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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

Further Education and Training Certificate: Website Development 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
71593  Further Education and Training Certificate: Website Development 
ORIGINATOR
Intec College 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
QCTO - Quality Council for Trades and Occupations  OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
Further Ed and Training Cert  Field 10 - Physical, Mathematical, Computer and Life Sciences  Information Technology and Computer Sciences 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  136  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Regular-Provider-ELOAC 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Reregistered  SAQA 06120/18  2018-07-01  2023-06-30 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

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 
Purpose:

Website development is a broad term for any activity related to developing a website for the World Wide Web or an intranet. This can include e-commerce business development, web design, web content development, client-side or server-side scripting, and web server configuration. Website Development can range from developing the simplest static single page of plain text to the most complex web-based internet applications, electronic businesses, or social network services.

This Certificate programme will introduce learners to the world of website development, teach learners how to develop their own unique websites, and help them to individualise their skills, and perfect intricate detail.

Rationale:

This exit-level qualification is targeted at learners who do not have access to face-to-face tuition (either through lack of mobility, lack of an Further Education and Training College in their area, or full-time work commitments). It will allow unemployed learners to enter the industry, but it also allows those that have worked in the industry for years with no formal qualification to obtain one - without having to give up their work in order to study.

The qualification prescribes an internship after the final summative assessments, rather than workplace-based training during the programme. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Candidates accessing this qualification should demonstrate their ability to read, analyse and reflect on study material at least at NQF Level 3. Candidates should be able to demonstrate:
  • Knowledge, comprehension and application of Language at NQF Level 3/Grade 11 or equivalent.
  • Basic knowledge, comprehension and application of Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3/Grade 11 or equivalent.

    Recognition of Prior Learning:

    The qualification recognises, through the submission of portfolios of evidence, the formal, non-formal and informal learning that learners have achieved that are relevant to this qualification. Learners can be exempted up to 50% of this qualification through proof of prior achievements at other institutions.

    Access to the Qualification

    Learners who wish to enter this qualification will need the following:
  • Grade 11or ; an NQF Level 3 qualification or equivalent. 

  • RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    The qualification is subject-based and consists of a Fundamental and Core components. To be awarded the qualification, learners are required to obtain a minimum of 136 credits as detailed below.

    Learning Components; NQF Level; Credit Allocations:

    Fundamental:
  • 1st Language Communication; 4; 20.
  • 2nd Language Communication; 3; 20.
  • Mathematical Literacy; 4; 20.

    Core:
  • Introduction to Website Development; 4; 20.
  • Introductory and Advanced Java Programming; 4; 20.
  • XML as a Meta-Language 4; 20.
  • XHTML Authoring and Design 4; 20.

    Total Credits, 136. 

  • EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    Successful candidates will be able to:
  • Communicate effectively in a first language.
  • Communicate effectively in a second language.
  • Use mathematical skills effectively in a workplace.
  • Explain the functioning of the internet.
  • Identify Web development tools and features.
  • Define XML in terms of the history, language and components.
  • Use the XML meta-language to develop websites.
  • Apply XHTML authoring techniques in a workplace.
  • Use Java programming tools and features to develop websites.

    Exit Level Outcomes:

    Fundamentals:

    Communicate effectively in a first and second language:

    Competence is evident when a learner can:
  • Engage in effective oral communication in the business environment.
  • Read, analyse and respond to written communication in the business environment.
  • Write effective business texts.

    Use mathematical skills effectively in the workplace:

    Competence is evident when a learner can:
  • Use mathematics to plan and control basic personal and business finances.
  • Describe the main aspects of the national and global economy.
  • Use statistics effectively in the workplace.

    Core:

    Introduction to Website Development:

    Describe the functions of the Internet and web tools:

    Competence is evident when a learner can:

    > Explain the main functions of the internet.
    > Describe the architecture of the internet.
    > Access the internet.
    > Describe services available on the internet.
    > Discuss Electronic Commerce.
    > Describe Web Development Tools and Technologies.

