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Become a Competent Online Facilitator

Unit Standard 117871: Facilitate learning using a variety of given methodologies NQF 5, 10 credits

Facilitators have been thrown into a virtual training world – but how to keep your learners engaged, content delivered and learning real-time, whilst navigating screen fatigue, breakaway room and tech issues? Our 2½ -day entertaining programme is chock-a-block with role pays, conversations, examples and light bulb moments.

Is that even possible??? Indeed!

Thrive’s interactive virtual facilitator course will take you through the important steps of how to be an entertaining and effective online (& face-to-face) facilitator in the QCTO and Seta worlds. We cover the theory at the beginning of the course, allowing us time to create a real-time facilitation environment in order that you can become familiar with the facilitation challenges you may encounter in the future.

This course is designed so that you can complete some of your own POE summative assessment during this 2½ day course, affording you the chance to ask those all important questions about your assessment during the time provided. Formal facilitator training is required for most QCTO qualifications going forward. 

Sample templates, tools and documentation will be made available for you to use in your POE in your new role as a facilitator.

Isn’t it time you joined us too?

What we will cover on Day 1

  • Understanding virtual facilitation: Techniques to assist  with engaging and active conversations
  • Training in a virtual setting: Activities re-imagined, contingency planning for all scenarios & interruptions
  • Presentation: Your background, lighting, sound, camera & dress code
  • Facilitating in Seta & QCTO environments
  • Understanding your learner needs and limitations
  • Drafting a lesson plan to engagingly facilitate with impact

What we will cover on Day 2

  • Comparing facilitation techniques in a face-to-face vs. a virtual setting
  • Dealing with difficult learners and difficult situations
  • Managing technology – planning for a multitude of devices and technological challenges
  • Determining ROI and working with budgetary limitations

What we will cover on Day 3

  • Opportunity to practice your new found skills as a facilitator (you will be assigned a session to facilitate in)
  • PoE building session

We pride ourselves on how easily you will be able to complete your portfolio of evidence after the training. We also offer workshops on building a portfolio of evidence. 

Please contact us for more information.