Training Methodology

Blended Learning Approach

All RSC programs are made up of a blend of:

  • Facilitated Class Room Training
  • Reading
  • Research
  • Self Study
  • RPL ( Recognition of Prior Knowledge)
  • Assignments based on self study and research
  • Work placed assignments to ensure application of the knowledge and skills learned above
  • Continuious formative assessments during the process
  • Summative Assessment to ascertain competnece in the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to complete the requirements for the program

Our programs are structured as follows:

Full Training Program or Learner ship

This is aimed at brand new entrants to the industry with less than one years experience.  These learners would require the maximum amount of facilitated workshops or class room experience, extensive input from an expert facilitator, but would also need to do pre reading, self study and assignments in the class, at home and in the work place to complete the requirements for this program.

Learners attend class room training of approximately 20 to 25 days over a 12 to 18 month period.

This program is usually done in 5 day skills programs followed by submission of portfolio(formative assessment) closed book exam as a summative assessment. The program could also be run over the period of a year also be done of the period of a year with 2 days facilitation per month.

Blended Learning: Facilitated Program

This method is aimed at more experienced staff who have 2 to 3 years experience the financial services industry and score well in a pre evaluation, They do not need as much facilitation(class room time), input from a expert trainer and would do more reading and self study to prepare for the assignments and summative assessment. There is also an element of RPL(Recognition of Prior Learning)

Learners would attend class room training and self study 10 days over a 6 to 12 month period (usually one or two days per month) followed by research, self study, completion and submission of portfolio(formative assessment), culminating in a closed book exam as a summative assessment.

Blended Learning: Self Study

This is aimed at more experienced staff with 5 or more years experience in financial services and score highly on the pre assessment and evaluation. There is minimal input from the facilitator with most of the learning taking place during reading research, self study completion of research based assignments and workplace assignments. There is a larger element of RPL in this process.

Complete the program through self study with only one day induction into the program and tele coaching if required. This can be completed in 6 months with a maximum of 12 months, but on occasion highly competent individuals with extensive experience and existing knowledge have completed in 3 to 6 months.

Blended Learning: Naturally Occurring Evidence

This is aimed at very experienced staff of 10 or more years experience who score highly on the pre assessment and have a broad range of experience in financial services.

There is no initial input or self study in this program as it is an assessment of existing knowledge and experience gained over a long period of time in the financial services industry.

The learner would complete a work place assignment made up of evidence from the work place of actual experience in practicing the knowledge, skills and attitude contained in these programs and this is based on Naturally occurring evidence. This is evidence from the work place using real client files, documents, reports , compliance etc.

If we discover any gaps or shortfalls in the learners knowledge and that required to be found competent RSC will then provide reading material, self study opportunities and assignments to make up for these gaps in the competencies.

Once we are happy that the gaps(if any) have been addressed the learner would complete a summative assessment to complete the process.

This program a blend of RPL, Self Study, Research, Assignments and assessment, with a large focus on RPL. It can be completed in 3 to 6 months depending on the level of experience and motivation of the learner.

Qualification or Skills Program

Many of our programs are based on unit standards that will build towards a formal qualification.

It does not matter which of the above methods are used to complete the qualificaiton the certificate and qualification will be the same and does not highlight if this program was completed of 1 year, 6 months or quicker.  The certificate issued by INSETA for each of these programs are identical.

Qualification

This is a program made up of 120 or more unit standard credits and will result in a Certificate (120 credits) or Diploma(240 Credits) being issued by the SETA.

The qualification is made up of unit standards which CORE, FUNDAMENTAL and ELECTIVE. All core and fundamental must be completed and sufficient electives to make up the 120 credits.

Skills Program

A program of less than 120 credits is called a skills program and you do not receive a certificate but will receive a statement of credits which reflects your credit on the iNSETA and SAQA system.

RSC runs a number of skills programs that build up into qualification when you have completed the 120 credits and met the requirements for the qualification.

Unit standsrd based specialist skills programs can be used to develop specialised skills and will provide credits for CPD for FAIS and FPI.

We also offer a number of skills programs designed to provide useful skills and knowledge. These are not based on unit standards and do nor result in credits towards a qualification.