SETA Learnerships Programmes

SETA Learnership Programmes is a programme of learning that combines experience in working with structured learning (theory and practice). It is one of the routes to a career and to help current employees to improve skills, they have recognized and evaluated existing skills and obtained the qualification. And it also helps people who are unemployed to find access to the world of work.

SETA Learnership Programmes give the learners an opportunity to work for an employer for a time agreed during the program within a contract of employment. The learner is registered with an accredited training provider. The learning agreement is between the student, the provider of education and employment. A registered Advisor evaluates work experience – recognizes it as a contribution to the qualification. An accredited training provider offers structured learning component recognizes as a contribution to the qualification. The result is a SAQA registered qualification, with a minimum of 120 credits; that is registered by Department of labor and SETA.

SETA Learnership Programmes are presenting a combination of planned and adequate outcomes of learning with the defined purpose. They provide learners with applied a basis and competence for further learning. The learner entering a learnership will be expected working for the employer, accomplishment of tasks assigned under the supervision and support of a mentor. They have to attend courses with the provider and carry out project and other work allocated as part of the programme. They end up in a qualification registered on the National Qualification Framework. The graduate has to be ready at the end of the learnership.

There are three components in SETA learnership programmes. Fundamental components are basic requirements of education to participate in the learnership such as, numeracy, literacy and communication skills. Core components are the central unit of learning programs (what qualification will be on the basis of), the basic capabilities and knowledge required. Electives components are specialized areas or the application of basic skills and knowledge in work situations defined.

Member organizations are eligible to apply for grants while employing a learner who is joined in learnership programmes, and has pledged to sign a SETA learnership agreement with a provider and a learner. The process followed is that the employer complete and submit an expression of interest form, and where a learner, the expressions of interest completed by the selected learner. The SETA then help to identify a provider, and in the processing and completion of the learnership agreement.

For those of you who want to see this learnership, you can click website below:

http://www.serviceseta.org.za/Learner/Pages/Learnership.aspx

For those of you who want to see all learnerships:

CLICK HERE: Recent Learnerships

There are two grants for SETA learnership programmes. One is the General Learnership Grant that will be used to pay the costs of the provider, and another one is Learner Allowance Grant that make the employer pay the learner allowance, normally R120 per week. The method of payment differs as stated by the certain learnership. In some learnership the grants will directly paid to the employer. The employer pays the learner, who pays the costs to training provider. However in the majority of learnership, SETA pays grants to training provider, and, with the agreement of the employer, pay learner allowance. This system saves administrative time for the employer and ensures that learner fees are paid promptly.

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