Update on QCTO process: ECD Practitioner

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Update on QCTO process:
ECD Practitioner
ECD COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE (COP)
DATE: 14 AUGUST 2014
TIME: 13H15 TO 14H00
VENUE: GIBS, 26 MELVILLE ROAD, ILLOVO
ECD Practitioner
 Occupational Qualification means a qualification associated
with a trade, occupation or profession resulting from
work-based learning and consisting of knowledge unit
standards, practical unit standards and work experience
unit standards
 OFO Code: 234201
ECD Practitioner in Context
Level 5
Level 4
ECD Practitioner / Supervisor
ECD Practitioner
Level 3
Level 2
Level 1
ECD Practitioner Assistant
PROCESS
 Pre-scoping Meeting: 11th June 2013
 Scoping Meeting: 26th June 2013
 Profiling Meeting: June 25th and 26th 2014
 First Working Group Meeting: August 4th -6th
 Second Working Group Meeting: September 1st – 5th
Profiling Meeting
 Develop a profile of the occupation ECD Practitioner
 Occupational Purpose
 Occupation Tasks
 Occupational Task details – Unique products / services;
Occupational responsibilities and Occupational Contexts
 Proposed assessment models: The proposed assessment model
to be used for external assessment will be a combination of
Written Assessment, Evaluation of practical tasks
and the Evaluation of on-the job performance.
Needs to be sent out for verification (8 August 2014)
Occupational Purpose
Knowledge /
theory (Min
20%)
Practical
(Min 20%)
Work experience
(Min 20%)
External, summative assessment
FLC
Occupational Certificate
First working group meeting
DAY 1:
 Re-examination of profile
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Input from QCTO that need to focus task statements on:
planning and preparing; mediating and facilitating; Assessing
and developing professionalism through reflection. Group
motivated for additional task of promoting well-being, health,
safety and protection of children.
Reduction of task statements from 7 to 5 tasks
Re-defining of products / services, occupational
responsibilities and occupational contexts.
First working group meeting
DAY 2 and 3:
 Knowledge component
Task
Product /
service
Topic
element
Topic
Knowledge
focus area /
Subject
Topic
Assessment
criteria
Topic
element
Topic
element
Assessment
criteria
First working group meeting
Suggested Modules:
1. Introduction to ECD Environment
2. Knowledge and Understanding of Children
3. Programme planning
4. Designing activities, resources and the learning
environment
5. Observation and Assessment
6. Health, safety and protection in an inclusive ECD
environment
7. Facilitate the learning of children
8. Engaging with parents, caregivers and critical stakeholders.
9. Manage an ECD setting
10. Professional Development and Reflective Practice
Next working group meeting
 Dates: 1 – 5 September 2014
 Working group
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4 DOE and 4 DSD members
Linda Biersteker
Colleen Larkin
Gill Lloyd
Patsy Pillay
Rasibe Tshweu
Charmayne Forster
Linda Arnott
Amanda Watermeyer
(additional member from higher education)

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