Level: 5
SAQA ID: 50334
Learnership Duration: 12 Months
Credits: 120
Contact Days: Customise to client-specific needs and learner experience/level
Target Market: Learning facilitators; Assessors; learner and learning supporters; Skills development facilitators; ETD coordinators; Training officers; training administrators

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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
Unit Standards - Core component
US ID US Title Level Credits
117865  Assist and support learners to manage their learning experiences Level 4 5
123396  Define target audience profiles and skills gaps Level 4 6
115753  Conduct outcomes-based assessment Level 5 15
114924  Demonstrate understanding of the outcomes-based education and training approach within the context of a National Qualifications Framework Level 5 5
123397  Evaluate a learning intervention using given evaluation instruments Level 5 10
117871  Facilitate learning using a variety of given methodologies Level 5 10
117874  Guide learners about their learning, assessment and recognition opportunities Level 5 6
15221  Provide information and advice regarding skills development and related issues Level 5 4

Unit Standards - Fundamental component
US ID US Title Level Credits
115789  Sustain oral interaction across a wide range of contexts and critically evaluate spoken texts Level 5 5
115790  Write and present for a wide range of purposes, audiences and contexts Level 5 5
Unit Standards - Elective component
US ID US Title Level Credits
15227  Conduct skills development administration in an organisation Level 4 4
110506  Demonstrate and apply knowledge and understanding of the basic components and fundamental skills of effective communication Level 4 4
15232  Coordinate planned skills development interventions in an organisation Level 5 6
119665  Demonstrate understanding of the concept of human rights and democracy and its application in society Level 5 12
15217  Develop an organisational training and development plan Level 5 6
123394  Develop outcomes-based learning programmes Level 5 10
123398  Facilitate the transfer and application of learning in the workplace Level 5 5
10294  Identify and respond to learners with special needs and barriers to learning Level 5 10
252041  Promote a learning culture in an organisation Level 5 5
15222  Promote a learning culture in an organisation Level 5 3
15218  Conduct an analysis to determine outcomes of learning for skills development and other purposes Level 6 4
115759  Conduct moderation of outcomes-based assessments Level 6 10
115755  Design and develop outcomes-based assessments Level 6 10
123401  Design outcomes-based learning programmes Level 6 15
10305  Devise interventions for learners who have special needs Level 6 16
123400  Evaluate and promote education training and development (ETD) providers, services and products for organisational use Level 6 5
123400  Evaluate and promote education training and development (ETD) providers, services and products for organisational use Level 6 5

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