Customising Learning Content for the Best Edge

Customising Learning Content for Accreditation. Learning programme content must meet NQF standards and conform to Quality Council conventions.

Customising Learning Content for Accreditation must meet NQF standards and conform to Quality Council conventions. We can help you meet and maintain those standards.

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Creating NQF Aligned Activities: Customising Learning Content

Customise Learning Content for Accreditation

Curriculum developers have to ensure that learning experiences based on NQF qualifications and part-qualifications reflect relevant competencies. This means learners can demonstrate skills, knowledge, attitudes and values that can be applied to career and personal development.

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How to Design and Customise Learning Content

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 a holistic approach to learning.

Customising Learning Content Table

Learning EventDescription
ActivitiesSpecific Outcomes Activity

This activity is specifically designed to reinforce competency. One activity can meet from one to a range of SOs (specific outcomes). You know an activity is aligned when you can seamlessly apply the assessment criteria to evaluate learner performance.

EPL activity

Establishing Prior Learning: This activity unpacks what learners already know about a topic. Place it at the beginning of a section.

  • Use the SOs and assessment criteria to create a set of questions.
Specific Outcomes Activity

This is an activity specifically designed to reinforce competency. One activity can meet a range of SO’s. An activity is aligned when you can apply the assessment criteria to evaluate the learners.


  • Look at the SOs in the unit standard.Read the assessment criteria – add a question mark to each one.Build an activity around the assessment criteria. For example, turn the assessment criteria into questions.Create an assessment rubric for each activity (use the assessment criteria).
Reflection Task

‘Stop and think.’

  • It follows a section or an important concept.
  • Make it provocative.

    • Place RT’s throughout – during a section or at the end of a section.Reinforce Why do you think business value chains are important? Or What value do you believe you add to your job?Note the use of words such as think and believe. Also, try ‘imagine’ or ‘what if’ to stimulate an internal response to the material.
    Self-Assessment Activity

    Allows learners to reflect on their competencies and evaluate themselves. Create a rubric or checklist. The learner will perform a self-assessment.

    • Turn SO’s and AC’s into reflective questions for learners.
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    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 can easily relate to the concepts being taught.

    A learning programme can be modified for:

    1. A particular workplace
    2. Individual learning styles
    3. Groups of learners who are unable to access the planned environment
    4. Learner with special language, literacy and numeracy requirements
    5. Learners with disabilities
    6. Particular age groups and levels of experience

    Customizing Learning Materials Won’t Compromise Accreditation

    When customizing NQF-aligned learning programs, limitations will be imposed to avoid compromising the accreditation. The structure of the material should not require changes, just the text.

    If the NQF-aligned learning program being customized is not required for learner certification, fewer customization rules will apply.

    Remember to brand your content appropriately.

    Free SETA Learning Materials Available

    A list of awesome customizable and free SETA learning materials!

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    Why pay when you can obtain free SETA learning materials for your accreditation?

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