FTC78 – Plan the facilitation of learning (US: 110062)

US Title: Plan the facilitation of learning in development practice

US No.: 110062

8 credits [Core]

NQF Level: 5

In order to gain competence, learners will write up facilitation plans for development practitioners and monitor the implementation of those plans, evaluate and review facilitation plans and integrate findings in future facilitation plans.

Candidates should be able to:

  • Illustrate the components of the project cycle based on an existing local economic development project,
  • Discuss the typical steps followed to analyse the need for a local economic development project in own work context,
  • Discuss the typical processes involved in planning for a local economic development project in own work context,
  • Explain how to implement a local economic development project in own work context,
  • Distinguish between a range of mechanisms to monitor and review the progress of a local economic development project in own work context, and
  • Discuss impact evaluation with specific reference to identifying lessons learned and re-planning in own work context.

Course content

This course is intended for people who are, or seek to be, active in the local economic development environment. It provides them with a general introduction to all the key components of the project cycle and it further, develops an understanding of these through considering their application in own work context and to a local economic development project.

Topics in this course include:

  • Conceptualisation (including needs analysis)
  • Design and development (planning)
  • Implementation (including monitoring and reviewing)
  • Handover/ closure
  • Evaluation

Who should attend this course?

The Understanding Project Cycle course is an accessible way for existing or aspirant community development workers to obtain a basic qualification in the field.