Facilitator Course

Become a Certified Facilitator

“To be a really good facilitator you need a facilitator course / facilitation training by an excellent facilitator from an excellent training provider.”

Facilitator Course

Purpose of this Facilitator Course

This facilitation training course will provide recognition for those who facilitate or intend to facilitate learning using a variety of given methodologies. Formal recognition will enhance their employability and also provide a means to identify competent learning facilitators.

Who should attend this facilitator course?

  • Lecturers, teachers and facilitators currently facilitating but not certified and/or registered.
  • Any person with the intention to become a certified facilitator.
  • Certified Assessors and/or Moderators with an interest in facilitation.
  • Sales and marketing personnel.
  • HR and HRD practitioners.

What is the entry requirements?

  • Numeracy and Literacy Skills on NQF 4 Level
  • Basic English Communication Skills on NQF Level 4

Learning Approach

  • Our workshops and in-house courses run over two to five days. Portfolios and part assessment are completed on the last day of the workshop of the Power Workshop.
  • Blended e-Learning: Learners set their own learning pace and complete the programme based on the time available. This can be done within a few hours, one to two weeks or even within a three months.

How long does it take to complete the facilitator course?

  • Workshop attendance: 2 – 3 Days
  • Power Course: Including Portfolio of Evidence: 5 Days (In-house only)
  • Blended e-Learning option: 6 Weeks to complete self-study & 6 weeks to complete final assessment Phase.

Facilitator Course Outline

  • Essential Embedded Knowledge
    • Workplace & Sector Skills Plans
    • Assessment Practices
    • Legislative Framework
    • The National Qualifications Framework
    • Lifelong Learning
    • Qualifications, Standards & Outcomes
  • Plan & Prepare for Facilitation
    • Facilitation in the Outcomes-Based Learning Environment
    • Profile of the Facilitator
    • Learning Needs Analysis
    • Stakeholder Analysis
    • Facilitation Resources & Personnel
    • Learning Material Context
    • Facilitation Methods, Details & Preparation
    • The Learning Environment
  • Facilitate Learning
    • Appropriate Methodologies
    • The Facilitation Approach
    • Facilitation Principles
    • Management of Groups
    • Questioning Techniques
    • Lerner Progress Opportunities
  • Evaluate Facilitation
    • Stakeholder & Learner Feedback
    • Review, Strengths &Weaknesses
    • Improvement & Recommendations

Unit Standard Alignment

Unit Standard Detail

  • SAQA US Number: 117871
  • US Title: Facilitate Learning Using a Variety of Given Methodologies
  • NQF Level: Level 5
  • Credits:  10


Credits obtained during this skills programme will contribute towards qualification 50334, NC: Occupationally Directed Education, Training and Development Practices, NQF Level 5

Delivery Method

The programme is facilitated by a competent subject matter specialist/s, who utilises the following techniques to ensure that the session is practical and experiential: Lecture, Exercises, Discussion, Role Plays, Case Studies, PowerPoint Presentation, Videos, Simulations, and Learner Assessment.

Language of Delivery



  • Upon successful completion, the learner will receive a Letter of Competence.
  • Upon verified Competence, the learner will receive a Certificate of Competence from LEDISA Academy, as well as a Statement of Results issued by ETDP SETA.

Final Outcomes

Our facilitation training equips you to understand:

  • 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.


LEDISA Academy (Pty) Ltd is accredited for this facilitator course with the ETDP SETA. Accreditation Number ETDPS1400, with validity until 30 March 2023.  Proof of Registration available on request.

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