ITD has departed from the didactic training method towards doing training with a participatory focus. This participatory focus involves a two-way process of sharing and co-constructing knowledge and experiences between the training facilitators and the trainees. Experience has taught us that such a participatory focus assists trainees to develop awareness of their practices and to apply their understanding and knowledge gained from training session back into their own lives and contexts. This participatory focus includes the following aspects:
Practical exercises, role-plays, case studies and interviews are all examples of training processes used that assist in experiential learning.
With reflexive conversations trainees are invited to reflect on the experiential learning process and as such, assist with the internalisation of the knowledge that was obtained through the experiential learning process.
The interaction of the group is used to facilitate generative conversations and processes which assist in the co-construction of knowledge that can be applied back into the participants own lives and working contexts.
The Education Experience Exposure programme is aimed at individuals seeking to gain the necessary managerial competencies to be a successful leader across a wide range of industries. An individual acquiring this qualification will be able to manage first line managers in an organisational entity. First line managers may include team leaders, supervisors, junior managers, section heads and foremen. The focus of this qualification is to enable learners to develop competence in a range of knowledge, skills, attitudes and values related to General Management in an organisation.
The purpose of the Level 4 FETC in Counselling Qualification is to provide a qualification to meet the needs of prospective counselling practitioners in a variety of counselling contexts. It should develop practitioners who know their scope of practice, behave ethically in a counselling context, conform to minimum standards, know when to refer clients and understand the psychological consequences for clients if counsellors are inadequately trained or overstep their scope of practice. It is a generic Qualification that is intended for community or workplace-based counsellors who work in structured and supervised environments including, but not limited to private and government Institutions, schools, Non-Governmental Organisations including Faith Based, Community Based and Not-for-Profit Organisations, the South African Police Service, Counselling Call Centres, Hospitals, Clinics and Support Agencies, Sports Centres, Education and Training facilities, Health and Emergency services and facilities.
The Certificate programme (NQF 4) is aimed at junior managements of small organizations, junior managers of business units in medium and large organisations, or those aspiring to these positions. 'Junior managers' include, but are not limited to, team leaders, supervisors, foremen and section heads.
The purpose of the NQF level 2 New Venture Creation qualification is to provide a qualification that can empower potential and existing entrepreneurs to capitalise on opportunities to start and grow sustainable businesses. These businesses will form part of the mainstream economy as the entrepreneurs will be enabled to tender for business opportunities within both the public and private sectors.
ITD is proud to be accredited/approved for programmes with the following authorities:
ITD is a registered IEB assessment centre and conducts ABET training and assessments in line with specified requirements. ABET, Literacy and Numeracy programmes are provided in association with Project Literacy.
ITD is accredited with merSETA for the following programme:
ITD have programme approval for the following programmes with the SSETA:
ITD is accredited with Health and Welfare SETA for the following programme: