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|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|Higher Certificate in Christian Leadership and Management|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|93927||Higher Certificate in Christian Leadership and Management|
|Theological Education by Extension College of Southern Africa|
|PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY||NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK|
|CHE - Council on Higher Education||HEQSF - Higher Education Qualifications Sub-framework|
|Higher 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||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|
This is an entry level qualification with the purpose of capacitating current and future leaders of predominantly Christian organisations to exercise theologically, ethically and administratively sound leadership and management for the direct benefit of their organisations and for the benefit of society in general. The qualification is primarily vocational and will benefit leaders and managers, as well as clergy who wish to complete post-ordination studies with a special focus on leadership and management. The qualification can serve as the prerequisite for churches and Christian organisations to facilitate the formal recognition or appointment of leaders and managers. This qualification can articulate into further theological studies.
The qualification addresses the acknowledged need within churches and other Christian organisations for training and equipping of non-ordained leaders to improve the quality of their participation in the leadership and management of their organisations. It also responds to the expressed need for ongoing post-ordination training for clergy. This in turn will qualitatively and quantitatively impact the service of these organisations to their constituencies and their wider communities.
The church throughout history has drawn on the services of both professional and leadership, but in most eras has primarily focused on the academic development of the professional clergy. The development of the laity has taken place on an ad-hoc basis, usually at the level of the local congregation and at the discretion and skill level of the local clergy. The leadership and management capacity of the leaders and managers within Christian organisations is often the controlling factor for the quantity of ministry undertaken by organisations and the quality of that work. Therefore to train clergy to lead and manage more efficiently, and to equip leaders to function alongside professional clergy, will benefit Christian organisations and the greater communities in which they exist.
This qualification is aimed at people who are already leaders or potential leaders within Christian organisations, many of whom will not be in a position to access full-time studies. It is envisaged that most learners will complete this qualification in order to fulfil their leadership and managerial roles with greater competence and effectiveness. This qualification is offered at NQF Level 5 to allow leaders and managers with no prior formal theological education to engage a range of subject matter specific to their leadership and management ministry roles at an introductory level, without having to first complete other theology studies. For clergy pursuing post-ordination training who have possibly graduated with a theology qualification, this qualification will offer a far greater focalisation on this specific area of ministry, albeit at an introductory level. Many post-ordination learners do not have the time or energy to commit to the demands of such studies.
For many learners this may be the sum total of their theological studies. For learners who wish to pursue ordination, this qualification will provide access and an introduction to theological disciplines albeit with a specific ministry focus, and therefore provide a foundation for a cognate Diploma or Degree.
As many of these leaders and managers are volunteers in the church who simultaneously hold secular employment, the development of their leadership and management skills will have a secondary impact on their secular employment as well as their roles in community organisations.
|LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING|
|Recognition of Prior Learning:
Learners who do not meet the entry requirements may gain admission to this qualification through the recognition of formal and non-formal prior learning (incorporating experiential learning).
Admission to this qualification is based on the minimum entry requirement for a Higher Certificate, namely:
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
|The qualification comprises the following compulsory modules at NQF Level 5:
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|1. Apply foundational Christian theological knowledge in a responsible manner pertaining to Christian leadership and management within the scope of leadership and management of Christian organisation(s).
2. Apply foundational ethical knowledge and values pertaining to Christian leadership and management within the scope of leadership and management of Christian organisation(s).
3. Apply foundational leadership knowledge, skills and values within the scope of leadership of Christian organisation(s).
4. Apply foundational management knowledge, skills and values within the scope of leadership and management of Christian organisation(s).
5. Apply administrative knowledge and skills relevant to Christian leadership and management.
6. Possess knowledge, values and self-awareness as a Christian leader and/or manager.
|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:
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 5:
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 6:
Regular assessments of holistic skills of learners will be performed. The essence of the assessment approach will be that of formative and summative assessments, which will incorporate written assignments, class tests and examinations. Written assignments are directly linked to theory and will incorporate the theory and skills related to the Exit Level Outcomes.
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Destiny College in Glasgow offers a Certificate in Chastain Leadership. The qualification covers biblical principles. The qualification is designed to contribute to a comprehensive training for aspiring, as well as seasoned, Christian leaders.
The qualifications equips learners to learn the principles of biblical leadership, including, servant leadership, Spirit-anointed leadership, and how to manage others.
|Horizontally, this qualification articulates with:
Vertically, this qualification articulates with:
|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:|
|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 Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries 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 Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
|1.||Theological Education by Extension College of Southern Africa|