Combo Facilitator & Moderator


This course is accredited by the ETDP Seta and material covers unit standards: 117871; 115759 at NQF level 5/6 worth 20 credits. Duration: 5 days

Unit Standard: 115759 Conduct Moderation of Outcomes-based Assessment

NQF Level 6: 10 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 moderation. Moderator training course will equip learners with the required knowledge and skills to conduct moderation of outcomes-based assessment (internal or external). The Moderator training course will further your understanding of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) and will help you in developing your skills and acquiring a variety of qualifications within the fields of Education Training and Development Practices and Human Resource Development.


Upon completing this course, participants should be able to:

  • Identify the main obstacles to effective facilitation
  • Develop facilitation skills for a classroom environment
  • Develop facilitation skills for adult learners
  • Understand the nature of the process behind being able to effectively present information to an audience
  • Understand a range of presentation tools and techniques
  • Use these techniques to build a process that will ensure professional presentations are designed and delivered on a consistent basis
  • Explain the benefits of having a professional approach to facilitation and presentations in the organization irrespective of the target audience
  • Understand the function of communication through exploring its processes
  • Match the type of communication with the appropriate method
  • Understanding how to elicit input from the learners and create an interactive classroom environment, where learners engage with the facilitator and each other
  • Develop awareness of how effective non-verbal messages are communicated
  • Evaluate their own presentation skills by reviewing the video of their delivered presentation
  • Apply a rigorous communication checklist in evaluating presentations
  • Using effective visuals


Module 1: 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 2: 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 3: Evaluate learning and facilitation

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

Module 4: Moderation introduction

• Moderation within the context of an OBE system

• Moderation and assessment methods and activities

• The moderator’s role and responsibilities

Module 5: Planning for moderation

• Plan and prepare for Moderation 

• Planning the extent of moderation and methods of moderation 

• Clarifying the context of the assessments under review

• Considering special needs 

• Planning the moderation methods and processes 

• Moderation techniques and processes

• Sampling of assessments

Module 6: Conduct moderation

• Checking and judging the assessment instruments and process

• Confirming that special needs of learners have been provided for

• Handling appeals against assessment decisions

• Moderating recognition of prior learning

• Making the moderation decision

• Moderation checklists

• Confirming the assessment decisions

Module 7:Advise And Support Assessors

• The varccs report

• Giving feedback to assessors

Module 8: Report, record and administer moderation

• Review moderation systems and processes

• Using a Swot Analysis

• Management Systems and Policies


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