About our Skills Programmes

SBI skills programmes have been designed to combine current, leading edge technology and industry skills with related SAQA Unit Standards and where relevant, appropriate online content to provide you with a blended, industry relevant, unique learning experience. This programme design approach produces an enriched skills set while optimising on instructor contact time and cost.

Skills programmes for groups of 10 or more can be customised to meet specific learning objectives and outcomes.


IP PLATFORM: Certificate in Next Generation Telecoms

Digital PLATFORM: Certificate in Software
Centric Networking

All-IP Telecoms Fundamentals

Software Defined Networking

IPv6 Hands-on

Internet of Things

Data Literacy


Cyber Security

Plan and Implement Secure Small Business Networks

Leverage Seta Discretionary Grants

A skills programme is a set or cluster of Unit standards gathered from a qualification, and combined to form a short course with credits. Skills programmes are often implemented to meet the needs of the employer to enhance an employees’ knowledge of a particular skill.

A skills programme can culminate into a qualification when an interested learner continues to pursue the completion of the remaining unit standards which form part of the qualification. Skills programmes are implemented by employers for both employed and unemployed learners.

Discretionary grants are paid out at the discretion of SETA management for skills development projects linked to scarce and critical skills

These discretionary grants are applicable when an employer addresses the sectors scarce and critical skills through the following PIVOTAL programmes (Professional, Vocational, Technical and Academic learning programmes) that result in occupational qualifications or part qualifications on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). The bulk of discretionary funding is directed at the provision of PIVOTAL or learning programmes, which comprise the following: Learnerships, Work Integrated Learning, Internships, Bursaries and Skills programmes. These learning programmes can be both for employed as well as unemployed people.

If the discretionary grant request is based on the industry scarce and critical skills of that sector it is highly likely that the SETA will award funding for those specific learning programmes. It is the mandate of the SETA to close the scarce and critical skills gaps of each industry and this is why the Seta will award additional funds to close these skills gaps.

Who can apply for SETA Funding?

Submitting a discretionary grant funding application through the SETA is not a process all companies pursue after submitting the Workplace Skills Plan (WSP), a lot of companies are content by just submitting the Workplace Skills Plan and receiving the mandatory 20% of the Skills Development Levi (SDL) contribution. However, companies that contribute towards the skills development levy should realise the value in submitting the discretionary grant applications through the allocated SETA and access additional funding. The discretionary grant application is key to unlocking the additional potential 49.50% of the skills development levy available to the employer.

B-BBEE Benefits of SBI Skills Programmes

A skills programme is classified as a Category B learning programme on the B-BBEE Skills Development Learning Programme Matrix.

SBI skills programmes will enable Measured Entities that use these programmes to upskill their workforce and unemployed people to claim Skills Development points in terms of potentially every sub-element on the Skills Development scorecard for the full amount of their expenditure including salaries or stipends of the learners for the period of the programme.

If a Measured Entity or another entity within the same industry chooses to provide permanent or long-term contract employment to unemployed individuals that have completed the Skills Programme within that entity’s financial period, the Measured Entity will be able to score bonus points in terms of sub-element 3.3 of the B-BBEE codes. The Measured Entity has provided the unemployed individual with the opportunity to become sufficiently upskilled to ensure their employability.

SBI skills programmes provide Measured Entities with the opportunity to fine-tune the skills of current and future employees through training solutions that are tailor-made to suit any ICT industry specialisation, whilst also providing a vehicle through which B-BBEE needs can be addressed.

Success Builders International is a Pearson Assured organisation. Pearson is a global firm which is on the cutting edge of technology and advances in education. Pearson operates internationally, awarding over 1.5 million certificates to learners around the world every year.

Pearson Assured is a service that assures the quality of the processes underpinning the design, delivery, quality assurance and/or assessment of the organisation’s own education or training programmes. This service quality assures the organisation’s processes, not specific qualifications or training programmes offered by Success Builders International.

With some of our skills programmes, learners receive an international Pearson Certificate after successful completion.

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