Recent Projects – latest to oldest
- 2007 – current: Compuscan Academy is currently participating in the National Credit Regulator’s (NCR) Debt Counsellor Training Initiative and has since trained more than 1 000 debt counsellors.
- 2011 – 2012: Compuscan Academy participated as a training provider in various niche learnerships funded by BANKSETA: One Micro Finance Management and Supervision Learnership (based on the FET Certificate in Micro Finance on NQF Level 4) and five Micro Lending Frontline Service Learnerships (based on the National Certificate in Micro Finance Level 3).
- 2012 – 2013: Compuscan Academy participated in ten niche learnership groups namely the Micro Lending Front Line Service Learnership.
- 2012-2015: Compuscan Academy was appointed by BANKSETA as the training provider on their Special Micro-Finance Learnership Project where both employed and unemployed learners are the beneficiaries of the project. The unemployed learners (62 in total) completed the Micro Lending Frontline Service Learnership (National Certificate in Micro Finance Level 3) and have been placed at various employers in the micro-finance sector located in Giyani, Port Elizabeth, Cape Town, Richards Bay and Johannesburg for the duration of the learnership. The 30 employed learners completed the Micro Finance Management and Supervision Learnership located in Cape Town, East London and Johannesburg.
Archived / Older Projects
- 2003 – 2005: Compuscan Academy participated in BANKSETA’s Micro Finance Skills Project where 616 learners attended the training.
- 2004: Compuscan Academy participated in the Micro Finance Regulatory Council’s (MFRC’s) Responsible Lending Workshops (BANKSETA Funded) where 1406 learners attended the training.
- 2006/2007: Compuscan Academy participated in the Authenticated Early Debit Order System (AEDOS) Training Programme of Micro Finance SA where 523 learners attended the training.
- 2006/2007: Compuscan Academy conducted a Skills Needs Analysis and Research for customised training for Teba Bank. Compuscan Academy designed, developed and implemented a Credit Management Programme consisting of three accredited training modules. Further more we conducted train-the-trainer sessions to enable internal trainers to conduct the training in-house. We also maintained and managed their learner database, assessment and certification.
- 2007/2008: Compuscan Academy identified together with Capitec Bank the different areas of credit training required. We designed and developed four credit training modules to address their specific skills needs. We were also responsible for implementation of the modules: facilitation, assessment and certification.
- 2007/2008: Compuscan Academy designed and developed a customised training module for debt collection agents for Woolworths based on their need to understand the impact of debt counselling (as instituted by the NCA) on the debt collections process.
- 2007/2008: Compuscan Academy designed and developed customised training material to train the Lewis Group’s credit underwriters on the National Credit Act.
- 2007: Compuscan Academy successfully completed BANKSETA’s Industry Skills Research Project in collaboration with Kheta Consulting. 391 MFI’s were interviewed nationally.
- 2008: Compuscan Academy was awarded a national tender by BANKSETA to develop and conduct lifelong learning workshops on the National Credit Act (NCA) where 417 learners attended the training.
- 2009: Compuscan Academy was awarded a national tender by BANKSETA to develop and conduct lifelong learning workshops on the NCA and Magistrates Court Act where 563 learners attended the training.
- 2009: In collaboration with SWISSCONTACT, Compuscan Academy conducted training for Business Development Service Providers (BDSP’s), the intermediaries between SME’s and financial institutions, on credit scoring and assessment to enable them to assess the credit risk of a SME.
- 2010: Compuscan Academy was approved for a grant from the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Commonwealth Secretariat to train SME’s in financial literacy as a means to assist them to manage their personal and business finances effectively thereby promoting their access to credit from formal financial institutions.
- 2005 – 2010: Compuscan Academy participated in the training voucher projects of BANKSETA aimed at MFI’s who through the project are able to apply for funded microfinance skills related training.
- 2009: Compuscan Academy ventured to Nigeria and Zambia to train 110 credit staff from Blue Financial Services on ‘An Introduction to Credit Management’ and ‘Credit Assessment Practices and Methodologies.’ Both skills programmes were customised to Blue Financial Services’ specific training needs and requirements.
- 2012: Compuscan Academy conducted credit training for the employees of the National Bank of Rwanda as well as various other banks and microfinance institutions in Rwanda. The project was part of the African Development Bank Group’s second phase of their Competitiveness and Enterprise Development Project. The project consisted of two programmes namely “Fundamentals of Credit Processes” aimed at credit officers and the second programme “Fundamentals of Credit Portfolio and Risk Management” attended by Credit and Risk Managers.
- We have also conducted Credit Bureau Study Tours for Central Banks in developing countries, these include:
- Bank of Indonesia
- Bank of Uganda
- Bank of Indonesia
- National Bank of Rwanda
- Bank of Nigeria
- Credit Information Bureau of Sri Lanka (CRIB)