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LEARNERSHIPS A learnership is a work-based education and training program associated with a credential that has been registered with the South African Qualifications Authority on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) (SAQA). Learnerships are professionally focused programs that combine controlled academic study with real-world work experience. A learnership is a work-based education and training program associated with a credential that has been registered with the South African Qualifications Authority on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) (SAQA). Learnerships are professionally focused programs that combine controlled academic study with real-world work experience. What are the benefits of learnerships? For the Learner:
  • Provide easy access to learning;
  • Increase access to employment opportunities;
  • Assist in Career-Pathing and Self-development;
  • Provide a monthly stipend to learners while they learn;
  • Lead to the acquisition of a formal qualification; and
  • Serve as an entrance into the industry for unemployed learners.
For the Employer:
  • Provide skilled and experienced workers;
  • Assist in the development of competent staff;
  • Contribute to empowerment credentials and BB-BEE points for the company;
  • Produce knowledgeable and competent employees who require less supervision;
  • Lead to improved workplace productivity and quality outcomes;
  • A vehicle to address employment equity targets; and
  • Help fill identified skills gaps.
For the Industry:
  • Help industry to become competitive in the global market;
  • Build a pool of skilled, qualified & more professional workforce; and
  • Develop their people to world-class standards.
Who participates in a learnership? A learnership involves three main parties:
  • The learner/s
  • The training provider/s
  • The employer/s
How to apply for a learnership? For more information on learnership programmes, please click here.

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