Moderator Training Course

Become a Certified Moderator

This Moderator Training Course focus on the Certified Moderator, a person who reviews examination papers to ensure fairness, validity, reliability/consistency, or otherwise oversees an examination usually after marking by the assessor.

Purpose of this Moderator Training Course

This moderator training course is for people who moderate or intend to moderate assessments against unit standards and/or qualifications. Those who successfully complete this assessor training, will be able to conduct assessments within their fields of expertise.

SAQA SAQA regulations stipulate that prospective moderators who wish to register and be accredited as Moderators, must be competent and need a certificate against the unit standard: Moderate outcomes-based assessments.  This unit standard is for people who moderate or intend to moderate assessments against unit standards and/or qualifications.

Who should attend this Moderator Training Course?

  • Lecturers, teachers and facilitators currently facilitating.
  • Already certified Assessors.
  • Any person with the intention to become a certified moderator.
  • 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?

  • Numeracy and Literacy Skills on NQF 4 Level.
  • Basic English Communication Skills on NQF Level 4
  • Completion of the Assessor Course – 115753

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 Moderator Training 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.

Moderator Training Course Outline

Moderator Training Course
  • Demonstrate understanding of moderation within the context of an outcomes-based assessment system.
    • Moderation, Quality Assurance, Legislation Principles and Regulations.
    • Moderation Methods.
    • Key Principles of Assessment.
    • Moderation Activities.
  • Plan and prepare for moderation.
    • Moderation System Requirements.
    • Parties Involved in Moderation.
    • Extent of Moderation.
    • Pre-Moderation Requirements.
    • Moderation Methods m& Processes.
    • Moderation Documentation.
    •  Logistical Arrangements.
  • Conduct moderation.
    • Moderation Plan.
    • Assessment Instruments & Process.
    • Special Needs of Candidates.
    • Quality Assurance & Assessment History.
    • Appeals & Assessment Decisions.
    • Moderation Decision.
  • Advise and support assessors.
    • Outcomes & Criteria.
    • Good Assessment Principles.
    • Further Development of Assessors.
    • Communication & Confidentiality.
  • Report, record and administer moderation.
    • Moderation Findings.
    • Maintenance of Records.
    • Confidentiality of Records.
  • Review moderation systems and processes. 
    • Strengths & Weaknesses.
    • Recommendations.
    • Credibility & Integrity

ETDP SETA (SAQA) Alignment

SAQA US Number: 115759
US Title: Conduct moderation of outcomes-based assessments 
NQF Level: Level 6
Credits: 10

Moderator Training Course Articulation

Credits obtained after successful completion of this training course will contribute towards qualification 50334, Further Education & Training Certificate: Occupationally Directed Education, Training and Development Practices, NQF Level 5.

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.
  • 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.


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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