We are proud to be an accredited service provider to:

1. ETDP (Education, Training and Development Practice Sector Education and Training Authority)
2. HPCSA (Health Professions Council of South Africa)
3. MEDICLINIC Private Hospital group

We combine accredited learning material with innovative SPIN (special interest) courses thus offering language training according to your specific work environment needs. Our courses have been accredited with a variety of organisations.

1. SAQA (South African Qualifications Authority) Unit standard 114 988, NQF Level 1, 6 credits
2. HPCSA for 35 CEU's (Continual Education Units) of which 27 is for clinical and 8 for ethical points.
3. Mediclinic for 5 MAP points.
4. University course selection.


Eden Language Academy will issue a certificate of competence to learners who have been found competent.
Learners who have enrolled for our SAQA version of the course; portfolios will be moderated by both an Internal and External Moderator after which the results will be uploaded to the ETDP SETA database.
The results are then verified by the ETDP SETA who issues a statement of results. Results are then uploaded to the National Learner Record Database by the ETDP ESTA.
Eden Language Academy will post the certificates and email the statement of results to the Learners who have been found competent, once it has been released by the ETDP SETA.

The South African Qualifications Authority

SAQA has the following role with respect to professional bodies:

1.  SAQA must develop and implement policy and criteria for recognizing a professional body and registering a professional designation for the purposes of this Act, after consultation with statutory and non-statutory bodies of expert practitioners in occupational fields and with the QC.
2.  SAQA must recognize a professional body and register its professional designation if the relevant criteria have been met.


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The National Qualifications Framework

The National Qualifications Framework (NQF) is a comprehensive system approved by the Minister for the classification, registration, publication and articulation of quality-assured national qualifications.  In short, the NQF is the set of principles and guidelines by which records of learner achievement are registered to enable national recognition of acquired skills and knowledge, thereby ensuring an integrated system that encourages life-long learning.

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The Educational, Training and Development Practise Sector Education Training Authority is mandated to promote and facilitate the delivery of education, training and development in order to enhance the skills profile of the Education, Training and Development (ETD) sector and contribute to the creation of employment opportunities especially for those previously disadvantaged.

Out of the 21 SETAs, the ETDP SETA is one of 18 SETAs that have been re-established with no changes for the period 2011 – 2016 (Certificate no. 07/ETDP/01/04/11) by the Minister of Higher Education and Training (DHET), Dr Blade Nzimande.

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Mediclinic Southern Africa represents the Southern African operations of Mediclinic International, the sixth largest private hospital group in the world.  Mediclinic Southern Africa has more than 7 600 beds in 52 multidisciplinary hospitals in South Africa and Namibia.

Mediclinic International also owns Hirslanden, the largest private healthcare group in Switzerland, as well as Mediclinic Middle East, a private healthcare group in the United Arab Emirates.  

MAP points for nursing staff counts for their Continuing Education.

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The Health Professions Council of South Africa

The HPCSA, in conjunction with its 12 Professional Boards, is committed to promoting the health of the population, determining standards of professional education and training, and setting and maintaining excellent standards of ethical and professional practice.

In order to safeguard the public and indirectly the professions, registration in terms of the Act is a prerequisite for practicing any of the health professions with which Council is concerned.

The Council guides and regulates the health professions in the country in aspects pertaining to registration, education and training, professional conduct and ethical behaviour, ensuring continuing professional development, and fostering compliance with healthcare standards. All individuals who practice any of the health care professions incorporated in the scope of the HPCSA are obliged by the Health Professions Act No. 56 of 1974 to register with the Council. Failure to do so constitutes a criminal offence.

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HPCSA Continuing Professional Development programme  

Healthcare practitioners have a responsibility to continually update their professional knowledge and skills for the end benefit of the patient or client.  To this end the HPCSA has implemented a Continuing Professional Development program.  Every practitioner is required to accumulate 30 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) per twelve-month period and five of the units must be on ethics, human rights and medical law.  Each CEU will be valid for 24 months from the date on which the activity took place (or ended, in the event of post-graduate studies) after which it would lapse.  This means that practitioners should aim to accumulate a balance of 60 CEUs by the end of their second year of practice, and thereafter top-up the balance through additional CPD as each 24 - month validity period expires.

Mandatory random audits are conducted to ensure compliancy.  Once a practitioner’s name has been selected, they are required to submit a CPD portfolio to Council within 21 days.  Non-compliant practitioners will be given six months in order to comply.  After the period of 6 months a practitioner will again be audited and if there is still non-compliance, the Professional Board will consider appropriate action.  Practitioners are only required to submit their CPD portfolios when their names are drawn from a random sample audit and when requested to submit their completed form CPD 1 IAR with accompanying proof of CPD activities undertaken.

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About Us

Offering a large variety of African and European language courses, Eden Language Academy has become Africa's biggest language company.
Our industry-specific language courses for all types of professions have put us amongst the world leaders in innovative language training.

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  • Phone:
    +27(44) 873 2102
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  • Head Office:
    98 Mitchell Street,George
    6529, South Africa
  • Postal:
    P.O.Box 4997
    George East, 6539
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