Foundational Learning Competency (FLC)

Foundational Learning Competency (FLC)


The IEB is a registered assessment agency with Umalusi Council for General and Further Education. Umalusi externally moderates NQF Level 1-4 assessments. The IEB work closely with SETAs and industry to address their assessment needs, particularly in respect of the fundamental areas of learning i.e. Communications, Numeracy and Mathematical Literacy.




The IEB offers national examinations twice a year in June and November. In addition, we also respond to the needs of our clients by offering Exams on Request (EOR) from February to May, July to October, and again in December.

The IEB assessment involves summative assessment at AET level 1 to 3 and NQF 1 to 4, external assessment and moderation of provider assessment (Site Based Assessment – SBA) at NQF level 1.


What Learndirect Offer:


Online initial assessment and skills diagnostic which creates an individualised learner plan and well as a comprehensive e-learning programme covering the following disciplines:


  • Listening
  • Punctuation
  • Reading
  • Grammar
  • Spelling
  • Comprehension
  • Geometry
  • Statistics
  • Numbers
  • Algebra


Learners will receive thorough education and training in preparation for the following IEB assessments:


Foundational Learning Competency (NQF 2-4)


  • Communication in English
  • Mathematical literacy


Accreditation & Funding


As a registered provider with the IEB Learndirect is able to provide a range of delivery options in support of this accredited programme supported by the QCTO.

Approximate module duration: 156 hours


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South Africa



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Dan Carter