LearnMe Skills Programs

LearnMe offers skills programs that will assist businesses to train and educate their staff.

What are Skills Programs?

Skills programs are one or more-unit standards that leads to a skill and earns a credit on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) towards a qualification.

Skills programs are compiled by the employer, after a particular skills need has been identified. The program will then be registered with the relevant SETA, and certified through the NQF-based accreditation route.

The short skills learning intervention has been designed as an occupationally based, short term learning program. When successfully completed by the learner, it constitutes credits towards a qualification registered on the NQF.

The skills program comprises of a cluster of unit standards derived from the same qualification between 25 and 60 credits.

Examples of skills programs include: Business Communication, Problem-Solving, Health and Safety, Business Administration, Project Management, Conflict management, Mechanical Principals, Earth-moving specialisation, HIV training, Diversity training and team building.

LearnMe Skills Development

The Skills Development Act is in place to ensure development of skills in South Africa and to improve the prospects of work and improve productivity in the workplace, competitiveness of employers and promote self-employment.

The implementation of this legislation is a specialist endeavour and one that LEARNME can assist you with. Our qualified and experienced Skills Development Facilitators (SDF) will assist with the planning, implementation and reporting of your training and assist with your SETA related duties.

Our SDF services include:

  1. Development of Workplace Skills Plan (WSP)
  2. Submission of the WSP to the relevant SETA
  3. Advise and assist on the implementation of the WSP
  4. Draft and Annual Training Report (ATR) on the implementation of the WSP
  5. Advice on the quality assurance requirements set by the SETA
  6. Act as contact between SETA and employer
  7. Serves as the resource on all Skills Development aspects

They will ensure you comply with the requirements of The Skills Development Levy Act (SDL). If your salary pay-out is more than R500 000 over a 12 month period, you are liable to pay SDL.

These levies are distributed among the SETA’s and the funds used to develop and improve skills. Along with the requirements of SDL, government also requires the monitoring and implementation of Employment Equity.

What is the Difference Between Skills Programs and Learnerships?


Formally registered via a SETA with the Department of Labour

Skills Programs

Formally registered or recorded by a SETA

An integrated learning programme delivered according to a pre-determined curriculum

Need to comply with a clearly described structure-unit standards outcomes

Usually completed as stand-alone units

Components of learnership may be completed as a skills programme. Learners gain credits towards a learnership

Minimum of 120 credits on the NQF

No specific number of credits

Duration is at least 12-24 months as 120 credits represents 1200 notional hours of learning required

Duration is not fixed and varies depending on the time required to achieve the specific outcome

Formal learnership agreement is signed

No formal agreement

Clear plans and set-out program rules

No plans

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