Skills Development Facilitator


Learners who successfully complete this programme will be able to:

  • Register as a Skills Development Facilitator at their SETA of choice.
  • Compile a Workplace Skills Plan and Workplace Skills Report.
  • Establish and maintain a Quality Assurance System.
  • Implement a Workplace Skills Plan


39 Credits = 390 Notional Hours.

The average learners will need 390 notional hours of learning to reach the specific outcomes.  These will be made up of pre-course preparation, self-study time, work-based projects, a portfolio of evidence and research.

Classroom tuition is five days.  Learners have 12 weeks to complete their portfolios of evidence.


Learning Assumed to be in Place

The credit calculation is based on the assumption that learners have no previous SDF experience when starting to learn towards these Unit Standards.

It is assumed that learners entering this programme will be:

  • Competent in the field of learning and industry where they want to practice as a Skills Development Facilitator.
  • Have access to the templates used by the different SETA’s to compile a Workplace Skills Plan.
  • Have access to relevant Unit standards and all other source information and documentation.

Target Population

This learning programme is aimed at learners who are subject matter experts and who will be responsible to facilitate the process of Skills Development.

Age: 25 – 75.

Education Level: NQF 4.

Language Level: Proficient to read and write in English.

Literacy ability: NQF 4

Recognition of Prior Learning

RPL will be applied for two purposes:

  • Assessment of learners to credit them with learning achievements.
  • Assessment of learners to gauge their potential for entry into the programme.

Applications for RPL will be dealt with according to the SAQA principles for conducting recognition of prior learning and there will be a cost involved.  Your facilitator will be able to give you more information regarding RPL.

Assessment Process

Diagnostic Assessment:
  • Informal in Class.

 Formative Assessment during training:
  • Individual Case-Studies.
  • Individual knowledge Questionnaire
  • Formative exercises

Summative Assessment:
  • POE to be completed in the workplace. Time allocated fourteen weeks. To be deemed competent you need to provide evidence of competence against all specific outcomes in the relevant Unit standard/s.

These assessments are designed to collect evidence regarding the learners applied competence, i.e. foundational, practical and reflexive competence.

Nature of the programme

This programme is also known as a skills programme.  It gives credits towards the SDF qualification.  Learners who reach the specific outcomes of the relevant Unit standards will be credited with these Unit standards.



A 10% sample of all assessments are moderated and your assessment (portfolio of evidence might be drawn in the sample and will be retained by LSS for the purposes of external verification).

Unit Standards covered

15217,15218,15221, 252041,15227,15228,15232

Level of Training


Mode of Delivery
  • Facilitation and Presentation.
  • Self-Study.
Learning Environment
  • 5 Day Classroom
  • Workplace
Learning Methodologies
  • Group Exercises.
  • Case Studies.
  • Role Plays.
  • Training Games.
  • Debates.
Learner Support
  • Detailed Feedback.
  • Facilitator support after Learning Program via e-mail.
  • Extra Readings

A Certificate of Competence, as well as ETDP SETA statement of results, will be issued to learners for the Unit Standards against which they are competent.

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