AET (Adult Basic and Education and Training)

By: Masithuthuke Consulting Services  10-12-2012
Keywords: conduct accredited AET summative assessments

Masithuthuke as your preferred provider for Adult Education and Training (AET): Our clients are our partners.  We are committed to achieving the results expected and to service the greater skills shortage need that exists in Africa overall.  An awareness session is typically conducted during the first phase of project implementation to conceptualise the training to relate to the relevant sector.  We follow a project-based approach and assign a dedicated project manager to the project.  Delivery of the programme is flexible and scheduled according to the client’s needs.  Learners are provided with comprehensive course materials including workbooks, learner guides and stationery.A consultative model of approach is followed and training programmes that are contextualised to client and learners’ needs provide the opportunity for learners to attain skills and to improve their efficiency through solutions that are applicable and understandable to their environment.  Through this model capacity and skills are increased and lifelong learning and development made possible for those who had no formal education or limited access to education.The skills development learning path normally starts with assessment of the training and development need and the level of learner competency.  By applying Adult Education and Training the learner will develop a basic understanding of various fields of study which enables participation and understanding on his/her part and which creates the need for further development.  Further skills development will take place through the development of financial literacy, computer literacy and specialised skills programmes aimed at occupational learning such as learnerships.Through the enterprise development model that is followed with the co-operation between Masithuthuke Consulting Services and the Open Learning Group, programmes are available across all three of the SAQA NQF bands, namely General Education and Training (GET), Further Education and Training (FET) and Higher Education and Training (HET) to foster a culture of lifelong learning. Masithuthuke Consulting Services benefits from OLG’s experience and intelligence gained in the sector. With 15 years of experience in the education, training and developmental sector, OLG hosts management expertise, partnerships with various international bodies such as the University of London, Edexcel and City & Guilds.  A solid quality management system is available and courses are accredited before they are presented.  In support of this approach to quality delivery, only 20 learners are included in a class.  Learner information is also managed on a web-based electronic learner administration system enabling accurate and regular reporting with clear return on investment (ROI).  The system enables learners to access their records as well as manage content such as learner CVs, Portfolios of Evidence, marks, papers and reports.  The entire learning process is also tracked and managed via the system and quality assured by OLG’s Quality Assurance and Accreditation Department.  Various affiliations with the SETA bodies exist and include CETA, FoodBev SETA, Services SETA, W&RSETA and AgriSETA.  The SETA bodies assist with learnership funding.  Through the partnership with OLG, registered facilitators are used at various sites to facilitate training sessions and to monitor progress of learners on an ongoing basis.  Refresher workshops are also provided for educators and facilitators and are delivered according to a methodology of training the trainer or training the mentor.  Quality audits are continuously performed on all our training interventions and most recent statistics indicate a 98% level of client service satisfaction; 83% attendance and a success or throughput rate of 75%.  Learners are continuously assessed throughout the learning process in a classroom environment through written assessments, participation in discussion and debates, role plays and by submitting portfolios of evidence.  Assessment criteria are as indicated in the unit standards. Prior to the summative assessments of the Independent Examinations Board (IEB) learners will have an opportunity to attempt past IEB examination papers on which they will be assessed.  Only once the learner and the facilitator feel confident that the learner is ready will exam registration commence. Reporting mechanisms include learner registration forms that confirm the number of learners for the programme; attendance lists that are signed by the learners each time that they attend; in the event of absenteeism, follow-up mechanisms can be conducted; learner progress is monitored on a weekly and monthly basis; each learner has an individually developed learning plan aiding an overall picture of learner progress; and a steering committee consisting of advanced AET practitioners evaluate the quality of teaching and learning on all the sites.Masithuthuke successfully delivered AET with clients such as the Office of the Presidency, Gauteng City Region Academy (GCRA) and the Department of Labour (DOL 1), Kelloggs, the South African Air Force and an awareness project implemented for the Independent Electoral Commission.  Masithuthuke also has an existing relationship with the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Environment, North West Province with regards to the AET programme.  Masithuthuke actively delivers solutions in industries such as farming, corrective services, local and provincial government.

Keywords: conduct accredited AET summative assessments

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