Training Workshops

Our facilitators go through extensive training before they are appointed to be Assessment College facilitators. Assessments are standardised according to the requirements of the ETDP SETA and we have learnt much through our verifications from the SETA.

We have sophisticated systems to expedite the issuing of learner certificates and endorsement letters from the SETA. We strive for a turnaround time of four to eight weeks from the time when you submit your portfolio to the issuing of the certificate.

Become an Assessor

Assessors must be registered. To register you need a certificate against the unit standard:  Conduct Outcomes-based assessment

We offer accredited assessor training for Unit Standard 115753 over a period of three days, and can be accessed in two ways:

  • Regular scheduled public courses in Parktown or Boksburg
  • In-house courses for organisations

We also present the Power Course. This course is offered over five days and includes the portfolio building.

Do assessor training with us and get:

  • results within four to eight weeks from the date of submission of portfolio
  • an understanding of how to do assessment in the workplace

Who should be trained as assessors?

  • Line staff such as supervisors responsible for assessment in the workplace
  • HR and HRD practitioners
  • Teachers, lecturers and trainers.

What entry qualification is needed?

All you need is a qualification or experience, on one level higher, in the occupation or subject matter that you are to assess.

How long does it take?

Our Assessor courses run over three or five days.

What you learn:

Our workshop equips you to understand:

  • the NQF system and the Skills development Act
  • assessment principles and methods
  • assessment processes and procedures
  • evidence gathering and presentation
  • recognition of prior learning
  • how to develop a portfolio of evidence.

We can do a quote on in-house training for 8 or more learners.

Please click here for more information.

Become a Moderator

To be a moderator of assessment, you must be registered. To register you need a certificate against the unit standard:  Moderate outcomes-based assessment Unit Standard 115759

Our training takes place over a period of three days, and can be accessed in two ways:

  • Regular scheduled public courses
  • In-house courses for organisations or sectors

You can submit your completed portfolio after three days.

Prices for in-house workshops can be negotiated and will vary depending on number of participants.

 Do moderator training with us and get:

  • results within four to eight weeks of submitting your portfolio
  • an understanding of how to do moderation at work

Who should be trained as moderators?

  • Line staff, supervisors and managers
  • HR and HRD practitioners
  • Teachers, lecturers and trainers.

What entry qualification is needed?

  • You need to have an assessor qualification and be an expert in your field.

How long does it take?
Our courses run over three days.  Learners can submit their Portfolio of Evidence on the last day.

 Our workshop equips you to understand:

  • the need for quality assurance of assessments
  • principles and methods of moderation
  • moderation processes and procedures
  • moderation of assessment instruments
  • moderation of recognition of prior learning assessments
  • how to write a moderator report and support and develop assessors.

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Become a Facilitator

To be a really good facilitator you need training by an excellent facilitator.

We offer accredited training on: Facilitate learning using a variety of given methodologies Unit Standard 117871

We offer training facilitated by specially selected facilitators.

The learners will hand in their portfolios as they leave the workshop, making sure that you get optimal return on investment.

Prices for in-house workshops can be negotiated and will vary depending on number of participants.

  •  
    • how to plan and implement facilitation
    • good facilitation principles and methods
    • facilitation using various methods
    • managing groups
    • holding the attention of the group
    • good presentation skills
    • how to get over your fears regarding facilitation of groups.
  • What entry qualification is needed?

    You need to have some basic training.

    How long does it take?

    Our courses run over five days.

    What you learn

    Our workshop equips you to understand:

    Assessment

    Assessment College has a longstanding reputation for offering quality education and training.

    We can do a quote on in-house training for 8 or more learners. 

    Please click here to contact us for further details.

Assessment Instrument Designer

Assessments are only as good as the instruments used. We’ll teach you how to design assessment instruments fit for purpose. You will also learn to develop assessment activities.

 We offer accredited training on the Design and Develop Outcomes-based Assessment unit standard. Our training takes place over a period of three days, and can be accessed in two ways:

  • Scheduled three day public courses
  • In-house courses for organisations or sectors

Prices for in-house workshops can be negotiated and will vary depending on number of participants.

