Skills as a priority element in your business

Skills development is an increasingly important aspect of B-BBEE in that it provides learning opportunities for previously disadvantaged dispositions to develop new skills. Skills development has a weighting of 20 percent with a possible bonus of 5 percent for certain criteria.

Upskill your employees

We assist in providing your employees with the necessary training in your operating industry according to the allocated SETA. Along with our accredited training providers, Adson’s consultants will assist in providing learnerships from NQF 1 to NQF 6 learnerships in business practice, and manufacturing and engineering-related activities.

Keep track of your B-BBEE points

Bursary spends will only be counted should it be for NQF Level 5 or higher. Skills is a priority element. If the company does not score at least 40% of the 20 Points (Excluding the five bonus points), they will automatically drop a level on their final calculate Level of compliance. Skills Development Points differ from various scorecards. 

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Productive Workforce

Motivated employees is key to success if your company promotes learning and development in the workplace. You will reap the rewards of a better-skilled and a more productive workforce resulting in better turnover overall.

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Supporting your skills needs

Skills is a priority element. If the company does not score at least 40% of the 20 Points (Excluding the 5 bonus points) they will automatically drop a level on their final calculate Level of compliance.

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Industry related and updated courses

Adson assures adding and updating the latest skills development courses that will upskill your employees in your industry and the workplace. As well as recruiting excellent and experienced facilitators in each SETA industry.

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In order to create synergy between the Skills Development Act, the Employment Equity Act and the B-BBEE Codes, Adson in collaboration with our accredited skills provider will on behalf of the client: 

  • Ensure that your business is registered with the relevant SETA. 
  • Act as Skills Development Facilitator (SDF) for your business. 
  • Complete and submit an annual Workplace Skills Plan and Pivotal Plan. 
  • Complete and submit quarterly reports. 
  • Claim annually from your industry-specific SETA. 
  • Introduce accredited training programmes for the business to be presented by accredited training providers. 
  • Introduce skills development programmes such as learnerships and youth subsidies. 
  • Draft an Employment Equity Plan. 
  • Submit annual Employment Equity reports. 

Skills Development Initiatives will be decided once the skills needed in an organisation have been determined. Progression follows a beginning-to-end process in project managing the implementation of various skills development initiatives. 

These may include both accredited and non-accredited programmes across the various categories of the Learning Programme Matrix (LPM). 

  • Learnerships 
  • Bursaries 
  • Internships 
  • Apprenticeships 
  • Skills Programmes 
  • Short Courses 


Skills development is one of the easiest priority elements to comply with. 

Conducting an annual skills audit assisting companies to determine the skills needs in the company and assist with planning for skills training for the year. We ensure that your skills spend adds value to your organisation and employees. The Workplace Skills Plan is the key to unlocking your Skills Development Potential 

We ensure maximum points on the skills development section by offering accredited training in the form of learnerships that will add value to your organisation and that is fit-for-purpose. A learner enrolled in a learnership will receive a full qualification upon completion. 

Our learning approach will allow your employees to comfortably manage their training and working requirements. Our internal SDF will manage the learnership meticulously providing you with peace of mind and a return on your investment. 

Our variety of learning programmes address the critical and scare skills of each industry.  

Our Tax experts will ensure that you benefit from the SARS Tax Rebate applicable to learnership interventions: 

R80 000 per learner and R120 000 per learner with disabilities 

Our recruiting team will take the hassle out of sourcing the correct candidates for your learning interventions. Unemployed candidates are sourced from local communities to ensure that both the employer and the individual gain maximum benefit. Strict screening processes are followed, and we aim to make a difference in the lives of unemployed individuals so that they can become self-sufficient and contributing to the economy.   


Our recruitment team can support your organisation with the following: 

  • Recruitment of unemployed (18.2) Learners  
  • Special attention is given to the recruitment of people with disabilities 
  • Recruitment of learners with a grade 12 certificate or higher for Bursaries  


Skills Development Facilitation involves analysis of skills requirements within an organisation and coordinating the submission, maintenance, and updating of the organisational skills development plans and reports to the relevant SETAs. 

When you have an SDF, you have peace of mind. The SDF is the cornerstone of the entire Skills Development Element. Our internal SDF will provide the following services to ensure a risk-free approach to Skills Development as a whole: 

  • WSP and ATR support/submission 
  • Discretionary grant applications 
  • Training advice 
  • Learnership implementation 
  • SETA liaison 
  • Training intervention project management 
  • Learner tracking 



Skills Development Act


Employment Equity Plan


Skills Development Facilitation

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