What is a Learnership?

A learnership is a work-based learning programme that leads to a nationally recognised qualification.

Thus, learners in learnerships have to attend classes at a college or training centre to complete

classroom-based  learning,  and  they  also  have  to  complete  on-the-job training in a workplace. This means that unemployed people can only participate in a learnership, if there is an employer that is willing to provide the required work experience.

You can do a learnership not only in the traditional trade areas, but also in other learning fields, such as tourism and security services.

Learnerships combine a structured learning programme with practical work experience at a company, government department or small business.