A learnership is a work based learning programme that leads to an NQF registered qualification. Learnerships are directly related to an occupation or
field of work, for example, electrical engineering, hairdressing or project management. Learnerships are managed by Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETAs). They were introduced by government to help skill learners and to prepare them for the workplace. Learnerships are based on a legally binding agreement between an employer, a learner and a Training Provider.