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What is the SDF course

TrainYouCan Accredited Training Network offer the SDF course also known as the Skills Development Facilitator Course both online through elearning and classroom sessions. For pricing and bookings please visit www.coursesdirect.co.za or read the full course detail of the SDF course here.

What Is The Role Of An SDF?

SDFs shave many functions within the skills and development space; these include:

Assisting employers and employees in developing their workplace skills plan (WSP)
Submitting the WSP to the relevant SETA
Advising an employer on the implementation of their WSP.
Guiding the employer on how to implement the WSP.
Helping the employer to draft an annual training report on the WSP.
Advising on the quality assurance requirements set out by the SETA.
Acting as a contact person/liaison between the employer and the relevant SETA.
Serving as a skills development resource.
Conducts a Skills Audit in your workplace.
Assist in the alignment of skills against the National Qualification Framework
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Who can be appointed as a SDF?

In larger organisations, a currently employed training or Human Resource (HR) manager may take up the role of an internal SDF. In smaller organisations there is often no dedicated training or HR professional fulfilling that role, and so a manager or company owner will assume the responsibility. The role can also be outsourced to a professional external SDF.

The SDF is a fundamental and integral part of the company’s skills development and training process in that it is that person’s role to ensure that not only the submissions are submitted but also to ensure that the training that is provided is done in such a way as to maximise the company’s grant application, meets the criteria for the employee as well as the company’s objectives, vision and mission and supports the growth of the company and its employees in a holistic way, within legislative requires.

Which companies should appoint an SDF?

As per the Skills Development Levies Act, all employers of organisations that are registered for skills development levy purposes with SARS have to appoint an SDF who must co-ordinate all skills related activities of an organisation.

What are the roles of an SDF?

The employer must provide the SDF with resources, facilities and training necessary to perform the functions set out above.

Roles of an SDF:

Facilitator: To facilitate the development of an employer’s skills development strategy
Expert: To serve as an expert resource for accrediting the employer as a training provider and for the implementation of appropriate learnerships and skills programmes.
Administrator: To complete and submit the
Advisor: To advise the employers and employees on the National Skills Development Strategy (NSDS) and on the implementation of the WSP
Education and needs evaluator: To assess the skills development needs of the organisation
Mediator: To serve as a contact person between the employer and the relevant Seta

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Why the Assessors Course?

Assessors are the glue which holds the learner and the end-result together.  Continued professional development is important in order to improve the skills and knowledge that you have.

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.

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. 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.

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 assessor course 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.

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.

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Importance of the SDF course

TrainYouCan Accredited Training Network offer the SDF course also known as the Skills Development Facilitator Course both online through elearning and classroom sessions. For pricing and bookings please visit www.coursesdirect.co.za or read the full course detail of the SDF course here.

What Is A Skills Development Facilitator?

Firstly, what exactly is a Skills Development Facilitator (SDF)?

An SDF is an individual who works to ensure that your company’s Workplace Skills Plan/Implementation Report is developed and implemented, while also serving as a liaison between you and your SETA.

SDF’s who study the unit standards advocated would be more qualified to complete the functions of a professional SDF which I believe should be recognised by HR practitioners as  

Advising on and implementation of Quality management Systems for skills development
Conducting analysis to determine outcomes of training
Conducting skills development administration
Coordinating skills development interventions
Utilising their skills in advising others on outcomes based education within the context of the NQF
Developing the organisations training and development plans

A Skills Development Facilitator (SDF) is responsible for the planning, implementations and reporting of training in an organisation, with SETA related duties.    The function of your SDF, be it an internal SDF, and external (outsourced) SDF or Secondary SDF (Union representative elected to assist with the submission of the grant) is to assist the company with developing and executing the WSP and submitting it to the SETA during the grant submission reporting period. In conjunction the SDF must report on the ATR for the past year which is also submitting during the reporting season.

What do SDF’s do?

SDF’s work out what the training gaps are in an organisation’s workforce. They then draw up training plans to address those gaps. They consult and advise on all aspects of people development. They interact with appropriate authorities (Seta’s) and claim back cash (grants) for training.

Assisting Workplaces in Developing a Workplace Skills Plan (WSP)

A WSP is a document in which a company’s skills needs and the various skills development interventions needed to address these needs are listed.

Your SDF should develop and submit a yearly WSP to comply with the current Skills Development legislation in South Africa. A qualified and experienced SDF should do this.

By complying with these requirements, a company can access numerous skills training SETA grants. Yet, to qualify, your company will also have to submit your Annual Training Reports (ATR).

Roles of an SDF:

Facilitator: To facilitate the development of an employer’s skills development strategy
Expert: To serve as an expert resource for accrediting the employer as a training provider and for the implementation of appropriate learnerships and skills programmes.
Administrator: To complete and submit the
Advisor: To advise the employers and employees on the National Skills Development Strategy (NSDS) and on the implementation of the WSP
Education and needs evaluator: To assess the skills development needs of the organisation
Mediator: To serve as a contact person between the employer and the relevant Seta

Does an SDF need to be registered?

A Skills Development Facilitator must be registered with the relevant SETA. The SDF can perform these duties for more than one employer, but must be registered for every employer at the same or at a different SETA. Although SDF’s are not required to have any formal qualifications to register, organisations will normally appoint a SDF who has an ETD qualification.

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.

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