Design Learning Programmes


This course is accredited by the ETDP Seta and covers unit standards 123401 at NQF level 6 worth 10 credits. Duration: 3 days


This is a generic Unit Standard, and designers can design learning within any field of learning in line with their subject matter expertise. Where designers are not themselves experts in the field of learning, then they would typically work in close consultation with subject expert. 


Upon completion of this course you will be able to define the key concepts associated with skills development and you will be able to:

  • Identify the outcomes and intended impact of training in the workplace
  • Develop learning programmes of various types (learnerships, skills programmes, ABET programmes, soft-skills programmes, etc.) within  the legal and regulatory requirements for various programmes, including the development of curricula, sequencing and scaffolding outcomes as required, as well as developing measurement indicators
  • Collate baseline materials for the development of learning materials, draft activities and develop and layout learner support materials for the delivery of a learning programme 


  • Drafting learning outcomes for the programme. 
  • Conducting analysis for learning design. 
  • Designing the learning programme. 
  • Drafting a brief for the development of the learning programme. 
  • Evaluating learning design. 
  • Planning and preparing for the evaluation. o 
  • Collecting and recording data. 
  • Analysing and interpreting data. 
  • Compiling an evaluation report. 
  • Reviewing the evaluation process. 

This module equips programme designers and materials developers to do all of the above. Participants in the programme review existing programmes and materials in their organisations, as well as the requirements for these, and share

Their challenges with one another. They then work together in designing the programmes and developing the materials they will require to implement the programmes in their workplace. Learning sets – study and work groups – can be set

Up during the session. These require participants to work together when back in their organisations. During each week of self-study and work experience, participants work together to achieve particular outputs. These outputs cumulatively lead to the development and implementation of learning programmes and learning materials within their organisations.


Module 1: Learning programme overview

Module 2: The NQF and the challenges it presents to ETD practitioners

Module 3: Before you start designing a learning programme

Module 4: Factors to be taken into consideration when designing a learning programme

Module 5: Designing a learning programme

Module 6: Developing training materials


Total fees: R3400 per learner

Fee covers the following items:

  • Learning material
  • Learner Portfolios
  • Facilitation and Assessment.
  • ETDP SETA Statement of Results
  • Certification


  • ODETDP Practitioners 
  • Facilitators
  • Educators.