There are an estimated 3.3 million illiterate adults in South Africa. This has placed ABET as a high priority on the agenda of the government and all SETAs. ABET is a great vehicle for companies to provide the foundational training their staff needs to be able to cope with higher levels of training, such as learnerships, in-house training and skills development training. ABET is also an exceptionally effective vehicle for not only BBEEE score points, skills levy rebates and union negotiations, but a real tool for improving company communication channels at all levels.
Adult Basic Education and Training (ABET) is available to adults who want to finish their basic education. An outcomes-based programme, ABET aims to provide basic learning tools, knowledge and skills, and provides participants with nationally recognised qualifications.
The Akukhanya ABET training programmes focuses on Literacy, Numeracy & Life Skills training adapted to suit the industry of the learners. It provides all learners, even those with a higher qualification, but with weaknesses in Business English a foundation for workplace speaking, reading and writing skills. The programme consists not only of excellent accredited facilitation, but includes resources such as world & country maps, atlases, dictionaries, handbooks, workbooks, reading books and a comprehensive real life Portfolio of Evidence.
The four levels of training each consist of 50-100 hours of face to face training, additional self study and assignments, a comprehensive integrated portfolio of evidence and summative assessment through a National Independent Examination Board (IEB) examination. Each client’s in-house needs are also addressed in the training, such as business ethics, elections, health & safety issues, company policies and procedures etc.