Occupational training is a particular approach to learning; it aims at equipping persons for a specific task. What one learns has to meet the requirements to be able to do a particular job. What is important is not so much what one will know in the end, but what one will be able to do.
This hands-on occupational ministry qualification is for pastors, spiritual leaders, faith-based community facilitators, community caregivers, children workers and youth workers who are wanting to reach this generation!
Practical expertise and skills – the learner has to be able to implement the knowledge and to do what is required. These tell the learner how to do a particular task and provide opportunity to practice relevant skills.
The learner has to able to apply the knowledge in different situations, and adapt it as needed. The program includes particular tasks which the learner has to perform in a real life situation, typical to where s/he will work after completing the training. You will be supervised by a practitioner of your choice in your own church or community.
6 months into the programme, each learner is required to identify a ministry consultant to supervise the workplace component of the training program.
Where can I purchase my text books? The textbooks can be sourced online from www.takealot.com or www.loot.co.za. The approximate cost of the textbooks for the duration of the course equate to R6000.00. Purchasing e-books will be more cost effective than purchasing hardcopies.
How do I write my exams? Your External Summative Assessment includes two written exams of three hours each. These will be written on the same day, usually a Saturday. The quality partner will invite the learner to sit for this National exam upon the successful completion of the program.
Where do I write my exams? The quality partner attempts to set up venues across South Africa for the Final National Exam. RAGLA will assist you in the details of venue and time as this exam is external.
Is the on-site visit compulsory? Yes. Due to the e-learning component you will need assistance for setup. We will further assist you in your practical and workplace experience. You will form your student cohort for SRC and collaborative projects. Special workshops, including hands-on labs will be provided to prepare you for the programme distinctives.
Is there a cost to the on-site Orientation? This part of your program is included in your course fee. No additional fees apply (except for travel costs which are at the learner’s expense).
What is the duration of the on-site visit? The Orientation is a 2 weeks session, arriving on a Saturday and departing on a Saturday.
How do I submit assignments? All assignments will be submitted online.
Do we ordain pastors? No, we are not a church. Ordination is done by the local church ministry or denomination.
Accreditation: Occupational Certificate NQF 5: Christian Religious Professional | SAQA ID: 101571 QCTO Curriculum Code: 263601005