    produce coherent and cohesive texts for a 
    wide range of context;
3. Draft own writing/signing and edit to improve 
    clarity and correctness

UNIT STANDARD BASED SHORT COURSES (Credit-Bearing)

COMMUNICATION IN AFRIKAANS LEVEL 3

GRASPING WRITTEN AFRIKAANS TEXTS

US 119457: INTERPRET AND USE INFORMATION FROM TEXTS
(LEVEL 3, 5 CREDITS)
PURPOSE OF THIS PROGRAMME Learners at this level read and view a range of texts. People credited with this unit standard are able to read and view a variety of text types with understanding and justify their views by referring to detailed evidence from texts. They are also able to evaluate the effectiveness of different texts for different audiences and purposes by using a set of analysis criteria.
NUMBER OF DAYS TRAINING 2 Days accumulated at the Training Venue (24 hours)
NUMBER OF HOURS WORKPLACE EXPERIENCE 36 Hours accumulated
ENTRY LEVEL REQUIREMENTS Learners should be competent in the Communication unit standard, and able to access and use information from texts at NQF Level 2
OUTCOMES Candidates completing this programme will be able to:

1. Use a range of reading and viewing strategies
    to understand the literal meaning of specific texts;
2. Use strategies for extracting implicit messages 
    in text;
3. Responding to selected texts in a manner 
    appropriate to the context;
4. Explore and explain how language structures and 
    features may influence/viewers

UNIT STANDARD BASED SHORT COURSES (Credit-Bearing)

COMMUNICATION IN AFRIKAANS LEVEL 3

EFFECTIVE AFRIKAANS COMMUNICATION IN THE WORKPLACE

US 119467: USE LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATION IN OCCUPATIONAL
LEARNING PROGRAMMES
(LEVEL 3, 5 CREDITS)
PURPOSE OF THIS PROGRAMME The purpose of the unit standard is to facilitate learning and to ensure that learners are able to cope with learning in the context of learnerships, skills programmes, and other learning programmes. Many adult learners in the FET band have not been in a learning situation for a long time and need learning and study strategies and skills to enable successful progression.
Learners competent at this level will be able to deal with learning materials, to access and use useful resources, to seek clarification and help when necessary and apply a range of learning strategies. They do this with anunderstanding of the features and processes of the workplace and occupations to which their learning programme refers.
NUMBER OF DAYS TRAINING 2½ Days accumulated at the Training Venue (20 hours)
NUMBER OF HOURS WORKPLACE EXPERIENCE 30 Hours accumulated
ENTRY LEVEL REQUIREMENTS The credit calculation is based on the assumption that learners are already competent in terms of the full spectrum of language knowledge and communication skills laid down in the revised National Curriculum Statements and unit standards up to NQF Level 2
OUTCOMES Candidates completing this programme will be able to:

1. Access and use suitable learning resources;
2. Use learning strategies;
3. Manage occupational learning programme materials;
4. Conduct basic research and
    analyse
 and present findings;
5. Function in a team

FUNDAMENTAL UNIT STANDARDS FOR NQF LEVEL 4

COMMUNICATION IN ENGLISH LEVEL 4

EFFECTIVE ORAL COMMUNICATION IN ENGLISH

US 19462: ENGAGE IN SUSTAINED ORAL/SIGNED
COMMUNICATION & EVALUATE SPOKEN/SIGNED TEXTS
(LEVEL 4, 5 CREDITS)
PURPOSE OF THIS PROGRAMME Competence at this level will enable learners to participate effectively in oral/signed communication in most situations. Learners at this level are aware of their audiences and the purpose for effective communication. They listen effectively and critically. They are able to identify or adopt the style and language register required in different situations. They can usually identify the assumptions and inferences in what people say/sign. They can use language to convey detailed information and to express their ideas and feelings. They control complex sentence structures and language conventions in their spoken/signed communication.
NUMBER OF DAYS TRAINING 2½ Days accumulated at the Training Venue (20 hours)
NUMBER OF HOURS WORKPLACE EXPERIENCE 30 Hours accumulated
ENTRY LEVEL REQUIREMENTS The credit calculation is based on the assumption that learners are already competent in terms of the following outcomes or areas: NQF level 3 unit standards titled: Accommodate audience and context needs in oral/signed communication
OUTCOMES Candidates completing this programme will be able to:

1. Respond critically yet sensitively as a
    listener
/audience;
2. Analyse own responses to spoken/signed text 
    and adjust as required;
3. Use strategies to be an effective speaker/signer 
    in sustained oral/signed interaction;
4. Evaluate spoken/signed discourse

UNIT STANDARD BASED SHORT COURSES (Credit-Bearing)

COMMUNICATION IN ENGLISH LEVEL 4

EFFECTIVE WRITTEN COMMUNICATION

US 119459: WRITE/PRESENT/SIGN FOR A WIDE
RANGE OF CONTEXTS
(LEVEL 4, 5 CREDITS)
PURPOSE OF THIS PROGRAMME This unit standard will be useful to learners who communicate confidently and fluently in writing/signing in almost any formal and informal situation. Competence at this level will help learners to analyse and make mature judgements about complex, human, personal, social and environmental issues and to express and motivate their opinions. Learners at this level write/sign expressively and with conviction on topics of interest. They cope well with the exploration of complex themes and issues in a variety of writing/signing styles that stimulate and maintain the interest of their readers/audience. Through a drafting and editing process their writing/signing shows significant improvement.
They carefully scrutinise their own and other's writing/signing in terms of its impact on different audiences and contexts. They are also able, where possible, to use multi-media technologies to present rather than write/sign own texts.
NUMBER OF DAYS TRAINING 2½ Days accumulated at the Training Venue (20 hours)
NUMBER OF HOURS WORKPLACE EXPERIENCE 30 Hours accumulated
ENTRY LEVEL REQUIREMENTS The credit calculation is based on the assumption that learners are already competent in terms of the following outcomes or areas: NQF Level 3 unit standards entitled write/present/sign for a range of communication contexts.
OUTCOMES Candidates completing this programme will be able to:

