Driving Learnerships

National Certificate Professional Driving


The national certificate professional driving learnership course duration is 1 year to 18 months (we prefer to complete the learnership in 1 year)


The learnership qualification consists out of ± 19 unit standards (subjects).
The unit standards are grouped together, normally 4.
This 4 unit standards are facilitated and assessed over a 2 week period.
After the 2 weeks the learners go back to the employer for 5 – 6 weeks workplace experience.
After the 6 weeks the learners go back for 2 weeks classroom training.
This means there is about 5 blocks of 2 week theoretical training and assessments during this year.

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Learnerships normally starts during January or February, but can start any time as you prefer.

Management of learnership

He and She Driver Training Centre will manage all paperwork, reports for the employer.
We will supply all copies of paperwork; attendance registers, learner progress, learner feedback, assessment results, moderation results and project report that has to be handed in per trance.
Should this be your first time that you implement learnerships, I will guide you through the process, but take full responsibility for submissions to your seta and TETA seta to ensure certification of learners.
Selection of unit standards: If needed, I will gladly make recommendations on the selection of electives. (See qualification below)

Rules of learnership

All the Fundamental Component Unit Standards are compulsory - 36 credits.
All the Core Component Unit Standards are compulsory - 30 credits.
For the Elective Component learners are required to attain at least 54 credits out of 263 possible credits, including at least one of the following:
123254: "Operate a vehicle combination", 20 credits.
123253: "Operate a rigid heavy vehicle", 15 credits. (gross vehicle mass above 3,5 tons)
123257: "Operate a rigid light vehicle", 10 credits. (gross vehicle mass below 3,5 tons)

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Driver license

Please note that a valid driver license is an entry requirement for this qualification. Should the learner not have a driver license, the unit standards needed for this license will be part of this qualification to train the learner towards a driver license./

Practical experience

To be competent on the driving unit standard: Operate a rigid heavy vehicle or operate a vehicle combination, the learner needs apart from his theoretical knowledge, 100 hours of practical driving. Employed drivers normally have these hours as previous experience and this can be certified by the employer.

The unemployed learners need to collect these hours on the employer’s trucks. This means that after passing the driver license, which counts for 25 hours, another 75 hours must be collected while driving under supervision of your drivers.

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Core 114941 Apply knowledge of HIV/AIDS to a specific business sector and a workplace 3 4
Core 123258 Foster and maintain customer relations 3 10
Core 8016 Maintaining occupational health, safety and general housekeeping 3 8
Core 123261 Plan road transport service delivery 3 8


Fundamental 119472 Accommodate audience and context needs in oral/signed communication 3 5
Fundamental 9010 Demonstrate an understanding of the use of different number bases and measurement units and an awareness of error in the context of relevant calculations 3 2
Fundamental 9013 Describe, apply, analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts 3 4
Fundamental 119457 Interpret and use information from texts 3 5
Fundamental 9012 Investigate life and work related problems using data and probabilities 3 5
Fundamental 119457 Interpret and use information from texts 3 5
Fundamental 9012 Investigate life and work related problems using data and probabilities 3 5
Fundamental 119467 Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes 3 5
Fundamental 7456 Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business and national issues 3 5
Fundamental 119465 Write/present/sign texts for a range of communicative contexts 3 5


Elective 123262 Load general freight 2 6
Elective 243665 Meet the requirements in order to obtain a provisional licence 2 15
Elective 243666 Meet the requirements of being a safe driver to obtain a valid driving licence for a motor vehicle 2 22
Elective 123257 Operate a rigid light vehicle 2 10
Elective 116253 Operate a truck mounted loader crane 2 20
Elective 8420 Operate in a team 2 4
Elective 12484 Perform basic fire fighting 2 4
Elective 15123 Select and use vehicle lifting equipment 2 3
Elective 254254 Apply advanced techniques for operating four wheel drive (4WD) vehicles in on-road and off-road conditions 3 8
Elective 8000 Apply basic business principles 3 9
Elective 254135 Apply the techniques for operating four wheel drive (4WD) vehicles, in on-road and off-road conditions 3 4
Elective 116534 Carry out basic first aid treatment in the workplace 3 2
Elective 10977 Convey abnormal freight 3 8
Elective 123259 Convey dangerous goods by road 3 4
Elective 117833 Handle a crime situation 3 6
Elective 123260 Operate tailgates and tail-lifts 3 2
Elective 8039 Operating cranes 3 10
Elective 8038 Operating lift trucks 3 6
Elective 123256 Provide commuter services 3 8
Elective 376480 Provide first aid as an advanced first responder 3 8
Elective 123252 Provide long distance coach/bus services 3 10
Elective 123255 Provide tour coach services 3 8
Elective 117500 Manage finance in a small business 4 8
Elective 7997 Managing self-development 4 12
Elective 123253 Operate a rigid heavy vehicle 4 15
Elective 123254 Operate a vehicle combination 4 20