Standard Setting

Status Of The Programme: 
ACTIVE - Blended Learning
Purpose of the Programme: 

The purpose of this programme is to equip learners with the skills and competencies to understand and apply the processes used by the QCTO to develop occupational curriculums, external assessment specifications and the occupational qualification information.

► ONLY : R2 600.00 (Excl. VAT) per delegate for Online Blended Learning

► ONLY : R2 800.00 (Excl. VAT) per delegate for onsite group bookings (minimum 10 delegates)

Program Outcomes: 
Program OutcomesLevelCredits

On completion of this programme learners will be able to:

  • Define standards for assessment, education, training and development
Programme Outline: 
  • Plan and prepare for standards writing
  • Draft outcomes, assessment criteria and range statements
  • Complete and review standards against quality requirements
  • Facilitate the validation of standards with stakeholders


Learning Assumed to be in Place: 

The credit calculation is based on the assumption that learners already have the ability to source, gather, analyse and synthesise information using a variety of data collection and organising techniques.

They should also have a working knowledge of the concepts, principles, terminology and structures of an outcomes-based system.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL): 

RPL against this unit standard is allowed.  


OPTION 1 (Online training via the blended learning approach):

Learning Journey and Duration: 6 Hours contact session time, spread over 3 days and 27 days for preparation of assessment. Learners will have access to the Learning Management System (LMS) for 30 days and this will include the Summative Assessment.  

OPTION 2 (Group bookings for onsite training – minimum of 10 delegates):

Learning Journey and Duration: 3 Days of classroom training.

Assessment Details: Portfolio of Evidence will be submitted within four weeks of completing the training. Assessment activities include evaluating three unit standards and test candidates’ embedded knowledge. Assessment evidence will be uploaded on the Learning Management System (LMS) platform, via video clips OR a suitable medium, as per assessment guide.

CertificationThis includes obtaining endorsement from the ETDQA.

Unit Standards:  117856 – Define standards for assessment, education, training and development.

Target Group: 
  • HR Managers
  • Training Managers
  • Supervisors
  • Line Managers
  • Trainers/Facilitators/Coaches
  • Skills Development Facilitators
  • Learning Material Designers