Siyanqoba is an occupational training and development company that provides a range of comprehensive training services across industries.


Occupational training to new and existing entrants into the job market and to the organisations that employ them.
In-house, on-site and public qualifications, learnerships, skills programmes and short courses to meet your organisation’s unique needs.
Relevant and practical in-classroom, virtual, facilitator-led online and blended training, assessment, and moderation.


A team that has always been and continues to be very client focused: our clients are our top priority.
An extensive selection of occupational qualifications and intensive short courses that develop key skills for the modern workplace.
SETA accredited programmes.
The talent to be adaptable and very quick to introduce relevant and topical courses as the industry demands it.


Accreditation & Scope2021-02-15T13:23:57+02:00

Accreditation involves the certification, usually for a particular period of time, of a person, professional body or an institution so that they have the capacity to fulfil a specific function in the quality assurance system set up by the South African Qualifications Authority in terms of the SAQA Act. Accreditation scope refers to the “list of qualification(s) and/or unit standard(s) for which a body is accredited for a defined purpose.”

Accredited Qualification2021-02-15T13:23:50+02:00

When a course or qualification is accredited, it means an official body (such as a SETA or Professional Body) gives authority to an educational institution when specific standards are met in term of the standards and quality of education being adhered to. The resulting Accredited certification can describe any certification or qualification issued by such an Awarding Body.

Accredited Skills Programme2021-02-15T13:23:44+02:00

An accredited Skills Programme is an occupation-based learning programme aimed at building skills that have economic value, and which incorporate at least one-unit standard. It is registered by a SETA and delivered by an accredited training provider and it leads to a qualification registered on the NQF.

Assessment Process2021-02-15T13:21:25+02:00

Delegates are continually assessed within the classroom environment and given regular feedback during programme rollout. Trainers, together with other delegates in the group, provide constructive input and assessments are based on practical exercises.
Delegates are assessed on aspects of the programme that are key to developing effective business skills. Assessment methods include role- plays and exercises relating to day-to-day business activities. At the start of the programme delegates are asked to identify areas they have difficulty with so that  trainers can use a more focused approach. Optional pre and post-course assessments are also available for in-house training programmes.


An “assessor” is the person who is registered by the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance body in accordance with criteria established by a Standards Generating Body to measure the achievement of specified National Qualifications Framework standards or qualifications.

Blended Classroom2021-02-15T13:23:33+02:00

Blended classrooms (also known as mixed-mode classes) allow for a combination of traditional face-to-face instructor led teaching and web-based online learning.

Blended Learnership2021-02-15T13:06:10+02:00

This approach integrates training and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) through a Gap Analysis of the
delegates’ acquired skills. Training is then only delivered as required, and the evidence collected
will be as per the RPL assessment outline and guide.

Full Training Learnership2021-02-15T12:12:07+02:00

With this approach you need to plan fr sufficient Notional Hours within the classroom, in the workplace and in self-study. During the hours in the classroom a facilitator will cover the theoretical components of the qualification. The delegate will then practically apply these skills in stipulated minimum hours in the workplace. During self-study hours delegates will research, reflect, and analyse the acquired knowledge and skills on their own.


In-classroom is the traditional classroom or face-to-face method of course delivery. The facilitator and students of an educational institution meet in a place devoted to instruction and the teaching and learning process take place simultaneously. We have campuses, with multiple classrooms, in four major cities across South Africa and we can deliver classes at your premises.

Internship vs Learnership2021-02-15T12:00:16+02:00

Simply put, a learnership is a work-based learning programme and yes, most learnerships are paid. Unlike an internship which involves an agreement between an employer or company and the intern, a learnership contract involves an employer, the learner, and a training provider.


A learnership is a structured learning process for a student to gain theoretical knowledge in a training environment, and practical skills in the workplace, that lead to a qualification registered on the NQF. A learnership is outcomes-based. Learnerships are developed by the industry for the industry, in consultation with all relevant stakeholders, so the learning programme and qualification of the Learners are relevant to the specific occupation. Learnerships are based on legally binding agreement between an employer, a learner and a Training Provider. This agreement is intended to spell out the tasks and duties of the employer, the learner and the Training Provider.

Learnership Benefits2021-02-15T10:32:54+02:00

There are great benefits for you or your employees taking up a Learnership; everyone benefits from this great way to develop relevant, high quality skills for the future.

