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00:07: These are the pie charts I was going to be explaining for those who are just a bit at sea with this whole thing. IGCSE basically stands for International General Certificate of Secondary Education which used to be called O Levels, that’s what was referred to before, and it’s also within the National Qualifications Framework of grades 10 and 11. Or it’s NQF 1 and 2. So if you want to know if your students… if you’re an Oikos family and your student is at the higher end of… within the higher education side of Oikos being your maths and language at that level, then they are equivalent… They have an equivalent standard and level of education as being a grade 10 and 11 or an NQF 1 and 2. The next level, AS (Advanced Subsidiary) level as he’s explained and it’s the first part of your A level qualifications, recognised on the National Qualification Framework as grade 12/13, a mix of the two, or Matric which is your National Senior Certificate, or NQF 3.

01:20: So do you see? AS, Grade 12 and 13, NSC or Matric, or NQF 3 are all the same level, standard, of education. All the same thing. Your young person has got to that level of their learning ability, maturity, academics, education. That’s the level they would be at depending on where they are in the program. And then you’ve got A Level which is Grade 13, which is the same as NQF 4. Then you go on to NQF 5 which is foundation degree or certificate courses or diplomas.

01:56: So you can say, I’ve got an NQF 5, which is the same as saying I’ve got a diploma. Which is the same as saying… Okay? I do hope that explains it better. Next slide…

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02:03: This is now again off the website, if you look at the website address at the bottom there, you can go on to the National Qualifications Framework and You can see, there they are… NQF 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, all the way up and what they actually equate to in different languages, what they mean at different levels of education. Okay, next one…

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02:21: That I put in to show you all the detail that they will give you at each level, what it actually is covering. And this was just another example I found of showing it in this format, whereby you can see what Certificate Level is followed by Diploma followed by Advanced Diploma’s, Degree and so on. And people can get certificates of competency, which is equivalent to the NQF 1 and 2 and so on. Instead of doing exams, or Matric based subjects they’re doing an FET (Further Education Training) course which is equivalent to a certificate, which is equivalent to NQF…

02:58: I also want you to know that you can also just go on your computer and you can click download over there and you can print out your Matric certificate.

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03:08: It costs you nothing. Not one cent. You don’t have to study, nothing. And then you can go with that, because it’s got it stamp and all the rest of it, and you can go to university. And lots of people are doing it that way. It’s not recommended.

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03:21: We don’t advise it ourselves. Okay, it is very, very cheap and it doesn’t take any time, other than a couple of minutes to download.

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03:31: Okay, so that is also happening. This is fact. Or you can do things properly to get the correct qualifications that are recognised, approved, internationally recognised and so on and so forth, through CL education.

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