PURPOSE OF THE QUALIFICATION
The purpose of this qualification is to build a foundational entry into the field of Computer Sciences and Information Technology, specifically into the field of Systems Development, covering basic knowledge needed for further study in the field of Systems Development at Higher Education Levels. The qualification can be acquired in the traditional way of formal study as well as in the workplace, through Learnership. Acquiring the qualification through learnerships has the potential of addressing the problems of the past, where newly qualified people getting into the industry struggled to get employment, because they were required to have practical experience. The workplace experience can now be gained while acquiring the qualification through the various learnership schemes that are planning to use this qualification. A qualifying learner at this level will be a well-rounded entry-level Systems Developer with a good fundamental knowledge of the Information Technology field, coupled with interpersonal and business skills, preparing for later specialisation in Systems Development fields.
|TITLE :||Further Education and Training Certificate: Information Technology: Systems Development|
|SAQA ID :||78965|
|ACCREDITING AUTHORITY :||MICT SETA|
|PROGRAMME DURATION :||1 260 hours (30% Theory 70% Work based practical learning)|
EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES:
On completion of this qualification learners are able to:
- Communicate effectively with fellow IT staff & users of information systems.
- Demonstrate an understanding of different types of computer systems and the use of computer technology in business.
- Demonstrate an understanding of problem solving techniques, and how to apply them in a technical environment.
- Demonstrate an understanding of Computer Technology Principles.
- Demonstrate an understanding of Computer Programming Principles.
- Work effectively as a team member within a development project environment.
- Carry out, under supervision, a small size task to demonstrate an understanding of the knowledge, techniques & skills needed to understand the fundamentals of Computer Programming.
- Candidates must be between 18 – 35 years of age (disabled candidates can be older)
- A learning assumption of this qualification is foundational skills in English and Mathematics at NQF level 3
- Physically disabled candidates accepted
- Further learning assumed is the ability to use a personal computer competently, and competence in the unit standard, “Participate in formal meetings”, NQF Level 2 (ID 14911).
|ID||UNIT STANDARD TITLE||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||CREDITS|
|Core||14918||Describe the principles of Computer Programming||Level 3||5|
|Core||14913||Explain the principles of computer networks||Level 3||5|
|Core||14927||Apply problem solving strategies||Level 4||4|
|Core||14910||Apply the principles of Computer Programming||Level 4||8|
|Core||14933||Demonstrate an understanding of creating multimedia/web-based computer applications with scripting||Level 4||6|
|Core||14924||Demonstrate an understanding of information systems analysis||Level 4||3|
|Core||14930||Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of developing software for the internet||Level 4||3|
|Core||14909||Describe the difference between programming in Object Orientated and Procedural Languages||Level 4||4|
|Core||14915||Design a computer program according to given specifications||Level 4||8|
|Core||14917||Explain computer architecture concepts||Level 4||7|
|Core||14944||Explain how data is stored on computers||Level 4||7|
|Core||14920||Participate in groups and/or teams to recommend solutions to problems||Level 4||3|
|Fundamental||119472||Accommodate audience and context needs in oral/signed communication||Level 3||5|
|Fundamental||119458||Analyse and respond to a variety of literary texts||Level 3||5|
|Fundamental||119457||Interpret and use information from texts||Level 3||5|
|Fundamental||119465||Write/present/sign texts for a range of communicative contexts||Level 3||5|
|Fundamental||12154||Apply comprehension skills to engage oral texts in a business environment||Level 4||5|
|Fundamental||9015||Apply knowledge of statistics and probability to critically interrogate and effectively communicate findings on life related problems||Level 4||6|
|Fundamental||119462||Engage in sustained oral/signed communication and evaluate spoken/signed texts||Level 4||5|
|Fundamental||119469||Read/view, analyse and respond to a variety of texts||Level 4||5|
|Fundamental||9016||Represent analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts||Level 4||4|
|Fundamental||7468||Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business, national and international issues||Level 4||6|
|Fundamental||119459||Write/present/sign for a wide range of contexts||Level 4||5|
|Elective||114636||Demonstrate an understanding of preventative maintenance, environmental and safety issues in a computer environment||Level 3||6|
|Elective||10313||Comply with service levels as set out in a Contact Centre Operation||Level 4||10|
|Elective||14926||Describe information systems departments in business organisations||Level 4||3|
|Elective||14921||Describe the types of computer systems and associated hardware configurations||Level 4||6|
|Elective||252210||Handle a range of customer complaints||Level 4||4|
|Elective||14919||Resolve computer user`s problems||Level 4||5|
|Elective||118028||Supervise customer service standards||Level 4||8|
|Elective||14908||Demonstrate an understanding of testing IT systems against given specifications||Level 4||6|