Learnerships and Skills

 
 

 

A Learnership is a structured learning programme for gaining theoretical knowledge and practical skills leading to a nationally recognized and registered National Qualification Framework (NQF) qualification. A Learnership Qualification comprises of the following three learning components which are rolled out over an average period of 18 months depending on the number of the credits of a specific qualification. These components are:

  • Core component: unit standard- based training directly related to the study fields; for an example; Mechanical, Electrical, Civil and numerous others.
  • Fundamental component: unit standard- based learning components in Mathematical literacy and Communication.
  • Elective component: unit standard- based learning components peripherally related to the core element or soft skills related to life orientation.

 

All these components are grouped in a three year curriculum referred to in terms of the first year; Level 2, the second year; Level 3 and the third year as Level 4. Each of these levels is an exit level.

A Learnership is an outcomes-based training system that allows for the certification of a candidate`s experience through the recognition of prior learning. All above components are articulates between compatible qualifications. A learnership programme steers the learner to success through the dedication of qualified and accredited Facilitators and Assessors using accredited facilities (workshops) and training material. Assessment methods ensure that individual needs are met and feedback reports lead to learner support and hands-on mentorship. A large part of the learnership includes practical workshop / workplace training that are logged (log book) as experience towards a trade. Upon the successful completion of a level, based on a quality assurance report from the internal and the external moderator, a national qualification is awarded by the relevant SETA.

WHO CAN APPLY AND HOW?

 

Learnerships are available to all young, unemployed and school leavers as well as to employees sponsored by companies supporting their employees to further their qualifications. In most cases companies will act as a host employer for groups sourced by themselves in a trade of their choice. An example could be a company in the motor industry supporting an Auto Repair and Maintenance learnership. For placement in a learnership, a prospective candidate will have to contact the Department of Labour/labour centre closer to candidate or should be on the look-out for learnership opportunities in the media.

Tshwane South College for FET serves as a SETA accredited training provider for various selected study fields (table below). If you need more information on these training fields, or information on career paths of your choice, you can call our office administrator at 012-380 5061.

CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATIONS

 

If learners meet the entry requirements determined by the qualification as well as the selection criteria by their host employer a partnership contract will be signed between the relevant Seta, the host employer, Training provider (TSC) and the learner. The host employer is obliged to provide their learners a stipend for the duration of the programme as well as protective clothing.

ACCREDITATION STATUS OF TSHWANE SOUTH COLLEGE

QualificationNQF Level & CampusStatusSETA
National Certificate: Manufacturing, Engineering and related activitiesL1 @ All CampusesCurrentMERSETA
National Certificate: Mechanical EngineeringL 2 @ Centurion & Pta. WestCurrentMERSETA
National Certificate : Mechanical Engineering Tooling ManufactureL 3 & 4 @ Centurion & Pta. WestCurrentMERSETA
National Certificate: FabricationL 2, 3 & 4 @ Pta. WestCurrentMERSETA
National Certificate: Automotive Repair and MaintenanceL 2, 3 & 4 @ CenturionCurrentMERSETA
National Certificate: Automotive Component Manufacture and AssemblyL 2, 3 & 4 @ CenturionCurrentMERSETA
National Certificate: AutotronicsL 2, 3 & 4 @ CenturionCurrentMERSETA
National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering FittingL 3 @ Pretoria WestCurrentMERSETA
National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering Fitting & MachiningL 3 @ Pretoria West.CurrentMERSETA
National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering Machining & ToolingL 3 @ Centurion & Pta. West.CurrentMERSETA
National Certificate: Welding Application and practiceL 2,3 & 4 @ Centurion & Pta. West.CurrentMERSETA
Civil LearnershipsL 2, 3 & 4 @ Atteridgeville
Masonry
Roofing and Carpentry.
Painting and Decorating.
Plastering and Tiling.
Plumbing.
CurrentCETA
Early Childhood DevelopmentL. 5 @ Pretoria Central (ECD)CurrentETDP

SHORT SKILLS PACKAGES AVAILABLE AT TSHWANE SOUTH COLLEGE

 

A big advantage of training on unit standard- based courses is that it offers the opportunity to do accredited short skills courses by doing individual unit standards or to cluster unit standards together in a compatibly structured group. If a learner is successful in these courses, these unit standards will be portable to various future studies or qualifications. Interim statements of results will be issued to learners to enhance job opportunities whilst a full qualification certificate in each of the three levels will set the stage for a successful career path. The following table indicate some of the unit standards that can be individually selected or used in groups indicated below.

