Benefits of the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Learnerships/Qualifications Program

Benefits of the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Learnerships/Qualifications Program

 Employee Benefits

  • Provides a qualification which can be obtained in the workplace (while earning some income)
  • Recognizes and formalizes current employee’s experience and knowledge gained through many years of experience
  • Provides a learner with practical, on the job experience
  • Learners need learnerships because they cannot afford the loss of income that full-time study would cost, and they cannot afford to be on learning programmes that are not directly and practically related to their field of work to enable better career prospects.
  • Learnerships also provide a launch pad for further learning and give learners the opportunity to gain a qualification through a structured learning programme.
  • This qualification is nationally recognised and portable from one company to another.
  • A good qualification provides a basis for further personal development. Work standards and job satisfaction are improved and the learner has a greater self image and self esteem.

Get involved and become part of the recognition of prior learning process and  book now for one of BOTI’s rpl courses.    BOTI offers rpl training programs across South Africa.

Employer Benefits

  • Provides learners who have relevant work experience with a qualification by the end of the Learnership.
  • It is a good way of acknowledging and affirming skills of existing employees.
  • As training programmes 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 value to the business;

are less likely to leave a company that takes an interest and invests in their personal and professional development.

  • Entering into learning contracts with unemployed people contributes towards building up the skills pool from which employers may recruit relevant skills as needed.
  • The more skills gained the greater the productivity and the more meaningful the individual’s contribution to South Africa’s global competitiveness will be to creating an environment conducive to investment.
  • You can now also claim for training costs of people that are not employed by your company.
  • Learnerships, apprenticeships and internships are a great way to boost your training spend, as you can count the salaries of the learners as a training expenditure.
  • Learnerships for the disabled allow you to score in all the three areas at the same time.
  • Only 15% of your training spend can consist of internal training that is not accredited.  In other words most of your training will have to be unit standard aligned.
  • SETA grants such as the mandatory, pivotal and discretionary grants can help you to fund your training programmes.
Get involved and become part of the recognition of prior learning process and  book now for one of BOTI’s rpl courses.    BOTI offers rpl training programs across South Africa.

Applicable in respect of learnership agreements entered into AFTER 30 September 2016, but BEFORE 1 April 2022

  • Annual allowance:
    • NQF level 1 – 6 – R40 000
    • NQF level 7 – 10 – R20 000
  • Completion allowance:
    • NQF level 1 – 6 – R40 000
    • NQF level 7 – 10 – R20 000

Learners with disabilities:

  • Annual allowance:
    • NQF level 1 – 6 – R60 000
    • NQF level 7 – 10 – R50 000
  • Completion allowance:
    • NQF level 1 – 6 – R60 000
    • NQF level 7 – 10 – R50 00
  • SARS also allows you to deduct R 1 000.00 per young person per month that you employ, which equals an annual saving of R 12 000.00. Terms and conditions apply.
  • You can also benefit from substantial salary savings as previously unemployed learners only need to be paid an allowance instead of the normal salary. Depending on the position under consideration, you can save up to R 2,000 per month per person on a learnership.