Skills Development Facilitator Training

Skills Development Facilitator Training

Become a Certified Skills Development Facilitator

The Skills Development Facilitator Training Course assists learners to develop and submit Workplace Skills Plans, Annual Training Reports, conduct skills audits, coordinate training interventions and to implement a Quality Management system for Education, Training and Development within an organisation.

Purpose of this Skills Development Facilitator Training

This assessor training course is for those who assess people for their achievement of learning outcomes in terms of specified criteria using pre-designed assessment instruments. The outcomes and criteria may be defined in a range of documents including but not limited to unit standards, exit level outcomes, assessment standards, curriculum statements and qualifications. Those who successfully complete this assessor training, will be able to conduct assessments within their fields of expertise.

SAQA regulations stipulate that prospective assessors who wish to register and be accredited as Assessors, must be competent and need a certificate against the unit standard: Conduct Outcomes-Based Assessment

Who should attend this Skills Development Facilitator Training?

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

  • 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 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.
  • 5-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 Skills Development Facilitator Training?

  • Workshop attendance: 5 Days, thereafter 8 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: 8 Weeks to complete self-study & 8 weeks to complete final assessment Phase.

Skills Development Facilitator Training Outline

Skills Development Facilitation Training
  • SDF Information.
    • Provide information and advice on legislation related to skills development. 
    • Provide information and advice concerning learning and assessment. 
    • Provide advice to an organisation concerning the promotion of skills development. 
  • SDF Analysis.
    • Plan and organise the analysis process. 
    • Conduct the analysis. 
    • Develop and verify a matrix of outcomes.
  • Training & Development Plan.
    • Conduct an analysis to identify and define the skills requirements of the organisation. 
    • Analyse current skills and develop skills profile of the organisation. 
    • Define training and development needs and establish priorities. 
    • Develop a training and development plan. 
  • SDF Interventions.
    • Identify and prioritise learners’ learning requirements. 
    • Plan and organise learning interventions. 
    • Coordinate learning interventions. 
    • Review and report on learning interventions. 
  • SDF Administration.
    • Collate and store data related to skills development.
    • Provide information related to skills development. 
    • Contribute to the improvement of systems and procedures related to processing skills. 

ETDP SETA (SAQA) Alignment

SAQA US Number: 15217, 15218, 15221, 15227, 15232
US Title: Skills Development Facilitator Specialist
NQF Levels: Level 5 & 6
Credits: 24

Skills Development Facilitator Training Articulation

Credits obtained after successful completion of this training course will contribute towards qualification 50334, NC: 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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