National Certificate: Occupationally Directed Education, Training and Development Practices (NQF 5, SAQA ID 50334)
This National Certificate is an entry level qualification in the field of training and development. It is valuable as a starting point for those who have been practising within the field without formal recognition and it articulates seamlessly into the National Diploma with the same name.
This National Certificate can be obtained only through recognition of prior learning.
The details for the course are as follows:
- Average time commitment is 5-6 hours per week.
- Groups start on the second Tuesday of each month.
- Registration closes seven days before the group start date.
- Preparation sessions are online (internet access and PC skills are essential).
- Payment plans available for online learning. RPL fees are payable as a single payment.
What is the National Certificate in ODETDP all about?
ODETDP is an acronym for Occupationally Directed Education, Training and Development Practices. This qualification covers a variety of unit standards focusing on the various aspects of the key ETD roles (listed below).
The certificate addresses the general competencies across five key ETD roles and provides an opportunity for learners to specialise in any one area in line with their interests. These five 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.
Who is the National Certificate in ODETDP aimed at?
This qualification is aimed at individuals who wish to build on their subject matter knowledge in any discipline in order to enter the field of training and development as a career.
This qualification will also be useful for:
- Learning facilitators
- Learner and learning supporters
- Skills development facilitators
How is the National Certificate in ODETDP delivered by Chartall Business College?
This qualification is delivered via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Students will receive a Portfolio of Evidence (PoE) which they will have to complete in their own time and submit to Chartall Business College for assessment.
There are no formal classes or study notes provided. A textbook is recommended to assist learners and online sessions will be arranged to support students from time to time.
What is the accreditation status of the National Certificate in ODETDP?
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).
What qualification will I be awarded?
Successful students will be awarded the National Certificate: Occupationally Directed Education, Training and Development Practices (NQF 5, SAQA ID 50334) by the ETDP SETA.
Chartall Business College is accredited by the ETDP SETA to train, RPL and assess this qualification.
What are the entry requirements to complete this qualification through RPL?
All RPL candidates must EITHER have completed the assessor (115753) unit standard OR must enroll to complete it separately as they cannot be RPL-ed. (Online options are available for the Skills Assessor unit standard.)
RPL candidates need a good understanding and in-depth knowledge of at least three of the five subject areas and must have the ability to read and research where their own knowledge is limited. A good command of English is essential as all unit standards are in English.
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.
How is this qualification assessed?
Students are assessed using a Portfolio of Evidence (PoE). Chartall Business College has set questions and assignments that are completed over the duration of the qualification in your own time. This portfolio will be assessed by a registered assessor and feedback will be provided.
Students will not have to write any exams to earn the qualification. The advantage of the portfolio as a mode of assessment is that it can be used after the learning to support the student’s CV as it showcases what they can do practically (you will need to keep a copy of it for this purpose).
What about exams?
Students will not have to write any exams (which many find stressful) as this qualification is assessed via a portfolio.