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|Further Education and Training Certificate: Telecommunication Systems|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|65874||Further Education and Training Certificate: Telecommunication Systems|
|City Guilds International|
|PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY||NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK|
|MICTS - Media, Information and Communication Technologies Sector Education and Training Authority||OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework|
|Further Ed and Training Cert||Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology||Manufacturing and Assembly|
|ABET BAND||MINIMUM CREDITS||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||QUAL CLASS|
|Undefined||132||Level 4||NQF Level 04||Regular-Provider-ELOAC|
|REGISTRATION STATUS||SAQA DECISION NUMBER||REGISTRATION START DATE||REGISTRATION END DATE|
|LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT||LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT|
|In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.|
This qualification does not replace any other qualification and is not replaced by any other qualification.
|PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION|
The purpose of the qualification is to provide learners with the necessary practical skills required to be employed in the telecommunication industry.
Learners who achieve this qualification are able to:
This qualification has been designed for young people who have just left school, or for anyone seeking a career change. It brings together the theoretical and practical elements of telecommunication systems and will provide useful underpinning knowledge for those already employed in the industry at the technician level. Graduates of the programme should be able to obtain employment within the telecommunications industry at technician level in the fields of manufacture, installation, maintenance or operation.
|LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING|
|It is assumed that learners have achieved the equivalent of NQF Level 3 in a formal education environment.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):
The structure of this qualification makes the Recognition of Prior Learning possible. This qualification may therefore be achieved in part or completely through the recognition of prior learning, which includes formal, informal and non-formal learning and work experience. The learner should be thoroughly briefed on the mechanism to be used and support and guidance should be provided. Care should be taken that the mechanism used provides the learner with an opportunity to demonstrate competence and is not so onerous as to prevent learners from taking up the RPL option towards gaining a qualification.
If the learner is able to demonstrate competence in the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes implicit in this qualification the appropriate credits should be assigned to the learner. Recognition of Prior Learning will be done by means of Integrated Assessment as mentioned above.
This Recognition of Prior Learning may allow:
Access to the Qualification:
There is open access to the qualification. However, it is preferable that learners should acquired language competencies and mathematical literacy competencies at NQF Level 3.
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
|This qualification is made up of a combination of learning outcomes from Fundamental, Core and Elective components, totalling 132 credits.
Fundamental 56 credits:
Core 65 credits.
Elective Minimum 11 credits.
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|1. Communicate effectively in two languages within the workplace.
2. Use mathematics in real life situations.
3. Maintain safe working practices within own area of work and ensure all procedures are followed in order to prevent hazards both above and below ground level.
4. Solve mathematical, scientific and associated problems at the technical level and gain the underpinning mathematical knowledge for communication systems and digital networks.
5. Apply information technology including databases, spreadsheets and word processing.
6. Apply electrical and electronic principles to telecommunication systems.
7. Describe the media used for both wired and wireless communications and the properties of the systems used.
8. Describe the operations of simple telecommunication systems using appropriate terminology.
9. Describe optical fibre systems.
10. Describe the principles of radio.
11. Describe mobile radio and cellular telephone systems.
12. Describe the key features of television.
13. Describe the key features of public switched telephone networks (PSTN).
14. Describe digital networks and data communication.
Critical Cross-Field Outcomes:
This qualification addresses all the Critical Cross-Field Outcomes. A learner who obtains this qualification can:
|ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA|
|Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit level Outcome 1:
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit level Outcome 2:
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Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit level Outcome 14:
Integrated assessment appropriately incorporated to ensure that the purpose of the qualification is achieved.
Assessment practices must be open, transparent, fair, valid, and reliable and ensure that no learner is disadvantaged in any way whatsoever.
This qualification is comprised of the following:
There are several ways in which these can be assessed:
Assessors may be required to use different assessment methods:
These assessments can take the following forms:
Learning, teaching and assessment are inextricably interwoven. Whenever possible, the assessment of knowledge, skills, attitudes and values shown in the modules will be integrated.
Assessment of communication, language, literacy and numeracy should be integrated as far as possible with other aspects and should use practical contexts wherever possible.
Where it is not possible to assess the learner in the workplace or on-the-job, simulations, case studies, role-plays and other similar techniques such as realistic working environment including real work timescales and pressures should be used to provide a context appropriate to the assessment.
During integrated assessments the assessor should make use of formative and summative assessment methods and assess combinations of practical, applied, foundational and reflexive competencies.
All learners are required to complete an externally set and marked international examination in order to achieve the qualification.
Assessment should ensure that all outcomes and critical cross-field outcomes are evaluated.
|The International Vocational Qualification (IVQ) Technician Certificate in Telecommunication Systems has been benchmarked against international standards and qualifications, including those of the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, France and Germany, in order to establish comparability to levels of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) of England, Wales and Northern Ireland and UK National Occupational Standards (NOS):
City & Guilds IVQ; NQF (1) Level; NOS (2):
According to the 'Rough Guide to Comparing Qualifications in the UK and Ireland' published by the National Qualifications Authority of Ireland (NQAI) and the four UK regulators (Qualifications Curriculum Authority (QCA) - now called the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual), the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA), the Qualifications, Curriculum and Assessment Authority for Wales (ACCAC) and the Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment in Northern Ireland (CCEA)), the IVQ Technician Certificate in Telecommunication Systems is comparable to the following levels:
City & Guilds IVQ; NQF; NFQ (3); SCQF (4):
|This qualification allows for both horizontal and vertical articulation:
|CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS|
|For an applicant to register as an assessor, the applicant needs:
The assessor must have completed:
The subject matter experience of the assessor can be established by recognition of prior learning.
Assessors need to be registered with the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance Body.
|As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2009; 2012; 2015.|
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