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A: We have a strict verification process that commences once you have completed all your credits. This takes about a month. The official verification by INSETA takes place in the following month but is entirely based on INSETA’s schedule. Once successfully verified, we have 21 working days to upload the credits on INDICIUM. Thereafter, it is based on INSETA’s turnaround time to Quality Assure the credits and process the certificate. (The entire process generally takes between three and six months however INSETA’s timeframes are not always confirmed.)
A: The academic submission then goes through a moderation, verification and certification process before the learnership can be confirmed as being successfully completed.
A: This is based on the qualification you have completed within the relevant field. See Courses and Qualifications.
A: You can use your official GIFS results letters as confirmation of credits completed. However, the results letter does state the verification status.
A: The learnership is made up of two components: theory (the GIFS course for which you have enrolled) and workplace practicals(logbooks). You need to complete both components to obtain the qualification.
A: Remediation is done for Not Yet Competent (NYC) sections within the original marked portfolios highlighted in a different colour pen. This shows the second attempt for remediation.
A: As part of the Level 4 qualifications basic Mathematics, Financial Literacy and a recognised First and Second Language forms the fundamental part of the qualification. If you do not a matric certificate or have not passed Mathematics and a First and Second Language, you are required to complete these unit standards in-order to satisfy the qualification requirements.
A: It is compulsory and is a requirement of the qualification to test understanding of basic Mathematical concepts if the minimum CAT (Credit Accumulation Transfer) requirements are not met.
A:We have the following approved examination centres as per our timetable deadlines for distance learners .

Johannesburg – Graduate Institute of Financial Sciences – Sandton; Wits University; Midrand Training Centre.

Durban - Graduate Institute of Financial Sciences – uMhlanga and University of KZN

Cape Town – University of Stellenbosch

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