Advantages of Completing a Learnership

Wondering about the advantages of doing a learnership? Well wonder no more. We have all the information you need to help you make an informed decision.

Considering ways to build your skills while studying AND getting paid? Why not give learnerships a try? The advantages of completing a learnership are endless. They are a great way to earn a qualification and gain job experience at the same time.

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What is a Learnership?

A learnership is a work-based learning programme. It requires you to complete theory sections through a training college and practical sections through a company. Learnerships equip students with relevant skills and give them equal access to education. You can also do learnerships in a wide variety of fields such as marketing or electrical engineering.  

Who Qualifies for a Learnership?

In South Africa, you qualify if you are older than 16 and younger than 35 years of age. You can pursue one whether you’re employed or not. But bear in mind, each learnership has its own requirements, so make sure to do your research.

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Advantages of Completing a Learnership

There are many advantages of completing a learnership. One major benefit is that there are no costs involved. Your learnership will be fully funded by the Sector Education and Training Authority (SETA). Sound good? Well that’s just the start. Here are more benefits: 

Earn a Qualification

Successfully completing a learnership means you’ll earn an accredited NQF-registered qualification. This qualification is nationally recognised and will be relevant to the career you want to pursue.

On-the–job Training

Learnerships provide the perfect opportunity to boost your CV. You’ll prove that you have both the qualifications and experience to match. Become equipped with those critical workplace skills that employers look out for.

Learn While you Earn

For the duration of your learnership, you’ll receive a stipend. The amount of money you get depends on the company you work for. However, it usually covers expenses such as travelling fare and meals.  

Get to Experience Your Chosen Career Field

Every industry has a wide range of jobs. A learnership provides a safe space for students to experience what it’s like to work in them. This way you’ll be able to decide which job would suit you best when it comes to applying for a permanent post.  

Build Connections

If you do a good job, the company you work for will take notice. This could lead to them offering you a permanent job. Even if they aren’t hiring, they will be keen to give you a good reference as you make your way into the industry. 

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Last Updated: June 2, 2022

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Tamsyn Gallie
Tamsyn Gallie
Tamsyn Gallie is a Junior Content Writer at Skills Academy. Her aim is to create content that is well-researched, educational and engaging. In her spare time, she enjoys writing, baking and anything that allows her to be creative. She is passionate about lifelong learning and believes it’s never too late to learn something new.