Do assessment instrument design training with us and get:

  • results within four to eight weeks of handing in your portfolio
  • an understanding of how to design assessment instruments at work

Who should be trained as designers? 

  • Line staff such as supervisors responsible for assessment in the workplace
  • HR and HRD practitioners
  • Teachers, lecturers and trainers.


What entry qualification is needed?
You should be able to analyse and interpret unit standards and qualifications. You should be a certificated assessor as candidates who have been trained as assessors find the course much easier to master.

How long does it take?
Our regular generic courses and in-house courses run over three days. After the training you need to complete a Portfolio of Evidence.

What you learn
Our workshop equips you to:

  • understand design principles of outcomes-based assessment
  • design outcomes-based assessments
  • develop assessment activities
  • develop assessment guides
  • evaluate assessment designs and guides.

Skills Development Facilitator Course (SDF)

A Skills Programme based on seven unit standards designed for SDFs 

For inexperienced SDFs we offer a comprehensive Mastering Skills Development Facilitation Programme done in two modules over a period of eight weeks. You will gain an in-depth understanding of the skills development environment, including outcomes-based education and training and quality assurance matters. This training is available as an in-house course for organisations or sectors only.

 Who should be trained as an SDF?

This course is meant for those persons who have been working as SDF's for at least a year and thus have not gone though the entire process.  We will assist you to understand the principles and theory and to present your evidence of competence for assessment purposes.

What entry qualification is needed?

We recommend that persons doing these courses have a post matric qualification and understand the training environment.  HR and HRD practitioners will be ideally suited.

How long does it take?

The course consists of two modules running over a total of eight weeks.  The learner SDF will attend the first module of four days and the second module four weeks later.

What unit standards are covered?

NLRD No.Unit StandardsNQF LevelCredits
15221 Provide information and advice regarding skills development and related issues 6 4
15218 Conduct an analysis to determine outcomes of learning for skills development and other purposes 6 4
15217 Develop an organisational training and development plan 5 6
15228 Advise on the establishment and implementation of a quality management system for skills development practices in an organisation 5 10
15232 Coordinate planned skills development interventions in an organisation 5 6
15227 Conduct skills development administration in an organisation 4 4
252041 Promote a learning culture in an organisation 5 5

What material is supplied?

Each participant receives comprehensive reference material for each unit standard as well as a workbook, evidence guides and assessment instruments.

Workshop outcome

 Our course meets all the outcomes required by the seven unit standards.  It also provides you with insight into:

  • the NQF system and the Skills Development Act
  • assessment implementation and procedures
  • evidence of competence as an SDF
  • recognition of prior learning implementation for experiences SDF's
  • portfolio presentation for assessment
  • RPL and summative assessments
  • endorsement of the certificate of competence.

Workshop methodology

You are required to participate in group and individual learning activities throughout the workshop.  You will be encouraged to identify your specific learning needs.
The workshop includes a coaching role play.

Assessment

Learners will prepare a portfolio of evidence, based on their own organisation, to submit for assessment against the unit standards.  As soon as you are found competent, and once the Assessment College has received endorsement from the ETDP SETA, you will receive a certificate of competence and statement of results.  This will prove competence and can be used as evidence for registration with your relevant SETA.

We can do a quote on in-house training for 8 or more learners.

Please click here to send us your requirements.

National Certificate: Occupationally Directed Education, Training and Development Practices

 

We now offer you RPL Assessment for Certification in the National Certificate:
Occupationally Directed Education, Training and Development Practices

We offer you the National Certificate: Occupationally Directed Education, Training and Development Practices - ID 50334

    • The methodology is interactive.
    • The activities are comprehensive, theory-rich, practical and experimental in nature with emphasis on integrating foundational, practical and reflective competence.

    You can enroll for:

    • Regular scheduled public courses
    • In-house courses for organisations or sectors 

    Prices for in-house workshops can be negotiated and will vary depending on number of participants. Please click here for more information.

Become a Coach

We will teach you to identify skills development opportunities and provide structured and targeted learning in the workplace. 

We offer accredited coach training over a period of three days.

