Thursday, October 29, 2020

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Learnerships provide brilliant opportunities for candidates to improve their job prospects and career development.

Learnerships are credit bearing, meaning you earn an industry recognised qualification.

Be prepared for hard work!

You’re required to complete a full workload meeting all on-the-job expectations and must study to complete the qualification.

It can become challenging if you’re not used to studying. Many people fail miserably because they thought it would be easy and hoped it would require little effort from them.

Worth The Work

You should expect to work on your studies after hours and weekends.

You will be required to develop a Portfolio of Evidence (POE) to prove that you have mastered skills and knowledge.  A POE must be created at the beginning and added to throughout the programme.

If you’re not committed to the career path that the Learnership places you on, you will struggle with the demands. But if you’re someone who is willing to apply effort and passion – this is the perfect way for you to get connected professionally, gain practical work experience and qualify.

Training Time

Learnership class based sessions or contact times with the training provider usually occurs on a  monthly basis. Learners sign a contract with an employer and a training provider who is accredited for the qualification.

The Department of Higher Education and Training advises learners to obtain a copy of this accreditation certificate and to check the credentials. There are many tsotsis who exploit the youth and make false promises about qualifications. Get the paper work ok!

Sometimes training is completed in 12 months, other times it extends to 18 months. The time allocated to contact sessions vary from one workplace to the next. Qualifications are designed to be delivered over 12 months, if learners struggle it’s often extended.

Why is a qualification time extended? Many firms exploit youth and could try to extend contracts and obstruct training so they can have cheap labour for longer. 

Companies commit anything from one day to 10 days per month. The less contact time you have with the facilitators and assessors – the more challenging the program will be. 

If you have work experience you won’t struggle as much as those who are inexperienced.  This is because you can apply your experience to the training whereas those with no experience have much more to learn from scratch.

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