How to select a Training Provider

First the fear of signing up with a “bogus” provider, then the fear of not getting the required support is probably something we all think of when booking for a course.

Let’s face it: Training is expensive, and waiting for your money from the wrong provider or course could leave to devastating consciences, especially if you bargain on getting future employment.

Below is some of our general guidelines when selecting a Training Provider. It always helps to do a bit of research.

How to select a Training Provider:
• Ask for references.
• Look at the Facilitators CV for experience.
• Type of support provided.
• Duration and if support is limited to a period.
• Type of assessments.
• Type of Certification (Attendance or Competence.)

How to confirm a Training Institution is Accredited:
• Ask for their Accreditation Number.
• Ask for the SETA they accredited with.
• DO NOT accept their accreditation letter. Contact the SETA direction to confirm their scope.
• Ensure legislated terminology, like “we are SETA Accredited”, and not only using the word “Accredited” on its own.
• Check that the programme accreditation is valid by phoning the SETA. (Different from Training Provider Accreditation.)

What should reflect on a course marketing material:
• Unit Standard Number.
• NQF Level
• Credits
• Expiry date
• Entry level requirements.

Guidelines for signing agreements with external providers:
• Payment terms.
• Type of Support provided.
• Duration, time frames.
• Type of methodologies that will be used.
• Content of the course.
• How will re-assessments be handled.
• What is the cost of cancellation?
• What is the cost of learning that must be re-scheduled?
• What are the registration fees and is it refundable?
• Previous references?

Guidelines with registration/enrolments:
• Many institution ask for a registration fee that is not refundable. Note that the SETAs and the QCTO does not ask a fee to be registered and there is merely an admin fee for the institution to register you on their database.
• Some use the registration fee as a “founders fee” for any person who referred or found them the client. That also explains why the fee is never refundable.
• Many providers limit their access to a course content or final submissions to a set period. After this you will be expected to pay-up and in some cases even to re-book for the entire course. Strict deadline clauses should be clearly indicated on their registration forms. It is advisable to always keep a copy of their advertising material and your enrolment details should you want to log a dispute with the relevant SETA.

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TechLot

Over the last many years, ecommerce has changed how people buy and sell online and this is also with TechLot.co.za

Online businesses are rapidly developing an ecommerce website to face times of economic adversity by offering greater discounts, flat-rate delivery, loyalty programs, and other incentives. Building a successful ecommerce site has become one of the most popular business trends.

Technology is the continually developing result of accumulated knowledge and application in all techniques, skills, methods, and processes used in industrial production and scientific research.

TechLot.co.za

Retail technology refers to the digital tools and innovations utilized by brick-and-mortar retailers and e-commerce platforms in their in-store and supply chain operations. It sits at the heart of the digital transformation of retail businesses.

Laptops
Desktop Computers
Computer Monitors
Laptop Bags
Hardware & Peripherals
Computer Networking
Printers & Office Electronics
Tablets
Video Games & Consoles
Cameras & Camcorders
Televisions
MP3 & Media Players
Home Theater
Car Electronics
Electronics Accessories
Gadgets
Cell Phone Accessories
Companies with Cell Phones & Plans
Headphones
Smartwatches
Companies with Tickets
Media
Collectibles
Toys & Games
Crafts & Fabrics
Companies with Discount Clubs
Musical Instruments
Party & Event Supplies
Sheet Music

TechLot.co.za

Assessors Course

Introduction to the Assessors Course.

In order to become an Assessor, you need both an Assessor course 115753 and occupational competence through TrainYouCan Accredited Training Network.

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD
This generic Assessors Course is for those who assess people for their achievement of learning outcomes in terms of specified criteria using pre-designed assessment instruments. The outcomes and criteria of the assessors course may be defined in a range of documents including but not limited to Assessors Courses, exit level outcomes, assessment standards, curriculum statements and qualifications.

Those who achieve this assessors course will be able to conduct assessments within their fields of expertise. This assessors course will contribute towards the achievement of a variety of qualifications, particularly within the fields of Education Training and Development Practices and Human Resource Development. Continued professional development is important in order to improve the skills and knowledge that you have.

