Different procedures between (RPL) and Credit Accumulation and Transfer (CAT) | BHC School of Design

Different procedures between (RPL) and Credit Accumulation and Transfer (CAT)

PROCEDURE

RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING (RPL)

Definition: The processes through which prior learning is recognised for the purpose of admissions or for credit towards a qualification.

Reasons to apply if you have achieved the following: Informal learning, formal unrecognised learning and vocational experience

Step 1 – Interview:

You will need to meet with the Registrar to discuss the requirements for successful RPL assessment.

The registrar will explain how the evidence should be gathered and presented and how to fill out the RPL Application Form.

If you are not available for an interview, you are welcome to discuss the RPL process further with our Admission Counsellor, Bianca Cordier by phone (021) 447 2788 or email bianca@designschool.co.za

Step 2 – Identification process:

You will need to submit a RPL application form inclusive of the relevant documentation and application fee.

Relevant Documentation:

SOUTH AFRICAN CITIZENS

The relevant documentation includes;

(a) Certified copy of ID document

(b) Matric Certification or SAQA Evaluated Qualification and

(c) Recognition of Relevant Informal Qualifications or Courses Achieved

(d) Detailed CV outlining previous places and years of employment, responsibilities and projects completed

(e) Proof of residential address

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

  • Certified copy of passport
  • Certified copy of study permit / other applicable permit
  • Certified copies of academic transcripts, certificates or diplomas of any additional qualifications (SAQA verified)
  • Detailed CV outlining previous places and years of employment, responsibilities and projects completed
  • Proof that you are financially able to pay your tuition fees and have adequate means of support
  • A written undertaking that you will return to your country of residence/ origin after completing your studies (study permit holders only)
  • Proof of accommodation for duration of studies

You will need to complete the relevant sections of the RPL assessment form and identify the modules that you would like to apply for RPL.

Step 3 – Portfolio Submission:

You will need to refer to the module details, found in Annexure A of the RPL assessment form, in order to ensure that you provide evidence that is relevant.

When you feel satisfied that you have fulfilled all the required criteria you may submit the portfolio to the Registrar, Sue Lunnon sue@designschool.co.za

Step 4 – Portfolio assessment:  

Your portfolio will be assessed by the Academic Head and moderated by the Academic Quality Committee. The assessment and moderation process may take up to 2 weeks to complete.

Step 5 – Additional information:              

Should your portfolio not demonstrate the required competencies, you will be given the opportunity to submit additional evidence and will be charged a re-assessment fee

Step 6 – Assessment Feedback:

You will receive a copy of the completed assessment form, stating the assessment feedback and outcomes.

Step 7 – Appeal Process:              

Should you wish to appeal the assessment decision you are required to follow the learner appeal procedure. Please visit our website to download the policy www.designschool.co.za

 

CREDIT ACCUMULATION AND TRANSFER (CAT)

Definition: Where credits awarded in other qualifications are recognised towards learning and certification of the qualification under consideration.

Reasons to apply if you have achieved the following: Formal registered accredited qualification

Step 1 – Interview:

You will need to meet with the Registrar to discuss the requirements for successful CAT assessment.

The registrar will explain how the evidence should be gathered and presented and how to fill out the CAT Application Form.

If you are not available for an interview, you are welcome to discuss the CAT process further with our Admission Counsellor, Bianca Cordier by phone (021) 447 2788 or email bianca@designschool.co.za

Step 2 – Identification process:

You will need to submit a CAT application form inclusive of the relevant documentation and application fee.

Relevant Documentation:

SOUTH AFRICAN CITIZENS

The relevant documentation includes:

  • Certified copy of ID document
  • Matric Certification or SAQA Evaluated Qualification
  • Accredited and Registered Qualification Certificate, Transcript of Results and Programme outline.
  • Proof of residential address

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

  • Certified copy of passport
  • Certified copy of study permit / other applicable permit
  • Certified copies of academic transcripts, certificates or diplomas of additional qualifications (SAQA verified)
  • Proof that you are financially able to pay your tuition fees and have adequate means of support
  • A written undertaking that you will return to your country of residence/ origin after completing your studies (study permit holders only)
  • Proof of accommodation for duration of studies

You will need to complete the relevant sections of the CAT assessment form and identify the modules that you would like to apply for CAT.

Step 3 – Portfolio Submission:  

If you wish to provide a portfolio of evidence you will need to refer to the module details, found in Annexure A of the CAT assessment form, in order to ensure that you provide evidence and qualification that is relevant.

When you feel satisfied that you have fulfilled all the required criteria you may submit the portfolio to the Registrar, Sue Lunnon sue@designschool.co.za

Step 4 – Portfolio assessment:  

Your prior qualification will be assessed by the Academic Head and moderated by the Academic Quality Committee. The assessment and moderation process may take up to 2 weeks to complete.

Step 5 – Additional information:              

Should your portfolio not demonstrate the required competencies, you will be given the opportunity to submit additional evidence and will be charged a re-assessment fee

Step 6 – Assessment Feedback:

You will receive a copy of the completed assessment form, stating the assessment feedback and outcomes.

Step 7 – Appeal Process:              

Should you wish to appeal the assessment decision you are required to follow the learner appeal procedure. Please visit our website to download the policy www.designschool.co.za

 

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