A learnership is a work-based learning programme that leads to an NQF registered qualification. Learnerships are directly related to an occupation or field of work, for example, electrical engineering, hairdressing, or project management. Learnerships are managed by Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETAs). They were introduced by the government to help skill learners and to prepare them for the workplace.
- Improved productivity and adherence to quality standards.
- Employees develop skill sets that allow them to undertake a greater variety of work.
- Improved ability to implement and realize specific goals outlined in a company’s business plan.
- Increased ability to respond effectively to change.
A competitive advantage:
Businesses will keep their B-BBEE initiatives up to date by acquiring points from sponsoring learnerships. When companies plan their spend timeously, identifying the right learnerships for their businesses can save money and give them the necessary points to retain their B-BBEE status. This will ensure that the business continues to meet the terms of procurement agreements and will be advantageous when bidding for new business.
Learnerships require you to complete a theoretical course as well as practical training, which is done at a workplace, to graduate. The workplace component of the qualification involves hands-on, practical learning under the guidance of a mentor, while the theoretical component is provided by an education and training provider, in this case (Camblish Training Institute). Together they form an integrated and comprehensive learning programme.