People credited with this assessors course are able to carry out assessments in a fair, valid, reliable and practicable manner that is free of all bias and discrimination, paying particular attention to the three groups targeted for redress: race, gender and disability.

In particular, people credited with this Assessors Course will be able to:

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

They are responsible for making a decision if a learner is competent or not yet competent in a specific topic or learning objective. The varied role of an Assessor will mean that no two days will be the same. Whether you are recording achievements, running through evidence or marking work, you will soon develop a wide range of skills. You will be regularly communicating with your learners, and time management is also important when running your own diary.

They are great decision-makers and judges and are intuitively built and trained to ensure and see to it that learners are learnt and trained adequately.

They evaluate the skills and competencies demonstrated and provided by the learner and directly engage in providing constructive feedback by means of support and remediation to ensure the learner understands what it takes to reach the desired learning outcome.

Assessors are the glue which holds the learner and the end-result together.

115753 Assessor Course

Importance of the facilitator course

TrainYouCan Accredited Training Network in South Africa who also offer the Train the Trainer Course also known as Facilitator course is aimed to accredit you as the Trainer or Facilitator to be SETA certified that is also nationally and internationally recognised by most countries.

Facilitators often teach courses that require reflection and application of information to a job, such as communications, leadership, problem-solving, and more.

Good facilitation helps a group achieve your purpose by hearing each other, coming to understandings, pooling your wisdom and making wise decisions. The facilitator focuses on both purpose and process. The purpose is what the group has agreed to discuss or make a decision around.

The facilitator’s job is to support everyone to do their best thinking. They create an environment where everyone is encouraged to participate, understand one another’s point of view and share responsibility.

Conflict can help teams and organisations to take an innovative approach to products, services, processes and solutions.

Facilitation skills are the abilities you use to provide opportunities and resources to a group of people that enable them to make progress and succeed. Some examples include being prepared, setting guidelines, being flexible, active listening and managing time.

Why is Facilitation Important? Facilitation is important because meetings of large groups of people can be very hard to organize as well as to control when they are in progress. First of all, a facilitator can help members of a group get to know each other and learn to cooperate.

117871 Train the Trainer Course

The facilitator course introduction

TrainYouCan Accredited Training Network in South Africa who also offer the Train the Trainer Course also known as Facilitator course is aimed to accredit you as the Trainer or Facilitator to be SETA certified that is also nationally and internationally recognised by most countries.

Good facilitation helps a group achieve your purpose by hearing each other, coming to understandings, pooling your wisdom and making wise decisions. The facilitator focuses on both purpose and process. The purpose is what the group has agreed to discuss or make a decision around.

Conflict is a natural part of working in a team. While conflict may at first seem destructive and may not feel very comfortable, it can be creative.

The facilitator’s job is to support everyone to do their best thinking. They create an environment where everyone is encouraged to participate, understand one another’s point of view and share responsibility.

Facilitation skills are the abilities you use to provide opportunities and resources to a group of people that enable them to make progress and succeed. Some examples include being prepared, setting guidelines, being flexible, active listening and managing time.

Why is Facilitation Important? Facilitation is important because meetings of large groups of people can be very hard to organize as well as to control when they are in progress. First of all, a facilitator can help members of a group get to know each other and learn to cooperate.

Facilitators often teach courses that require reflection and application of information to a job, such as communications, leadership, problem-solving, and more.

117871 Train the Trainer Course

115753 Conduct outcomes-based assessment

Why the Assessors Course?

They are responsible for making a decision if a learner is competent or not yet competent in a specific topic or learning objective.

Assessors are the glue which holds the learner and the end-result together. The varied role of an Assessor will mean that no two days will be the same. Whether you are recording achievements, running through evidence or marking work, you will soon develop a wide range of skills. You will be regularly communicating with your learners, and time management is also important when running your own diary.

They are great decision-makers and judges and are intuitively built and trained to ensure and see to it that learners are learnt and trained adequately.

They evaluate the skills and competencies demonstrated and provided by the learner and directly engage in providing constructive feedback by means of support and remediation to ensure the learner understands what it takes to reach the desired learning outcome.

In order to become an Assessor, you need both an Assessor course 115753 and occupational competence through TrainYouCan Accredited Training Network.

