The Foundational Learning Competence is a compulsory part of all new qualifications developed under the auspices of the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) at NQF levels 3 and 4. It describes the minimum competence required by people to function optimally in the world of work. The FLC is a part qualification consisting of two learning areas:
The FLC is a part qualification registered at NQF Level 2 and describes the minimum competence required of learners to deal successfully with occupational learning at NQF Levels 2-4. It has a credit value of 40:
- 20 credits for Foundational Learning Competence in Communications
- 20 credits for Foundational Learning Competence in Mathematical Literacy
The FLC is a challenge examination. Learners can therefore choose to write the assessment without any formal preparation or after attending a formal learning programme. The specific knowledge, content, applied skills, range statements and assessment requirements can be found in these documents that describe the required learning:
- the Foundational Learning Competence Part Qualification;
- the Foundational Learning Competence Communication in English: Curriculum Framework and
- the Foundational Learning Competence Communication in Mathematical Literacy: Curriculum Framework.
FLC Exemplars can be found here
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For further information regarding registration, please contact Inida Nofotyela on 011 483 9700 or e-mail Foundational Learning Competence
In order to ensure the effectiveness of the learning process, it is recommended that the centre correctly identifies each learner’s entry level before starting the AET learning programme. To facilitate this process, the IEB offers placement assessments aligned to the exit level of the applicable unit standards.
Cost of Placement
R296 per learner per learning area
The above fees include VAT
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For further assistance, please contact Sandile Buthelezi on 011 4839700 or e-mail AET Assessments
REGISTRATION WITH DHET
According to the Joint Communique 1 of 2016 all providers offering FLC programmes needed to be registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training by 30 November 2018.
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