Purpose

To build a pool of qualified facilitators who will have in-depth theoretical and practical knowledge of Outcomes-Based Education and Training (OBET) principles, advanced facilitation and presentation skills, programme design, materials development, assessment, moderation, and quality management. In addition, the ToT Programme, from the NSG perspective, is to provide recognition for those who facilitate or intend to facilitate learning using a variety of given methodologies. Formal recognition will enhance employability and provide a means to identify competent learning facilitators.

Target Group

Target beneficiaries for this programme are “entry level” trainers in the public service as well as, Independent Individual Contractors, service providers and inter-governmental partners who are responsible for the training of trainers and delivery of facilitation of training programmes for the public service. Target beneficiaries include:

  • Human Resource Development Practitioners;
  • Curriculum Developers;
  • Facilitators / Trainers;
  • HRD Managers; and
  • Training Co-ordinators.

Minimum Requirements for Enrolment

It is assumed that the learner has the following knowledge and skills:

  • Able to communicate at NQF Level 4 or equivalent (Matric or National Senior Certificate);
  • Already competent in the learning area in which they will provide training.

 

Pre-course work:

In preparation for the programme learners are required to complete the following actions, prior to attendance of the programme.

Action 1: Essential Reading: Learners are required to read through the Pre-attendance Readings. The following Pre attendance Readings will be sent (e-mailed) to accepted learners two (2) weeks prior to the commencement of the programme. The information contained in these documents will form the basis of their learning throughout the programme.

  • Human Resource Development Strategy for South Africa (NSDS 3);
  • Human Resource Development Strategy for the Public Service (Implementation Plan & Guide).
  • Skills Development Act of 1998;
  • Amended Skills Development Act of 2008;
  • National Qualifications Framework Act of 2008.

 

Action 2: Pre-attendance Activity: Learners are required to complete the Pre-attendance Activity as part of their preparation for the programme. The Pre-attendance Activity will also be sent (e-mailed) to accepted learners two (2) weeks prior to the commencement of the programme. A Resource CD which contains additional readings and the Assessment Guide will be distributed on the first day of the contact session.

NOTE: Learners must notify their supervisor/manager in order for him/her to support them on this journey. In so doing they will be able to successfully complete this programme and take the learning back to their workplace. To this end the availability of time, resources and an enabling environment will benefit both learners and their department.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this programme participants should be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of the outcomes-based education and training approach within the context of a National Qualifications Framework NQF;
  • Facilitate learning using a variety of given methodologies; and
  • Identify and respond to learners with special needs and barriers to learning.

Accreditation

This is a credit-bearing course aligned to the SAQA Unit Standard indicated in the table below. After successful completion, participants will receive a Certificate of Competence.

Unit Standard ID Unit Standard Title NQF Level Credits
263976 Demonstrate understanding of the outcomes-based education and training approach within the context of a National Qualifications Framework 5 5
117871 Facilitate learning using a variety of given methodologies 5 10
10294 Identify and respond to learners with special needs and barriers to learning 5 10

Assessment Approach

The programme follows an integrated assessment approach comprising:

  • Pre-attendance Reading and Activity;
  • Practical work-based assignment – The work-based assignment constitutes a number of workplace activities, which will allow the participant to apply knowledge and skills gained in the workplace; and
  • Summative Assessment: The work-based assignment should be packaged in the form of a Portfolio of Evidence. A qualified assessor will assess the Portfolio of Evidence. The Portfolio of Evidence will then be verified by an internal and external moderator. Participants have ten (10) weeks to complete the workplace assignment and submit a Portfolio of Evidence.

Duration

This course is presented over eight (8) working days.

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