Learnerships are new processes of training delivery, with new and challenging requirements. This checklist is developed as a tool for stakeholders who intend to get involved in learnerships to evaluate “Company-readiness” for implementation.
Is the organisation accredited as a workplace-learning site with the CETA, or have we applied for accreditation? (Application forms available from CETA’s website)
Have you identified a person and/or a project team who is responsible for implementing learnerships in your organisation?
Does this person have the necessary capacity and resources to manage the implementation of learnerships?
Can you motivate the need for the identified learnerships?
Have you estimated the costs of implementation of learnerships?
Do you have a Training Committee (representative of labour and employer) that you consult with around learnership implementation?
Are your line-managers and supervisors informed about learnerships?
Are your line managers and supervisors informed about the implications of having a learner onsite?
Are your line-managers and supervisors informed about the record keeping and assessment of the learning?
Are your employees informed about learnerships?
Have you communicated at Training Committee level on the selection criteria and process of learners
Have you identified the content and methods of communication?
On selection of the learners, have you informed all parties involved on the implications of signing the Learnership Agreement?
Administering Learnerships: Record Keeping
Does your record keeping system allow for the administration of learnership agreements?
Do you have a record keeping system which keeps track of learner progress?
Does this record keeping system comply with SAQA requirements?
Does the record keeping system ensure the authenticity of learner records?
Does the record keeping system ensure the integrity of the information on learners and providers?
Have you informed CETA about the number of learners you wish to enroll in a learnership prior to entering into learnership agreements?
Has CETA informed you about the availability of grants for the learnership?
Has CETA agreed to the numbers of learners you wish to train in the learnership system?
Do you have a system in place to claim learnership grants?
Have you made arrangements for the loss of work- time such as a substitute?
Have you established the learner allowance in the case of unemployed persons?
Do you have a suitable database?
Have you identified reliable impact measures to assess the impact of the learnership on your company?
Do you conduct a diagnostic assessment (RPL) of the learner in order to compile an individualised learning programme?
Do you compile an individualised theoretical learning programme for the learner?
Do you compile a structured workplace learning programme for the learner?
Has the learner been informed that RPL is the same as assessment of competence?
Do you have a roster or schedule indicating learning time?
Has a curriculum, which includes methodology of delivery, been developed?
Do you have a process, including selection criteria, to identify the learners?
Have you identified the learners?
Is / has the process been fair, transparent, consistent, inclusive, ?
Is the learnership linked to the career and learning path of the learner?
Have the learners been briefed as to what is expected from them i.t.o. the learnership?
Have you entered into a learnership agreement with the learner?
Does the learner understand the learnership agreement?
Have alternative placement opportunities been identified in the event of more learners being trained than you would like to place in your organisation?
Do you have learning material and other learning resources for all unit standards envisaged?
Have you entered into service agreements with other training providers for the unit standards not provided for by yourself
Are the modules of you training material and other resources aligned with the specific unit standards of the qualification?
Are the learning outcomes of your learning material aligned with the specific outcomes of the unit standards?
Do you have manuals and workbooks for the learner?
Is your learning material written in outcomes based format?
Do you have learning guides for practitioners and assessors?
Is the learning material developed at the level of the qualification, i.e. in a format that is easy for the learner to use?
Do you know how many accessors you would need?
Have you identified the criteria for the selection of assessors?
Have you identified the assessors?
Are your assessors registered with CETA?
Do your assessors need further training as assessors?
Are yoru assessors qualified for the qualification they will be assessing?
Do assessment guides exist for the unit standards?
Do you have an assessment policy in place?
Do you have a RPL policy in place?
Have you established a process of support for the learner in the workplace?
Have you identified team leaders who will support on-the-job learning?
Have you identified mentors / coaches?
Do your mentors / coaches need training?
Do you have criteria to establish the suitability of the workplace as a learning site?
Provision of Education and Traning
Have you identified training providers for fundamental learning?
Have you identified training providers for core learning?
Have you identified traning providers for elective learning?
Have these training providers been accredited with the appropriate ETQA?
Have you determined the percentage of theory learning and the percentage of practical exposure required by the learnership?