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Creating NQF Aligned Activities
Curriculum developers have to ensure that learning experiences based on NQF qualifications and part-qualifications quantify learners ability to demonstrate skills, knowledge, attitudes and values that can be effectively utilised in career and personal development.
Learning experiences are shaped in a way that allows learners to embrace greater autonomy in their decision making for life and work.
Below is a table illustrating a simple process that can be used to create aligned activities that follow an holistic approach to learning.
Discussions, presentations, case studies, interviews, research, reports, relevant practical job related tasks etc
Can be individual, paired, group, class
|EPL activity |
(Establishing prior learning)
This activity unpacks what learners already know about a new section / topic / outcome.
It is placed at the beginning of a section / new concept / beginning of training.
|Specific Outcomes Activity |
This is an activity specifically designed to reinforce competency.
One activity can fulfil a range of SO’s (specific outcomes).
You know that an activity is aligned when you can use the assessment criteria to evaluate the learners.
|Reflection Task |
‘Stop and think.’
|Self-Assessment Activity |
Links to RT as it allows learners to reflect on their competencies and evaluate themselves.
|Read the SO’s. |
Question to learner:
You can break the SO down into more sections:
Customising Learning Programmes
Customisation is the process of adapting a learning program and making it meaningful to a particular individual or group of learners. Companies usually require that training content is relevant to specific sectors or work environments so that learners are able to easily relate to concepts being taught.
A learning programme can be modified for:
- A particular workplace
- Individual learning styles
- Groups of learners who are unable to access the planned environment
- Learner with special language, literacy and numeracy requirements
- Learners with disabilities
- Particular age groups and levels of experience
When customising NQF aligned learning programs, limitations will be imposed in order to avoid compromising the accreditation. The structure of the material should not require changes, just the text.
If the NQF aligned learning program being customised is not required for learner certification, fewer customisation rules will apply.
Remember to brand your content appropriately.
More about Programme Approval