    Introductory and Advanced Java Programming:

    Explain the use of Java, and program using the Java language:

    Competence is evident when a learner can:
  • Describe basic and object-oriented programming concepts.
  • Identify and describe he Java platform and types of Java programs.
  • Design a simple Java program and add comments.
  • Create two-dimensional and multi-dimensional arrays.
  • Create an HTML document to run an applet containing AWT components.
  • Create an applet with Swing components.

    XML as a Meta-Language:

    Identify and define XML, and apply it practically:

    Competence is evident when a learner can:
  • Identify XML as a meta-language and a markup language.
  • Explain the evolution of XML.
  • Identify the benefits of XML.
  • Describe and use the components of an XML document.
  • Create and validate an XML document.
  • Create and modify Schema.

    XHTML Authoring and Design:

    Describe and apply XHTML authoring and design techniques:

    Competence is evident when a learner can:
  • Describe the differences between XHTML and HTML.
  • Use the TIDY program to convert existing HTML pages to XHTML.
  • Define row groups, columns and column groups.
  • Customise table borders.
  • Create a scrollable table. 

  • ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    Integrated Assessment:

    Assessment of competence is done through a combination of formative and summative assessment methodologies, tools and procedures, which will not discriminate against learners in an unjust or invalid way. Assessment practices are fair, transparent, valid and reliable.

    The purpose of assessment is to determine whether a learner has met the outcomes of the qualification in terms of theory and practice. Integrative techniques are therefore used to assess applied competence. Candidates should be required to demonstrate that they can perform the outcomes with understanding and insight.

    Assessment should ensure that all Exit Level Outcomes and Critical Cross-Field Outcomes are evaluated. Assessment of the Critical Cross-Field Outcomes should be integrated with the assessment of the Exit Level Outcomes. The Critical Cross-Field Outcomes are implicit in the learning and assessment programmes are designed to extend and further reflect integration.

    All subjects include formative assessments, comprising a range of tests, tasks and assignments. A learner's formative mark counts 40% towards the theory mark of a subject. All subjects have a final examination. The final examination counts 60% towards the theory mark of a subject. In order to achieve the qualification, a learner must:
  • Pass all required subjects exams with at least a 40% pass mark, obtain a final mark of at least 40%.
  • Pass the internship/practical with at least 50%.

    The theory component (the formative plus examination mark) will count 80% towards the final. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    This qualification was benchmarked against the Web Development Certificate qualification from the Open University in the UK.

    The UK programme provides a broad exploration of the questions and issues surrounding technical choice: from the performance of the client-server architecture of the World Wide Web, to the various technical standards and recommendations for the creation and distribution of information. The course also covers issues related to usability and accessibility, navigation, site structure and information architecture.

    This programme provides a thorough grounding in the use of XHTML elements and attributes for the creation of static content and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) style rules to control presentation. It also examines the technical requirements for usability and accessibility and explores how different presentational structures have evolved to meet the requirements of specific applications.

    This Certificate in Web Development at NQF Level 4 has been adapted for the South African context, in that it first teaches the learner the basics of Web Development and Advanced Java Programming before launching into the Meta-Languages. 

    ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    Access to qualifications on the same level:

    Learners who are (have been) registered for the same or another related qualification at NQF Level 4 will be able to horizontally enter another relevant learning programme on the same level, given the rules of access have been complied with. Such learners will retain credit for relevant unit standards that have been passed at the previous institution and could enroll for a relevant certificate level programme. 

    MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Assessors and moderators assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of an assessor against this Qualification must be registered as an assessor and/or moderator with a relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance (ETQA) Body.
  • Formative assessment will be conducted internally with internal moderation being done by registered moderators. The moderation body is the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance (ETQA).
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments at exit points of the Qualification. 

  • CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    For an applicant to register as an assessor for this Qualification, the applicant should:
  • Hold a relevant qualification at least at NQF Level 5.
  • Have workplace experience as a business manager.
  • Be declared competent in all the exit level outcomes of the qualification as stipulated by South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). 

  • REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2009; 2012; 2015. 

    LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
     
    NONE 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. Damelin Correspondence College 
    2. Intec College 



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