What is a learnership?


A learnership is a structured learning programme which combines theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the workplace leading to a qualification registered on the National Qualifications Framework(NQF). It mainly covers the following:

– A structured learning component (theoretical training)
– Practical work experience (on-the-job training)
– It must lead to qualification if completed successfully
– It must relate to an occupation

Learnerships are usually up to 1 full year maximum though in some cases it can be done in less than a year.