Vocational School

Vocational Life at Elsen

Adult Basic Education and Training (ABET) is a basic life skills education and training. This type of education includes the acquisition of basic skills of literacy and numeracy; it also provides opportunities for lifelong-learning and development. Every person child, youth and adult hall be able to benefit from educational opportunities designed to meet their basic learning needs. These needs comprise both essential learning tools (such as literacy, oral expression, numeracy and problem solving) and the basic learning content (such as knowledge, skills, values, and attitudes) required by humans beings to be able to survive, to develop their full capacities, to live and work in dignity, participate fully in development, to improve the quality of their lives, to make informed decisions, and to continue learning. 

Vocational Education Overview

ABET Levels

SAQA adopted an eight level qualifications framework – Level
1 accommodates three ABET sub-levels. The eight levels are divided into three broad bands of:

  • General Education and Training (Level 1 including the three ABET sub-levels)
  • Further Education and Training (Levels 2 to 4)
  • Higher Education (Levels 5 to 8).

Elsen Academy provides the curriculum for learners from ABET Level 1-4, preparing them successfully if they wish to futher their ABET education at an FET college.

Outcomes of ABET

  1. Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made.
  2. Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, community.
  3. Organise and manage oneself and one’s activities responsibly and effectively.
  4. Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.
  5. Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation.
  6. Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environments and health of others.
  7. Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation

Learning Areas

  • Language, Literacy and Communication
  • Mathematical literacy, Mathematics 
  • Human and Social sciences
  • Natural sciences
  • Technology
  • Economic and Management sciences
  • Life Orientation
  • Arts and Culture

Elsen Academy additional offering:

  • woodwork,
  • cooking,
  • computer literacy,
  • gardening
  • basic barista skills.

The 5 qualities

Contribute to the full personal development of each learner, it must be the intention underlying any programme of learning to make an individual aware of the importance of:

  1. reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively;
  2. participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities;
  3. being culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts;
  4. exploring education and career opportunities, and
  5. developing entrepreneurial opportunities

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