Quality assurance will be built into each and every step of the national 7-Step Programme. It is therefore not an isolated activity focusing on the final external summative assessment
or trade testing only, but is implemented right form the qualification development, learner selection, accreditation and delivery processes.

The current practice whereby a range of sector based trade certificates are issued in South Africa has been phased out and the Development through the National Artisan Moderation Body
under delegation from the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations will ensure that only national artisan trade certificates are issued.