Our Diploma and certificate programs

Based on its value proposition the OCDT provides practising technical and professional individuals with the opportunity to undertake advanced learning by doing knowledge enhancement skills that validate their practice experiences.

OCDT offers the Applied Professional Diploma Designation to persons trained through the OCDT system.

The Applied-Professional Diploma (AP.Dip)

This is an Internationally Focused Solution-based Diploma in which the focus is on applying theoretical knowledge in a practical manner, giving significance to practical solutions that work in the enhancement of professional competencies.

The Requirements to earn the Applied Professional Diploma, (AP.Dip) are:

  • Minimum of Five Certificates of Competency within a modular approach to training that results in a single certification on completion of all modules of the training program, at the end of a designated time-frame, being between 3 months to 12 months. Note that on completion of each module the participant will be issued a Certificate of Competency.
  • Execution, documentation and presentation (oral or written) of evidence-based results of an applied project focused on the primary area of learning or postgraduate practical application of learning to a solution-based cases-study of the learner’s choice. This case study will be reviewed and approved by the training facilitator of the course of study and submitted to the SLA for final approval.
  • Follow-up steps through the SLA (includes one professional course in coaching, negotiations, HR, or Leadership) and the submission of a portfolio/case study within 60 days of completion of the theoretical aspect of the training event.
  • Following the successful completion of the modular training program and the submission and approval of the practical portfolio /case-study project, the Applied Professional Diploma will be conferred on the successful participant.