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD
This generic a Assessors Course is for those who assess people for their achievement of learning outcomes in terms of specified criteria using pre-designed assessment instruments. The outcomes and criteria of the assessors course may be defined in a range of documents including but not limited to Assessors Courses, exit level outcomes, assessment standards, curriculum statements and qualifications.

Those who achieve this assessors course will be able to conduct assessments within their fields of expertise. This assessors course will contribute towards the achievement of a variety of qualifications, particularly within the fields of Education Training and Development Practices and Human Resource Development. Continued professional development is important in order to improve the skills and knowledge that you have.

People credited with this assessors course are able to carry out assessments in a fair, valid, reliable and practicable manner that is free of all bias and discrimination, paying particular attention to the three groups targeted for redress: race, gender and disability.

In particular, people credited with this Assessors Course will be able to:

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

115753 Assessor Course

South Africa Training Providers Forum

The South Africa Training Providers Forum was established to assist training providers (private and public) as “a voice” in the Higher Education domain. Our aim is not to replace any current bodies or excising forums, but to target a specific audience in the Training industry that is in a much needed space for support and resources.

The Training Providers Forum in South Africa want to bring the much needed resources to the Training Providers directly through innovative technology delivery methods and represent them as the training voice in the Higher Education sector.

The South Africa Training Providers Forum aim to deliver the following services to the industry:

  1. Be the voice about national issues in South Africa with the various SETAs and the QCTO.
  2. Aim to bring business leads to the Training Industry.
  3. Provide a forum for discussions and sharing of knowledge.
  4. Provide free webinars and virtual training sessions to its members.

With very affordable rates to become a member of the Training Providers Forum makes it one of the best option for upcoming Training Provider in South Africa.

The South Africa Training Providers Forum is a registered Non-profit Company.

http://trainingforum.org.za/ 

SDF in South Africa

All Companies/Organizations that have a wage bill (inclusive directors drawings) in excess of R500 000 per annum, must pay 1% of this wage bill as a training Levy (SDL). In order to get some of this money back, they need to have an qualified SDF – Skills Development Facilitator (either internal or external) to advice/assist them with various processes.

What is the purpose of a Workplace Skills Plan (WSP)? 

The Workplace Skills Plan serves to structure the type and amount of training for the year ahead, and is based on the skills needs of the organisation. A good WSP should consider current and future needs, taking into account gaps identified through a skills audit, the performance management system, succession planning initiatives, and any new process or technology changes planned for the year.

By when is the levy payable?

The levy must be paid to SARS not later than SEVEN days after the end of the month in respect of which the levy is payable, under cover of a SDL 201 return form.

The functions of a Skills Development Facilitator

  • Assist the employer and employees to develop a Workplace Skills Plan (WSP).
  • Submit the Workplace Skills Plan (WSP) to the relevant Seta.
  • Advise on the implementation of the Workplace Skills Plan.
  • Assist to draft an Annual Training Report (ATR) on the implementation of the Workplace Skills Plan.
  • Advice on the quality assurance requirements set by the Seta.
  • Act as a contact person between you and the Seta.
  • Serve as a resource for all aspects of skills development.

Companies/Organisations can either train their own internal person to become the represented SDF or contact any of our Top Students/Facilitators or Agents.

We at MYSDF offer a free service where we create the opportunities for Companies / Organisations to get in contact directly with these qualified staff with no hidden cost. Simply another way that we support our learners and members of the group

SDF Course: Skills Development Facilitator

 

WHAT IS REQUIRED TO SUBMIT A PROGRAMME FOR APPROVAL THROUGH THE SETA

SETA Accreditation.

What you need to submit a Learning Programme for approval through the SETA.

The following steps are followed in order to submit a learning programme (unit standards) for approval through the ETQA (SETA).

Note: We make reference to the ETQA (Education Training Quality Authority) and not the SETA. The reason for this is because the ETQA Department/Manager within the SETA will review your programme and issue approval. (SETA has different departments who are responsible for different task. The ETQA manager will ultimately approve your programme.)

STEP 1: SETA APPLICATION

 Download the SETA application forms from their website, or contact their ETQA Manager and request the documents.

These documents may include:

-Application document that must be submitted with the programme in order to be processed.

-Include personal and Training Provider contact detail.

