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We have always received professional support and service from Lee-Anne, and dealing with her is a
pleasure. She is always willing to assist and there is never a task too great or small for her.

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Training Solutions



Learnerships are structured programmes whereby a learner engages in both practical and theoretical learning to enhance their skills in the workplace.

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Occupational Qualifications

An occupational qualification is a qualification associated with a trade, occupation or profession resulting from work-based learning.

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Short Courses and Tailored Learning

Our customised short courses can address the challenges faced by many individuals in businesses today.

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Skills Programmes

Our skills programmes cover a vast range of disciplines.

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Skills Development

Our skills development “talks” to your Employment Equity and B-BBEE Empowerment plans.

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What we do

As a member of the Drake International Group of Companies, The Drake Training Academy is an innovator in the field of learning and development. Our core focus is improving the productivity and performance of your workforce.

As a subsidiary of Drake International which was established in 1951 and present in 11 countries globally, the Drake Training Academy also has a national footprint with branches in Cape Town, Durban, East London, Garden Route, Gqeberha & Johannesburg.

The DTA focuses on developing team leaders within the organisation with our specific learnerships geared towards management development. We believe in developing leaders in organisations.

Another key focus area for us, is our learnerships for people living with disabilities. We ensure that these programmes are ran with the learner in mind and we are openly “learner centric.” Our learners are treated with respect, and guiding them towards completion and competency is our goal.

The Drake Training Academy is a Level 2 B-BBEE contributor.

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Treating learners like people, not like points!


Our Facilitators

Lynette Todkill - Drake Training Academy Facilitator

Lynette Todkill

Lynette's 18 years of real-world experience has largely been spent in the trenches of people development and talent management

Her unique combination of experience in the fields of HR Management and Training & Development combined with her expertise in psychometry and group dynamics means that team development is a core passion that drives this HR Professional's endeavours and interests.

Kirsten John - Drake Training Academy Facilitator

Kirsten John

Kirsten completed studies in teaching English abroad and a facilitators course. This is where she knew she wanted to expand her knowledge and experiences within the education and training sector.

She completed two learnerships with the DTA and obtained her Generic Management NQF 3 certification with the Services SETA, as well as her Business Administration Accreditation to facilitate. She believes that the purpose of life is not only to be happy, but to be compassionate and make a difference in someone’s life.

Gillian Logiotis - Drake Training Academy Facilitator

Gillian Logiotis

Gillian is an experienced facilitator and coach who has worked in, amongst others, the automotive, hospitality, and education sectors.

She is passionate about changing people's experiences of learning and her work across broad sectors has created agility in her interactions with connections and ignite change in individuals and organisations.

Lee-Anne Pattle - Drake Training Academy Facilitator

Lee-Anne Pattle

Lee-Anne is the General Manager of the Drake Training Academy. Having worked in Education for over 20 years managing interventions for multinational organisations, she is well placed to provide the support and expertise to a team of dedicated staff at the DTA.

Her work covers a vast array of diverse clients within various sectors and thus provides her with the opportunity to understand the nuances in each sector when it comes to her specialist area - namely Learning and Development. Lee-Anne is also an appointed Skills Development Facilitator for 5 companies in Gqeberha.

Dave Pattle - Drake Training Academy Facilitator

Dave Pattle

Dave is an admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa with extensive practical experience in virtually every area of labour law and related subject matters.

As a senior facilitator, most of his experience has been delivered at a post graduate level at institutions such as Rhodes Business School and Wits Business School. Dave has shared his practical experiences with delegates across the length and breadth of South Africa as a facilitator.

Roger Peters - Drake Training Academy Facilitator

Roger Peters

Training and development saw Roger expanding on pedagogics and integrating these into a wider world of education and training. Being challenged with increasingly new insights and fields of training, led to his own development, which also saw him engaging in various tertiary and post-graduate studies to remain informed within the field of organisational as well as personal development.

The passion he has for developing people has made his foray into the world of varied, rich and meaningful learning experiences the drive to fulfilling his purpose: the development of others.


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