National Certificate Occupationally-Directed Education Training and Development Practices (NQF 5)

Purpose of Qualification

This qualification is designed for those who want to build on an FETC in any field to enter the field of ODETDP as a potential career, and who have little or no previous exposure to Education, Training and Development (ETD). The development of skills within and for the workplace is a priority within South Africa, as supported by legislation, national policies and strategies. Much of the needed skills development is carried out by people who have knowledge and skills within their area of expertise, but lack the required skills in relation to ETD. Many of the skills development objectives, nationally and within companies and organisations, are met through the efforts of ETD practitioners operating at NQF Level 5, and this Certificate addresses the key competencies of such practitioners. This qualification will meet the needs of those who wish to progress beyond the FETC ODETDP, or who wish to enter the field of ETD for the first time.

Overview (Total Credits: 120)

Career Focus

  • Learning Facilitator

  • Assessor

  • Student and Learning Supporter

  • Training Supervisor

  • Training Coordinator

  • Lecturer

  • Skills Development Facilitator

  • Educator

  • Moderator

  • Training Manager

  • School Secretary

Accredited By

ETDP SETA (ID: 50334)

Admission Requirements

Communication NQF Level 2 and Maths Literacy NQF Level Further Education and Training certificate or equivalent qualification



  • 50331: “National Certificate: Occupationally-Directed Education Training and Development Practices”, NQF Level 6.


  • 50330: “National First Degree: Occupationally Directed Education Training and Development Practices”, NQF Level 6.
  • 20161: “Bachelor of Education”, NQF Level 6.

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 Skills

  • Development Facilitation

  • Assist and Support Students

  • Manage Learning Experiences

  • Conduct Assessments

  • Moderate Assessments

  • Design and Develop Outcomes-Based Assessments

  • Address Special Needs of Students

Learning Outcomes

  • Communicate in a variety of ETD settings

  • Design and develop learning programmes and processes

  • Facilitate and evaluate learning

  • Engage in and promote assessment practices

  • Provide learning support to students and organisations

  • Conduct skills development facilitation

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