A learnership is a workbased learning programme. This means that classroom studies at a college or training centre are combined with practical onthejob experience. We learn much better when we can practice what we have been taught in the classroom in a workplace environment.

This is the third of three levels of a Learnership. The knowledge and experience gained in this qualification is typically what is completed in a 3rd year apprenticeship. During the year the learners will receive knowledge and experience in the repair, maintenance, installation, manufacture and ultimately design of the mechanical/electrical systems which provide temperature control for environmental or process needs including the following:

  • Compile feasibility and commissioning reports.
  • Interpret and present the effects of operating conditions on components, safety and control devices.

Course Overview

The learners will attend their knowledge and practical training at our centres which are situated in Cape Town, Kya Sands (Johannesburg) and Ggeberha (Port Elizabeth).The course covers 14 weeks at the institution which is made up of Fundamental unit standards covering numeracy and literacy, as well as core and elective unit standards that are selected to meet the minimum credits required to achieve the qualification. Learners will complete formative assessments which will be recorded in their POE’s

Learners are then required to complete exposure at the worksite gaining valuable onthejob experience against the unit standards completed for roughly between 6 8 months of the year.

On completion thereof learners will be required to complete summative assessments against the assessment criteria as listed in each unit standard. Successful learners will receive a National Certificate issued by the relevant SETA’s and the credits will be registered on the National Learner Registration Database.

On completion of Level 4 learners can progress straight to a National trade test in terms of 26D of the Skills Development Act and should they be successful at the
trade test they would be recognised as an Artisan.


Recommended Entry Criteria

  • NQF Level 2 Communication and Mathematical literacy or an equivalent
  • or a Grade 11 with Maths and Science
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