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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

Diploma: Pentecostal Theology 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
49574  Diploma: Pentecostal Theology 
ORIGINATOR ORIGINATING PROVIDER
  AFM Theological College t/a Auckland Park Theological Seminary 
QUALITY ASSURING BODY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
CHE - Council on Higher Education  HEQSF - Higher Education Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
Advanced Certificate  Field 07 - Human and Social Studies  Religious and Ethical Foundations of Society 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  312  Level 5  NQF Level 06  Regular-Provider-ELOAC 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Reregistered  SAQA 0695/12  2012-07-01  2015-06-30 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2016-06-30   2020-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This qualification does not replace any other qualification and is not replaced by any other qualification. 

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
Purpose of the Qualification

The purpose of the qualification is to provide qualifying learners with:
  • Personal, intellectual and practical skills in the acquisition, analysis interpretation and understanding of scientific principles, methods and contents of the various theological and human science disciplines
  • Practical competence in the application of the above-mentioned skills in church and society
  • Practical competence in the interpretation of diverse Old and New Testaments texts
  • Insight into the theological and ethical thrust of the Old and New Testaments
  • Competence to provide a basis for the further learning in the various theological and human science disciplines 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Potential learners should be in possession of a senior certificate. It is expected that they be recommended by the local assembly governing body to be suitable to follow the religious ministry as a career.

    Potential learners, who are not in possession of a senior certificate, must provide proof of an equivalent qualification. Those who claim that they have achieved relevant prior learning which should give them access to the programme must apply to the Academic Council of the AFMTC for recognition of prior learning.

    Potential learners who want to be credited for prior learning and/or experience in respect of a particular module or modules must apply in writing to the chairperson of the department offering the module or modules the learners wish to be credited for, clearly stating the title(s) of the modules or modules they want to be credited for as well as the basis on which they believe the accreditation should be granted.

    The principles of RPL are subscribed to and will be implemented in a flexible manner. The principle of flexible and open access will, however, be offset against the provision that this is not detrimental to the potential student that his/her chances of success must be reasonable. 

    RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    Total credits required: 312
  • Note: It is considered necessary to exceed the minimum credits of 240 in order to adequately satisfy the stated outcomes of the qualification.


    Minimum credits required at specific levels or maximum credits when these exceed the minima specified in regulation 8 or 9: 104 + 104 + 104

    Distribution of credits:
  • First year: 173 notional hours in each of 6 courses
  • Second year: 208 notional hours in each of 5 courses
  • Third year: 260 notional hours in each of 4 courses
  • Fundamental credits: 0
  • Core credits: 312 (Theology related)
  • Electives: 0 

  • EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    1. Understand and to communicate the Biblical standpoint on various issues; the work of the Holy Spirit, the composition and function of the church and its members and to promote the development thereof.

    2. Identify and reflect on the position and roll of God's kingdom in this broken world, the relation between the church and state and their mutual responsibilities.

    3. Demonstrate the ability to understand and interpret the various genres in the Old Testament and to apply the knowledge in proclaiming the Christian truth and in caring for people.

    4. Evaluate the history of the church and to understand its own Christian tradition in relation to others.

    5. Identify and reflect on the central truth of the different truth of the different world religions in relation with the Christian truth and to create meaningful and respectful dialogue between them.

    6. Identify and express their Christian discipleship and vocation in the context of the New Testament Christian ethos and to adopt a positive implementation of Christian discipleship values in their own lifestyle and vocations.

    7. Interpret and reflect on various New Testament genres in their historical and literacy context and to meaningfully relate Christian ministry and experience to the founding texts of the Christian movement.

    8. Identify and understand various counselling models and to do pastoral care by applying relevant models, methods and skills in culturally diverse environments and to conduct the various norms of Christian liturgy. 

    ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    1. Show a good knowledge and understanding of the Biblical standpoint orally or in writing on issues such as; the work of the Holy Spirit, the composition and function of the church and its members and to promote the development thereof.