1. Write/sign effectively and creatively on a range
    of topics;
2. Choose languages structures and features to 
    suit communicative purposes;
3. Edit writing/signing for fluency and unity in 
    sustained oral/signed interactions;
4. Evaluate spoken/signed discourse

FUNDAMENTAL UNIT STANDARDS FOR NQF LEVEL 4

COMMUNICATION IN ENGLISH LEVEL 4

GRASPING WRITTEN ENGLISH TEXTS

US 119469: READ/VIEW, ANALYSE AND RESPOND
TO A VARIETY OF TEXTS
(LEVEL 4, 5 CREDITS)
PURPOSE OF THIS PROGRAMME

Competence at this level will enable learners to use analytical skills to make sophisticated judgements about complex human and social issues. They are aware of both the function of language and of its drama and power. Learners are critical, reflective and responsive readers and/ or viewers of written/signed and visual text.

They are able to draw comparisons between texts and compare and contrast themes and concepts in texts against contexts where they live and work. They identify and analyse style, tone/sign and pace and account for their effectiveness in different texts. They are willing to challenge the assumptions and values expressed in texts. They are especially critical readers/viewers of both written/signed and/or visual mass media. They can access, process and use information from a wide variety of texts.

NUMBER OF DAYS TRAINING 2½ Days accumulated at the Training Venue (20 hours)
NUMBER OF HOURS WORKPLACE EXPERIENCE 30 Hours accumulated
ENTRY LEVEL REQUIREMENTS The credit calculation is based on the assumption that learners are already competent in terms of the following outcomes or areas: NQF level 3 unit standards titled: Interpret and use information from texts.
OUTCOMES Candidates completing this programme will be able to:

1. Critically analyse texts produced for a range
    of purposes, audiences and contexts;
2. Identify and explain the values, attitudes 
    and assumptions within texts

FUNDAMENTAL UNIT STANDARDS FOR NQF LEVEL 4

MATHEMATICAL LITERACY LEVEL 4

USING MATHS TO MAKE SENSE OF MONEY

US 7468: USE MATHEMATICS TO INVESTIGATE AND MONITOR THE
FINANCIAL ASPECTS OF PERSONAL, BUSINESS, NATIONAL
AND INTERNATIONAL ISSUES
(LEVEL 4, 6 CREDITS)
PURPOSE OF THIS PROGRAMME This short programme will be useful to people who aim to achieve recognitions at some level in further Education and Training or to meet the Fundamental requirement of a wide range of qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework.
NUMBER OF DAYS TRAINING 3 Days accumulated at the Training Venue (24 hours)
NUMBER OF HOURS WORKPLACE EXPERIENCE 36 Hours accumulated
ENTRY LEVEL REQUIREMENTS The credit value is based on the assumption that people are competent in Mathematics and Communication and NQF Level 3
OUTCOMES Candidates completing this programme will be able to:

1. Use mathematics to plan and control
    financial
 instruments including insurance
    and assurance, unit
 trusts, stock exchange 
    dealings, options, futures and
 bonds;
2. Use simple and compound interest to make sense 
    of, and define a variety of situations 
    including mortgage loans, hire purchases, present 
    values, annuities and sinking funds;
3. Investigating various aspects of costs and revenue 
    including marginal costs, marginal revenue 
    and optimisation of profits;
4. Use mathematics to debate aspects of the national 
    and global economy, including tax, productivity and 
    the equitable distribution of resources.

FUNDAMENTAL UNIT STANDARDS FOR NQF LEVEL 4

MATHEMATICAL LITERACY LEVEL 4

USING MATHS FOR CLEVER LIVING

US 9016: REPRESENT, ANALYSE AND CALCULATE SHAPE AND MOTION IN
2 AND 3 DIMENTIONAL SPACE IN DIFFERENT CONTEXTS
(LEVEL 4, 4 CREDITS)
PURPOSE OF THIS PROGRAMME This short programme is designed to provide credits towards the mathematical literacy requirements of the NQF at level 4. The essential purpose of mathematical literacy is that, as the learner progresses with confidence through the levels, the learner will grow in:
  • An insightful use of mathematical principles in the management of everyday living to become a self-managing person;
  • An understanding of mathematical applications that provide insight into the learner's present and future occupational experiences and so develop into a contributing employee;
  • The ability to voice a critical sensitivity to the role of mathematics in a democratic society and so become a participating citizen.
NUMBER OF DAYS TRAINING 2 Days accumulated at the Training Venue (16 hours)
NUMBER OF HOURS WORKPLACE EXPERIENCE 24 Hours accumulated
ENTRY LEVEL REQUIREMENTS The credit value is based on the assumption that people starting to learn towards this unit standards are competent in Mathematics and Communications and NQF level 3.
OUTCOMES Candidates completing this programme will be able to:

1. Measure, estimate, and calculate physical
    quantities in practical situations relevant to an
    adult with increasing responsibilities in life or in
    the workplace;

2. Explore, analyse and critique, describe and
    represent, interpret and justify geometrical
    relationships and conjectures to solve problems
    in two and three dimensional situations
.