A Model for Wholesale and Retail Assessment Centres in Regulated Occupational Learning in South Africa

A Model for Wholesale and Retail Assessment Centres in Regulated Occupational Learning in South Africa

Author: 
Damons, Deonita
Place: 
Oxon
Publisher: 
Taylor & Francis Group
Date published: 
2019
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Responsibility: 
le Grange, Jason J., jt. author
Mason, Roger B., jt. author
Louw, Steven W., jt. author
Journal Title: 
Africa Education Review
Source: 
Africa Education Review, Vol. 16, Issue No. 4, 2019, pp. 1-16
Abstract: 

South Africa's new occupational and vocational qualifications require assessment centres with a national footprint to conduct national summative assessments which are convenient and cost effective for learners. This new assessment process requires specialised facilities, but few current facilities can provide these. The research project proposed a model which is able to serve the needs of the quality assurance body and industry and be appropriate to the retail sector occupational qualifications. A qualitative method was used, involving a literature review and secondary data analysis; small focus groups; semi-structured interviews; and follow-up workshops to peer review the findings. The participants included industry experts, education providers and quality assurance experts. Two models were identified and considered, namely: Model A, which involves private businesses that can be accredited to become assessment centres; and Model B, which uses Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges for all national assessments. The overall finding was that Model B is more suitable.

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CITATION: Damons, Deonita. A Model for Wholesale and Retail Assessment Centres in Regulated Occupational Learning in South Africa . Oxon : Taylor & Francis Group , 2019. Africa Education Review, Vol. 16, Issue No. 4, 2019, pp. 1-16 - Available at: https://library.au.int/model-wholesale-and-retail-assessment-centres-regulated-occupational-learning-south-africa