Occupational Part Qualification: Skills Development Facilitation Practitioner

242401001 - Curriculum Number
Status Of The Programme: 


Learning Options: 

Blended Learning 

Purpose of the Programme: 

This part qualification is designed to equip the learner with the necessary knowledge, skills and work experience to perform workplace learning and development planning, evaluation and reporting in the workplace.  The credits of this programme contributes towards the Occupational Certificate: Learning and Development Practitioner, level 5. 

This part qualification is an essential building block in realising these national priorities. Many of the skills development priorities, nationally and within companies and organisations, are met through the efforts of learning and development facilitators.

The programme also places emphasis on the educational strategy that provides learners with real-life work experiences where they can apply knowledge and technical skills, and develop their employability through work based learning.


On completion of the programme you will be able to analyse learning and development needs, within an occupational context, compile learning and development plans and reports and guide stakeholders on learning and development trends, practices and quality assurance.

Programme Outcomes: 


Knowledge component (16 Credits)

1.  The statutory learning and development environment.

  1. The statutory framework that governs the South African Qualification Authority
  2. The statutory and regulatory framework that governs the occupational skills development environment
  3. The statutory and regulatory framework that governs skills development funding
  4. National occupational skills development structures, policies and priorities

2.    Workplace learning and development planning, evaluation and reporting.

  1. Workplace learning and development planning
  2. Learning program sourcing, evaluation and selection
  3. Workplace learning and development reporting

Practical skills component (8 Credits)

3.    Plan, conduct and report on a learning and development needs analysis.

  1. Provide information and advice concerning occupational learning
  2. Collect, analyse data and report on workplace learning and development needs
  3. Develop a workplace learning and development plan
  4. Monitor the implementation of a workplace learning and development plan
  5. Conduct learning and development administration and reporting

Workplace experience component (8 Credits)

4.    Conduct skills development facilitation (SDF) processes as required for mandatory grant payments.

  1. Complete an assignment in an authentic work environment on skills development facilitation processes under the guidance of a subject matter expert
Learning Assumed to be in Place: 

It is assumed that learners entering this programme are competent on Level 4 with Communication.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL): 

RPL for access to the qualification: Khulisane and approved workplaces may recognise prior learning against the relevant access requirements.  Application forms are available from our offices. 

RPL for access to the external integrated summative assessment: Khulisane and workplaces must confirm prior learning by issuing a statement of result or certifying a work experience record.


Programme Duration: 4 Days training on knowledge and practical components

2 Months to prepare for internal assessment.

2 Weeks of work experience.

Internal assessment: Portfolio of evidence will be submitted within two months after the training. Assessment activities include evaluating all documentation produced during the process and questioning to test knowledge and ability to apply.  This assessment leads to entrance into the Integrated External Summative Assessment (EISA).

External Integrated Summative Assessment (EISA): The EISA will be conducted through the relevant QCTO Assessment Quality Partner (AQP).  The EISA will focus on the exit level outcome and associated assessment criteria. The external assessment will be conducted through a theoretical assessment by an assessor registered by the AQP at approved assessment centres.

Certification: The QCTO will issue the certificate to successful candidates after completion of the EISA.

Target Group: 

This qualification is designed for learners who wish to study towards the occupation as Training and Development Practitioner/Learning and Development Practitioner.


Qualified workforce.

Our Products And Services

Khulisane Academy offers the following products and services:

Our offering is based on occupational development and when completed will constitute credits towards part qualifications / full qualifications, registered at SAQA in terms of the National Qualifications Framework.
We will play a VITAL role in your Skills Development Process.
We know how valuable tools and templates are to the Education, Training and Development Practitioner. We have therefore developed a range of toolkits available to assist the ETD Practitioner with the smooth running of their operations.
Across South Africa the need for workplaces to obtain accreditation as skills development provider (SDP)has grown so much that we have decided to offer this unique, one stop service. Our service will ensure that you meet the accreditation requirements with your first application.