-Flow process, summary and matrix copy.

-Checklist that must be completed by the application to ensure all the documentation is correct and in order.

-Administration process (flow processes from printing to uploading)

-OPTIONAL: QMS Policy

 

STEP 2: LIST OF ASSESSORS AND MODERATORS

List of the Assessors and Moderators must be attached.

 

-Must have at least one (1) qualified assessors that is (2) registered with the specific SETA and (3) have a valid letter from the SETA that allows the Assessors to assess in this unit standard.

-Must have at least one (1) qualified moderator that is (2) registered with the specific SETA and (3) have a valid letter form the SETA that allows the Moderators to moderate in this unit standard.

-The Assessors and the Moderator cannot be the same person.

 

STEP 3: IF PURCHASED FROM SOMEONE:

This is “optional” for those individuals who purchased the programme from a third party or developer directory. (Did not develop their own material.)

 

The following information will be required additional with your submission:

-Copy of the purchase agreement that highlight the printing and usage rights.

-Internal moderators report to confirm you have the scope and resources to deliver this programme.

-If this material was previously approved for another training provider, copy/full details of this must also be supplied.

 

STEP 4 : MATRIX AND DELIVERY STRATEGY

Full matrix that include at least the following fields.

Summary:

  1. Unit Standard Number
  2. Unit Standard Description
  3. Purpose of the Unit Standard
  4. Credits with a breakdown of the Notional Hours.
  5. NQF level
  6. Entry Level requirements.
  7. How the CCFO’s was covered and where it is covered in the learning programme.

Detailed:

  1. Unit Standard Number
  2. Specific Outcomes + Numbered
  3. Assessment Criteria + Numbered
  4. Range Statements + Numbered
  5. CCFO + Numbered
  6. Learning Outcomes + Numbered
  7. Theory Notional Hours
  8. Practical Notional Hours
  9. Timeline in classroom
  10. Formative Activity methods
  11. Reference to Formative Activity numbers
  12. Summative Activity methods
  13. Reference to Summative Activity numbers.
  14. Resources, equipment required.
  15. Facilitation method (delivery strategy)

 

STEP 5 : FACILITATORS GUIDE

Detailed facilitator guide that include the following:

-Background of the learning programme.

-Who should attend/minimum entry level requirements.

-Strengths and weaknesses for implementing the programme.

-How feedback will be provided from the learner and from the Facilitator to the Training Provider.

-Sequence/process flow.

-Quality Assurance procedures/legal requirements/safety requirements.

-Time-frames.

-Methods and activity instructions.

-Resources required.

-Formative and Summative instructions.

 

STEP 6 : LEARNER GUIDE

Detailed learner guide that include the following:

-Unit Standard/Programme detail.

-Induction/background

-Purpose of the programme

-Range Statement

-Learner entry level requirements

-Learners with special needs

-Training methods that will be used.

-Tools and resources required for this programme.

-Credit and notional hour’s breakdown.

-Learner support.

-Assessment strategies.

-Formative and Summative activities.

-Navigation through the learner guide.

-Learner rights and responsibilities

-Learner agreement

-Learning map/process flow

-Copy of the unit standard.

-Learning outcomes.

-Assessment Criteria + learning content.

-Learner feedback.

 

STEP 7 : WORKBOOK

Learner workbook that include the following:

-Unit Standard/Programme detail.

-Induction/background

-Appeals policy

-Purpose of the programme

-Range Statement

-Learner entry level requirements

-Learners with special needs

-Training methods that will be used.

-Tools and resources required for this programme.

-Credit and notional hours breakdown.

-Learner support.

-Assessment strategies.

-Formative and Summative activities.

-Navigation through the learner guide.

-Learner registration/CV/ID copy

-Learner rights and responsibilities

-Learner agreement

-Learning map/process flow

-Copy of the unit standard.

 

STEP 8 : ASSESSMENT GUIDE

Reference to unit standard 115755

The complete Assessment guide that consist out of the following sections:

  1. Plan for Assessment.
  2. Preparation of the learner.
  3. Conduct Assessment.
  4. Judgement of the Assessment.
  5. Feedback to the learner.
  6. Review of the Assessment process.

