What is a Learnership?

In a structured learnership the programme combines theory with practical skills in a work environment. The learner also learns life skills e.g. communication and teamwork and receives a qualification registered on the National Qualifications Framework. A contract is drawn up by the employer, the learner and an accredited skills development training provider for the duration of the programme to protect all the parties.

What is the difference between a learnership and a qualification?

It is not necessary to enter into a learnership to obtain a qualification, where as a learnership can lead to a qualification. 

What are the benefits of learnerships to employers?

  • Because learnerships involve on the job training, the productivity of the company is still on going.
  • The government offers tax incentives to companies for participating in learnerships. SETAs offer cash grants for learnerships.
  • Companies earn points on the BEE scorecard for learnership training.
  • Because learnerships are practical, it is only registered if relating to a skills need in the economic sector.
  • Learnerships open doors to further learning and because it is registered on the NQF, it is also nationally recognised.
  • Learnerships create skilled employees who strive to add value to the business. 

What are the benefits of learnerships for learners?

  • The learner can still earn an income while enhancing their skills in their immediate working environment. This will ultimately enhance their career prospects.
  • Learnerships provide an opportunity for further learning and obtaining a recognised qualification that can be portable from one company to another.
  • A learner’s personal development and self esteem improve when they obtain a good qualification.

FFDS offer two types of learnerships.

  • Employed learnerships
  • Unemployed Learnerships.

Business and organisations that are interested in either of these, please contact us today and will be able to register, facilitate and manage your learnership on your behalf.

Contact details info@ffds.co.za or tel (+27) 21 704 9311

Learnerships combine workplace experience with formal training so you will get a formal qualification and have real work experience.