Training and Development Management online short course

Course starts 8 October 2020

Course information

Registration Closes:
2 October 2020
Course Starts:
8 October 2020
10 weeks, excluding orientation
7 hours per week, self-paced learning online
ZAR R14,500
Payment Options
University of Cape Town (UCT)


Amid rapidly changing times, more and more businesses are recognising the importance of investing in staff’s professional development to both improve employee engagement and ensure that the company remains competitive. Consequently, those tasked with managing the up- and re-skilling of personnel play a key part in sustaining business success.

The University of Cape Town (UCT) Training and Development Management online short course provides an overview of current trends, techniques and practices in the talent development field. It’s designed to teach you the practical skills you need to identify your workplace’s training needs, plan and implement effective programmes, and support successful adult learning to drive broader organisational change.

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What will set you apart

On completion of this course, you’ll walk away with:

  • The skills to plan, create, implement, and evaluate staff training and development programmes
  • Insight into the latest training techniques and presentation formats, and the expertise to integrate online learning into interventions
  • An understanding of the factors and laws that influence training and development in South Africa

Is this course for you?

With its pointed focus on employee learning and development, this course is ideal for managers, human resource professionals, and training practitioners who want to improve their ability to contribute in their current role. It’s equally suited to those looking to shift career focus and gain up-to-date knowledge to move into a talent development and training function.

Course curriculum

Learn how to assess the effectiveness of training initiatives as you work through the weekly modules of this online short course.

  • Module: Welcome to your Online Campus
  • Module 1 The pivotal role of training and development in organisations
  • Module 2 Legislation for training and development in South Africa
  • Module 3 Analysing training needs
  • Module 4 Integrating education, training and development in organisations
  • Module 5 Theories of learning and training methodologies
  • Module 6 Designing and developing training programmes
  • Module 7 Integrating technology and online education
  • Module 8 Implementing training programmes
  • Module 9 Supporting organisational renewal through training
  • Module 10 Evaluating training programmes

Earn a certificate from the University of Cape Town (UCT)

On successful completion of this course you earn a certificate from a top-tier university as powerful proof of your new competencies and use it to set yourself apart from the rest and get recognised in the job market.
Disclaimer: The visual representation of the certificate here serves as an exemplar, and may be subject to change at the discretion of the University.


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At GetSmarter, we improve lives through better education. One of the ways that we achieve this is by bringing rich industry context to an academic environment through our expert facilitation and engagement. We work with university faculty and industry experts to provide a practical, industry lens on the world's leading university subjects.

When do I start?

Our next available short course starts 8 October 2020.

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    You can either pay your tuition fees in full before the course starts, or you may opt for a two-part payment plan for courses nine weeks and shorter. For courses ten weeks or longer, there is a three-part payment plan available. To find out more on payment options please visit our Payment and Financing page.

    If you want to find out more about any of these options or you want to know which you qualify for please get in contact with an Enrolment Advisor here.


    GetSmarter's learning model is designed to help you, as a working professional, improve your skills without compromising on work and family responsibilities. The course work is broken up into weekly, manageable bite-sized modules, with incremental deadlines, designed to help you pace yourself over the duration of the course and allow you the legroom to work when it suits you best.

    At the beginning of each week you'll be presented with all the lectures, notes and assignments necessary for completion. You also have access to your Success Advisor who will help you set goals and track key milestones, manage your time, and field any administrative requests you might have.


    By improving your skills and industry knowledge, you'll be having an influence on the success of your organisation.

    Why wouldn't you ask your boss to help you fund your studies if it's going to have an impact on the way you do business?

    37% of our past students receive financial assistance from their employers. You can ask for help, too. Here is a guide to show you how to receive financial assistance from your employer.


    The Online Campus will be your virtual classroom for the duration of your course. Through its easy-to-use interface you'll have access to a diverse variety of course content formats, including: interactive video lectures, module notes, practice quizzes, Prezis, assignment briefs, and additional web resources.

    On the Online Campus, you'll also be able to ask questions and interact with your fellow students and Head Tutor through the Online Campus discussion forums. If you're experiencing tech issues or need advice from your personal Success Advisor, you can use the Online Campus to get in touch.