Benefits to employers:
Relevance of training to business needs:
Learnerships are developed by the industry for the industry, in consultation with all relevant stakeholders, so the learning programme and qualification of the Learners are relevant to the specific occupation
The outcomes of the learning programme meet the standards for the industry
Greater credibility of qualifications, as employers have the assurance that the learners can demonstrate the competence reflected in their qualifications
Opportunity to collaborate with training providers in customising learning programmes to meet specific workplace needs

Improved skills and work performance:
A Learnership is a tool for multi-skilling, as it develops the competence of employees in every component of the work processes of an occupation
The learning route of a Learnership is more effective in promoting the practical application of learning in the workplace than most other routes
Because employees will be acquiring new knowledge and skills and applying these in the workplace, companies will be raising the skills levels of employees while improving work performance

Achievement of Employment Equity Objectives:
Progress in meeting Employment Equity targets, since previously disadvantaged employees have opportunities to improve their work-related competence and obtain qualifications

Appropriately Trained Recruitment Pool of Potential Employees:
Employers will be able to select employees from a wider pool of appropriately qualified workers who have developed skills that are relevant to the company’s specific work context

Increased Return on Investment in Training:
Higher returns from the Skills Levy and investment in training, due to transfer of learning to the job, as well as increased grant disbursements from Skills Levy contributions

Benefits to learners
Quality and Relevance of Training:
Improved quality of the education and training you receive; acquisition of the theoretical basis relevant to the occupation, as well as the ability to apply learning in the real work situation; and
practical relevance of what you are learning.


Learnership Effectiveness2021-02-15T10:33:32+02:00

Skills development through learnerships is an imperative for B-BBEE score levels and therefore highly beneficial for South African organisations. Learnerships are an effective strategy to ensure businesses are empowered by a relevant skills base over the long term.

Learnership Qualification2021-02-15T10:34:00+02:00

Learnerships are available for young people who have completed school, college or learning at other training institutions. You must be older than 16 and younger than 35 to be eligible for a learnership.

Learning Development2021-02-15T10:54:50+02:00

Learning Development or (L&D) is defined as the process of empowering employees with specific skills to drive better business performance. This can involve upskilling employees to perform better in their existing roles or reskilling them so they take on new roles in the organisation and fill the skills gaps that are prevalent in the modern workplace.

Learning Management System2021-02-15T10:56:43+02:00

A Learning Management System (LMS) is an automated software application for administering, documenting, tracking, and reporting on students and managing classrooms, instructors, equipment, events, and other learning resources.


“Moderation” means the process which ensures that assessment of. the outcomes described in National Qualifications Framework. standards or qualifications is fair, valid and reliable. Moderation is carried out for assessments involving a variety of assessment techniques, such as work samples, simulations, role-plays, written assignments and exercises, portfolios and projects. Moderation activities include pre-assessment interactions with assessors, interactions during assessments and post-assessment interactions.

Non-Accredited Short Course2021-02-15T10:58:48+02:00

A non-accredited short course has no connection to an external accreditation or professional body. Non-accredited courses focus on equipping students with specific knowledge and skills-sets. A non-accredited course can help you develop in your current and future career.

On-site Training2021-02-15T13:19:18+02:00

Our on-site services include a familiarisation visit to determine your expectations and needs. We conduct a training needs analysis before we design and deliver the course. Each delegate receives a framed certificate on course completion and has access to a post-course help line.

Our world-class trainers will work in partnership with you to define your training needs and provide bespoke
solutions to generate better results that:

  • Reinforce and support your organisation’s values
  • Are delivered at times and venues most convenient for your team
  • Provide maximum cost benefits
  • Are flexible, original and enjoyable
  • Focus on clear objectives
  • Can incorporate your own products and designs
  • Can be customised to focus on what is relevant for your organisation and industry
  • Encourage continuous development and support the transfer of learning to the workplace
Online Assessment2021-02-15T10:59:11+02:00

Online courses are graded just like classroom courses. High-level critical thinking is required, and learners leave the course with an understanding of the subject and an ability to apply their knowledge in a real-world setting. Standard assignments include reading the course text and additional materials, active participation in online discussions and exams/ tests.

Online Class Advantage2021-02-15T10:59:35+02:00

Convenience, flexibility, and efficient use of time are the most common advantages of online classes. The flexibility is ideal for someone who wants to continue working while earning a qualification. Online classes allow you to fit school into your schedule when it is convenient for you as we run the majority of classes in the evenings.

Online Class Challenges2021-02-15T10:59:56+02:00

One of the keys to being a successful online student is self-discipline. Because you sacrifice work/ personal time while you are taking online classes it is important that you establish schedule of when and how you will get your work done. If you don’t understand an assignment it is important to ask questions for clarification, so you don’t fall behind. Lecturers make themselves available to learners during an online classroom as well as via e-mail and WhatsApp groups.

Online Class Technology2021-02-15T11:00:20+02:00

Learners are expected to be confident with their skills regarding standard computer applications for completion of their coursework. Specifically access to decent bandwidth and hardware (laptop). Learners will learn to use Zoom/ Teams if they do not know the technology.

Online Content2021-02-15T11:00:40+02:00

Online classes are delivered using a learning management system, called Connect. Learners log into Connect and can access lectures, PowerPoint, emails, assignments, readings, documents, videos, links, etc. The live online lectures are presented through Zoom and/or Microsoft Teams.

Online Examinations2021-02-15T11:01:10+02:00

Yes. Lecturers assign tests in their online classes. The tests are written online and assessed with results being available immediately thereafter.

Online Learning2021-02-15T11:02:31+02:00

Online learning involves attending, participating, and studying a course or programme online via the internet. A course is generally delivered through a Learning Management System (LMS) and students can view their course content, and syllabus, and track their academic progress. They can communicate with fellow students and their course instructors, using the platform.

Online Lectures2021-02-15T11:13:49+02:00

Through the live online lectures, you will develop relationships with other students. There is quite a bit of interaction between other learners including group assignments, online discussion forums, breakaway sessions and class discussions.

Our Qualifications2021-02-15T11:50:44+02:00

The LDGROUP has over 200 registered qualifications available across multiple industries – For specifics on our accredited qualifications on offer, vist the sites via the links provided or contact us.

Outcomes-Based Assessment2021-02-15T11:52:23+02:00

Outcomes-based assessment is the deliberate collection of evidence of student learning based on outcomes. It yields a mark relative to the outcomes (criterion referenced) rather than other students.

Public Training2021-02-15T13:15:21+02:00

Our public schedule courses are run at five-star venues, and include a light meal on arrival, finger snacks
during tea breaks, and lunch. Each delegate receives a comprehensive manual relevant to the course content and a beautifully
framed Certificate of Attendance. You will receive a certificate of attendance for any course you attend,
with or without formal assessment.


If you have more than two years’ experience, you can complete a full qualifications in five to 15 days.
The sessions cover gap-training of the concepts and principles relating to specific topics and outcomes
in each qualification. The training/contact sessions facilitate understanding of the evidence collected for a Portfolio of Evidence. Our qualified facilitators guide you through completing the Portfolio of Evidence and on completion, it will be assessed. When you are found competent you will receive a National Certificate and your credits will be uploaded on the National Learner Database.

RPL Learnership2021-02-15T13:09:22+02:00

This approach is wholly dependent on the delegates collecting sufficient relevant,
and valid evidence to meet the outcomes of the qualification. Contact Sessions are conducted with
the sole purpose of evaluating and reviewing the evidence collected by the learners.

Scheduled Online Classes2021-02-15T11:53:48+02:00

Online classes are scheduled. Should you miss a scheduled session, recordings are available for a limited time thereafter. Exams and tests are scheduled well in advance to give you sufficient time to prepare, should you miss an exam due to ill health a replacement test will be made available.

Support and Guidance2021-02-15T13:20:28+02:00

Delegates will receive support and guidance throughout the training and learning experience. They will be assisted with theory but also in understanding, confronting and resolving individual problems and difficulties. In addition, we give advice and assist with personal development choices. Siyanqoba ensures that the needs of individual delegates are identified, personal goals are set, progress is reviewed regularly, and feedback is given.  We provide regular opportunities for learners to review their progress and make changes to their personal goals while they are attending training programmes.


Verification is a planned and systematic process for validating learner achievements and ensuring compliance to SAQA and SETA certification criteria. It is a means of ensuring that two or more providers delivering the same unit standards and/or qualifications are assessing consistently to the same standard, using valid instruments, and meeting the national standard registered on the NQF. SAQA refers to this function as „external moderation‟.

Virtual Classroom2021-02-15T11:59:24+02:00

A virtual classroom is an online live facilitated classroom session that allows participants or students to communicate and interact with the facilitator and each other. They view the facilitator, video content, and presentations live, and they can participate in activities and engage with other resources in work groups, via platforms like Zoom and MS Teams.


Recent Posts

Contact Info

673 Keeshond Street,

Phone: 012 998 3668

Web: siyanqoba.co.za

Go to Top