  • Learners submit their portfolios as they leave the workshop, so the return on investment is optimal.
  • Prices for in-house workshops can be negotiated and will vary depending on number of participants

Who should be trained as a coach?

  • Once you have completed the course, you will be able to help learners to acquire specific skills in order to do their work, by showing them how to do the work, letting them do it, and evaluating the result.

The following people should attend this course:

  • Line staff responsible for training in the workplace
  • HR and HRD practitioners
  • Teachers, lecturers and trainers.

What entry qualification is needed?

You need to have a qualification at least equal to that of the learners, in the area in which you will be doing coaching.

How long does it take?

The course is three days long, during which the learner completes a portfolio of evidence.

What you learn

Our workshop equips you to understand:

  • prepare for one-on-one training on the job
  • conduct training sessions
  • monitor and report on learner progress
  • review training

What material is supplied?

You will receive a book entitled Coaching Learners, which contains the theory for the course based on the unit standard 117877: Perform one-on-one training on the job, NQF level 3 with 4 credits. 

 You also receive a portfolio framework to help you complete your portfolio of evidence.

We can do a quote on in-house training for 8 or more learners.  Please click here to send your requirements

Systems implementation

 In addition to delivering courses in coaching, the Assessment College can help you set up a complete coaching system within the workplace.

 

Become a Mentor

We will teach you to guide learners in their career and developmental options. 

We offer accredited mentor training for those who really want to make a difference. Our training takes place over a period of three days, and is accessed in this way:

  • In-house courses for organisations or sectors
  • Learners submit their portfolios as they leave the workshop, so the return on investment is optimal.
  • Prices for in-house workshops can be negotiated and will vary depending on number of participants

Who should be trained as a mentor?

  • If you need to guide and support learners, then this is for you.  You will also learn to refer learners for appropriate counselling or to career information agencies.
  • Once you have completed the course, you will be able to guide learners in their career and developmental options.

The following people should attend this course:

  • Line staff responsible for guidance of employees or learners
  • HR and HRD practitioners
  • Teachers, lecturers and trainers.

What entry qualification is needed?

All you need is a qualification (or equivalent competence) in the occupation or subject matter in which you will practice mentoring.

How long does it take?

Our generic courses runs over three days. The learner must hand in a mentoring portfolio afterward the workshop, after handling at least one case at work. 

What you learn

Our workshop equips you to understand:

  • source and maintain information to assist and support learners
  • provide assistance and support to learners
  • maintain records of assistance and support provided
  • review support services.

What material is supplied?

You will receive a book entitled Mentoring, which contains the theory for the course based on the following unit standards: 117865: Assist and support learners to manage their learning experiences, NQF level 4 with 5 credits. 114215: Mentor a colleague to enhance the individuals knowledge, skills, values and attitudes in a selected career path, NQF level 4 with 8 credits.

You also receive a portfolio framework to help you complete your portfolio of evidence.  The instruments will be ideal for re-use in your workplace.

Assessment

During the workshop learners will prepare a portfolio of evidence to submit for assessment against the unit standard.  As soon as you are found competent, and once the Assessment College has received endorsement from the ETDP SETA, it will issue the necessary certificate.  This will prove competence and can be used as evidence for registration with your relevant SETA.

We can do a quote on in-house training for 8 or more learners.  Please click here or send your requirements.

Systems implementation

Design and develop learning material programmes

This Skills Programme is based on the Unit Standards: 123394 NQF level 5 and Design Outcomes Based learning Programmes.

This programme covers the Design, development and evaluation of Outcomes based learning programmes within the context of the NQF.  The course covers the following:

  • Analysing a need
  • Outcomes based design
  • Determine and sequence content
  • Select instructional strategies and media
  • Developing a Programme Strategy
  • Develop the training programme
  • Implementing the training programme
  • Evaluation

 
ODETDP Certificate Level 5 ID 50334

Clustered into five skills programmes

  1. Understanding learning and analyse learning needs
  2. Development of learning material
  3. Facilitation of learning
  4. Assessment of learning
  5. Learner support

Total of 131 credits which allows you to have access to the balance of the ODEDTP National Diploma Level 5

Duration: 5-6 months

ODETDP National Diploma Level 5 ID 50334

  • Balance of the required 240 credits for the National Diploma can be enrolled on an individual basis
  • Learners can work independently in their own time
  • Contact sessions are scheduled  but attendance is not compulsory
  • Duration: 1 year


Entry Requirements:

ETD practitioners should have a Grade 12 or equivalent and qualifications and experience in the subject or occupational field in which they intend to provide training and development. 

