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National Certificate: Occupationally Directed Education, Training & Development Practices (Level 5)




This qualification is aimed at Managers, HR practitioners and Learning & Development practitioners across a variety of workplace environments and those who consult in these fields.


The programme is structured around four modules. Candidates can participate in any one module and then, at a later date, enrol in any further module as and when suitable in order to complete the qualification acquiring marketable skills immediately.

Enrolment requirements applicable to candidates who to complete this qualification:

  • A minimum of two years of work experience
  • Applicants must be employed or plan to be employed an environment within which the learning can be applied


The programme begins with an online Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) pre-assessment, enabling current competence to be taken into consideration. Each module has been designed as an action-learning programme.

Work schedules are planned and implemented as learn from-work activities and learning-through-work activity Group learning is recommended where participants make out their own learning schedule.

Whilst this Certificate in OD-ETD Practices NQF Level 5 requires candidates to achieve a minimum of 120 credits, these four modules collectively offer a maximum  of  172  credits  to  accommodate  those who intend progressing to a Diploma in OD-ETD Practices NQF Level 5.

Specialisation options are therefore included for flexibility of career path progression.

This course consists of self-directed online learning (video lectures followed by completion of various tasks and activities), coupled with facilitator/tutor support over Telegram group chat, Telegram individual chat and six scheduled Zoom group support sessions over a three week period. 

Level 5: 172 Credits

The table below outlines the unit standards and exit level outcomes, covered during this qualification. This qualification can be achieved through RPL.

Needs Analysis & Skills Planning (credits: 35) Conduct skills development facilitation 123396
Define target audience profiles and skills gaps
Conduct an analysis to determine outcomes of learning for skills development
Develop an organisational training and development plan Coordinate planned skills development interventions in an organisation
Promote a learning culture in an organisation Provide information and advice regarding skills development & related issues
Conduct skills development administration
Learning Programme Design & Materials Development (credits: 51) Design & develop learning programmes and processes 263976
Demonstrate understanding of the OBET approach within the context of the NQF
Design outcomes-based learning programmes Develop outcomes-based learning programmes
Devise interventions for learners who have special needs
Write and present for a wide range of purposes, audience and contexts
Facilitation, Coaching & Mentoring
(credits: 41)
Facilitate & evaluate learning Provide learning support to learners & organisations 117871
Facilitate learning using a variety of given methodologies Identify and respond to learners with special needs and barriers to learning
Guide learners about their learning, assessment and recognition opportunities
Assist and support learners to manage their learning experiences
Facilitate the transfer and application of learning in the workplace
Sustain oral interaction access a wide range of contexts and critically evaluate spoken contexts
Assessment, Moderation & Evaluation
(credits: 45)
Design & develop learning programmes and processes 115755
Design and develop outcomes-based assessments Conduct outcomes-based assessments
Conduct moderation of outcomes-based assessments Evaluate a learning intervention using given evaluation instruments


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