What is a Learnership?

According to the South African Qualifications Authority a learnership is a work based learning programme that leads to an NQF registered qualification. The MAKROSAFE Health and Safety Learnership is directly related to the Occupational Health and Safety field of work.

How does the MAKROSAFE Health and Safety Learnership work?

The learners is required to complete a theoretical course and practical training at the workplace in order to graduate. Unemployed adults can also take part in a learnership if the company is willing to take them on, this is called a sponsored learnership. The theoretical part of the training is provided by the MAKROSAFE Training Academy that is an accredited training service provider, while the practical learning takes place at the workplace under the guidance of a mentor.

The MAKROSAFE Health and Safety Learnership last for the duration of 1 year in order to complete the qualification. During the learnership, learners will be required to complete assignments, tasks and practical tests and projects. Learners will be formally assessed in the classroom and workplace. If all these assignments are completed successfully, the learner will be awarded an NQF level 2 registered qualification that is recognised nationally. The learner will receive a health and safety certificate.

How can a Health and Safety Learnership benefit you as a learner?

  • Improved employment opportunities after completing a learnership.
  • A fixed-term employment contract for the duration of the learnership.
  • A nationally recognised Occupational Health and Safety qualification.
  • On the job training relevant to the health and safety environment.
  • A Health and Safety learnership is an efficient way of equipping yourself in a field of work and thereby empowering you as an individual.