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 which will allow learners to start and manage their own construction contracting business or work in an administrative capacity in a contracting business. During the year the learners will receive knowledge and experience on

  • Apply basic business principles to sell services, manage payment processing and conduct business in an ethical, professional manner.
  • Discuss entrepreneurship; identify and describe the characteristics of a successful entrepreneur; identify, assess and improve learners’ individual entrepreneurial characteristics and discuss business ethics and social responsibility.
  • Identify business ideas, eliminate inappropriate business ideas and select viable business ideas.
  • Describe and analyse the different components of a typical business plan and design a business plan relevant to a selected business idea.
  • Start, run and expand a business.
  • Understand the external construction environment; identify the structures within the Construction Industry, the business Principles and Processes, and the Educational and Life Skills Principles needed for the Industry.
  • Establish and manage a construction contracting business; understand and apply Business Principles, market contracting services, and apply Industrial Relations procedures.
  • Apply Construction Contract documents, apply the legal aspects of disputes, and apply tender and construction drawings.
  • Procure, prepare and submit a tender for a construction project.
  • Comply with the legal requirements of a construction contract.
  • Apply basic health and safety legislation in the form of standards and procedures governing health and safety in the workplace, to ensure that they contribute to a safe, healthy environment for themselves and others.
  • Manage labour, plant end equipment, and materials resources on a construction project.
  • Plan and program, coordinate project activities and implement costing and reporting procedures on a construction project.
  • Manage quality, and to apply specifications on a construction project.
  • Implement site administrative systems and procedures on a construction project

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.


Recommended Entry Criteria

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