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Moderator Training US115759 Course Details

On completion of this programme learners will be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of moderation within the context of an outcomes-based assessment system
  • Plan and prepare for moderation
  • Conduct moderation
  • Advise and support assessors
  • Report, record and administer moderation
  • Review moderation systems and processes


HR Managers, Trainers, Learner Trainers, Coaches, Facilitators, T&D Managers, Skills Development Facilitators, Assessors and anyone needing to moderate assessments of staff or be accredited by the ETDP SETA as a moderator.


It is assumed for credit calculation, that learners are already competent in the learning area in which they will provide moderation of assessment. (Have scope or experience to assess in a specific field.) One would need to have done the Assessor Course first (US115753). It is recommended that learners have at least 14 days workplace experience in training or facilitation (part time or full time and bring proof thereof). Basic communication skills (English = reading and writing skills on


3 Days


$600.00 If you are currently resident in South Africa you will need to pay VAT at 14%.   *Discount available

Note: information may change without notice.

About Moderator Training US115759

This practical course will equip learners with the required knowledge and skills to conduct moderation of outcomes-based assessment. The Moderator training course will further your understanding of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) and will help you in developing your skills. It is the responsibility of the Moderator to moderate assessment according to relevant outcome statements and quality assurance requirements. The responsibility of the Moderator is significant and they need to meet a high standard of criteria and have to be registered before they are allowed to moderate.

Course Outline

  • MODULE 1:  Understanding of moderation within the context of an outcomes-based assessment system
    • Moderation’s contribution to quality assured assessment.
    • Moderation within the context of an OBE system
    • Moderation and assessment methods and activities
    • The moderator’s role and responsibilities
  •  MODULE 2:  Plan and Prepare for Moderation:
    • Planning the extent of moderation and methods of moderation 
    • Clarifying the context of the assessments under review
    • Considering special needs
    • Planning the moderation methods and processes
    • Moderation techniques and processes
    • Sampling of assessments
  •  MODULE 3:  Conduct Moderation:
    • Checking and judging the assessment instruments and process
    • Confirming that special needs of learners have been provided for
    • Handling appeals against assessment decisions
    • Moderating recognition of prior learning
    • Making the moderation decision
    • Moderation checklists
    • Confirming the assessment decisions
  •  MODULE 4:  Advise and Support Assessors:
    • Giving feedback to assessors
    • The VARCCS report
  • MODULE 5:  Report, Record and Administer Moderation:
    • Reporting to designated role players
    • Report format and content
    • Maintaining records
  •  MODULE 6:  Review Moderation Systems and Processes:
    • Using a SWOT Analysis
    • Management Systems and Policies

Delivery Method

Instructor Led classroom based training. Scheduled classes are normally held in Woodmead - near to Sandton in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa. Stationary and textbook included. Refreshments, including 2 tea breaks and a cooked meal for lunch are provided for full time courses. Light finger meals are supplied for part time courses.

Scheduled Dates

To apply for a booking, click on the relevant "Book Here" link below.
Note: places are only fully secured once payment has been made.

Start DateDuration 
Wed 17 May 20173 daysBook Here
Mon 18 Sep 20173 daysBook Here


For clients who want to enjoy the convenience of public transport, consider the Gautrain. Our training premises in Woodmead is located near the Morning Glenn Mall Bus Stop. If organised by prior arrangement we will collect delegates from the afore mentioned bus stop at no extra charge. Direction to the bus stop are as follows:

Take the Gautrain to the Sandton station.
Take the S2 Bus to Morning Glenn Mall.
We will collect you at 8:30 directly from the bus stop.


Please submit a query on the course page and we will be able to advise you on hotels and guest houses close to the training facility.