National Certificate ABET Practice (NQF 4)

Purpose of Qualification

The qualification was designed due to demand from within the ABET field for an entry level qualification which would enhance access to qualifications for practitioners in NGOs and rural areas.

The qualification will produce a practitioner who:

  • Facilitates an adult learning group effectively using a ready-made programme or materials package.
  • Facilitates a learning area or areas at ABET levels 1 and 2.
  • Ideally works under the ongoing supervision of a more senior practitioner.

Overview (Total Credits: 120)

Career Focus

  • Training Volunteer Educators

  • Educators for Levels 1 and 2

  • Guidance Counsellor

  • Community Worker

  • Cooperative assistant

  • Informal Business

Accredited By

ETDP SETA (ID: 20838)

Admission Requirements

A GETC or RPL equivalent to Matric NQF Level 4

Minimum requirements to complete the qualification:

Competency in all modules. The student is allowed to complete re-assessments throughout the year.



ETD field


All level 5 qualifications in the ETD field

Assessment of Programme

Assessment is conducted as both a Formative Assessment and a Summative Assessment. The Formative Assessment is covered as continuous assessment tests and compilation of a Portfolio of Evidence by the student. The Summative Assessment takes place as a national summative exam for first and second semesters. It is compulsory for all students to complete work integrated learning for completion of the programme

Course Structure

  • Communication in the workplace

  • Maths Literacy

  • Evaluation of Facilitation Performance

  • Facilitate Adult Learning Event

  • Support Students with Language and Literacy

  • Support Students with Special Needs

  • Plan a Learning Event

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