One of the many support functions that LearnEx can offer its clients forms part of the amended codes pertaining to B-BBEE within the skills development element.

Skills development is categorised as a priority element which amounts to 20 points (and 5 bonus points) of the total scorecard. A minimum of 40% of the points within this element must be achieved to avoid dropping a level. Entities can only score points under the Skills Development Element if there is sufficient evidence indicating that black people are being and have been trained in scarce and critical skills.

Please note the following important amendments to the codes:

  • Category A, Bursaries have been introduced as its own line item under the Skills Development element: A Bursary or Scholarship is a grant made to or for students who are enrolled with tertiary education institutions registered with the Department of Basic or Higher Education
  • Stipends for Category A, Bursary students are also claimable
  • Category B, C & D: Learnerships, Apprenticeships and Internships, must account for 5% of total staff headcount, regardless of socio-economic status
  • 100% gainful absorption (pertaining to previously unemployed learners) equals 5 bonus points.
  • 60% of the Skills Development Expenditure is to be spent on accredited learning programmes under the Learning Programme Matrix.
  • Legitimate Expenditure arising from Category F & G (Informal Learning Programmes) cannot represent more than 25% of the total Skills Development Expenditure.
  • Legitimate costs such as accommodation, catering, travelling and SDF appointment / Training manager (non-exhaustive) costs, cannot exceed more that 15% of total Skills Development Expenditure
  •  “YES Programmes” are weighted independently and does not form part of the Skills Development element.

Amended Generic Codes of Good Practice: Skills Development

Item Weight Target
Skills development expenditure on learning programmes specified in the learning programme matrix for black people as a percentage of leviable amount. 6 3.5%
Skills Development Expenditure on Bursaries for Black students at Higher Education Institutions (EAP not measured, not double counted with above) 4 2.5%
Skills development expenditure on learning programmes specified in the learning programme matrix for black employees with disabilities as a percentage of leviable amount 4 0.3%
Number of Black people participating in Learnerships, Apprenticeships and Internships as a percentage total employees 6 5%
Number of Black people absorbed by the measured and industry entity at the end of the Learnership, Apprenticeship and Internship programmes 5 100%

What are the limitations on successfully scoring points under the skills development element?

It is important for organisations to take note that a valid WSP (workplace skills plan) and ATR (annual training report) should be submitted and approved by the relevant SETA in order to claim points under the Skills Category.

Each programme related to its respective Category within the Learning Programmes Matrix, must have sufficient evidence and documentation including but not limited to; proof of registration, agreements, contracts, attendance registers, invoicing / proof of payments and relevant tracking tools.

Please follow the link to the published Codes of good practice for a detailed overview:

What LearnEx Corporate Training will assist clients with:

By client request, appoint a dedicated SDF (Skills Development Facilitator) to the client portfolio who will be responsible for the following:

  • Registration with the respective SETA as the appointed SDF
  • Compile and submit WSP (Workplace Skills Plan), ATR (Annual Training Report) to the relevant
  • Develop relevant training plans
  • Assist entities in Bursary candidates and programme nominations
  • Recruitment of Learners (for the unemployed learning initiatives)
  • Register all the planned learning interventions with the relevant SETA, where applicable
  • Co-ordinate Contact sessions
  • Project Management over the 12 Month Period
  • Assist with workplace experience logbooks
  • Submit progress reports to the client and the respective SETA as and when required
  • Align all learning interventions with the current BBBEE implementation plan

Avoid time consuming and unclear administrative frustrations.

Make LearnEx Corporate Training your skills development consultative partner!