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Criteria for the approval of an Assessment Quality Partner

The QCTO will appoint an entity as an assessment quality partner only if it is satisfied that the entity has: i.      The necessary expertise, experience and standing in relation to the occupational qualifications or foundational learning for which the assessment quality partner is appointed; and ii.      the resources necessary to perform its functions In terms of clause of the QCTO Delegation Policy, 22 June 2011 the criteria have been defined in detail as follows: i.     be  recommended  to  the  QCTO  by  the  relevant      DQP  during  the occupational                           development  process at a point  when they submit  an occupational profile. Possible evidence: letter of recommendation from [...]

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Learnership Tracking

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Definition

What is a learnership?

A Learnership is a work-based education and training programme that is linked to a qualification registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).Learnerships are occupationally directed programmes that consist of both structured theoretical learning and practical workplace experience.

What are the benefits of learnerships?

For the learner, learnerships:

  • Provide easy access to learning;
  • Increase access to employment opportunities;
  • Assist in Career-Pathing and Self-development
  • Provide a monthly stipend to learners while they learn;
  • Lead to the acquisition of a formal qualification;
  • Fast track the development of current employees; and
  • Serve as an entrance into the industry for unemployed learners.

For the employer, learnerships provide:

  • Skilled and experienced workers;
  • Development of competent staff;
  • Empowerment credentials and BB-BEE points for the company;
  • Knowledgeable and competent employees who require less supervision;
  • Improved workplace productivity and quality outcomes;
  • A vehicle to address employment equity targets; and
  • Help fill identified skills gaps.

For the Industry, learnerships help industry to:

  • Become competitive in the global market;
  • Build a pool of skilled, qualified & more professional workforce; and
  • Develop their people to world-class standards.

Who participates in a learnership?
A learnership involves three main parties:

Tracking Learnerships