New Venture Skills Learnerships

by | Apr 7, 2022 | Blog

At Village Tech we firmly believe in empowering people through technology training and our New Venture Skills and Learnership based courses are a big part of our ongoing educational drive. 

In Africa there are currently unprecedented levels of unemployment among young people and worryingly, these unemployment numbers are expected to increase given the booming youth population on the continent.

Those that are employed work mainly in the informal sector. In fact, in Sub-Saharan Africa it is estimated that 95% of youth between the ages of 15-24 are employed in the informal economy.

It is no surprise then that Entrepreneurship has been cited as a key lever to transform local and global communities and societies. 

Entrepreneurship has a major role in promoting innovation, improving productivity and developing a business culture. And, importantly, it has the potential to create employment. 

A greater focus on entrepreneurship would permit the development of more enterprises to formalise many aspects of the South African economy. 

Village Tech’s Entrepreneurship skills and learnership programmes provides aspiring and existing entrepreneurs with the essential skills needed to successfully research, launch and manage a new business venture.

READ: The Benefits of a Learnership

Application requirements for Technology Learnerships

  1. Candidates must between the ages of 16 and 30 
  2. Must be a South African Citizen 
  3. Currently unemployed 
  4. Candidates must not hold any criminal record 
  5. Candidates with disability must have medical proof confirming the disability 
  6. Certified copies of all documentation must accompany applications 

Village Tech offers the following SAQA accredited Technology Learnerships:

  1. National Certificate: New Venture Creation – 140 credits (NQF2)
  2. Further Education Training Certificate: New Venture Creation – 163 credits (NQF4)

National Certificate: New Venture Creation NQF 2

The purpose of the NQF level 2 New Venture Creation qualification is to provide a qualification that can form the basis for structured programmes for potential and existing entrepreneurs to capitalise on opportunities to start and grow sustainable businesses that form part of the mainstream economy, enabling the learners to tender for business opportunities within both the public and private sectors.

This qualification is designed for learners who intend to set up or have already set up own ventures. Assessment of the competencies and knowledge in the qualification needs to be done in the context of the learner’s own new venture.

These are the pre-requisites to doing this learnership:

  • Communication at NQF 1
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF 1

Further Education Training Certificate: New Venture Creation NQF 4

Starting a new business venture is not easy, especially if you’re not equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge. This qualification is suitable for individuals who want to establish and maintain a small to medium business venture.

The qualification aims to:

  • Develop appropriate skills and knowledge for the establishment and development of an enterprise.
  • Address the economic / administrative and behavioural barriers that contribute to failures in starting and sustaining an enterprise.
  • Create long-term solutions for job creation and SMME development via the building blocks and structure of a qualification that practically addresses the learning requirements of budding entrepreneurs.

Who should apply…

This qualification is intended for persons who wish to start, operate, manage and grow a new small to medium business venture. Learners attempting this qualification will be equipped with a variety of technical, business managerial and personal skills and strategies to help them succeed in the creation and sustenance of a business.

These are the pre-requisites to doing this learnership:

  • Communication at NQF 3
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF3
  • To safely and effectively complete micro-soldering repairs on ANY cell phone or tablet using a structured, repeatable and scalable methodology.
  • To fix slow processing, frequent freezing or hanging, Operating system corrupt, restarting automatically or switching off devices.
  • To flash and unlock mobile phones and know the different unlocking and flashing boxes.

If you are an entrepreneur or small business owner, or wish to become one, these New Venture Skills and Learnership will equip you to maximise technology to benefit your business.