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 any one of the Learnerships or apprenticeships offered by Industries Education and Training institute. The knowledge and experience gained in this qualification focused on generic workshop skills that learners wold need to start out in the world of work used in our everyday lives. During the year the learners will receive knowledge and experience on

  • Fundamental skills in communication and mathematical literacy.
  • Skills in working with basic communication and information technology systems.
  • Core skills in measurement, use of common tools and instruments and an understanding of the science and technology which underpins these activities.
  • Safety, health, environmental and quality issues related to the specific work context.
  • Understanding and working with the policies, rules and procedures related to the specific work context, contracts, BCE and the relationship between the employer and the employee.
  • Recognising and understanding the purpose, the processes, the materials and the products used within the specific work context, the structure of the workplace, and the purpose of specific departments or sections and the way in which each contributes to the purpose of the organisation.
  • Understanding and explaining the purpose of the company in the context of the industry, sector and economy as a whole.
  • Understanding and explaining the basic principles which underpin business in the manufacturing, engineering and assembly field (concepts of cost, adding value, money value of time, profit and loss, customers).
  • Skills related to, and an understanding of, the options and alternatives in the learning pathway, goal setting, planning work and learning processes, measuring and evaluating progress and outcomes.
  • Understanding financial issues related to pay, tax and deductions including unemployment insurance, pensions or provident funds and other forms of insurance

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.

This qualification is a stepping stone to any of the level 2 mechanical trades.

At any time in the future, learners can pursue any trade that they feel empowered to pursue as listed on the NQF and or SAQA which could ultimately lead to a qualifying Trade Test.


Recommended Entry Criteria

  • ABET Level 3 Communication and Numeracy
  • Or a Grade 8 with Maths and Science
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