    2. Demonstrate a good grasp orally or in writing in assignments and assessment on the position and roll of God's kingdom in this broken world, the relation between the church and state and their mutual responsibilities.

    3. Demonstrate orally or in writing in sermons, assignments and assessments, the ability to identify and understand the various genres in the Old Testament and to apply the knowledge in proclaiming the Christian truth and in caring for people.

    4. Show the ability to interpret orally or in writing the meaning and truths of the church and to understand its own Christian tradition in relation to others.

    5. Demonstrate understanding and interpretation orally or in written of the central truth of the different truth of the different world religions in relation with the Christian truth and to create meaningful and respectful dialogue between them.

    6. Effectively communicate orally or in writing in tests, assignments and examinations their Christian discipleship and vocation in the context of the New Testament Christian ethos and to adopt a positive implementation of Christian discipleship values in their own lifestyle and vocations.

    7. Show ability to interpret and reflect orally or in writing on the various New Testament genres in their historical and literacy context and to meaningfully relate Christian ministry and experience to the founding texts of the Christian movement.

    8. Demonstrate skills orally or in writing the various counselling models and their ability to conduct the various norms of Christian liturgy, and to do pastoral care by applying relevant models, methods and skills in culturally diverse environments by way of field studies.


    Integrated assessment appropriately incorporated that the purpose of the qualification is achieved:

    Learners are continually assessed via informal and formal class tests, contributions in discussions, fieldwork, case studies, assignments, and presentations, practical work in local assemblies which is evaluated by assessors.

    A two hour written examination on each module. Practical work. Assessment by local assemblies for prescribed practical work in assemblies. Field studies in pastoral care and preaching.

    Pass requirements that will be implemented:
  • Sub-minimum of 40% in tests and assignments.
  • Sub-minimum of 40% in examination.

    Pass mark: the minimum pass mark (a combination of semester and exam mark) is 50%. The ratio between the semester and exam mark will be 50:50. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    N/A 

    ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    Learners who will qualify for the Dip in Theology will receive credit towards completion of the BA Theology Honours degree at RAU. Learners could also receive credit towards the B Th at this college when approved. 

    MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Programme design, content and intended outcomes are planned by the Academic Council of the ATS. The intended programme is submitted to the Management Council for cognizance, who submits it to the National Leadership Forum of the Church for final approval.

    Programmes are further designed in co-operation with staff of RAU with whom the ATS has co-operation agreement. 

    CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    SAQA assessor criteria:
  • Assessors must have contextual expertise. They must have relevant occupational qualifications.
  • They must have expertise in the programme matter they will be assessing and be qualified on at least one level higher than the highest level they will assess.
  • They must have education, training and development expertise.
  • They must have planning, administrative and management skills
  • They must have interpersonal skills.
  • It is accepted that the selected assessors, who are hand picked with at least a masters degree, will satisfy the above criteria.

    College criteria:
  • Internal assessors and moderators are appointed for the first and second year of studies.
  • Internal assessors and external moderators are appointed for the third year of studies.
  • It is a current requirement that they must be experts in their respective fields, with at least, a BA Honours degree in Theology or Biblical studies, or equivalent. In practice internal assessors and all moderators hold at least a Master's and mostly a Doctor's degree in the relevant field of study. 

  • NOTES 
    As per the SAQA decision, after consultation with the Quality Councils, to re-register all qualifications and part qualifications on the National Qualifications Framework that meet the criteria for re-registration, this qualification has been re-registered from 1 July 2012.
    As per the SAQA decision to re-register all provider-based qualifications on the National Qualifications Framework that meet the criteria for re-registration, this qualification has again been re-registered from 1 July 2009. As per the SAQA decision to re-register all provider-based qualifications on the National Qualifications Framework that meet the criteria for re-registration, this qualification has been re-registered from 1 July 2006. 

    UNIT STANDARDS: 
    This qualification is not based on Unit Standards. 


    LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
     
    NONE 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Quality Assuring Bodies have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Quality Assuring Body should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
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