National Certificate in ODETDP – Online Learning
The National Certificate in Occupationally-Directed Education, Training and Development Practices (ODETDP) is a mid-level qualification in the field of training and development. It is a valuable starting point for those who have been practicing in the field without formal accreditation and it articulates seamlessly into the National Diploma with the same name.
This qualification also provides learners with access to the Chartall Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree.
The national certificate is registered at level 5 on the National Qualifications Framework and it addresses general competencies across five key ETD roles. This then provides an opportunity for learners to specialise in any one area in line with their interests. This specialisation is done by choosing the electives from the areas of interest. These five ETD areas are:
- Design and develop learning programmes;
- Facilitate and evaluate learning;
- Provide learning support to learners and organisations;
- Engage in and promote assessment practices;
- Conduct skills development facilitation.
This qualification will also be useful for:
- Learning facilitators
- Learner and learning supporters
- Skills development facilitators
This qualification is offered either through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or online learning. (Note that face-to-face training is also offered at selected workplaces. You can request face-to-face training here.)
In the online learning mode, Chartall Business College has curated all your training material into weeks for easy access, although you can move around in the subject material if you wish. You will be allocated to an online e-lecturer who will assist you with queries, run e-lectures and e-tutorials, and keep you on track. The course material is a combination of e-learning and pre-recorded e-lectures that you work through systematically in your own time, at your own place and in your own space. You can repeat any lesson or video at any time, which is impossible to do in class. This means you can review difficult concepts slowly and often for deeper learning and insight. In addition, there are live e-tutorials each week to give you an opportunity to engage with your e-lecturer in real time. You will have the same number of contact hours as a learner who completes the training in a classroom, just you will have more flexibility.
Learners must have a PC or tablet (or smart phone, but this could be too small for effective learning) with sufficient internet connectivity to download the online learning materials and view videos, as well as attend the live e-tutorials. You should also ideally be employed in a junior management role so that you can relate your learning practically to your workplace (although this is not essential and many complete successfully while not working).
Access to real work examples of materials, policies and documents created in the ETD space will be advantageous as it will shorten the time to completion and provide supporting evidence of competency.
In addition, learners need to be proficient in English at National Senior Certificate level.
A good level of computer literacy is also an advantage.
A learners must EITHER have completed the assessor (115753) unit standard OR must enrol to complete it separately. (Online options, at an additional cost, are available for the Skills Assessor unit standard.)
The National Certificate: ODETDP qualification is accredited by the ETDP SETA and is registered with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) as a 120 credit qualification at level 5 (SAQA ID: 50334). Chartall Business College is accredited to offer this full qualification.
How will I be assessed?
The advantage of the portfolio as a mode of assessment is that it can be used after the learning to support the learner’s CV as it showcases what they can do practically (you will need to keep a copy of it for this purpose).
Learners may also be required to write a Final Summative Assessment when they have successfully completed their portfolio. Chartall will keep enrolled learners up-to-date with the SETA’s decision on this possible assessment.Can I earn exemptions? Exemptions are governed by the ETDP SETA’s policies. At this stage only the exemptions granted are for existing unit standards already achieved.
- Lectures 24
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 6-12 months
- Skill level NQF 5
- Language English
- Students 189
- Assessments Yes
Design and develop learning programmes and processes
Facilitate and evaluate learning
Engage in and promote assessment practices
Provide learning support to learners and organisations
Conduct skills development facilitation