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Design and Develop Learning Material

- ETDP SETA: ETDPS1440US123396, NQF4, Credits: 6

- US123394, NQF5, Credits: 10, US115755, NQF6, Credits: 10

This Design and Develop Learning Material course teaches you how to plan, develop and design your own material and curricula, develop content for learning material and construct assessment instruments for general use and/or in line with the SETA requirements.


This course can be attended by anyone who wish to design and develop learning material for use in credit-bearing courses as well as in non-credit bearing courses, for any learning approach or delivery method. This course can also be attended by Learning and Development Practitioners, HR Practitioners and Assessors & Moderators who must understand the construct and evaluation of assessment instruments.


Features & Benefits

  • This course is accredited with ETDP SETA upon successful completion of your Portfolio of Evidence (PoE) for Unit Standard 123396, 123394, 115755


  • Get 12 months access to your course via our myWay Learning Platform that includes video lectures, extra resources, questionnaires and much more.
  • Take full advantage of our new Hybrid Learning by attending on campus or virtually. Have all your classes ready to be downloaded and watched, anytime, anywhere. (Read More)


  • Attendees will gain confidence and enhance their practical skills in learning material design and development.
  • Developing learning material for your company can save external costs to your company.

Outcomes & Objectives

Upon completion of this course and successful assessment Candidate, Facilitators will have acquired these skills

  • Prepare to profile learners and carry out a basic skills audit.
  • Profile learners.
  • Carry out a basic skills audit.
  • Compile a report on the target audience profile and skills gaps
  • Plan and prepare for development.
  • Develop learning materials.
  • Develop learning facilitation guidelines.
  • Pilot and evaluate the development.
  • Demonstrate understanding of design principles of outcomes-based assessment.
  • Design outcomes-based assessments.
  • Develop assessment activities.
  • Develop assessment guides.
  • Evaluate assessment designs and guides.
  • Pricing & Payment Options

  • Duration

    In Class/Virtual Class, Hybrid Learning (Learn More)
    • 4 Days (08:30 – 16:00) Classes are presented via our Hybrid Format allowing learners the flexibility to attend on campus or in the comfort of their home or workplace.
    Online , Mentored Learning (Learn More)
    • 12 Months Self-paced, access anytime, anywhere via our myWay Learning Platform 
  • Course Prerequisites

    Learners should have the following:


    • Competent in Communications at NQF level 3 or equivalent experience and are able to use basic data gathering methods.
    • Competent at NQF level 4 to write texts for a range of communicative contexts.
    • Competent in general analysis and design techniques, and have a working knowledge of outcome-based education and training. It is also assumed that learners are able to develop learning materials based on a given design.
    • Have achieved unit standard NLRD 115753: Conduct outcomes-based assessment, or equivalent.
    • Competent in the relevant field in which Practitioners are designing assessments, or have access to subject matter experts.
    • Ability to analyse and interpret the relevant outcomes (or standards).
    • Possess a working knowledge of outcome-based education and training.
  • CPD Credits


Our Delivery Methods

Our innovative "myWay” learning methodology is built around the students individual learning requirement, allowing each student to learn in a style that is most suitable for their skills set, knowledge and schedule.

Instructor-Led Classes

Reach your full potential through our “myWay Instructor-Led” classes combined with interactive lessons, supporting video content, practical assignments and in field experience, done during the traditional 08:00 – 16:00 working day.

Online Mentored Learning

Do a course at your pace via our “myWay Online Mentored Learning”, combining self-study with supported interactive online video lectures, an online course mentor, extra resources, questionnaires and more, all supported via out Online Student Portal.

Part Time Mentored Learning

Designed for the working professional, our part time programmes provides you with the flexibility and benefit of our myWay Blended Learning with at home exercises/assignments and mentored or in-class lectures at a manageable schedule and pace.

Our Hybrid Delivery Methods

Our Hybrid Delivery Methods

myWay Hybrid Learning is a technology mediated delivery method that extends the benefit of flexibility and technology to all students. Each Hybrid delivery method is described in the section below.


Have all your classes ready to be downloaded and watched, anytime, anywhere.


Never miss a classs because of health, traffic, or transport issues.


A personalized class schedule, attend class on campus, virtually or both.


In Class or Virtual Class Based Learning

A technology mediated delivery method allowing campus based class or virtual class attendance, or a combination of both. Classes can be in the form of lecture based or mentored based.


