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Short Learning Programmes

Accredited Learning Programmes

Tourism Ambassador

This learning programme has been developed for the function of tour guide assistant, tourist assistant, or concierge within the hospitality, travel and tourism industries. The programme takes a very practical approach, and additional time allocated for workplace learning to ensure that learners gain sufficient experience, thereby improving their future employment prospects. During the programme, the learner must be employed within the hospitality or tourism field, or must have access to a hospitality or tourism environment for practical work exposure and assessment purposes.

CATHSSETA Accredited – Level 2 – 13 Credits

Event Support

This learning programme has been developed for the function of events, or function assistant within the hospitality, travel and tourism industries. The learners involved in this programme were previously unemployed. Additional time has been allocated for workplace learning to ensure that these learners gain sufficient experience thereby improving their future employment prospects. During the programme the learner must be employed within the hospitality or tourism field, or must have access to an event planning, management, or coordination environment for practical work exposure, and assessment purposes.

CATHSSETA Accredited – Level 4 – 28 Credits


This course has been developed to address skills levels of mentors in the workplace by increasing their knowledge of mentoring and their practical ability to mentor learners in the workplace. The target population for this learning programme is learners who are wish to become mentors or improve their mentoring skills in the workplace.

CATHSSETA Accredited – Level 4 – 3 Credits

Grade an Establishment

On completion of this learning programme, the learner will be able to determine whether or not tourism establishments meet the criteria laid down in one of the national grading systems and recommend a grading award or level for establishments based on those criteria.

CATHSSETA Accredited – Level 5 – 20 Credits

Technology Principles & Support Groups

This course has been developed to explain the principles of business and the role of IT Technology as well as the participation in groups or teams to recommend solutions.

MICTSETA Accredited – Level 4 – 20 Credits

Data Communication & Networking Support

This course has been developed to explain Hardware and Infrastructure Support for office products, with further specialisation(s) into IT Support fields or in any other related markets.

MICTSETA Accredited – Level 5 – 32 Credits

Using ICT in the organisation

This course has been developed to create an understanding of the impact of ICT and its use in an organisation is demonstrated by explaining its use and impact related to business.

MICTSETA Accredited – Level 4 – 19 Credits

Using Microsoft Word

This course has been developed to demonstrate an understanding of applying Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based Word Processing Application skills in the Workplace.

MICTSETA Accredited – Level 5 – 8 Credits

Electronic Communication

This course has been developed to improve Communication by combining fundamental communication skills with End User Computing skills.

MICTSETA Accredited – Level 5 – 16 Credits

Mathematical Literacy

This course has been developed to improve the application of mathematical literacy in the workplace, by better utilising End User Computing Applications. (Exel, Word, PowerPoint, Access)

MICTSETA Accredited – Level 5 – 15 Credits

Using Web Browsers

This course has been developed to demonstrate an understanding of applying GUI-based Web Browser Application skills in the Workplace.

MICTSETA Accredited – Level 3 – 10 Credits

Using Microsoft PowerPoint

This course has been developed to demonstrate an understanding of applying Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based Presentation Application skills in the Workplace.

MICTSETA Accredited – Level 5 – 5 Credits

Using Microsoft Office Excel

This course has been developed to demonstrate an understanding of applying GUI-based Spreadsheet Application skills in the Workplace.

MICTSETA Accredited – Level 4 – 5 Credits

Using Microsoft Office Outlook

This course has been developed demonstrate an understanding of applying GUI-based Electronic Mail Application skills in the Workplace. .

MICTSETA Accredited – Level 2 – 4 Credits

Using Microsoft Office Access

This course has been developed to demonstrate and understanding of applying GUI-based database application in the Workplace.

MICTSETA Accredited – Level 3 – 6 Credits

Conduct Workplace Coaching

The programme is a skill based programme, aimed at enabling managers and supervisors to use coaching and mentoring skills as part of their daily role function. Participants are given the necessary theoretical background where after case studies and demonstrations are used to transfer coaching and skills.

US: 7818 Accredited – Level ? – ? Credits

Monitor & Improve Customer Service

Persons credited with this unit standard will be able to identify areas of service impact, analyse existing service standards and compare them to organisational service requirements. They will also be able to draw up and implement action plans to improve service standards.

US: 7386 Accredited – Level ? – ? Credits

Manage Induction of New Staff

Learners achieving this unit standard should be able to manage the induction programme in an organisation, ensuring it is properly implemented and maintained.

US: 7848 Accredited – Level ? – ? Credits

Organise Oneself in the Workplace

A learner assessed as competent against this standard will be able to contribute to the image of and productivity in the organisation by planning own activities and responsibly evaluating own abilities and achievement of objectives. In addition this competence will contribute to the economic sustainability of the organisation and equip the learner with enhanced skills, thereby improving the learner`s motivation, employability and basic work experience.

