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which level of the South African National Qualifications Framework does PMP match
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I am just wondering if anybody can tell me when taking the South African National Qualifications Framework (NQF) into consideration, where does Prince2 and PMP fit, on which Level ?
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Peter,

From what I can determine from "Comparison of PM Standards and Assessments" available at Global Alliance for the Project Professions (globalpmstandards.org) - SAQA NQF 5 closely aligns with PRINCE2 and PMBOK. But these are the standards that are assessed, not the certifications/qualifications themselves such as PMP or PRINCE2 Practitioner.

Comparing the certifications seems a little tricky as I cannot find any direct mapping.
So our way will get a little roundabout...
PMSA's Project Manger (Level 1) and Senior Project Manager (Level 2) designations require NQF 7 & experience. And the Professional Project Manager (Level 3) - NQF 8 & even more experience.

When comparing the PMSA designations to the IPMA's certifications they seem to match rather closely to the bottom three IPMA certifications:
PMSA Level 3 == IPMA Level B
PMSA Level 2 == IPMA Level C
PMSA Level 1 == IPMA Level D

Looking further at IPMA's website (ipma.world) or in my case (ipma-usa.org),
IPMA Level B is directly compared to PMI's Program Management Professional (PgMP) and IPMA Level D is likened to PRINCE2 Foundation and PMI CAPM.

So now we have, albeit a circuitous route:
PMSA Level 3 == IPMA Level B == PMI PgPM
PMSA Level 2 == IPMA Level C ~~ PMI PMP / PRINCE2 Practitioner
PMSA Level 1 == IPMA Level D == PMI CAPM / PRINCE2 Foundation

The PRINCE2 Practitioner is kind of a strange beast as it can be completed without any experience requirement, completely opposite of the PMP, but they are both higher level certifications that a learner must have in-depth application knowledge to pass - hence I grouped them both at IPMA Level C.

This is just my take on your question, and very possibly another practitioner or professional may have a different take, but until someone with PMSA or SAQA gives us their official word. This is how I'll view the scenario.
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PMP qualification should be assessed on it own and separate to other educational frameworks as it standard has been built up and reiterated over fifty years. This would be a different process to the educational framework of a country that is reflective of the unique demographics of a country. PMP and PMI itself caters for Project Managers who generally have a primary degree and who after obtaining the necessary minimum qualifications can apply and if accepted can take the PMP test.

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