Our programmes give you a practical approach to learning and certification in Digital Age Skillsets. QI Solutions offers Learneship and Internship programmes


What is a learnership?

A Learnership is a work-based education and training programme that is linked to a qualification registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).Learnerships are occupationally directed programmes that consist of both structured theoretical learning and practical workplace experience.

What are the benefits of learnerships?

For the learner, learnerships:

  • Provide easy access to learning;
  • Increase access to employment opportunities;
  • Assist in Career-Pathing and Self-development
  • Provide a monthly stipend to learners while they learn;
  • Lead to the acquisition of a formal qualification;
  • Fast track the development of current employees; and
  • Serve as an entrance into the industry for unemployed learners.
1 National Certificate: Information Technology: Systems Development, SAQA ID: 48872 5
  • This qualification is intended for entry level programmers.
  • The programme includes a programming language, database and web development.
2 National Certificate: Information Technology: Systems Support

SAQA ID: 48573

  • This qualification is intended for junior technicians.
  • The programme includes network architecture and administration.
3 Further Education and Training Certificate: Information Technology: End User Computing, SAQA ID: 61591 3
  • This qualification is designed to equip a person with the necessary entry level knowledge and skills to operate confidently in the End User Computing environment.
  • The programme includes an introduction to computers and software applications.
4 National Certificate: Business Analysis Support Practice, SAQA ID 63769 5
  • The competencies of business analysis have been identified as a scarce skill.
  • This qualification develops competencies to elicit, analyse, communicate and validate requirements for change to business processes, policies and information systems.
  • Key concepts and practices enabling learners to support business analysis are introduced.



What is an Internship?
An Internship is a programme designed to give University and FET College graduates an opportunity to extend their academic qualifications through structured workplace exposure and specialised training. Participants are placed on a full-time basis for a period of eight to twelve months in stakeholder companies and government organisations, the purpose of which is to provide the learner with workplace experience that builds on the qualification.

In summary, an Internship focuses on practical training; the employer determines the duration and content of the Internship, so it can vary greatly; and the specific outcomes are not defined or regulated as in the case of Learnerships. Internships are ideal for graduates or those with tertiary qualifications but who lack experience. The primary benefit for the graduate learner includes obtaining “real world” workplace experience.

Why Internships?

  • To fast track high level skills;
  • To offer unemployed graduates with needed work experience; and
  • To empower graduates with practical knowledge levelling with qualifications.