Upskill your workforce!
Learnerships for Supervisors, Team Leaders, Group Leaders & People living with Disabilities
The Drake Training Academy is an Accredited Training Provider registered with the Services SETA in South Africa. (S.SETA: 13507). Aside from assisting organisations to attract the best possible talent, The Drake Training Academy facilitates the retention of top talent through our training programmes.
Thank you to the Drake Training Academy for trusting and assisting me in allowing me the time to partake in the Generic Management NQF 4 course. It has been an incredible learning experience. “Knowledge is Power.” I would not hesitate if given another opportunity.
Olga Siwisa – Generic Management NQF 4 Student
Learnerships at DTA & Tax Benefits
Tax Rebates (s12H)
Receive up to R80 000 Tax Allowances/Rebates per Learnership (or R120 000 per Disabled Learner). Every successfully completed Learnership reduces your tax by a further R22 400 for abled learners or R33 600.00 for disabled learners.
Stipend / Salary
Existing salaries of employees on Learnerships also contribute to expenditure targets. For example, if an employee earning R10 000/month is registered on a Learnership, the entire salary for the 12- month Learnership period, equalling R120 000, will be deemed as Skills Development expenditure, without having to incur additional expenses.
Employment Tax Incentive
This initiative is a further incentive to invest in SA YOUTH and ensure that companies can benefit further by reducing the monthly stipend cost.
BBBEE Double Scoring
and Bonus Points
Selected companies can score twice with a single Learnership, as both Expenditure and Head Count (number of Learners) contribute to your targets! Furthermore, should an unemployed Learner be absorbed into the marketplace, you will qualify for further bonus points! This ensures more value for your money!
“It was very exciting being able to learn something new. I enjoyed the
family-like environment with my classmates
Simani – Generic Management NQF 3 Student
The DTA Difference
The DTA have successfully partnered with a variety of clients on our various learnership offerings. It is our belief that happy learners complete their learnerships and we strive to ensure that our learners are treated with respect and dignity.
The DTA have strong relationships with the SETA’s and believe that working effectively with the SETA’s results in a smooth Learnership process. All DTA clients are issued with a full compliance file for each learnership – this file consists of:
Copies of Signed Workplace Based Agreements (Learnership agreements)
Copies of contracts of Employment
Learner registration numbers with the SETA Correspondence with all learners
Copies of Learner information: Certified ID, CV and School leaving certificates
Hosting agreements SARS information
In addition to this, the client receives a full tracker on learner progress on a monthly basis.
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 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 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 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 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.
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.