Work-Based Learning & Development Practitioner

Work-Based Learning & Development Practitioner

What is a Work-Based Learning & Development Practitioner

A Work-Based Learning & Development Practitioner plan for, conduct and administer work-based learning interventions. 

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: Work-Based Learning & Development Practitioner – NQF Level 5, Credits 30.

The New QCTO Standard

This part-qualification replaces SAQA Unit Standards 117865, 117874 & 117877 and will be the accredited standard as from 1 July 2023. The course forms part of the Occupational Certificate: Work-Based Learning & Development Practitioner and 30 credits will be granted against this qualification to all successful candidates.

Who should attend this Work-Based Learning & Development Practitioner 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 Work-Based Learning & Development Practitioner 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.

Work-Based Learning & Development Practitioner Course Outline

Work-Based Learning & Development Practitioner
  • Knowledge Modules:
    • Statutory Learning & Development Environment – NQF Level 5, Credits 8
      • 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
      • Work-Based Learning – NQF Level 5, Credits 6
        •  Delivery models (learnerships, internships, experiential learning, apprenticeships)
          • National trends in work-based learning
          • Concepts that define delivery models
          • Roles and responsibilities in a work-based learning environment
        • Planning and scheduling work-based learning
          • Work-based learning opportunities
          • Scheduling learning in a production or services environment
        • Facilitation of work-based learning
          • Coaching principles and practices
          • Mentorship principles and practices
          • Job instruction principles and practices
        • Evaluation of learner progression
          • Establishing evaluation tasks
          • Evaluation criteria and standards
          • Work-based learning evidence
          • Documentation and reporting standards and requirements
    • Practical Skill Module:
      • Facilitate Experiential Work-Based Learning – NQF Level 5, Credits 8
        • Develop and experiential work-based learning plan and implementation schedule
          • Analyse the work-based learning curriculum elements and the learning outcomes that must be achieved
          • Schedule work-based learning opportunities in consultation with production
          • Drafts a monitoring protocol for a work-based learning intervention
        • Conduct a task focused learning intervention
          • Conduct a task analysis, review and specify key competencies embedded in a specific work activity
          • List and sequence the stages/elements of the work activity
          • Draft performance goals and standards for the work activity
          • List resources requirements
          • Draft a delivery plan for the learning session
          • Conduct the learning session
          • Manage learners, the learning environment and resources during the session
          • Use appropriate communication skills and technology to suit the target audience
          • Draft an evaluation sheet for a task focused learning session
        • Establish a mentorship relationship
          • Establish th expectations of the mentorship relationship
          • Reach consensus on roles and responsibilities
          • Draft a mentorship framework for key stages and targets to be achieved.
          • Conduct a mentorship session
    • Work Experience Module:
      • Facilitate a Work-Based Learning and Development Process – NQF Level 5, Credits 8
        • Facilitate the implementation of a work-based learning and development intervention under the guidance of a subject matter expert
          • Compile an implementation plan for a work-based learning and development intervention that includes an analysis of required workbased learning opportunities, alignment to production or operational practices and implementation schedule
          • Prepare for, facilitate and reflect on at least three coaching sessions

QCTO (SAQA) Alignment

QCTO Occupational Qualification: 101321
Occupational Part Qualification Title: Work-Based Learning & Development Practitioner
NQF Level: Level 5
Credits: 30

Work-Based Learning & Development Practitioner Course Articulation

Credits obtained during this learning programme will contribute towards qualification 101321, Occupational Certificate: Training & 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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