The lack of reading, writing and calculating abilities critically constrains learning in the workplace. It is often said that our schooling system does not produce the desired foundational competence for graduates from the school system to function optimally in the workplace. SAQA has published a draft part qualification for Mathematical and Communication competence in the workplace. Candidates who obtain the qualification will be able to speak, listen, read and write meaningfully and effectively in the language of instruction, so that they can progress further in their chosen occupational pathways and workplace contexts and deal effectively with its generic mathematical demands. The key purpose of the part qualification is to address learning progression barriers in occupational learning at NQF levels 2 to 4.
Follow the following link http://pcqs.saqa.org.za/viewQualification.php?id=88895 to view the draft part qualification. Please assist us to prepare a sectoral response by sending your inputs/comments on the part qualification to AStrydom@offshoreafrica.co.za by 30 July 2012. Your comments are highly appreciated.