Faculty Training Institute (FTI) is pleased to announce its establishment as an RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) Centre.  FTI’s establishment as an RPL Centre allows it to review and confirm the prior formal or work-based learning of candidates, for the purpose of achieving a qualification in project management. The qualification that FTI will assess and issue is the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA) registered qualification: National Certificate in Project Management (NQF level 5) (SAQA ID 58395) 120 credits.

FTI, an EOH Group Company, is a recognised training leader in the domains of business and systems analysis, project management, enterprise architecture and testing. The training company

met the stringent criteria of the Services Sector Education and Training Authority (SETA) to become an RPL Centre for the National Certificate in Project Management. Services SETA is the statutory body tasked with quality assurance, education provisioning and assessment of education for services including those in the Project Management field.

FTI’s incentive to offer the RPL programme is the recognition that there are able people with valuable knowledge and experience in workplaces and communities, who may or may not have had the opportunity to engage in formal learning previously, who could benefit from the RPL process. ‘’Project management is a definite strategic skills requirement for the economy and acknowledging these people by way of a formal RPL process  will contribute to the knowledge pool and the building of intellectual capital of South Africa,” says Steve Erlank, CEO of FTI.

Recognition of Prior Learning is a process whereby, through assessment of candidates’ knowledge and skills, credit is given to learning which has previously been acquired. The term ‘Prior learning’ is extended beyond formal education and training interventions, and also considers work-place experience and general life experiences.
RPL candidates undergo a series of assessments specifically designed to assist them to demonstrate their competence by compiling a comprehensive Portfolio of Evidence (PoE). Once their PoE has been assessed and they have been found competent against the qualification’s assessment criteria, candidates graduate with the National Certificate in Project Management.

To Book for the National Certificate in Project Management programmes commencing in Cape Town on 29 April and Johannesburg on 30 May or to find out more about the RPL programme please visit or contact Elector at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 021 6834506

About Faculty Training Institute

Faculty Training Institute (FTI) was established in 1989 to provide affordable, practical and professional training of the highest standards to the IT industry. Starting with two Diploma courses, one in IS Project Management and one in Systems Analysis and Design, FTI’s product range now encompasses a wide and growing range of programmes.

These programmes serve the professional skills-development needs of a community that stretches much wider than just Information Technology. The modern world continues to shift towards a Knowledge Economy where old skills and paradigms become obsolete and new careers and roles emerge. These roles require multi-skilled individuals capable of high-order thinking and problem-solving skills, across a range of industries and knowledge domains.

FTI’s strategy is to proactively identify these knowledge roles and create courses and programmes that define and support these roles. In the past 20 years FTI has graduated thousands of knowledge professionals from their signature Diploma programmes, with many delegates returning to augment their skills by attending our focused, intensive short courses. Our corporate client base now extends across Southern Africa and includes numerous leading companies.

Faculty Training Institute holds the following institutional accreditations:

•    Fully Accredited Education and Training Provider with the MICT SETA (ACC/2010/00/601).
•    First Education Provider to be endorsed by the International Institute of Business Analysis
•    (IIBA®) in South Africa and hold Charter status.
•    Registered Education Provider (REP 2841) with the Project Management Institute (PMI®).
•    Awarded Institute of Sectoral and Occupational Excellence (ISOE) status in Business Analysis by MICT SETA

FTI is an EOH Group Company.

About EOH

EOH is a leader in technology and business solutions. We are the largest enterprise applications
provider in South Africa and one of the top three IT service providers in the region. This year, we
ranked 4th in the Financial Mail’s Top 100 Companies survey.

At a glance:

▲ Leader in technology and business solutions
▲ Largest implementer of enterprise solutions
▲ End-to-end offerings
▲ Strong black empowerment profile
▲ Operates in South Africa, Africa and UK
▲ Listed on JSE since 1998
▲ Over 3 200 people
▲ 2000 Customers

Editorial Contact
Robyn Loy
Faculty Training Institute
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