Renee' McGibbon replied to the topic NQF level 5 credit discrepancy – occupational qualifications in the forum Quality Council for Trades & Occupations (QCTO) 3 weeks ago
It is critical to not that the NQF Level assigned to a qualification or part qualification has absolutely nothin to do with the credit value of a qualification.
The NQF level assigned refers only to the degree of complexity of the learning itself, not the length of time it will take for a learner to be deemed competent in the learning.
An Occupational Qualification of 455 credits will state NQF Level that a learner will reach on completion the qualification.
Our very own Mr. Des Squire posted a wonderful explanation of the NQF Levels and how these relate to the Occupational Qualifications Framework
on the Skills Portal website in March 2009.
Des – I hope you don’t mind, I am posting a link to your article for others to gain insight to our somewhat complicated education system.