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|Further Education and Training Certificate: Fundraising|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|48854||Further Education and Training Certificate: Fundraising|
|PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY||NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK|
|SERVICES - Services Sector Education and Training Authority||OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework|
|Further Ed and Training Cert||Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies||Marketing|
|ABET BAND||MINIMUM CREDITS||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||QUAL CLASS|
|Undefined||141||Level 4||NQF Level 04||Regular-Unit Stds Based|
|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|
|This qualification is designed to enable people to embark on a career in fundraising. It enables the learner to come to terms with:
The qualification provides a mixture of theory and practice. It requires learners to understand the elements required for effective fundraising while at the same time giving them an opportunity to learn within an active, successful fundraising environment.
Prospective participants in the qualification will include:
Given the fact that our democracy requires an active, vibrant civil society, successful fundraisers will always be in demand. The purpose of this qualification, the first step on a career path much in demand, is to provide the initial introduction to the field both experientially and theoretically.
The FETC in Fundraising: Level 4 supports the objectives of the NQF in that it gives the learner access to a Qualification registered on the National Qualifications Framework. It will ensure that the quality of education and training is enhanced and of a world-class standard.
It will provide the broad knowledge; skills and values needed in the Fundraising sector and will facilitate access to, and mobility and progression within, education and training and aid progress along a learning path for learners who:
The Qualification has building blocks that can be developed further and will lead to a more defined learning path in Fundraising at more complex NQF levels. The intention is:
Rationale for the qualification:
South Africa with its well-developed non-governmental sector has always had a demand for effective fundraisers, to raise the money required by organisations to keep operating and to provide a high quality service to their target markets. In recent times this need has grown because of the expanded range and reach of non-profit organisations in addressing the full spectrum of social and developmental issues in our society. Additionally, the move to create a greater degree of financial autonomy within the schooling sector at the level of the individual school has also increased the number of fundraising organisations considerably. It is estimated that there are well over 100 000 organisations of various kinds who fall into the category of "fundraisers". Since 1994 various bi-lateral governmental organisations and international foundations have also established a presence in South Africa. Appropriate training for effective approaches to these and to South African government organs has become increasingly important.
This Qualification has been developed to meet the needs of a large number of organisations and individuals for a learning pathway that adequately prepares persons working in a wide variety of organisations, particularly in the non-profit sector, to engage in fundraising or to be supported in their fundraising activities.
The Further Education and Training Certificate in Fundraising: Level 4 is the first Qualification in a learning pathway that will end with a Certificate and Diploma at NQF Level 5, that provides both a learning and career path for persons involved and interested in fundraising.
The Certificate in Fundraising: Level 4 is intended to introduce learners to the field of fundraising, but it will be very effective for persons who have worked in the fundraising sector for some time. The emphasis in the qualification is on an appropriate mix of theory and practical hands-on learning.
|LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING|
|Learners wishing to follow this Qualification should be competent in:
Recognition of Prior Learning:
The structure of this Unit Standard based Qualification makes the Recognition of Prior Learning possible. Learner and Assessor will jointly decide on methods to determine prior learning and competence in the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes implicit in the Qualification and the associated Unit Standards. Recognition of Prior Learning will be done by means of an Integrated Assessment.
This Recognition of Prior Learning may allow for:
All recognition of Prior Learning is subject to quality assurance by the relevant ETQA or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
|The Qualification consists of a Fundamental, a Core and an Elective Component.
To be awarded the Qualification, learners are required to obtain a minimum of 141 credits as detailed below.
The Fundamental Component consists of Unit Standards in:
It is compulsory therefore for learners to do Communication in two different South African languages, one at Level 4 and the other at Level 3.
All Unit Standards in the Fundamental Component are compulsory.
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|Qualifying learners will be able to:
1. Demonstrate a clear understanding of fundraising.
2. Develop the characteristics of an able fundraiser.
3. Analyse successful fundraising strategies and determine whether an organisation is ready for fundraising.
4. Apply effective fundraising strategies in an organisation.
5. Participate in actual fundraising events and activities.
6. Demonstrate effective verbal and written communication and presentation skills.
7. Perform mathematical computations correctly.
8. Make use of computer hardware and software for fundraising.
The following Critical Cross-Field Outcomes are addressed by the Unit Standards in the qualification to varying degrees:
1. Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made.
2. Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group organization and community.
3. Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively.
4. Collect, analyse, organize and critically evaluate information.
5. Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation.
6. Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and the health of others.
7. Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognizing that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation.
8. Contribute to the full personal development of the learner.
|ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA|
Because assessment practices must be open, transparent, fair, valid, and reliable and ensure that no learner is disadvantaged in any way whatsoever, an integrated assessment approach is incorporated into the Qualification.
Learning, teaching and assessment are inextricably lined. Whenever possible, the assessment of knowledge, skills, attitudes and values shown in the unit standards should be integrated.
Assessment of the communication, language, literacy and numeracy should be conducted in conjunction with other aspects and should use authentic Fundraising contexts wherever possible.
A variety of methods must be used in assessment and tools and activities must be appropriate to the context in which the learner is working. 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 should be used to provide a context appropriate to the assessment.
The term 'Integrated Assessment' implies that theoretical and practical components should be assessed together. During integrated assessments the assessor should make use of formative and summative assessment methods and assess combinations of practical, applied, foundational and reflective competencies.
Assessors and moderators should make use of a range of formative and summative assessment methods. Assessors should assess and give credit for the evidence of learning that has already been acquired through formal, informal and non-formal learning and work experience.
Assessment should ensure that all specific outcomes, embedded knowledge and critical cross-field outcomes are evaluated. The assessment of the critical cross-field outcomes should be integrated with the assessment of specific outcomes and embedded knowledge.
|There are few if any qualifications on an NQF-type structure that were available to the working group. Extensive consultation was made of the literature available internationally and the elements included in the Qualification incorporate what is seen to be international best practice.
Foreign qualifications with which this qualification compares positively, include:
|This qualification will articulate horizontally with the following qualifications:
The Qualification will articulate vertically with the following:
Successful mastery of the Fundamental Component of this Qualification will enable the learner to access Qualifications at NQF Level 5 for which matriculation exemption is required, subject to the individual entry requirements of the organisations offering the learning programme.
Anyone wishing to be assessed against this Qualification may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA.
|CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS|
|Assessors for this Qualification should:
|As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2012; 2015.|
|ID||UNIT STANDARD TITLE||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||CREDITS|
|Core||115215||Analyse the fundraising strategies of a successful non-profit organisation||Level 4||NQF Level 04||7|
|Core||115214||Arrange a special event||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Core||115210||Conduct research into the nature of donor funding in South Africa||Level 4||NQF Level 04||10|
|Core||13940||Demonstrate knowledge and application of ethical conduct in a business environment||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Core||115211||Design and send letters of appeal||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Core||115205||Determine organisational readiness for fundraising||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Core||115206||Determine the basic principles of legislation governing non-profit organisations||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Core||115213||Devise effective follow-up strategies for fundraising||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Core||115208||Establish the basic principles of fundraising||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Core||115209||Participate in the development of a strategic plan for fundraising||Level 4||NQF Level 04||12|
|Core||115212||Profile a successful fundraiser||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Core||115207||Seek appropriate sponsorships for an organisation||Level 4||NQF Level 04||8|
|Fundamental||9302||Access information in order to respond to client enquiries in a financial services environment||Level 3||NQF Level 03||2|
|Fundamental||8968||Accommodate audience and context needs in oral communication||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||9303||Communicate verbally with clients in a financial environment||Level 3||NQF Level 03||3|
|Fundamental||8969||Interpret and use information from texts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||8970||Write texts for a range of communicative contexts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||9015||Apply knowledge of statistics and probability to critically interrogate and effectively communicate findings on life related problems||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Fundamental||8974||Engage in sustained oral communication and evaluate spoken texts||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Fundamental||8977||Evaluate literary texts||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Fundamental||8975||Read analyse and respond to a variety of texts||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Fundamental||9016||Represent analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Fundamental||7468||Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business, national and international issues||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Fundamental||8976||Write for a wide range of contexts||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Elective||7567||Produce and use spreadsheets for business||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Elective||7570||Produce word processing documents for business||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Elective||10013||Identify and utilise marketing resources to meet objectives||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Elective||10023||Identify internal and external stakeholders||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Elective||10024||Liaise with a range of customers of a business||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Elective||10027||Monitor marketing information flow and collect process marketing data||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
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