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 single level Learnership but can also be used to pursue one’s career in the building industry in a specific area of specialisation. The knowledge and experience gained in this qualification is focused on a learner gaining multi skill disciplines in painting, carpentry and bricklaying. During the year the learners will receive knowledge and experience on a range of limited technical skills that are required to build a house of basic design. The learner will also have a basic understanding of the construction industry and how he or she is expected to operate within the legislative, safety and quality systems that govern the workplace.

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 on- the-job 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 this course, as it is multi skills, a learner can choose any one of the trades he/she is most suited and then follow a specific area of specialisation enrolling in the Building and Civil qualification NQF Level 3. On completion thereof and after a candidate has spent the required time at a worksite, a candidate can apply to write a National trade test


Recommended Entry Criteria

  • NQF Level 1 (ABET Level 4) numeracy and Literacy
  • Or a Grade 9 with Maths and Science
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