FAQ’s About Learnerships And Answers

Faq’s about learnerships. We have listed a few Faq’s about learnerships and answers. If you have any questions you would like to add, feel free to ask them.

#1. Who are the parties involved in a Learnership?

There are three parties involved:

  • The learner
  • The employer
  • Education and training provider

#2. Who Can enter into a Learnership?

  • People who are between the age of 16-35 and who have completed school, college and training institutes such as Action.
  • Unemployed South Africans are only allowed to enter into a learnership. This would require an employee who can provide the relevant work experience needed. The learner is dependent on a contract that legally binds all three parties during the learnership period.

#3. What are the Benefits for Learners?

  • better work opportunities
  • Improved job performance and capabilities
  • Fixed employment contract for duration of training
  • A nationally recognised qualification that is relevant to the sector
  • An allowance allocated to the learner that is given throughout learnership

#4. Will Learner Earn a Salary?

There isn’t a salary but there is an allowance/stipend that is paid to unemployed learners. The stipend is used to cover extra expenses such as travel and meals.

#5. What will I receive once learnership is complete?

The learner will complete assignments, tasks and practical tests and projects. They will be assessed in the training center and workplace. Once assignements are completed successfully, they will be awarded an:

  • NQF-registered qualification – nationally recognised.
  • Certificate stating the qualification and area of skills development.

#6. What is required to enter into a Learnership?

Once accepted into a learnership, there are two legal documents to be signed:

  • Learnership Agreement: signed by learner, employee and training provider.
  • Employment Contract: signed by learner and employer, and valid for learnership period.

#7. Can a learnership be terminated?

Yes,under the following circumstances:

  • the learnership agreement has expired.
  • The learner and employer have agreed in writing to terminate the learnership agreement or through SETA.
  • A fair dismissal for misconduct as an employee.