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Business practice NQF 1

Learnership Overview

The Business Administration Services Learnership is designed to meet the needs of those learners who are
preparing to become employed, or self-employed, in any business. It offers the grounding required for
operating in the business environment and seeks to embed the six key literacies required by business
organisation, namely, numeracy, literacy, entrepreneurial, financial, technological and cognitive literacies.

This Qualification is intended to enable learners to communicate and work with figures in a business
environment, and empowers learners in areas of technology, life orientation, human and social sciences
(customer service), economics, and management (entrepreneurship).

On achieving this qualification, the learner will have competencies in:

  •  Using fundamental skills in a business environment;
  • Making appropriate use of Information and Communications Technology in an office setting;
  • Understanding and applying entrepreneurial and business knowledge and attitude; and
  • Incorporating life skills in an employment or self-employment situation.

Pre-requisites / Assumed Learning

Learners accessing this Learnership should be competent in:

  • Communication at ABET level 3 (Grade 7)
  • Mathematical Literacy at ABET level 3 (Grade 7

Further Study Option

Learners completing this qualification may consider further studies in:

  • New Venture Creation (NQF2)

Rationale for the Qualification

This qualification provides learners the opportunity to gain a qualification in Mixed Farming Systems (Plant- and Animal Production). The range of typical learners that will enter this qualification will vary and includes:

  • New entrants in farming who wish to progress to the level of Junior Labourer within farming operations in Mixed Farming Systems;
  • New entrants that wishes to enter the sector as farmers;
  • Learners in possession of different levels of practical experience in farming operations, which will be assessed and RPL’ed;
  • Possible candidates for promotion identified by the community as leaders.
  • Learners may come from both genders.