MANAGING TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT
The information below is relevant for the 2015 academic year.
This Course in Managing Training and Development has been introduced in view of the ever-increasing requirement for persons involved in the management and execution of the training and development function in organisations to be better prepared to meet the demands of the education, training and development environment. Practitioners of education, training and development often have to fulfill a variety of roles in organisations, for example, the role of trainer, facilitator, assessor, moderator, coach, mentor, manager and skills development facilitator. Many incumbents in these positions are inadequately equipped to deal with the demands of these roles. This course has
therefore been developed to cater for those who are involved in the day to day practice of training and development and those who are involved in the management of the training and development function. It therefore comprises two main components, namely, ‘Practicing training and development’ (CMTD015) and ‘Managing training and development’ (CMTD026). These two components are presented as two different but complimentary modules in this course.
Duration of the course
A National Senior Certificate or equivalent qualification (at NQF level 4) is required for enrolment in this programme. Persons not in possession of such a qualification will be considered for admission on the basis of alternative admission criteria such as relevant work experience (for which a comprehensive CV and references would be required) or other prior learning.
The learning content for the course comprises the following two compulsory modules:
Practicing Training and Development (CMTD015) Module purpose
This module is useful to students wishing to gain comprehensive knowledge and understanding of and the ability to use and apply appropriate training and development practices in mainly South African organisations.
In order to be declared competent in this module, students have to demonstrate that they are able to:
- demonstrate the ability to explore learning theories, establish effective learning principles and critically examine adult learning theories and principles
- demonstrate the ability to apply relevant aspects of training-related legislation (SAQA, NQF and skills development legislation) in managing training and development in South African organisations
- perform the functions of the skills development facilitator in organisations and facilitate the compilation of a workplace skills plan with guidance and support design a small-scale training programme which includes:
- determining training needs
- programme design
- presenting a training programme