Unit Standard Number, NQF Level & Campus Credits Duration
Vehicle theory & practice.Build basic auto electrical circuits 12211 L 2 @ Centurion Campus 1620 Days
Vehicle theory & practice.Service automotive batteries 260638 L 2 @ Centurion Campus 4 5 Days
Vehicle theory & practice.Demonstrate understanding of the principles of fluid power 244686 L 2 @ Centurion Campus 65 Days
Vehicle theory & practice.Understand the fundamentals of engine technology 244056 L 3 @ Centurion Campus 45 Days
Vehicle theory & practice.Balance a wheel - Demonstrate knowledge of lubrication260720 L 2 @ Centurion Campus
243769 L 2 @ Centurion Campus
2
2
Combined
5 Days
Basic engineering hand tool theory and skillsDemonstrate basic knowledge of pneumatic components 244691 L2 @ Centurion Campus 3 4 Days
Basic engineering hand tool theory and skillsDemonstrate basic knowledge of hydraulic components 244690 L 2 @ Centurion Campus 3 4 Days
Basic engineering hand tool theory and skillsKeep work area safe and productive 13220 L 2 @ Centurion & Pta. West. 8 10 Days
Basic engineering hand tool theory and skillsSelect, use and care for engineering hand tools 119744 L 2 @ Centurion & Pta. West. 8 10 Days
Basic engineering hand tool theory and skillsSelect, use and care for engineering measuring equipment 12476 L 2 @ Centurion & Pta. West. 4 5 Days
Basic engineering hand tool theory and skillsSelect, use and care for engineering power tools 12219 L 2 @ Centurion & Pta. West. 6 5 Days
Basic engineering hand tool theory and skillsRead, interpret and produce basic engineering drawings 12215 L 2 @ Centurion & Pta. West. 6 5 Days
Basic engineering hand tool theory and skillsMark off basic regular engineering shapes 335897 L 2 @ Centurion Campus 6 5 Days
Engineering machinesOperate and monitor a drilling machine to produce simple components 13214 L 2 @ Centurion & Pta. West 6 5 Days
Engineering machinesOperate and monitor a lathe to produce simple components 13205 L 2 @ Centurion & Pta. West 12 15 Days
Engineering machinesOperate and monitor a milling machine to produce simple components 13204 L 2 @ Centurion & Pta. West 12 15 Days
Engineering machinesOperate and monitor a surface grinding machine to produce simple components 13215 L 2 @ Centurion Campus 8 10 Days
Lifting equipmentLift and move a load using manual lifting equipment and tackle 253582 L 2 @ Centurion & Pta. West 8 10 Days
Lifting equipmentOperate a pendant controlled overhead crane 116235 L 2 @ Centurion & Pta. West 5 5 Days
Lifting equipmentSelect and use vehicle lifting equipment 15123 L 2 @ Centurion & Pta. West. 3 4 Days
Lifting equipmentSling loads 12481 L 2 @ Centurion & Pta. West. 4 5 Days
WeldingPerform basic welding/joining of metals Various types of welding courses are available on Levels 2 @ Centurion & Pta. West. As per SAQA 10 to 15 Days
Life SkillsPerform basic first aid Various first aid, health and environment courses are available on Levels 2 @ Centurion & Pta. West As per SAQA 5 Days
Life SkillsOperate a personal computer system Various computer courses are available on Levels 1, 2 and 3 @ Centurion & Pta. West. As per SAQA 5 to 10 Days
Life SkillsUnderstand and deal with HIV/AIDS Various life skills courses are available on Levels 1, 2 and 3 @ Centurion & Pta. West. As per SAQA 5 Days

 

 
 
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