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South African Qualifications Authority Act, 1995 (Act No. 58 of 1995)

Level Descriptors Regulations (NQF levels 1 to 4), 2003

4. Level descriptors, NQF level 2


A learning programme leading to the award of a qualification or unit standards at NQF level 2 shall develop learners who demonstrate with regard to:

(a) applied competence—
(i) a basic operational knowledge of one or more areas or fields of study, in addition to the fundamental areas of study;
(ii) an understanding of the environment within which the learner operates in a wider context;
(iii) an ability to use a variety of common tools and instruments;
(iv) the ability to apply literacy and numeracy skills to a range of different but familiar contexts;
(v) an ability to use their knowledge to select and apply known solutions to well-defined routine problems;
(vi) a basic ability to collect, organise and report information clearly and accurately; and
(vii) an ability to express an opinion on given information clearly in spoken and written form;
(b) autonomy of learning—
(i) a capacity to work and learn in a disciplined manner in a well structured and supervised environment;
(ii) an ability to manage their time effectively; and
(iii) an ability to develop sound working relationships and an ability to work effectively as part of a group.