How to Cover Learning Programmes in Policies

How Learning Programmes are developed, delivered and evaluated for Accreditation. A checklist of the policies and procedures for learning programmes.

Accreditation Policies for Learning Programmes.

Meet Accreditation Criteria 4: Learning Programmes

Quality Councils want you to show how learning programmes are developed, delivered and then evaluated.

This means your Quality Management System (QMS) must include policies and procedures for the development, design and delivery of learning programmes.

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Design, Develop and Evaluate Learning Programmes

Understanding and implementing QMS Policies is crucial for maintaining and enhancing the quality of learning programmes.

Describe how learning materials are developed, delivered and then evaluated

Training providers seeking QCTO and SETA accreditation must outline how they develop, deliver, and evaluate learning programs.

This involves the following:

  • crafting detailed curriculum frameworks aligned with industry standards
  • employing qualified instructors for effective delivery
  • implementing robust assessment methods to evaluate learner progress and program effectiveness thereby aligning with accreditation criteria throughout the process.

Quality Assurance for Learning Programmes

Regulatory bodies that accredit training organisations, require evidence to prove that quality processes are followed.

List of Policies and Procedures for Learning Programmes:

  1. Programme design & development
  2. Programme delivery
  3. Programme review & evaluation
  4. Procurement of content
  5. Customisation & Accommodation (special needs)
  6. Branding
  7. Experiential learning explanation
  8. Logbook guide
  9. Coaching and Mentoring.
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The following should be included in learning programmes

  1. It’s purpose
  2. The target group, their needs and characteristics
  3. Outcomes to be achieved or other benchmarks
  4. Activities
  5. Learning styles
    • Each individual has an individual style of learning. This style may contribute to the employee’s ability to understand the subject matter and then apply its content to the workplace
    • Workplace facilitators need to be aware of the candidate’s learning styles so that the training programme will be effective
  6. Assessment methods
  7. Delivery modes
  8. Existing resources
  9. Learning resources to be developed
  10. Work-based tasks
  11. On-the-job-training.

Learning Programme Management

The Learning Programme Review and Evaluation Process

All programs must be reviewed for quality assurance and continuous improvement.

Include the following in the Learning Programme Review process:

  1. Other program users
  2. Facilitators, assessors, moderators
  3. Learners
  4. Management
  5. Employers
  6. Any other key stakeholders.

Use many and varied tools of evaluation to gain a complete understanding of whether the program and its content have been a success.


Learning Management Support System Policies and Procedures

Below is a list of more policies and procedures to maintain an effective holistic learning management system:

  1. POLICY ON PROGRAMME DELIVERY
  2. A POLICY FOR LEARNING PROGRAMME EVALUATION
  3. LEARNING PROGRAMME DEVELOPMENT, DELIVERY AND EVALUATION POLICY
  4. A POLICY FOR LEARNING PROGRAMME DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT
  5. THE DEVELOPMENT OF TRAINING PROGRAMS PROCEDURE
  6. THE POLICY STATEMENT – Vision & Mission
  7. SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES FOR 2024 / 25
  8. NATIONAL QUALIFICATION FRAMEWORK OBJECTIVES
  9. NQF TRAINING OBJECTIVES FOR 2024/25
  10. TEAM STRUCTURE / Organogram.

Learning Programmes: Delivery and Accreditation

Learning Programme Management is a core criterion for Accreditation. Policies and procedures cover how learning programmes will be developed, delivered and evaluated.

Comparing Credit-bearing and Not-for Credit Learning Programmes

The Features of Accredited Training

  1. Competency standards
  2. Aligned to qualifications on the NQF
  3. Assessment plans
  4. Moderation processes
  5. External verification by a SETA
  6. Learner results entered into the NLRD
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Not-for-credit Learning Programmes

  1. Learning needs
  2. Assessment tools
  3. Professional development materials endorsed elsewhere

Factors Impacting Occupational Training Learning Programmes

We must understand the environment in which the learning programmes take place:

  • NQF standards
  • codes of practice
  • legislation (industrial relations, OHS obligations)
  • Organisational OHS policies and procedures
  • Business or industry knowledge specific to the training
  • Our own training packages, their competencies and the qualification rules on SAQA.co.za

Free SETA Learning Materials Available

A list of awesome customizable and free SETA learning materials!

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

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1. What are Learning Programmes?

2. Why are QMS Policies important for Learning Programmes?

  • QMS Policies ensure quality, consistency, and adherence to standards in educational offerings.

3. How do QMS Policies impact Learning Programme delivery?

4. Are QMS Policies mandatory for Learning Programmes?

5. Can institutions customize QMS Policies for their Learning Programmes?

6. Do QMS Policies only apply to academic institutions?

  • No, QMS principles are applicable to various learning environments, including corporate training.

7. How can adherence to QMS Policies benefit learners?


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  1. Hi Leonie,
    My apologies if this is not the platform for my message.

    Our company is looking to partner with Qualification Developers, we intend on applying for a tender to assist our prospective client with becoming DQP (Development Quality Partner) to meet the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO)

    Best Wishes: Samuel Felix

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