Access teaches adult learners the communication and numeracy skills (FLC) necessary for occupational learning & skills development.
Who is it for?
The introduction of the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) highlighted the need for a qualification that prepares adult learners for occupational training and skills development.
Access is for adults who are not prepared for occupational training and skills development, because they lack the underlying communication and numeracy skills that are needed.
Click here for more information on the QCTO Foundational Learning Competency framework.
What does it cover?
Foundational Learning Competence (FLC) refers to competence in two subject areas: Communication in English and Mathematical Literacy (numeracy). Together these two form a part qualification, which was submitted to SAQA for registration in March 2012.
Access (FLC) has been designed for an occupational training context, which uses English as the language of learning and training. It is seen as a platform for progress in both occupational training as well as in applied work performance.
How is it taught?
The Access facilitators present relevant, outcomes-based lessons, guided closely by the material, which is itself the product of over 15 years of research and experience. Remediation and extension mechanisms help the facilitators to extend learning beyond just the training room –to the point where learning meaningfully transforms learners’ lives.
Computer-assisted learning introduces technology to learners in an enjoyable and flexible way. It involves combining time on the computer with workbook activities and learner-facilitator interaction. Here, the facilitator guide complements the computer lessons and also provides the facilitator with tools for remediation and extension.