FET Building, Next to Lecture Halls, Elsenburg


For the Service Provider, the benefits of accreditation are :


a quality benchmark and recognition and  structured training and assessment guidelines

A level playing field for all Accredited Service Providers.



For the student and employers :


Specific industry related Unit standards are developed by the industry for the industry, in consultation with all relevant stakeholders, so the learning programme and qualification of the Learners are relevant to the specific occupation.  These form the building blocks for accredited Skills Programme’s and Learnerships


Advantages of a Learnerships and Skills Programmes


  • National recognised qualifications
  • Quality Assurance of Training Provider – internal and external training Audits / Moderations. Guarantee transparent quality control.
  • Greater credibility of qualifications as employers have the assurance that the learners can demonstrate the competence reflected in their qualifications
  • Learners qualifications officially listed on the National Learner Record Database (NLRD)
  • Company can claim back from relevant SETA (Skills Levy)
  • BBBEE Scorecard
  • Progress in meeting Employment Equity targets, since previously disadvantaged employees have opportunities to improve their work-related competence and obtain qualifications
  • A NQF Level 4 qualification can give entrance to Higher Education
  • Your business can improve its competitiveness

As training programmes that combine theory and relevant practical elements, Learnerships create skilled people who:


  • tend to work more independently, need less supervision and possess enhanced problem solving capabilities;
  • are motivated and strive to add valueto the business;
  • are less likely to leave a company that takes an interest and investsin their personal and professional development;
  • have more skills. The more skills gained, the greater the productivityand the more meaningful the individual’s contribution to South Africa’s global competitiveness and to creating an environment conducive to investment.


Compiled by

Emma Burger

 Wine Training SA