What can you do with an incomplete qualification?
The statistics indicate that over 40% of students (and the scary thing is, this number is growing) don’t complete their qualifications and are forced to settle for an incomplete qualification. This is due to various reasons, from financial limitations at the time, to family commitments, to unexpected pregnancies, etc.
The saddest part, even sadder than an incomplete qualification, is that students don’t know that for the most part you can pick up and complete your studies with credits already earned and actually achieve that well sought after qualification and achieve that Certificate and Graduation. (Have a look at this article about Credible Colleges)
What is a part qualification?
A part-qualification means an “assessed unit of learning that is registered as part of a qualification” (credit: https://www.saqa.org.za/). For example a part-qualification can be a module, a unit standard, etc.
Typically where are you now?
❔ Are you sitting with lots of regret for not completing your studies and only having an incomplete qualification?
❔ Are you not getting a suitable position in the market place for not having a Diploma / Degree?
❔ Are you bypassed for any promotions at work because you don’t have that important piece of paper – the certification and qualification?
❔ Do you think it’s too late and feel you must live with regrets?
❔ Are you worried about time to study?
Where does Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL come in)?
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process through which non-formal learning and informal learning are measured, mediated for recognition across different contexts, and certified against the requirements for credit, access, inclusion or advancement in the formal education and training system, or workplace.
How can I obtain a qualification with the years of experience I have in my field?
You can identify a qualification against which you would like to be assessed and approach the education institution(s) that offer(s) the identified programme for information on its Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) policy and process.
The implementation of RPL is monitored and evaluated within the Sub-Framework the identified qualification is registered. You can access the National policy for the implementation of RPL here.
How can ICB help you with RPL?
ICB offers a Recognition of Prior Learning and Exemptions to accommodate students who have previous accredited credits to part qualifications and/or relevant work experience. So besides those with part qualifications, we often find candidates in the market place who are working in an industry but are not getting the promotions due to lack of formal qualifications.
Sure you can all identify with a typical scenario. A receptionist is asked to fill in with basic duties in the Finance Department whilst the finance person is on maternity leave, and by default the receptionist gets more and more duties and eventually over the years is then filling the role of a creditors or debtors clerk or even a bookkeeper but then as time goes on there is no more growth or remuneration relating to tasks – because of not having that qualification. This is where ICB can help you to fast track that qualification and get your rightful place in the Finance Department, obtain market related or above salaries and get that promotion or next dream job.
Change happens with you!
❔Are you sitting with lots of regret for not completing your qualification?
👉 No more regrets
❔Are you not getting a suitable position in the market place for not having a Diploma/Degree?
👉 No more being sidelined – the future is bright
❔Are you bypassed for any promotions at work because you don’t have that important piece of paper – the certification and qualification?
👉 No more bypassing!
❔Do you think it’s too late and feel you must live with regrets?
👉 Never too late!
Are you worried about time to study? Have a look at these great articles when you think you don’t have time to study and what to do with your time confetti.
Time to change the couch potato, living with regrets and “what ifs” to setting goals, achieving these and sitting on a new couch enjoying the sunsets reflecting on change and achievements and new dreams!
Don’t wait! Contact the ICB today to help get you on your way: