registered learnerships are in the process of implementation, nationally and across all provinces.
Various registered learnerships are listed on the SETA websites under different names to those with which the accredited providers are working. This limited the search of more comprehensive details of learnerships, for example, the unit standards on which they are based and the number of credits earned through learning on these programmes.
Various organisations are at different stages in the process of becoming accredited providers. Some have full accreditation status and others have provisional (in process) accreditation status. Some SETAs list all organisations that have provisional or full accreditation status, such as the Tourism and Hospitality SETA (THETA). Though others, such as the Forestry Industry Education and Training Authority (FIETA) list only those organisations having full accreditation status. The list of accredited providers is therefore not fully comprehensive and could be expanded in future.
Some websites accessed were more up to date than others. In some cases some of the websites were last ‘maintained’ just under one year ago. The available information on the existing websites was used in the
search, some of which might be updated in the near future. Not all e-mail requests for additional information on
programmes were responded to within the time frame over which the review was undertaken.
Various institutions, particularly higher education institutions, are currently in the processes of finalising mergers, which appear to have an impact on the information currently available.