For course dates in 2016 please click here

Design and Develop Outcomes-based learning programmes

This programme covers the design, development and evaluation of learning programmes within the context of the NQF. The text is divided into eight chapters:

  • Chapter 1: Analysing a need
  • Chapter 2: Outcomes based design
  • Chapter 3: Determine and sequence content
  • Chapter 4: Select instructional strategies and media
  • Chapter 5: Developing a Programme Strategy
  • Chapter 6: Develop the training programme
  • Chapter 7: Implementing the training programme
  • Chapter 8: Evaluation

Assessment

The portfolio of evidence allows the assessor to assess the candidate’s competence in a progressive way so that, by the end of the learning programme, they will have gathered sufficient evidence to prove their competence as an ETD Practitioner in accordance with the unit standards. The assessment requires the candidate to demonstrate foundational knowledge, practical skills and reflexive competence. 

This learning programme will provide the learner with all the information to gain a clear understanding of the process and principles of learning material design, develop and evaluation.

National Diploma: Occupationally Directed Education, Training and Development Practices SAQA Qualification ID 50333

Assessment College is now in the position to offer this qualification as one of our newly accredited products. This qualification is for those want to enter the field of Occupationally Directed Education and Development as a potential career. The qualification will also be valuable to:

  • Needs analysists
  • Standard writers and Qualification designers
  • Skills development facilitators
  • Education ,Training and Development managers
  • HR managers

The qualification addresses general competences across eight Educational Training and Development (ETD) roles, and provides an opportunity for learners to specialise in four areas in line with possible career opportunities or areas of interest. The ETD roles are:

  • Design and develop learning programmes and processes
  • Facilitate and evaluate learning
  • Engage in and promote assessment practices
  • Provide learning support to learners and organisations
  • Conduct skills development facilitation
  • Develop standards and qualifications
  • Manage and administer education training and development
  • Engage in general management activities.

Access to the qualification:

FETC or equivalent bearing in mind learning assumed to be in place.

Roll out of the National Diploma 

The Diploma will be offered  over a period of 12 months, through independent learning and supported y contact sessions.

Final summative assessments

The final summative assessment will be an integrated approach and evidence of integration will be gained by designing and conducting assessments that ensure that all exit level outcomes have been assessed.

Course fee: R43 000,00 (incl. VAT)

Facilitate an adult learning event US 7384

This programme covers the facilitation of a well-planned learning event with a group of adult learners, which is based on participative and active learning processes.  The text is divided into 5 chapters:

  • Chapter 1: Communication in facilitation
  • Chapter 2: Facilitate group learning
  • Chapter 3: Skills in the facilitation process
  • Chapter 4: Facilitation methods
  • Chapter 5:Learner support material

 Assessment

The portfolio of evidence allows the assessor to assess the candidate’s competence and ability to facilitate a learning event with a group of adult learners. The learners will have the opportunity to gather sufficient evidence to prove their competence as facilitators in accordance with the specific outcomes set in the unit standard. 

Facilitate a programme of learning US 10289

This programme facilitates the learner to achieve competence in the facilitation of a well-structured  programme of learning, using a range of facilitation methods and techniques in a participative and active learning process. The learner manual is divided into six chapters:

  • Chapter 1: Use knowledge and theory to develop facilitation skills
  • Chapter 2: Apply principles of outcome-based education to facilitation of learning
  • Chapter 3: Develop learner confidence
  • Chapter 4: Encourage co-operative learning
  • Chapter 5: Development of critical cross-field outcomes
  • Chapter 6: Evaluation

Assessment

The portfolio of evidence allows the assessor to assess the candidate’s ability and competence to facilitate a programme of learning to meet the requirements of the specific outcomes and assessment criteria, as set out in the unit standard.