Mentored Online Learning

A technology mediated, self paced online delivery method with personal mentorship.

What you get

On completion the learners will earn:

  • Certificate of Completion from Learnfast 
  • Certificate of Competency from ETDP SETA upon successful completion of the PoE process (Moderated and found competent) 


Note: All certificates are electronically issued.

Student Testimonials

Important Notes

  • Learners to arrive at the training venue from 08:00 in preparation for 08:30 starting time
  • Bookings are only confirmed upon receipt of the proof of payment or an official company purchase order.
  • For full day, on campus courses, Learnfast will supply you with a computer to use for training (if applicable) & tea/coffee and a full lunch. Catering is not included for On-Site training and laptops are available for hire at an additional cost if required.
  • Cancellation or rescheduling requests must be in writing and reach us via email at least 5-10 working days prior to the course commencement date. Full course fees will be retained for no shows.
  • Virtual learners are required to have a stable internet connection & a working headset available for sound purposes.
  • Learners who use their own laptops are fully responsible to ensure that administration rights, software installations, etc. are working sufficiently prior to training.
  • Learnfast reserves the right to cancel or postpone dates if we require to do so and undertake to inform clients in writing and telephonically of these changes.
  • Learnfast is not responsible for costs associated with cancellation of classes such as flight and accommodation for clients.

Module 1: Plan and Prepare for Development

  • Analyse the brief for development
  • Discuss the brief with the designer to clarify and confirm the brief
  • Produce a development plan
  • Gather and evaluate resources
  • Assemble and mobilise support personnel and services
  • Commission specialised components
  • Ensure that the equipment required is ready, available and sufficient


Module 2: Define Target Audience Profiles and Skill Gaps

  • Prepare to profile learners and carry out a basic skills audit
  • Profile learners
  • Carry out a basic skills audit
  • Compile a report on the target audience profile and skills gaps


Module 3: Develop Learning Materials

  • Sequence learning activities
  • Develop the learning activities
  • Ensure that the materials are appropriate to the learner and the learning context
  • Ensure that the materials adhere to adult learning principles
  • Use language effectively in the development
  • Ensure that the development meets budgetary constraints
  • Ensure that the materials are coherent and well presented


Module 4: Develop Learning Facilitation Guidelines

  • Guidelines need to provide the facilitator with sufficient background information
  • Guidelines need to identify the learning outcomes and summative assessment arrangements
  • Guidelines provide the facilitator with insights into the learning design
  • Guidelines provide clear instructions for the facilitation of learning
  • Guidelines highlight common learning challenges
  • Guidelines identify facilitation materials required for implementation
  • Guidelines provide structure, sequence and timeframes


Module 5: Pilot and Evaluate the Development

  • Set up the pilot
  • Conduct the evaluation of the learning programme in accordance with quality assurance requirements
  • Use the evaluation to reveal strengths and weaknesses of the learning material and improve upon the material


Module 6: Design and Develop Outcomes - Based Assessments

  • Demonstrate understanding of design principles of outcomes-based assessment
  • Design outcomes-based assessment
  • Develop assessment activities
  • Develop assessment guides
  • Evaluate assessment designs and guides
  • Campus
    Start Date
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  • 02 August 2021
    05 August 2021
    Full Time
  • 04 October 2021
    07 October 2021
    Full Time
  • 15 November 2021
    18 November 2021
    Full Time
  • Campus
    Start Date
    End Date
    Book Now
  • 02 August 2021
    05 August 2021
    Full Time
  • 04 October 2021
    07 October 2021
    Full Time
  • 15 November 2021
    18 November 2021
    Full Time

By completing the below online booking, a booking confirmation will be sent out and an invoice will be generated. A place will be reserved on this course and you are expected to attend. If you require a quote first please contact Learnfast offices and speak to a sales consultant.

Design and Develop Learning Material

  1. By booking for this course, an invoice will be generated and you will be liable for the payment of this invoice. If you require a quote, please contact The CAD Corporation Offices.
  2. After the generation of the invoice a training confirmation will be emailed using the details provided above.
  3. The CAD Corporation retains the rights to change this calendar without any notification.
  4. Tea/coffee and a light lunch will be provided.
  5. All university students will receive a 10% discount for cash payments.
  6. The minimum notice of cancellation is 5 (five) working days prior to the course commencement date. If you fail to do so the full amount is payable.
  7. Students are to be at the training venue by 08h00 in preparation for a 08h30 start time.

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