Incus Data SETA Accreditation

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Incus Data has full accreditation from the MICT SETA. After a monitoring visit from MICT, our accreditation was again renewed in August 2018.

Although we address some of the unit standards as required for accreditation, our courses are not designed to align with the SAQA unit standards or qualifications.

Why don't we focus on the SAQA ICT unit standards? There are a number of reasons:

  • Most of the IT unit standards are aimed at a more introductory level than the level of our courses. The unit standards are generally intended for those learning a new profession, whereas almost all our delegates are graduates and IT professionals.
    For example, the SAQA unit standard that is covered during our Object-Oriented Analysis and Design course is 4 credits (i.e. 40 notional hours of training), but in fact represents less than 1 day of our 5-day course.
  • The unit standards tend to be relatively generic, and are not specific to a particular programming language or development environment.
    Thus, for example, there is no unit standard that is specific to Java, or C# or Python. A generic programming standard does not address the skills needed for each language.
  • Most of these unit standards are outdated and lacking in substance. Unfortunately, many of those related to programming also contain technical errors.

We have raised our concerns about the unit standards with various people at MICT SETA at various times over the past 10 years. In September 2018, MICT sent out a letter informing accredited training providers that they will be starting to re-align the qualifications, with the help of a to-be-established Community of Expert Practitioners. We have volunteered to be available for consultation on the content of the unit standards. Perhaps this will bear fruit.

Incus Data believes that our courses must be applicable and relevant. The content of our courses is determined by extensive technical research, real-world practical experience, and feedback and requests from programmers who use the technologies on a day-to-day basis.

We are not prepared to compromise our courses for the sake of compliance with unit standards that add no value to our clients.

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