A skills programme is occupationally based and comprises a cluster of unit standards that equips a learner to perform a specific task. Skills programmes may be made up of a group of unit standards registered on the NQF, and are submitted to FoodBev SETA for registration by a member company that has identified a specific skills need. A skills programme is not a qualification but must give further access to a qualification. Usually a skills programme contains just the core outcomes needed to make the learner competent at his/her job – they are narrower and more job focused than a qualification.
|Grant value:||R 150 per credit per learner|
- The applicant must be registered with FoodBev SETA.
- The applicant must be up to date with levy contributions unless exempt from paying levies (proof of exemption must be submitted).
- The applicant must have qualified for mandatory grants if employing more than 50 employees.
- The grant must pertain to a registered skills programme (both primary and non-primary focus).
- The application for grants must be submitted on the prescribed application form.
- The provider contracted to deliver the training must be accredited by the relevant SETA, Umaluzi or CHE to deliver the applicable qualification.
- Applications must be for learners recruited and contracted during the current levy year.
- Companies must deliver signed learner enrollment forms to FoodBev SETA within three months of notification of approval of funding.
- The applicant must have demonstrated a successful track record in learnerships/skills programmes or FoodBev SETA funded projects, or be willing to undergo an evaluation of company “readiness” for implementation of skills programmes.
- The applicant agrees to an audit by FoodBev SETA.
- Companies hosting previously unemployed learners must comply with at least one of the following NSDS equity targets: 85% black, 54% women, 4% disabled.
Failure to comply with any one or more of the above qualifying criteria on submission of a grant application will automatically disqualify an application for grant funding.
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