 

STEP 9 : ASSESSMENT MEMO

–Create a separate document calling it the Assessment Memo Cover Page that makes reference to your Unit Standard details, and maybe give it a “confidential” watermark, footnote or disclaimer of some sort.

–Include model answers for each activity/assessment activity in this guide – we’re not recommending any particular format. You may also want to include the following, depending on the topic or structure of your activities:

*Support material and/or references that were provided to the learner – which he/she can use as resources (we mean

resources and references that were given to the learner during the induction or facilitation).

*Observations sheets – these should be in the Assessment Guide already if used previously

*Checklists – to check if the learner’s response is complete or that all required activities were handed in.

*Possible or required sources of evidence – or of course your model answers, or guidelines on how learners were asked or could answer the question.

*Expected quality of evidence – maybe include the amount of pages, size of response, number of words, how many points will be allocated to this activity and so forth.

 

STEP 10 : MENTOR GUIDE

Depending on the type of programme, NQF level and the target group of learner, may the SETA also request a mentoring guide.

Mentor guide is similar to the Facilitator guide, but intended for the supervisor or manager in the workplace to guide them on the instructions and type of exposure the learners should get.

The mentor guide will also be a summary of all the guidelines and instructions given to the learner during the contact sessions for all the summative assessment instructions.

-What the leaner is busy with?

-Instructions provided to the learner during the delivery?

-What the learner should do?

-Period and level of experience required?

-What end-result is expected on completion?

 

STEP 11 : LOGBOOK

The credit calculation of the unit standard is based on a formula (multiple by x 10) that = to the total number of Notional Hours that must be achieved at the end of the learning programme.

Notional Hours consist out of (a) Theory and (b) Practical = Notional Hours.

In order to achieve the “practical” hours, the learner needs to demonstrate how he achieved this, (mostly in the workplace) by means of evidence. (Logbook).

Logbook can be in any form that can provide evidence that the learner (a) had the opportunity to practice the tasks in the workplace and (b) ensure that the minimum notional hours was completed.

ACCREDITATION

Assessor Course

Are you passionate about teaching and conducting assessments? Why not make a career out of your passion by attending any one of our SETA accredited credit bearing assessor courses.

The Assessor course is for people who intend to assess candidates for their achievement of learning outcomes, using pre-designed instruments.

This assessor course will be of value to those in the fields of education, training and development, human resources development, and any manager or supervisor expected to possess the skills and knowledge to competently assess employees.

Whether you are preparing to be a professional trainer or a facilitator, or you are someone who does a bit of assessment as a part of their job, you always want to be prepared. Your learners will understand that training is a process where skills, knowledge, and attitudes are applied in a unique way.

An Assessor course is the person judging whether another person is competent and not yet competent within a certain field.

The Assessor Skills Programme is a comprehensive SAQA unit standard-based course that covers best practice standards of assessing outcomes-based learning. Learn how to conduct assessments in your own area of expertise.

Upon completion of this course and successful assessment Candidate Assessors course will have acquired these skills:

  • Demonstrate understanding of outcomes-based assessment.
  • Plan and prepare for assessment.
  • Conduct assessment.
  • Provide feedback on assessments.
  • Review assessment.

What is an Assessor?

An assessor is a person with the required knowledge and skills that determines whether a candidate is capable of doing the job at hand in their own particular field of expertise by collecting evidence. Assessors assess people, not things.

How is evidence collected?

An assessor makes use of different tools and systems to determine if a candidate is competent or not yet competent.

Is it important to be registered?

Yes! The responsibility of the assessor is great and thus they need to meet a high standard of criteria and have to be registered before they are allowed to assess.

Accreditation and Training Services’ generic Assessor course will equip learners with the required knowledge and skills to assess candidates in their own particular field of expertise. The Assessor training course will help build your understanding of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) and will help you take the first step in developing your skills and acquiring a variety of qualifications within the fields of Education Training and Development Practices and Human Resource Development.

It is the responsibility of the Assessor to determine whether a candidate is competent or not yet competent. An Assessor makes use of different tools and systems to determine if a candidate is capable of doing the job at hand. The responsibility of the Assessor is great and thus they need to meet a high standard of criteria and have to be registered before they are allowed to assess.

115753 Assessor Course