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?