Safer Drivers - Safer Fleets - Safer Roads

Course Information


Learnership is a vocational education and training programme to facilitate the linkage between structured learning and work experience in order to obtain a registered qualification. It combines theory and workplace practice into a qualification that is registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF).

Learnerships are directly related to an occupation or field of work, for example, truck/bus driver (National Certificate Professional Driving).

Learnerships require you to complete a theoretical course as well as practical training, which is done at a workplace, in order to graduate. The workplace component of the qualification involves hands-on, practical learning under the guidance of a mentor, while the theoretical component is provided by an education and training provider. Together they form an integrated and comprehensive learning programme.

SETAs oversee learnerships and ensure that they offer qualifications related to a specific occupation or sector of the economy. All 21 SETAs have developed NQF-aligned programmes that will help you gain recognised qualifications while getting on-the-job experience.

A Learnership usually constitutes 120+ credits or 1200+ "notional" hours of learning, which is equivalent to a one‐year full‐time college or university course.

During the learnership, learners will be required to complete assignments, tasks and practical tests and projects. They will be formally assessed in the classroom and workplace.

If all these assignments are completed successfully, they will be awarded an NQF-registered qualification, that is recognised nationally. They will receive a certificate stating the qualification and the area of skill development.

Employment is not guaranteed, but once you have successfully completed your learnership, you will be in a much better position to market yourself as you will now have both work experience and theoretical training. You may also be in a better position to start your own business and generate an income that way.

Learnership programmes can help you to gain the necessary skills and workplace experience that will open up better employment or self-employment opportunities.

What are the benefits for learners?

  • You may have better employment opportunities after completing a learnership;
  • You have a fixed-term employment contract for the duration of the learnership;
  • Learnerships improve on the job performance so you are able to do things relevant to the job;
  • You obtain a nationally-recognised qualification that is relevant to the sector; and
  • You earn a learner allowance for the duration of the learnership.

Can a learnership be terminated?

Yes, a learnership can be terminated under certain circumstances:

An employer can terminate the contract of a learnership if:

  • The duration specified in the learnership agreement has expired;
  • The employer and learner have agreed in writing to terminate the learnership agreement, or if there is no such agreement, the SETA that registered the agreement approves the termination; or
  • The learner is fairly dismissed for a reason related to the learner’s conduct or capacity as an employee.

Professional Driver Training Learnerships


Our Requirements

Minimum requirements:

  • Grade 10 certificate
  • Minimum age 27 years
  • English / Afrikaans
  • Registration fee
  • Psychometric assessment – Need to obtain at least a trainable outcome
  • Interview
  • Payment of first part of training
  • Sign contract for training
  • Undergo induction
  • Class commences – on presentation of Code 14 EC license


Learner Benefits

  • Job opportunities via training
  • Quicker employment – irrespective of license date
  • On the job training- invaluable experience
  • Earn a salary from phase 2 of training (month 3)
  • Receive a certificate on completion of each phase of training and formal qualification after completion of all phases
  • Market/operational and administrational exposure while on training
  • Training of hand-eye coordination
  • From unskilled to earning a salary between R12 000 and R26 000 Gross salary over a period of 13 months


Documents Needed For Registeration

  • ID
  • Valid drivers license Code 14
  • Passport
  • PRDP
  • CV
  • Motivational Letter - 200 words
  • Please upload all the fields and documents

Phase 1

Skills Programme

What is a Skills Program?

Skills programmes are designed to address the skills gap and enable continuous learning through the a attainment of both theoretical and practical knowledge.  As a Skills Programme is conducted against registered Unit Standards at an Accredited Training Institution, this means that on successful completion of the Skills Programme, Learners obtain formal recognition for the Unit Standard(s), in line with the courses undertaken.

The training programme for a Skills Programme must include a workplace component and therefore Skills programmes are ideal for individuals already in employment or that have been employed before. The accumulation of credit-bearing Skills Programmes may lead to or contribute towards a full qualification.

Skills Programmes involve three main parties:

  • The Business/Employer, who can also sponsor the Skills Programme
  • The Training Provider, Facilitator of the programme
  • The learner or employee
Introduction to Professional Driving (Skills Program) (60 Credits)

US Code

US Description

US Credits


Apply occupational health, safety and environmental principles.



Maintaining occupational health, safety and general housekeeping.



Interpret and use information from texts.



Write/present/sign texts for a range of communicative contexts



Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes



Accommodate audience and context needs in oral/signed communication



Foster and maintain customer relations



Managing self development



Above is a list of the Unit Standards covered in our Skills Program.

Training Summary

  • All Unit Standards will be based on theoretical training. (Classroom Training)
  • The two Health and Safety Unit Standards contains practical training as well.
  • The four literacy Unit Standards also contains practical presentations the learners need to present for an audience.

Skills Gained

  • Literacy: Communication, Writing, Reading, Understand what they read
  • Health and Safety: Understanding of the OHS Act, Duties of Employees, Duties of Employers, Reporting incidents, accidents and safety related issues
  • Customer Service: Treating the customer correctly, Internal Customers, External Customers, Conflict handling
  • Self Development: Setting and Achieving Goals for yourself, Improving self-confidence, SWOT Analysis


Documents Needed For Registration

  • ID
  • Valid drivers license Code 14
  • PRDP
  • CV


Reverse Classes

Are you a novice semi-trailer driver who hasn’t yet mastered the art of truck trailer reversing? Or are you simply out of practice?  Whatever the case may be, CPDA will provide you with all the tips that you need to excel in truck trailer reversing.

Please apply and upload all the following documents

  • ID
  • Valid drivers license Code 14
  • PRDP
  • CV