SKILLS DEVELOPMENT – What is Foundational Learning Competence – FLC?

Foundational Learning Competence (FLC) is a part-qualification that consists of two learning areas: Communications and Mathematical Literacy.   Foundational Learning Competence outlines the minimum level of competence required for optimal functioning in the world of work and for occupational learning at NQF Levels 2 – 4. It is a part qualification registered at NQF Level 2 and carries 40 credits in total. Each learning area carries 20 credits.   The FLC is directed at learners in occupational qualifications registered on the NQF at Level 2, 3 and 4. It is…

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The Compliance and Importance of Skills Development in South Africa

Skills development in the workplace is a necessity in order to successfully complete in local as well as the global economy.   In South Africa, the Skills Development Act which was promulgated by the government in 1998, seeks to empower the South African workforce, improve productivity, drive down unemployment while creating a more inclusive and cohesive society.     Businesses, large and small, often find compliance to the various acts difficult to navigate and manage.  South African businesses are required to comply with the Skills Development Act, Skills Development Levies Act,…

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How to get into the vibration of WEALTH and ABUNDANCE

Whatever we repeatedly say to ourselves out aloud or in our thoughts is an affirmation, whether the words are positive or negative.   A part of our brain, the Reticular Activating System (RAS), makes positive or negative words that are repeated over time become our identity and who we are.   So, how do affirmations work?   We have two minds… our conscious mind and our subconscious mind. Our conscious mind is the logical one while the subconscious mind is completely illogical.  The subconscious mind relies on past experience. It…

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A READING MEDITATION

We developed this reading meditation for times when you find it difficult to find a space where you can close your eyes and meditate.   With this meditation you simply read the text and the written words will guide your mind in a powerful meditation that could change your life. Simply read the words you will find below, over and over every day. You can also read these words out aloud if you are able to, which will make this meditation more powerful. If you are able to, close your…

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How to LOSE WEIGHT and keep it off

Obesity is an epidemic!  Despite growing recognition of the problem, the obesity epidemic continues and obesity rates are increasing around the world.    Numerous fad diets, pills, shakes, and new ways of eating are emerging – it is really difficult to choose the best option. Which diets work? Healthy eating lifestyle diets do. However, there is only one person who can take control of your personal body weight, and that is you.   It all starts and ends with you.     Your thoughts, your decisions, your actions.  What you tell…

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How to change your life with these daily POSITIVE AFFIRMATIONS

Everything that we repeatedly say to ourselves out aloud, or in our thoughts is an affirmation, positive or negative. Our subconscious mind and thoughts create our reality and repeating positive affirmations out aloud daily will program your mind. Positive affirmations can help to manifest the life of your dreams.   Start today and repeat these affirmations at least three times daily:-   First thing in the morning At Midday Just before you go to sleep   CHANGE YOUR LIFE BY REPEATING THESE POSITIVE AFFIRMATIONS NOW          …

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How to Set Mid-Year Career Goals

It’s just past the middle of the year, and it’s time to take a look back at those New Year’s resolutions.   Too many people these days set goals early in the year and then don’t even think about them until December rolls around once again. But this is a recipe for totally failing to fulfill even a single plan for the year. In order to stay goal-centered and focused, it’s important to take some time for a mid-year check-in.   Re-considering your goals partway through the year can seem…

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How to create SUCCESS with these 3 crucial daily disciplines

Yes, we can create success and it is sometimes more of an art than a science but, there are in our view, three daily disciplines that we need to cultivate to be successful.     Awareness Awareness is our situational perception, in other words it is where we are focussing our attention.  You can test your situational awareness as follows:  Take a moment to observe the people you pass, try describing them to yourself, and check to see how accurately you were able to describe them. Or, simply sit down,…

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South African Teacher’s Class Dancing Video Goes Viral

Bishop Lavis High School creative arts teacher Florance Vermeulen is encouraging his students to dance their way to success.   In a video going viral online, the dynamic Cape Town educator can be seen leading his class in a synchronised dance to Afrobeats hit ‘Azonto’ by Ghanaian-British hitmaker Fuse ODG.     The lyrics go: “Nobody wanna see you rising, And when they do it they don’t like it, they just wanna see you deep in crisis, drive yourself you don’t need a license.” The onnie says: I didn’t know…

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How Knitting Embeds Mathematics into our Society [ TED Talk Video ]

Eleanor Breaks makes a plea for the preservation of traditional crafts like knitting, demonstrating the embedded mathematical knowledge taught with such skills.     She takes a famous Feynman quote on Argyle socks and turns it into reality.       For those that do not know… here is how Wikipedia defines knitting: Knitting is a method by which yarn is manipulated to create a textile or fabric, often used in many types of garments. Knitting creates multiple loops of yarn, called stitches, in a line or tube. Knitting has…

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