The difference between Accredited and Non-Accredited Training

The difference between Accredited and Non-Accredited Training

What is the difference between Accredited and Non-Accredited Training? 

We recently asked our charismatic Sales Team what topic they consider to be a common misconception in the training industry and discovered that this is quite high up on the list.

We’ve decided to unpack both Accredited and Non-Accredited Training as outlined below:

Accredited Training Non-Accredited Training
Your learning program must prove that it meets or exceeds the industry standard according to SAQA (South African Qualification Authority) requirements. Non-formal learning (adult learning) which is structured, taught learning but does not have to meet set out requirements.
You can award credits to learners towards a Qualification. Does not lead to a qualification.
Accreditation indicates that your training company offers high-quality training and has excellent Policy and Procedures in place due to you implementing a Quality Management System. Training company may not train according to policies and procedures but rather according to what they believe is right.
Companies that use your training programmes can capture your training on their mandatory grant claim as part of the annual Workplace Skills Plans and Annual Training Reports. Does not contribute to mandatory grant claims as part of the annual Workplace Skills Plans and Annual Training Reports.
Companies that use your training programmes contributes to their BEE scoring. Does not contribute to BEE scoring.
Staff/unemployed learners that are awarded credits towards a National Qualification will assist in employees’ development and career enhancement. As the training is not recognised, this may limit employees’ development and career enhancement.
You can issue your learners a Certificate of Competence. You can issue your learners a Certificate of Attendance.
You may apply for Learnerships directly from your Seta. You may not apply for Learnerships directly from your Seta.

 

It’s becoming evident that clients want to enrol their employees with an Accredited Training Provider even if their training is not an Accredited Training. This means the learners will receive a Certificate of Attendance as they will not be completing a Portfolio of Evidence (PoE) and therefore no assessing, moderation or certification will take place.

Interested in becoming a Seta Accredited Training Provider so that you can be recognised?  Why don’t you give Tracey / Tyrone a call on 087 150 1554?