Learning & Development Facilitator

Learning & Development Facilitator

What is a Learning & Development Facilitator

A Learning & Development Facilitator plans, selects and adapts learning resources required for the delivery of learning interventions in an occupational context.  The main focus is the statutory environment that regulates the South African training an development environment.

SAQA regulations stipulate that prospective learning & development facilitators who wish to be accredited as such, must be competent and need a certificate against the part-qualification: Learning & Development Facilitator – NQF Level 5, Credits 36.

The New QCTO Standard

This part-qualification replaces SAQA Unit Standards 117870 & 117871 and will be the accredited standard as from 1 July 2023. The course forms part of the Occupational Certificate: Training & Development Practitioner, and 36 credits will be granted against this qualification to all successful candidates.

Who should attend this Learning & Development Facilitator Course?

  • Lecturers, teachers and facilitators currently facilitating.
  • Any person with the intention to become a certified assessment practitioner/assessor.
  • Education & Training Practitioners.
  • Sales and marketing personnel.
  • HR and HRD practitioners.
  • Line Managers & Supervisors.
  • Subject Matter Experts in Education.
  • Workplace Coaches & Mentors.

What is the minimum entry requirements?

  • Basic English Communication Skills on NQF Level 4

Learning Approach

  • Our workshops and in-house courses run over three to five days. Portfolios and final assessment are completed on the last day of the workshop of the normal 3-day or 5-day Power Workshop.
  • 3-Day Online training through Webinar Sessions over Zoom or our Groove Webinar Platform.
  • 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 Learning & Development Facilitator Course?

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

Learning & Development Facilitator Course Outline

Learning & Development Facilitator Course
  • Knowledge Modules:
    • Statutory Learning & Development Environment – NQF Level 5, Credits 8
      • SAQA Statutory Framework
        • Historic Developments
        • Legislative Framework
        • SAQA Roles & Responsibilities
        • SAQA Policies
        • Workplace Integrated Learning
        • The National Learner Records Database
        • NQF & Level Descriptors
        • Sub-Frameworks & Quality Councils
        • Government & Departmental Structures & Roles
        • SAQA Registered Qualifications
        • Statutory & Non-Statutory Bodies & Designations
      • Occupations Skills Development Framework
        • Statutory & Regulatory Framework
        • Quality Council for Trade & Occupations
        • Sector Education & Training Representitive Bodies
        • QCTO Policies & Guidelines
        • Learning Programs, Delivery Models & Policies
        • Foundational Learning Competence Part Qualifications
      • Skills Development Framework
        • Legislative framework
        • Levy Payment & Distribution
        • Statutory Grant Provisions – Mandatary & Discretionary
        • Funding Incentive
      • Structures, Policies & Priorities
        • The National Skills Fund
        • The National Skills Development Strategy
        • National Transformational Frameworks & Plans
    • Facilitation of Learning in Occupational Contexts – NQF Level 5, Credits 8
      • Facilitation Planning & Preparation
        • Occupational Curriculum, Qualification & Learning Program Outcome Analysis
        • Target Group Analysis
        • Facilitation Plans
        • Learning Environment
      • Facilitation Principles, Techniques & Tools
        • Adult Learning Principles & Models
        • Facilitation Tools & Techniques
        • Facilitation Concepts
        • Learning Application Concepts
      • Evaluating, Reviewing & Reporting on Facilitation
        • Review Models & Processes
        • Best Reviewing, Reporting & Feedback Practices
    • Practical Skill Module:
    • Facilitate Different Methodologies, Styles & Techniques – NQF Level 5, Credits 12
      • Plan & Prepare to Facilitate
        • Process & Baseline Needs Assessment
        • Profiling Target Group
        • Selection of Learning Intervention
        • Physical & Personal Barriers
        • Resource Identification
      • Facilitate the Learning Intervention
        • Learning Activities
        • Learner Behaviour & Group Dynamics
        • Facilitation Techniques
        • Learning Environment & Resources
        • Session Sequencing
        • Communication & Technology
      • Effectiveness of Facilitator
        • Evaluation for Review of Facilitation
        • Completed Responses
        • Improvement Plan
        • Management Reporting
  • Work Experience Module:
    • Facilitate an Occupational Learning Session – NQF Level 5, Credits 8
      • Facilitate a Contextualized Learning & Development Session
        • Attend 2 Third Party Facilitation Sessions
        • Prepare & Facilitate a Knowledge-Focused Session
        • Prepare & Facilitate a Practical-Focused SessionConduct the Assessment

QCTO (SAQA) Alignment

QCTO Occupational Qualification: 101321
Occupational Part Qualification Title: Learning & Development Facilitator
NQF Level: Level 5
Credits: 36

Learning & Development Facilitator Course Articulation

Credits obtained during this learning programme will contribute towards qualification 101321, Occupational Certificate: Training and Development Practitioner , NQF Level 5, Credits 190

Delivery Method & Language

The programme is facilitated in English 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. Study Methods include workshop training, blended online learning and in-house/on-site training.


  • Upon successful completion, the learner will receive a Letter of Competence issued by LEDISA Academy.
  • Upon verified Competence, the learner will receive a Certificate of Competence as well as a Statement of Results from the Quality Council for Trade & Occupations (QCTO).


LEDISA Academy (Pty) Ltd is accredited for this training course with the ETDP SETA. Accreditation Number ETDPS1400. Proof of Registration available on request.

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