Learnerships > Benefits


To Employers

Relevance of training to business needs

  • Industry participation in needs analysis and design of Learnerships
  • Programmes developed where there is a real need
  • Learning and assessment contextualized to workplace realities

Access to funding for training of employees

  • Grant for education and training course of employed learners
  • Additional grant for unemployed learners
  • Grant for Lead Employer for employed and unemployed learners
  • Government Tax Incentives (Refer SARS)

Achievement of Employment Equity objectives

  • Progress in meeting Employment Equity targets, since previously disadvantaged employees have opportunities to improve their work-related competence and obtain qualifications

Trained recruitment pool of potential employees

  • Employers will be able to select employees from a wider pool of appropriately qualified workers who have developed skills that are relevant to the company's specific work context

Increased return on investment in training

  • Higher returns from the Skills Levy and investment in training, due to transfer of learning to the job, as well as increased grant disbursements from Skills Levy contributions

To Learners

Develop competence required in the market – Applied Competence

  • Ability to perform set of job-related tasks – actually DO things
  • Understand what they are doing and why
  • Ability to learn from what they are doing
  • Ability to adapt to changes and unforeseen circumstances

Opportunities for employment

  • Full-time or part-time employment
  • Be it with employer, contract work, self-employed or work in an NGOs
  • Develop competence for jobs and work

Obtain nationally recognized qualification

  • Portable in the industry, across the sector, nationally and internationally
  • Skills not only applicable in workplace of one employer
  • Opportunities to acquire fixed-term employment contracts for the duration of the Learnership
  • Opportunities for fast-tracking the development of learners through access to further learning
  • Access to further education and training opportunities, either through other Learnerships or advanced training programmes

To Providers

Opens up a new market

  • To develop learnerships- participate in project teams
  • To deliver the institutional learning component
  • To provide additional services related to Learnership delivery (e.g. selection of learners, guidance/ support of learners, admin.)
  • Present components of the Learnerships as skills programmes

Structured framework against which to focus products and services

  • Articulation of learning programmes within a national system of Learnerships and skills programmes
  • Creates an environment to focus on their role in providing quality programmes, and take care of aspects such as the design and registration of qualifications

Opportunity to develop learning programmes and materials on the basis of identified need

  • • Greater credibility of qualification programmes and skills programmes offered

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