US: 8618 Accredited – Level ? – ? Credits

Provide Customer Service

Each person operating in a service industry must treat customers with respect, giving the best possible service. This includes all aspects of maintaining customer care and dealing with complaints and incidents.

US: 7789 Accredited – Level ? – ? Credits

Processing Telephone Calls

Learners will be learning towards obtaining a national qualification at level 2 or are working in an administrative environment, including SMME`s (Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises), where the acquisition of competence against this standard will add value to the learner`s job, or chances of finding employment. Learners will be well positioned to extend their learning and practice into other areas in the business environment, or to strive towards professional standards and improved performance.

US: 7798 Accredited – Level ? – ? Credits

Communicate Verbally

The purpose of this Unit Standard is to enable construction plumbers to communicate effectively with clients, suppliers, colleagues, and subordinates, using both verbal and written communication methods.

US: 7794 Accredited – Level ? – ? Credits

Prepare Written Communication

The learner must understand the importance of being able to accurately prepare written communication suitable to various situations.

US: 7822 Accredited – Level ? – ? Credits

Maintain Health, Hygiene & Appearance

The learner must understand the importance of maintaining good personal health and hygiene at all times. The learner should also understand the importance of a professional appearance when dealing with customers and the way in which this enhances the image of the company.

US: 7800 Accredited – Level ? – ? Credits

Monitor & Maintain Health, Safety & Security

The learner must understand the importance of maintaining good personal health and hygiene at all times. The learner should also understand the importance of a professional appearance when dealing with customers and the way in which this enhances the image of the company.

US: 7800 Accredited – Level ? – ? Credits

Short Learning Programmes

Non-Accredited Learning Programmes

Be Inspired

The Be Inspired Programme presents a new angle on traditional customer service by using unique ideas on how staff interacts with customers and how they are empowered to do so by the policies and practices of the organisation.

Be Inspired encourages staff to be spontaneous and to enjoy their interactions with customers. Instead of creating an environment where staff is taught to repeat standardised responses or focus only on how they are performing, this programme encourages them to see things from the perspective of thee customer and to change the way they behave towards the customer. The programme introduces concepts using unusual and unique methods, which create a memorable experience for staff and managers alike.

Duration: 1 Day

Time Management

Time management is the act or process of planning and exercising conscious control over the amount of time spent on specific activities, especially to increase effectiveness, efficiency, or productivity.

The Time Management short course is intended for anyone who desires to manage their time effectively by using avariety of practical techniques taught in the course. It will assist in the basic understanding of time management.

Duration: 1 Day

Managing People for Performance

People management is crucial for ensuring business performance.

This course will offer you the knowledge needed to bring out the best in the people you manage.

You will have the opportunity to better you at communication and giving feedback, motivating the varying personalities in your team, and managing change.

Duration: 1 Day

Corporate Ethics and Decision Making

Poor unethical behaviour have a significantly negative impact on professional service delivery, reputation and, ultimately, profit. A company should run a sound business operation and live by ethical standards. Attending this course, delegates will understand the requirements of sound corporate governance, legal compliance, and ethics management at an operational level.

Duration: 1 Day

Leadership and Team Motivation

This training course is designed to improve leadership skills and allow our delegates to be able to lead successful and high performing teams. Delegates who have taken our courses have now gone on to lead highly productive teams and improving productivity by becoming better managers, motivators, delegators and leaders.

This will teach the fundamentals of people management skills in a positive and constructive environment. It is designed to enable delegates to understand the fundamentals of strategy and motivation in team building.

Duration: 1 Day

Managing Time, Work & Stress

This course looks at the causes of time and stress management difficulties and offers concrete and practical solutions. By managing their time more effectively, participants will be able to make a greater contribution to your organisation’s goals. The candidates will be more effective at work but will still be able to achieve a sensible work and life balance.

Duration: 1 Day

Upselling Techniques

This course caters for a customer-facing environment wishing to improve their up-selling skills. You will become confident presenting additional buying opportunities and higher-margin alternatives. By asking the right questions and making appropriate suggestions, you can significantly increase their overall purchase level, add revenue to your company’s top-line, and provide your guests with better service.

Duration: 1 Day


Being a professional in your chosen field means much more than wearing a coat and tie or possessing a college degree and a noted title. Professionalism also has to do with how you conduct yourself during your business affairs. True professionals possess a number of important characteristics that can be applied to virtually any type of business.

The course covers workplace expectations and acceptable behaviours, business dress, verbal communication, telephone skills and time management and adjustable to specific organisational needs, processes and procedures.

Duration: 1 Day

Problem Solving

It would be wonderful to have the ability to solve all problems efficiently and in a timely fashion without difficulty, unfortunately there is no one way in which all problems can be solved. This course revisits many of the thinking skills that lie dormant in the average person. The course explores various kinds of individual and group problem solving approaches and various thinking styles. Delegates will go away with a fresh outlook on organisational problem solving after completion.

