Combo Facilitator & Assessor


This course is accredited by the ETDP Seta and covers unit standards: 115753 &117871 at NQF level 5/6 worth 25 credits. Duration: 5 days

Unit Standard:  115753, Conduct outcomes-based assessment. NQF Level: 5, 15 Credits. Unit Standard:  117871, Facilitate learning using a variety of given methodologies. NQF Level: 5, 10 Credits.


The broad learning objective of this course is to develop the awareness, knowledge, skills and attitudes of participants needed to deliver professional facilitation and assessing. This course will ensure any assessor/facilitator learns how to present a lesson or a training facilitation and assessment in a highly professional, entertaining, dynamic, impactful and interactive manner. This course is designed so that the participants understand the theory of good communication prior to preparing, delivering and evaluating facilitation within a stimulated context. The course is divided between what good communication is, how to prepare an effective facilitation, and delivering it so that you have a persuasive audience impact.


This course is designed to prepare you for a variety of challenges faced when dealing with learners in a school or the workplace environment. Knowing how to handle difficult situations objectively, and with tact, is as important as being knowledgeable about the training and development of workplace skills. The course is very practical and allows you time to internalize your learning through activities, so you are be able to complete your POE on the last day. Upon completion one would be able to:

  • Prepare for assessments.
  • Conduct assessments.
  • Provide feedback on assessments.
  • Review assessments.
  • Plan and prepare for facilitation
  • Facilitate learning
  • Evaluate learning and facilitation


Module 1: Understanding Outcomes-based Assessment

  • Holistic Development Model
  • Outcomes-based Assessment
  • Principles and regulations concerning the NQF
  • Assessment and Moderation of Learning
  • Assessment Policies
  • Key Principles of Assessment
  • Assessing Competence
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
  • Methods of Assessment
  • Approach to Giving Feedback on Assessment Results

Module 2: Prepare For Assessment

  • Steps to Follow when Preparing for Assessment
  • Ensuring Fairness of the Assessment
  • Ensuring Safety of the Assessment
  • Notify Parties Involved in the Assessment
  • Carry Out all Pre-assessment Moderation Requirements
  • Explain Assessment Details to Candidates
  • Potential Barriers to Assessment (Special Needs)
  • Documents Relevant to the Preparation and Planning of Assessment

Module 3: Conduct Assessment

  • Assessment Practices
  • Carry Out the Assessment According to the Assessment Design and Plan
  • Is it Necessary or Desirable to assess each Criterion Separately?
  • Use Questioning Techniques to Elicit Appropriate Responses
  • Gather Sufficient Evidence
  • Ensure that Assessment Judgements are Consistent
  • Moderation
  • Processing of Assessment Results
  • Reporting Procedures

Module 4: Provide Feedback on Assessments

  • Give Feedback to Relevant Parties
  • Use the Correct Type and Manner to Give Feedback
  • Obtain Feedback on the Assessment Process from the Candidate
  • Provide Opportunities for Clarification and Explanations
  • Deal with Disputes and / or Appeals that Arise
  • Record Agreements Reached

Module 5: Review Assessments

  • Review the Assessment Process
  • Identify Weaknesses in the Assessment Design and Process.

Module 6: Plan and prepare for facilitation

  • Effective Communication
  • Importance of self-awareness: Preparation
  • What is facilitation?
  • Instructors and Facilitators
  • Understanding Barriers to Learning
  • Adult learning principles
  • Different Learning styles
  • Learner centred facilitation
  • Facilitation at a glance
  • Organizing the facilitation content
  • Communication purposes
  • Setting up the training room

Module 7: Facilitate learning

  • Communication as exchange between two worlds
  • Use Facilitation skills
  • Verbal and Non -verbal communication
  • The power of deep listening
  • Communicating assertively
  • Facilitation approach and learning activities
  • Preparing facilitation
  • Preparing your presentation
  • Effective visuals
  • Presenting your visuals
  • Delivering your presentation

Module 8: Evaluate learning and facilitation

  • Self- evaluation
  • Video recording your presentation and evaluating it
  • Giving feedback
  • Behaviours of effective facilitators


Total fees: R5700 per learner

Fee covers the following items:

• Learning material

• Learner Portfolios

• Facilitation and Assessment.

• ETDP SETA Statement of Results

• Certification


  • Managers 
  • Trainers 
  • Human Resource Managers 
  • Supervisors 
  • Facilitators 
  • Coaches 
  • Work Place Assessors