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Description / Definition

This is a route to a NQF registered full qualification and is offered under the auspices of SETAs and quality assured by SETA ETQAs.


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Admission Requirements

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What is a Learnership and how does one qualify for it?

A learnership is a work-based learning programme that leads to a nationally recognised qualification registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). Learnerships are available for young people who are just leaving school,a College or other training institutions after completing some formal education, as well as for the unemployed.

People entering a learnership must be at least 16years old and younger than 35 years. It usually takes a year to complete a learnership whereby 6 months is for theory and the other 6 months for work based experience, but it can also be more than a year.

Our College has SETA accredited learnerships that are offered at the College Skills Academy Campus. A person can apply for a learnership by registering with the Department of Labour as a job seeker at any of the Labour Centres Nationwide or can contact any of the 21 SETAs. People entering learnerships do not have to pay anything for the programme itself.

The duration of courses offered by SETAs?

SETAs accredit our College to offer short courses. Usually the duration of a course is less than 12 months unless specified, in some courses it is more than that depending on the nature of the qualification or learnership.

How do i check if a qualification is accredited by the SETAS?

You contact the relevant SETA, ask to be transferred to their accreditation section which is where they will check whether that specific course is accredited or not. For more information on Learnerships/ Skills Programmes an interested party can contact our College Skills Academy at: 057 439 0932