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EISA - External Integrated Summative Assessment

WHAT IS EISA'? The External Integrated Summative Assessment (EISA) is an integral and critical component of the QCTO's quality assurance system.It is a single national assessment leading to the awarding of an Occupational Certificate.EISA ensures that the assessment of occupational qualifications,part qualifications and trades is standardised, consistent and credible. EISA is conducted by applying nationally standardised assessment instruments which are developed and administered by a QCTO approved Assessment Quality Partner (AQP).EISA for a trade is what is commonly known as a Trade Test. For learners to qualify for entry to EISA,they must provide proof of completion of all required knowledge,practical and [...]

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Accreditation

Accreditation The certification, usually for a particular period, of a person, a body or an institution having the capacity to fulfil a particular function in the quality assurance system.

Assessment

The process of collecting evidence of learners’ work to measure and make judgements about the competence or non- competence of specified NQF registered occupational qualifications and part qualifications.

Assessment centre

A centre accredited by the QCTO for the purpose of conducting external integrated summative assessments for specified NQF registered occupational qualifications and part qualifications.

Assessment Quality Partner (AQP)

A body delegated by the QCTO to manage and coordinate the external integrated summative assessments of specified NQF registered occupational qualifications and part qualifications.

Occupational qualification

A qualification associated with a trade, occupation or profession, resulting from work-based learning, developed and quality assured under the auspices of the QCTO and consisting of the knowledge, practical skills and work experiencestandards and requires an external summative assessment.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

The comparison of the previous learning and experience, howsoever obtained, against the learning outcomes required for a specified qualification and the acceptance for the purpose of qualification of that which meets the requirements.

Summative assessment

A component of the assessment process and refers to the culmination of the summative process when learners are subjected to a final sitting at the end of the learning cycle.

Verification

The process managed by the relevant body for externally verifying (checking) the authenticity of processes to confirm or overturn the findings.

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