Development- 2 types of learning material PDF Print E-mail


Development of generic unit standards based learning materials:

Development of generic learning materials in compliance with the outcomes and assessment criteria of registered dairy technical and related unit standards, to enable learners to attain full or part qualifications.
These learning materials include learner guides (‘modules’), which present the appropriate theoretical knowledge required and practical skills to master, in order to perform competently in every dairy technical and related unit standard. Additionally, standardized assessment guides and tools for assessment, such as knowledge questionnaires (with model answers) and practical skills checklists, form part of the learning materials. When standards of learning are revised (mandatory), the learning materials that support the standards are revised periodically for alignment. 
There is no reason, however, that these materials may not be used for ‘informal’ training, whether in internally customized programmes or as individual training interventions.

Development of learning materials at a lower pitch:

Development of learning materials at a lower pitch on selected topics, called coaching manuals, for in-company use.
These learning materials’ contents are sourced from the unit standards-based learning materials, but in abridged form to present a more rapid route to operational skills than through unit standards-based learning, and with substantially less theoretical content. Achievements by learners through the use of these manuals are not declared for the attainment of credits, as for unit standards-based learning, but are valid for insertion on workplace skills plans. These learning materials may well be used by learners that will eventually enter into ‘formal’ learning, as entry level learning. 
It has been reported that retailers that perform audits on enterprises (as suppliers) require structured training as part of their audits, and that the Coaching Manuals serve well in this regard, especially the first two programmes.

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