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 first of three levels of a Learnership. The knowledge and experience gained in this qualification is typically what is completed in a 1st year apprenticeship. During the year the learners will receive knowledge and experience on basic welding practice and theoretical knowledge in weld preparation, cutting and brazing. In addition to this they will also learn to

  • Use and apply mechanical and welding technology, techniques, processes and skills, as applied in the fabrication and welding industry, using appropriate tools and measuring equipment.
  • Use and apply a variety of fillet welding, oxyfuel cutting and oxyfuel joining

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the welding industry and its productivity requirements, by applying appropriate workprocedures.
  • Communicate effectively in order to achieve personal, business and organizational objectives. (Range: Reading and interpreting work instructions, documents and drawings; maintaining effective relationships; exploring options for further learning).
  • Welding Safety and applicable worksite practice.
  • Effective communication techniques within 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 16 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.

At any time in the future, learners can do level 3 and then level 4 which will be
equivalent to a 3year apprenticeship leading to a National trade test or they can seek employment at a welding plant and will have the necessary skills to be able to participate in workplace activities.


Recommended Entry Criteria

  • NQF Level 1 Communication and Mathematical literacy
  • Or a Grade 9 with Maths and Science
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