The purpose of the qualification is to develop learners in the hospitality industry. This qualification aims to reflect the international nature of the underpinning knowledge and practical skills and activities needed for different countries or cultures.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
The structure of this qualification makes the Recognition of Prior Learning possible. This qualification may therefore be achieved in part or completely through the recognition of prior learning, which includes formal, informal and non-formal learning and work experience. The learner should be thoroughly briefed on the mechanism to be used and support and guidance should be provided. Care should be taken that the mechanism used provides the learner with an opportunity to demonstrate competence and is not so onerous as to prevent learners from taking up the RPL option towards gaining a qualification.
If the learner is able to demonstrate competence in the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes implicit in this qualification the appropriate credits should be assigned to the learner. Recognition of Prior Learning will be done by means of Integrated Assessment as mentioned above.
This Recognition of Prior Learning may allow:
▪ Accelerated access to further learning at this or higher levels on the NQF. ▪ Gaining of credits towards a unit standard.
▪ Obtaining of this qualification in part or in whole.