Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Learnerships / Qualifications Program:  National Certificate:  Business Administration Services NQF Level 02

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Learnerships / Qualifications Program:  National Certificate:  Business Administration Services NQF Level 02

Introduction to the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Program

BOTI offers 5 different Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) qualifications as follows:

Qualification SAQA ID Level
National Certificate: Business Administration Services 23833 2
National Certificate: Business Administration Services 67465 LP 23655 3
Further Education and Training Certificate: Generic Management 57712 LP 74630 4
Further Education and Training Certificate: Business Administration Services 61595 4
National Certificate: Generic Management 59201 LP 60269 5

 What is RPL?

“RPL means the comparison of the previous learning and experience of a learner howsoever obtained against the learning outcomes required for a specified qualification, and acceptance for purposes of qualification of that which meets the requirements. RPL entails that the learner is assessed to prove his/her competence against a chosen qualification”.[1] 1] MICT Seta,

How does it work?

Learners who pre-qualify (based on experience and past educational level) for the RPL Program will be required to demonstrate their competence and prior learning by preparing various Portfolios of Evidence (POE).  BOTI will provide a guided approach to completing the relevant POEs. Upon completion and submission, if the POE indicates that a learner is competent (after assessment and moderation) the relevant qualification will be awarded after submission/ acceptance by the Services SETA. In the case of Learnerships, it is the responsibility of the employer to complete and submit a learnership agreement to their relevant SETA for registration purposes.  BOTI will register the students on the LMIS System of the Service SETA against the selected Qualification (Learnership).

National Certificate: Business Administration Services

SAQA I.D. 23833 NQF Level: NQF Level 02 Credits: 130

Course duration:  9 contact days over 12 months (RPL Option)

Public Fee R20 195 (excl. VAT) per learner. If onsite training is held a minimum of 10 individuals is required. Extended Optional Program: We also offer an extended onsite program whereby for an additional R195 000 (excl VAT), an additional 7 Portfolio of Evidence guidance sessions are held. In this extended program students can also have up to three additional Portfolio of Evidence Reviews (if required).

Portfolio of Evidence (POE)

A series of 9 workshops will guide delegates through the process of completing 8 Portfolio of Evidence and upon POE assessment, if deemed competent and based on prior experience, the qualification will be awarded. Among others, the POE will cumulatively cover the following areas:

  • Working with data and using a computer;
  • Skills in basic finance;
  • Communication in the workplace;
  • Teamwork;
  • Managing one’s time;
  • Personal growth in the workplace;
  • Office skills; and
  • The business/workplace environment.

Who is this recognition of prior learning (RPL) program aimed at?

  • Administrative staff with 1 – 2 years’ work experience

What are the pre-requisites for the RPL?

  • Delegates need at least a Grade 9 (Std 7) with 1-2 years’ experience in an administrative role. They need to be competent at a Grade 9 Level in Maths Literacy and English Literacy (NQF Level 1).

What is this qualification about?

Administration is an essential field of learning as the competences required by people doing administrative tasks are generic in nature and apply to all businesses in all sectors and to many non-business organisations such as sports and cultural clubs and the like. Administrative tasks and administration are done at various levels depending upon the nature and size of the organization and its management structure. People involved in administration are known by such terms as secretaries, administrative assistants, administrators and clerks depending on the organization in which they are employed. There is therefore an on-going need for highly skilled administration personnel and a need for a well-developed learning pathway to cater for administrative personnel at the various levels at which they operate. Qualification outcomes that successful delegates will be required to demonstrate:

  • Attend to customer enquiries in an office setting.
  • Behave in a professional manner in a business environment.
  • Conduct basic financial transations.
  • Contribute to the health, safety and security of the workplace.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of a selected business environment.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and produce word processing documents using basic functions.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use electronic mail software to send and receive messages.
  • Identify and maintain the types of records required in own industry and understand why it is necessary to create evidence and maintain confidentiality.
  • Investigate the structure of an organization as a workplace.
  • Keep informed about current affairs related to one’s own industry.
  • Maintain an existing information system in a business environment.
  • Maintain time and work processes within a business environment.
  • Operate a personal computer system.
  • Operate and take care of equipment in an office environment.
  • Operate in a team.
  • Operate personal computer peripherals.
  • Organise oneself in the workplace.
  • Process incoming and outgoing telephone calls.
  • Process numerical and text data in a business environment.
  • Receive and execute instructions.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with other members of staff.
  • Access and use information from texts.
  • Apply basic knowledge of statistics and probability to influence the use of data and procedures in order to investigate life related problems.
  • Demonstrate understanding of rational and irrational numbers and number systems.
  • Maintain and adapt oral communication.
  • Measure, estimate and calculate physical quantities and explore, describe and represent geometrical relationships in 2-dimensions in different life or workplace contexts.
  •  Respond to literary texts.
  • Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal and community life.
  • Work with a range of patterns and functions and solve problems.
  • Write for a defined context.
  • Apply knowledge of self in order to make a personal decision.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the rights and responsibilities of the individual under the South African Constitution.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the structures that reinforce and support human rights in South Africa.
  • Do basic research.Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of HIV/AIDS in a workplace, and its effects on a business sub-sector, own organisation and a specific workplace.

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