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|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|Higher Certificate in Interior Decorating|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|94798||Higher Certificate in Interior Decorating|
|Inscape Education Group|
|PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY||NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK|
|CHE - Council on Higher Education||HEQSF - Higher Education Qualifications Sub-framework|
|Higher Certificate||Field 02 - Culture and Arts||Design Studies|
|ABET BAND||MINIMUM CREDITS||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||QUAL CLASS|
|Undefined||120||Not Applicable||NQF Level 05||Regular-Provider-ELOAC|
|REGISTRATION STATUS||SAQA DECISION NUMBER||REGISTRATION START DATE||REGISTRATION END DATE|
|LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT||LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT|
|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|
The purpose of this qualification is to "provide an introduction to the interior decorating profession and its role within the broader context of the Built Environment and related Interior Decorating practices." Secondly, learners will be provided "with the skills, competencies and academic knowledge required to practice in the Built Environment as an Interior Decorator".
Thirdly, the qualifying learner can move to other (related) fields. Lastly, it is to make it possible for a person to earn an Interior Decorating qualification formalising the learning that they have achieved through other means.
Learners will be able to:
The qualification has been designed to challenge learners to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of the theory relevant to their discipline by reflecting this in the practical execution of their assignments.
The provision of occupationally-directed education and training within the interior decorating field is crucial if the country is to achieve these goals:
This, in turn, will contribute to solving social problems such as poverty, crime etc. [BUSA (2010) Annual Review, Johannesburg].
The Institution establishes solutions to these needs through research and on-going consultation with industry partners and employers of our learners undertaking internships nationally.
Inscape recognises the ways in which education in the interior decorating sector can help stimulate South African communities:
Thus this, in turn, will contribute to reducing social problems such as poverty, the need for job creation etc.
The qualification will prepare a learner for a career in Interior Decorating. Typically, the learner would find employment in a built environment practice in one of a variety of fields, e.g.: residential and small-scale commercial buildings. They can work in an interior decorating firm, interior design firm, architectural practice for developers, town planners or an in-house facilities department to name but a few. Or the more entrepreneurial person could start their own interior decorating business, or contract their services as an interior decorating consultant.
|LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING|
|Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):
RPL will be applied to enable entry to the qualification.
When a person wishing to enroll for the qualification has already acquired the some of the necessary knowledge and skills, whether through formal learning or any other means, Inscape will provide an alternative, 'flexible entry route' to enrolment. The college can conduct a Recognition of Prior Learning assessment to determine - from a portfolio of evidence aligned to our syllabus - the extent to which a candidate has acquired the knowledge and skills and exempt him or her from having to repeat that learning.
RPL Assessment instruments will entail:
To be able to gain access to the Higher Certificate in Interior Decorating applicants should be in possession of:
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
|This qualification comprises 16 compulsory modules at NQF Level 5, totaling 120 Credits:
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|1. An understanding of the design elements and design principles (visual order) and be able to apply this practically.
2. Undertake and manage all aspects of interior decorating projects.
3. Knowledge and understanding of colour theory within the context of interior decorating.
4. Basic conceptualisation skills (creative problem solving skills) and be able to apply these practically.
|ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA|
|Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 1:
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 2:
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 3:
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 4:
There will only be a formative assessment project that will entail experiential training - whereby learners will submit and present a detailed report documenting their experiences, both written and orally. The presentation will include visual and documentary evidence of work completed.
|A comparability study was conducted with the KLC School of Design in London and Nanette Cameron School of Interior Design in Auckland in order to establish whether the qualification being offered at Inscapes compares with these international qualifications. The study focused on the purpose of the qualifications.
KLC School of Design in London offers the Certificate Interior Design qualification which is a career orientated course that introduces learners to the essentials of good design and decoration to ensure that learners are introduced to every aspect of residential interior decoration and design and that there is plenty of opportunity for "hands on" practice.
The KLC Certificate Interior Design is designed to provide learners with the knowledge and necessary skills required for entry into the interior design industry. Successful completion of the course combined with work experience in the industry should provide learners with the knowledge and experience needed to forge a professional career in residential interior design or other areas of the industry.
The course introduces learners to the methodology and process of design to include taking the client brief, design analysis and development through to design implementation and evaluation. A particularly inspirational part of the curriculum focuses on conceptual work and accessing creativity. Learners are given an appreciation of how colour, texture and pattern work together and how to apply this knowledge with confidence to create attractive decorative schemes.
Learners also learn about the production of technical drawings, freehand sketches, rendered visuals and presentation boards to illustrate design decisions and decorative schemes and effective verbal presentation skills are also encouraged.
In addition learners are also given an overview of the legal and regulatory environment along with an understanding of the day to day administrative procedures involved in running a professional design practice.
Nanette Cameron School of Interior Design in Auckland offers a Design Certificate which focuses on the following areas:
Colour: An intensive study of Colour:
The other Art Elements:
Consideration of the psychological and practical:
The qualification offered by Inscape compares favourably with the international qualifications in terms of the purpose of each of the qualifications.
|Upon completion the learner will be able to articulate horizontally to:
And vertically to:
|CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS|
|As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2015.|
|LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION:|
|PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION:|
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