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Register at the ABH Learning Centre

The ABH Learning Centre opened in June 2009 and it is an integral part of the NPO. We believe that real progress can be made in addressing youth unemployment by providing training, experiential learning and job opportunities to unemployed young South Africans. The centre offers modern classrooms, offices, a skills laboratory and accommodates passionate students.

We encourage young people to register for our Ancillary Health Care Course. We have three annual intakes, in March, June and September. The full-time, one-year course is accredited by the Health and Welfare Sector Education and Training Authority (HWSETA) and is structured to develop a student’s career in healthcare.

The Ancillary Health Care course offers theoretical and practical training. Upon successful completion of the course, students can gain employment in private hospitals, old age homes, retirement homes and community care centres. Students can also become private carers and earn a competitive salary.

The entrance requirement for the course is Grade 10-12 or an equivalent certificate or an ABET Level 3 Qualification. We offer small, intimate classes within a nurturing and supportive tutorial system.

The top 10 students will be guaranteed placement and we will assist all students to find jobs after completion of training. Our next intake of students will commence their studies on 2 September 2019.

Fikile Mthethwa, a current student, said, “The full time course consists of 7 skills programmes which include numeracy skills, literacy skills, home-based care, HIV and AIDS, Community Development, Health and Safety and Personal Finance Management. I am passionate about studying the human body and I enjoy the theoretical and practical work because I can take the theory that I’ve learned in the classroom and apply it in the workplace. The course helps me develop relevant skills and I really look forward to being an asset to the healthcare sector”.

We appeal to corporates to sponsor students from disadvantaged backgrounds and earn BEE points. Skills Development is one of the most demanding Priority Elements on the B-BBEE Scorecard and learnerships account for more than 50% of the Skills Development points. The Ancillary Health Care Course meets all the requirements for companies to achieve the learnership points for BEE. With learnerships, companies can claim back on skills development spend; benefit from tax rebates and help unemployed people join the workforce.

Hospitals are also eligible to receive funding through the Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETA) when they upskill staff. As such, we encourage hospitals to register their staff for our Ancillary Health Care Course.

For more information about the ABH Learning Centre, phone 031 4049 523/4 or email selvie@abh.co.za

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