Evaluation of the Learnership Academy Model


The overall aim of this project was to evaluate the new Learnership Academy Model. Two major desired outcomes are embedded in the overall objective: successful placement of learners after completion of their learnerships and enhanced productivity in the workplace. The entire programme, however, involves processes, products, and
people or direct beneficiaries. The specific objectives therefore are to evaluate:
The process
This entailed the evaluation of the trajectories of the model. It included the recruitment and selection of learners, the process of formal training, workplace training, and the final outcome, namely placement.
The products
This refers to the evaluation of the overall training intervention in order to determine its effectiveness in providing learners with the appropriate skills to perform their duties in the workplace. It included evaluation of the following:
• Training providers
• Training material
• Training facilitators
• Training co-ordinators
• Workplace coaches.
Direct beneficiaries
The direct beneficiaries are learners and employers. The following indicators are relevant:
• Level of learners’ satisfaction with the mode of training
• Ratio of learners declared competent after assessment
• Level of application of the skills acquired
• Level of productivity after completion of training and absorption into the workplace (NPI)
• Ratio of learners placed in sustainable job opportunities after completion of the 12-month learnership (will be monitored by the Services SETA )


Evaluation Number:
Report Approval:
Thursday, 01 December 2005
Thursday, 28 February 2013
Initiated By:
Services SETA
Undertaken By:
Human Sciences Reseach Council
Evaluation Period:
Evaluation Area:
Training, SETAs, FET, higher education
National Outcome:
National Outcome 5: A skilled and capable workforce to support an inclusive growth path.
Commissioned By:
Evaluation Type:
Evaluation Subject:
Geographic Scope:

Evaluation Documents

File Name
29 EQAT 20130320 tm_mb.pdf
Evaluation of the Learnership Academy Model.pdf 29.pdf

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