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A learnership is a work-based learning programme that leads to an NQF registered qualification and is managed by SETAs. Learnerships are directly related to an occupation or field of work, for example, electrical engineering, hairdressing or project management. Learnerships are created specifically to facilitate the linkage between structured learning and work experience in order to obtain a registered qualification. A combination of theory and workplace practice makes up each qualification which is registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF).


Fundamental unit standards are designed to lay a foundation for specialised subjects. These modules focus strongly on literacy, communication and basic mathematical skills.


These modules are central to a qualification and allow learners to choose which subjects are the most suitable for their occupation and most applicable to their workplace.


Elective unit standards are structured around the selection of core subjects. Electives allow the learner to select additional subjects to add to their qualification, over and above the core and fundamental modules.

Learnerships are often done through a partnership between an organisation and a training service provider. The trainer will either give the training in the organisation’s facilities or the learners will go to the training provider.

Companies or SETAs are usually responsible for funding and implementing learnerships. In this instance, a learnership comprises of four role players, namely employer, learner, SETA and training provider. Learners can either be employed or unemployed. A learnership is normally rolled out over 12 months.

If you are currently employed and there is a learnership that you believe would benefit you in your occupation, you can approach your company’s training committee or your manager/supervisor/HR department to ask them if they would consider running that learnership at your workplace. If you are unemployed, there are training service providers who do train people on learnerships. They may help you find an employer where you will gain the workplace experience.

Yes! If you are employed when you start your learnership, then your employer will pay for your time while you attend the training, and its assessments. If you are unemployed, you will be paid a stipend while enrolled in the leadership to cover transport and lunch.

Each qualification has specific requirements. In order to establish what these requirements are you will need to select your course first.

The recognition of prior learning (RPL) is geared towards ascertaining your existing level of training and expertise. You need to find an accredited RPL and assessment centre that offers RPL for the relevant qualification you wish to obtain credit for.

Learnerships provide you with a qualification that is directly related to the work you do. This allows you to gain a better understanding of the theory behind your job (the “why” of your occupation) which will, in turn, improve your personal performance, give you the opportunity to study further and provide opportunities for promotion.

We are able to offer prospective clients the following accredited courses:

  • National Certificate in Contact Centre Support
  • Further Education and Training Certificate in Generic Management
  • Further Education and Training Certificate in Leadership Development
  • Further Education and Training Certificate in Project Management
  • Further Education and Training Certificate in Business Administration
  • National Certificate in Occupationally Directed Education and Training Development Practices
  • Further Education and Training Certificate in Debt Recovery Level 4
  • National Certificate in Information Technology: End User Computing
  • National Certificate in Contact Center SupportNational Certificate in GETC: Wholesale and Retail ABET
  • Further Education and Training Certificate in Generic Management National Certificate in GETC: Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Activities
  • National Certificate in Production Technology NQF Level 2
  • National Certificate in Production Technology NQF Level 3


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