NBA is currently managing the development of curriculum content and open learning materials for the Occupational Certificate: Electrician Programme (OCEP) for the South African Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). The DHET has selected the Occupational Certificate: Electrician programme as the first programme to be developed and delivered through the National Open Learning System (NOLS). This choice is judicious for three primary reasons:
- The skills it develops are in high demand and important for economic development and growth;
- The nature of the programme, combining theoretical, practical and work-based components, provides a useful opportunity to explore and define the practical curriculum and content implications of delivering programmes through the NOLS; and
- The development of this programme, based on open learning principles and hence providing multiple learning pathways, will help with the phasing out the parallel and less efficient programmes.
For exemplar materials visit http://dhet-tvet-lms.co.za/course/view.php?id=30