What is a Learnership?
Learnership is a theory and practical program for learning, based on successful application to a relevant SETA. Different Organizations, who pay SDL (Skills Development Levy), may apply for Learnership program; and benefit financial support from the relevant SETA.
Learnership programs are registered with SAQA (The South African Qualifications Authority), and are linked to a qualification level, registered on the NQF (National Qualifications Framework).
A Learnership program is a good channel for assisting jobless and employed Learners; for learning through a Training Service Provider. In terms of CLP (Computer Literacy Program) or EUC (End User Computing) Full National Certificate Qualification, training will be provided by a Computer Training Service Provider. Learners are fully supported in computer training; provided the opportunity to practice newly learned knowledge, in a real work environment; supported further on achieving the successful completion of the program – to attain the skills, competency, and confidence needed in business environment; and receive the relevant Credits, by SOR (Statement of Results) or Full Certificate, in their hands.
End Result Benefits for Skills Programs and Learnership
a) Benefits for the undertaking Organization:
- Achieving to fill the identified ‘IT’ CRITICAL SKILLS gaps
- Improving ‘IT’ skilled and experienced workforce
- Maximizing staff potential and competency, which results in less supervision
- Improving workplace productivity and quality outcomes
- Utilising to address employment equity targets
- Developing current employees, with quick results
- Promoting staff loyalty and improving HR maintenance
- Enhancing empowerment credential and BB-BEE points for the company
b) Benefits for the Learners:
- Learners get the opportunity to develop Highly Demanded ‘IT’ CRITICAL SKILLS
- Learners receive accredited, quick, professional Certificate or Full Qualification
- Learners benefit workplace opportunities and career development
- Learners receive a monthly allowance, while on the program.
- Unemployed Learners get the opportunity to enter the workplace and industry
- Learners are supported to achieve their full potential in their learning!
c) Benefits for the Industry:
- Build a pool of ‘IT’ skilled, qualified, and more professional workforce
- Benefit industry development
- Develop staff to world-class Computer-work standards
- Become competitive in the global market
d) Benefits for the Community:
- Promotion of service quality and speed to our society
- Improvement of ‘Service Provider-Consumer’ relationship