Duration: 1 Day

Managing Diversity

Diversity in the workplace means bringing together people of different ethnic backgrounds, religions, and age groups into a cohesive and productive unit. Diversity management helps an organization to locate itself within a diverse market and thereby increase its market share. This course will assist candidates to work in highly diverse environments and feel comfortable moving sensitively between various cultures.

Duration: 3 Days

HIV Awareness

This course has been developed to enable staff members or trainers who are interested in HIV/AIDS to spearhead the growth of awareness within their respective organisations. Educators are encouraged to create safe and trustworthy contexts within which people infected or affected by HIV can find help and direction.

The course covers the skills and knowledge needed to be an effective educator and provide support to individuals who may be influenced directly by this disease.

Duration: 1 Day

Workplace Communication

Advances in technological communication to a certain extent hinder the ability to connect on a personal level with co-workers. Effective workplace communication is based on interpersonal, professional relationships, developed through attentive listening, active participation, and situation-appropriate body language. The course provides practical, effective tools to enable clear and effective communication in all aspects of work-related relationships and assist in the ability to communicate effectively in your professional life. Development of specific communication skills is essential to initiate, control, and successfully complete a face-to-face discussion.

Duration: 1 Day

Workplace Coaching

The Workplace Coaching course provides you with the basic information on coaching in the role of the manager, how to motivate, encourage and inspire staff. It will provide knowledge on how to ensure optimum performance levels of individuals and teams through communication of clear expectations, providing quality feedback, and acknowledging people and performance.

Duration: 1 Day

Customer Service

The Customer Service course is focused on delegates to become more professional and effective in the way they handle both face to face and telephone service when dealing with internal and external customers. They will understand the impact on them and their organisation of providing the best possible service learning to communicate with customer’s in a professional and effective manner.

Duration: 1 Day

Professional Report Writing

Effective business writing skills can help you win that contract, earn a promotion, resolve a dispute, or generate a significant increase in new businessleads. The Professional Business Writing course teaches candidates how to write in a business environment. After a review of basic writing skills, candidates will learn how to write business letters and reports, as well as several types of proposals.

Duration: 1 Day

Costing and Pricing

This course covers costing, pricing, and professional procurement and sales staff will have a clear understanding of the various factors that determine how prices are set. Candidates will learn the tricks of the trade when it comes to maximizing profits.

Duration: 1 Day


This course provides individuals with the knowledge and understanding of entrepreneurship in business, and offers them the opportunity to apply entrepreneurship practices, which are required to establish a small business enterprise.

Duration: 1 Day

Legal Compliance

Legal Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance refers to the complex set of processes, rules, tools and systems used by corporate departments to adopt, implement and monitor an integrated approach to business problems. This short course will equip the SMME with fundamental skills and practical advice so that they build a successful enterprise, and do so lawfully and ethically.

Duration: 1 Day

Sales and Marketing

The Course in Sales and Marketing recognizes the vital importance of this function and has been designed to give a broad understanding of marketing. At the same time, students acquire selling skills and techniques, which are essential in order to be successful in this field. The course is designed for a person who wants to understand the impact of marketing on every part of the business.

Duration: 1 Day

Business Planning

Business planning is critical in the achievement of business objectives and hitting targets. This Business Planning training course provides a thorough grounding in how to create, measure and implement a business plan. This will address the key elements for implementing a successful business plan.

Duration: 2 Days


This course has been developed for the South African market, and offers a step-by-step approach to applying for contract documentation, tendering for contracts and complying with legal requirements. The course also helps you to find, access and follow through on tender opportunities.

Duration: 1 Day

Putting the Customer First

On completion of this course you will be putting Customers First, you will have the knowledge and the skills to be able to explain the importance of effective customer service; state the benefits of good customer service for the customer, you, and the organisation; define the importance of ‘Moments of Truth’; identify stated and unstated needs; ensure your actions satisfy the customer’s needs; and explain what is meant by customer satisfaction.

Duration: 1 Day

Effective Situational Leadership

The course will create a motivating and engaging workplace where people develop and live up to their potential. The Effective Situational Leadership course will help you apply the most comprehensive, tangible and useful model of leadership available. Know exactly what effective leaders do and practice the concrete tools you need to leap ahead.

Duration: 1 Day

Improving Productivity

This course will help candidates identify the factors that prevent them from effectively managing their time. It will introduce techniques for determining what us important and what is not and tools for keeping track of tasks. It will also provide ways of delegating tasks and to run efficient and effective meetings.

Duration: 1 Day

Business Awareness

Business awareness is one of the key skills regularly flagged up by employers as being a skill they value, but which too many graduates lack. This course establishes understanding what a job involves, activities you are likely to be involved in, and skills and attributes you need to be successful. Creates understanding on how an organisation/company/economic sector operates and how it is influenced by local, national, and global politics and economics.

Duration: 1 Day

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