National Certificate: Business Practice Level 1 

Do your entry-level staff have the necessary skills to perform and grow professionally? As many as 65% of youth drop out of school before grade 10 and lack the foundational literacy, numeracy, communication and basic business skills required. It is from this pool that many businesses in construction, security, hospitality, retail and manufacturing recruit their workforce.
The General Education and Training Certificate: Business Practice level 1 qualification is a must-have, accredited learnership programme for employers wanting to improve skills and performance in the workplace. The learnership approach offers win-win benefits for both employees and employers. Employees can gain professional competencies to advance their careers through short, monthly block-release training.
Employers implementing learnerships benefit from an improved BBBEE scorecard, tax breaks for each enrolled participant, more loyal, skilled staff and improved business performance.
Contact us today for more information about the programme and how to implement learnerships in your organisation.

Programme outcomes 

The qualification covers the following key skills required by all business organisations:

  • Numeracy
  • Literacy
  • Entrepreneurial thinking
  • Basic financial understanding
  • Computer literacy
  • Cognitive reasoning

Course outline 

This programme includes the following topics:

  • Principles of Entrepreneurship
  • Taking advantage of business opportunities
  • Meet your customer’s expectations
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Basic accounting skills
  • Fundamental mathematical skills
  • How to use a computer and basic MS Office functions

i-Fundi is a private Further Education and Training institute, registered with Umalusi and the Services SETA. We offer a range of accredited qualifications and skills programmes and end to end learnership management services for businesses wanting to up-skill new or existing staffHaving worked with close to 10,000 learners for some of South Africa’s leading companies, we have the skills and experience to help your business succeed. i-Fundi is a Level 2 Certified Contributor (135%) in terms of the BBBEE scorecard rating. 

For more information about the programme, or how to implement learnerships in your organisation, contact Reggie Leseane:, or telephone 0861678882.

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