Qualification ID: 48872
Course name: MCSD Web application
Level: Level 5
Unit Standards – SAQA: 131
This course is delivered by 2KO Africa nationally and internationally and is SAQA certified
A qualifying learner at this level will be a well-rounded IT professional, building on foundational technical skills acquired at NQF level 4, via the National Certificate in IT Technical Development or equivalent. This qualification is expanding the systems development foundation started at NQF level 4 into specialisation fields within systems development, in one or more of the following disciplines:
Object Oriented Programming.
Fourth Generation Language Programming.
Web site development.
The purpose of this qualification is to enhance readiness and provide entry into the areas of Systems Development at NQF level 5. It prepares learners for entry into the workplace or as undergraduate study in the Systems Development areas covered, providing them with the necessary knowledge needed for further study in the fields of Information Technology and Computer Sciences at Higher Education level.
The qualification is addressing the need in the workplace for nationally recognised qualifications, based on unit standards, that will allow people with workplace experience in the Systems Development areas covered, to request assessments and get recognition for prior learning.
A qualifying learner will be able to communicate effectively with fellow IT staff & users of information technology, understanding the role of technology in a business context and to be able to address business problems with appropriate information technology solutions. Learners will be able to apply the principles of creating computer software by carrying out, under limited supervision, a task of reasonable size to demonstrate an understanding of the knowledge, techniques & skills needed in one or more area of majoring/specialisation that the qualification offers.
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The following exit level outcomes will depend on the specialisation field chosen:
Carry out, under supervision, a task of reasonable size to demonstrate an understanding of the knowledge, techniques & skills needed in one or more area of majoring/specialisation. In addition to the above, unit standards will be utilised to provide depth of specification of the outcomes ranges and the assessment criteria and processes.
Assessment of Critical Cross-field Outcomes
To ensure applicability of Fundamental and Critical Cross-field Outcomes, this should be assessed as part of Core and Elective assessments.
A Learner will be able to
Communicate effectively with fellow IT staff & users of information systems
Understand the role of technology in the business context.
Demonstrate an understanding of problem solving techniques, and how to apply them in a systems development environment
Demonstrate an understanding of Systems Development, with all its implications
Relate business problems and information technology solutions
Apply the principles of creating computer software
Furthermore, the assessment process should also cover the following generic components
Measure the quality of the observed practical performance as well as the theory and underpinning knowledge behind it;
Use methods that are varied to allow the learner to display thinking and decision making in the demonstration of practical performance;
Maintain a balance between practical performance and theoretical assessment methods to ensure each is measured in accordance with the level of the qualification; and ensure that the relationship between practical and theoretical is not fixed but varies according to the outcomes being assessed.
2KO Africa offers computer courses for students at all levels, and is also a leading supplier of internationally recognised online IT training, plus we offer SAQA certified training anywhere in South Africa.