iVictorY! - adult education & training

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To understand the full scope of our AET & FLC training programmes, you have to refer back to the page on Ali's Travels. It is the basis on which all training takes place.

Adult Education & Training (AET)

Understanding Adult Education and Training (AET and/or ABET)

AET provides the opportunity to improve their educational foundation for people aged 15 and over who are not engaged in formal schooling and who have an education level of less than grade 9 (Standard 7).

IMPORTANT NOTE: The majority of people’s matric does NOT include English as a subject. They rather take subjects like Zulu, Xhosa, Sotho, etc. AET is therefore a valuable tool to upscale workers' English language ability. This is where so much of the communication problems within the workplace take place.

In South Africa in the 1990s, discussions around literacy issues led to the abolition of the term literacy and replaced it with adult basic education and training (ABET). This was an important milestone in redressing some of the previous imbalances and of ensuring adults received a recognised educational qualification and not just literacy training.

It is important to note that ABET level 4 is in fact a full qualification and does not consist only of numeracy and literacy components. So many HR and training practitioners in companies are not aware of this fact and think that AET is ONLY English and Mathematics.

AET can be offered in English or Afrikaans and there are also additional courses available for the other South African languages – which is a great tool to teach managers and employees basic language skills in Zulu and Xhosa for example.

ABET and the WORKPLACE

The various Acts and policy documents add life to the following vision for South Africa:

A literate South Africa within which all its citizens have acquired basic education and training: enable effective participation in socio-economic and political processes to contribute to reconstruction, development, and social transformation.

All adults need to be able to:

· …develop the skills that allow them to solve problems and be capable of making decisions. They need to develop critical thinking skills.

· …develop a good general education covering at least the basics of science, technology, health, and communication.

· …develop ethical values and understand the basics of democracy, equality, and lifelong learning

  Breakdown of  learning areas for AET level 4 = to NQF Level 1

  • Language, literacy, and communication – 20 credits

  • Mathematical literacy – 16 credits

  • Arts and culture – 16 credits

  • Economic and management science – 16 credits

  • Human and social science – 16 credits

  • Life orientation – 16 credits

  • Natural science – 16 credits

  • Technology 16 credits

  • Mathematical science 13 credits

  • Additional language – 16 credits

  In addition, there are a variety of electives that afford the learner an opportunity to diversify and align learning to the requirements of a specific job.

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Foundational Learning Competence (FLC)

Understanding Foundational Learning Competence (FLC)

The Foundational Learning Competence is a compulsory part of all new qualifications developed under the auspices of the  Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO)   at NQF levels 3 and 4. It describes the minimum competence required by people to function optimally in the world of work. The FLC is a part qualification consisting of two learning areas:

  • Communications

  • Mathematical Literacy

What is the Foundational Learning Competence? 

Foundational Learning Competence (FLC) is a part qualification that consists of two learning areas: Communications and Mathematical Literacy. It outlines the minimum level of competence required for optimal functioning in the world of work and for occupational learning at NQF Levels 2 - 4. It is a part qualification registered at NQF Level 2 and carries 40 credits in total. Each learning area carries 20 credits.

The FLC is directed at learners in occupational qualifications registered on the NQF at Levels 2, 3, and 4. It is a compulsory component for all new qualifications developed by the QCTO at NQF levels 3 and 4. This does not mean that developers of qualifications at NQF Level 2 cannot include Foundational Learning as a requirement.

Each learning area consists of components that are ‘foundational’ to occupational qualifications at NQF Levels 2 to 4. The FLC is intended to address the skills and knowledge required for occupational learning across the Further Education and Training (FET) band.

The FLC is a part qualification registered at NQF Level 2 and describes the minimum competence required of learners to deal successfully with occupational learning at NQF Levels 2-4. It has a credit value of 40:

  • 20 credits for Foundational Learning Competence in Communications
  • 20 credits for Foundational Learning Competence in Mathematical Literacy

The FLC is a "challenge" examination. Learners can therefore choose to write the assessment without any formal preparation or after attending a formal learning programme. The specific knowledge, content, applied skills, range statements and assessment requirements can be found in these documents that describe the required learning:

  • the Foundational Learning Competence Part Qualification;
  • the Foundational Learning Competence Communication in English: Curriculum Framework and 
  • the Foundational Learning Competence Communication in Mathematical Literacy: Curriculum Framework.

Download the FLC Booklet as prepared by the QCTO 



WHAT does AkukhanYa offer?

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AET

AkukhanYa is registered with the IEB as a training provider and assessment centre.

All examinations are conducted through the IEB that also issues the certificates of competence to the learners.

We offer it currently onsite, but will have all the programmes available through our iVictorY! app and online training platform very shortly.

AkukhanYa Offers the following learning areas under iVictorY! @A

  • Language, literacy, and communication – Levels 1 - 4

  • Mathematical literacy – Levels 1 - 2

  • Mathematical science Levels 3 - 4

  • Life orientation – Level 4 (NQF 1)

  • Technology Level 4 (NQF 1)

  • Economic and management science – Level 4 (NQF 1)

  • Human and social science – Level 4 (NQF 1)


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FLC

AkukhanYa is registered with the IEB as a training provider and assessment centre.

All examinations are conducted through the IEB that also issues the certificates of competence to the learners.

We offer it currently onsite, but will have all the programmes available through our iVictorY! app and online training platform very shortly.We also require all our learnership learners to complete this programme and write the examination through teh IEB to ensure that have the necesary competence in both English and Mathematical Literacy.


  • 20 credits for Foundational Learning Competence in Communications
  • 20 credits for Foundational Learning Competence in Mathematical Literacy