Accredited SDF Course


The role of the Accredited Skills Development Facilitator is often underestimated and involves more than just completing a Workplace Skills Plan once per year.  We look at all the functions and cover six unit standards or modules in our accredited SDF course.  The course covers everything from doing a skills needs analysis through to implementation and reporting.  We also supply you with useful tools and templates which will make your life much easier.  A must do for new SDF’s or to update your current skills and knowledge!

Our SDF Course is based on six SAQA Unit Standards.  Successful students will be certified on NQF level 4-6 and awarded with 35 credits.  The course takes place over 4-5 days, depending on the size of the group, during which we cover theoretical and practical work through a simulation in class.

Our courses are based on outcomes-based principles and we focus on small group sessions, which ensure that every student receives individual attention.  We are based in Tzaneen, Limpopo, but we travel for groups of more than five students.  All our courses are generic and accepted by all SETA’s and ETQA’s, so it doesn’t matter in which field you work, we cater for everybody.

After the contact session learners are also expected to complete some activities on their own.  The course fee includes support after the course which can be given though another contact session or telephonically, which ever suits the student best.

Duration: 4 days
Price: R7,000.00
Credit Price: R7,600.00


The practitioner who has achieved these unit standards will be able to facilitate skills and personal development for employees within a workplace. This competence is core to ETD practice and provides a basis for the further development of the learner’s skills development facilitation skills.



US 114924 
– Demonstrate understanding of the outcomes-based education and training approach within the context of a National Qualifications Framework:

Module 1

  1. Explain the outcomes-based approach to education and training
  2. Describe the national qualifications framework
  3. Describe and explain standards
  4. Describe and explain national qualifications
  5. Develop a broad plan for implementing the NQF within an organisation

Module 2

US 15228 – Advise on the establishment and implementation of a quality management system for skills development practises in an organisation:

  1. Identification and interpretation of quality assurance
  2. Plan and prepare to assist in the implementation and establishment of a quality management system
  3. Know and understand the quality management system for skills development practises.
  4. Develop effectiveness indicators for skills development
  5. Assist in the establishment of a quality management system
  6. Assist in the implementation and improvement of a quality management system

Module 3

US 15218 – Conduct an analysis to determine outcomes of learning skills development and other purposes:

  1. Plan, organise a skills analysis process
  2. Conduct an analysis to determine outcomes of learning needed for formal recognition
  3. Produce and verify a matrix of outcomes

Module 4

US 15217 – Develop an organisational training and development plan:

  1. Analyse current and required skills
  2. Develop a skills profile and define a skills gap
  3. Establish skills priorities
  4. Develop a training and development plan

Module 5

US 15232 – Co-ordinate planned skills development interventions in an organisation:

  1. Identify and prioritise learner’s learning requirements
  2. Plan and organise learning interventions
  3. Co-ordinate learning interventions
  4. Review and report on learning interventions.

Module 6

US 15227 – Conduct skills development administration in an organisation:

  1. Collate and store data related to skills development
  2. Provide information related to skills development
  3. Contribute to the improvement of systems and procedures related to processing skills development data.

Participants do not require any previous knowledge of the NQF nor do they need to have assessment experience. However, assessors do need to have a qualification or experience (at least on the same level) in the occupation or subject matter they will be assessing.

In preparing for assessment against Unit Standard, participants will learn how to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of outcomes-based assessment
  • Prepare for assessments
  • Conduct assessments
  • Provide feedback on assessments
  • Review assessments

Facilitation methodology

Learners are required to participate fully in group and individual learning activities throughout the workshop. Learners are also encouraged to identify and express their specific learning needs and to contribute freely from their own experience. During the four day contact session, the facilitator also focus on change management and motivational aspects, as we’ve identified these issues as key areas of SAQA and implementing the NQF.


During the workshop, participants will be briefed on how to prepare and present a Portfolio of Evidence for assessment against Unit Standard 115753: Conduct outcomes-based assessment.

As soon as a candidate assessor is found to be competent, and once NCL has received endorsement – including your official registration number from the ETDP SETA, we will issue the necessary certificate on NQF level 5. (15 credits). This certificate will be accepted by SAQA and the relevant ETQA should you wish to register as an assessor.