National Certificate: ODETDP – 50331

Level: 6
SAQA ID: 50331
Learnership Duration: 12 Months
Credits: 145
Contact Days: Customise to client-specific needs and learner experience/level
Target Market: Learning facilitators; Assessors; learner and learning supporters; Skills development facilitators; Training managers; training officers; ODETDP practitioners

Recommended entry requirements
  • It is assumed that practitioners have expertise in the subject/occupation field in which they intend to provide education, training and development, at a level required to engage meaningfully in ETD within that field. 
  • It is also assumed that learners working towards this qualification hold a FETC or equivalent. Further learning assumptions are specified within the associated unit standards where required.
  • Access to the qualification is open, bearing in mind the learning assumed to be in place.

This qualification is for those who want to build on an FETC in any field to enter the field of ODETD as a potential career and have little or no previous exposure to ETD. The qualification will also be valuable for those who may have been practising within the field, but without formal recognition. 

This qualification will provide practitioners with the general ETD skills required at NQF level 5 across five key ETD roles, with the opportunity to specialise further in one of the following four roles: 

  • Design and develop learning interventions
  • Facilitate learning
  • Design and conduct assessments
  • Facilitate skills development

Practitioners will generally carry out their role within the context of: 

  • Given Quality Assurance policies, procedures and processes
  • A guided and supported learning environment
Qualification rules

This qualification requires a total of 120 credits as listed below:


Fundamental component:

Fundamental: all 10 credits for Communications


Core component:

Core: all 61 Core credits


Elective component:

Elective: any 49 of the 116 Elective credits. Learners are urged to focus on all the Electives from at least one complete exit level outcome and make up the rest of the credits from the Elective unit standards associated with the remaining exit level outcomes

Exit level outcomes

On completion of this qualification, the learner will be able to:

  1. Communicate in a variety of ETD settings
  2. Design and develop learning programmes and processes
  3. Facilitate and evaluate learning 
  4. Engage in and promote assessment practices 
  5. Provide learning support to learners and organisations 
  6. Conduct skills development facilitation