NDA invites Accredited Service Providers to submit a quote for Basic Cooking Training

The NDA has invited Accredited Service Providers to submit a quotation for the provision of Basic Cooking Training

Are you an Accredited Service Provider that offers Basic Cooking Training? The NDA invites Accredited Service Providers to submit a quote for Basic Cooking Training.

The National Development Agency (NDA) are requesting credible, accredited and experienced Service Providers to submit a comprehensive proposal in respect of the provision of a 1-week programme on Basic Cooking Skills, Food Safety and Hygiene. for three The South African Early Childhood Development (SAECD) award winners; two from KwaZulu Natal and one from Gauteng Province respectively.  The budget for this training is R 5 000 per learner and should include facilitation, assessment, training manuals, certification and administration.

The course should at least cover the following:

  • The importance of safety and hygiene in and around the kitchen
  • How to prepare healthy and nutritious food for children aged 6 months to 2 years
  • Cooking methods and techniques: boiling, steaming, frying, grilling, measuring of quantities
  • Menu planning
  • Basic recipes
  • Basics on storage of dry foods and refrigerated foods
  • Basic food costing
  • Basic food presentation and serving
  • Basic first aid
  • Food allergies

Interested Service Providers must:

  • Be an accredited training provider with the relevant Skills Education Training Authorities (SETA)
  • Have approved learning programmes for the identified course.
  • Have experience in providing training, assessments and moderation on the identified course.

The deadline for quotations is Friday, 29 September 2017 at 11:00.  You will need to return your quotation with all mandatory documents listed in the Terms of Reference together with your Standard Bidding Document (SBD) Forms directly to NDA.

Opportunities are like sunrises, if you wait too long, you miss them. Don’t wait too long… for a copy of the relevant documents, please email us or call us on 087 150 1554.

The difference between Accredited and Non-Accredited Training

The difference between Accredited and Non-Accredited Training

What is the difference between Accredited and Non-Accredited Training? 

We recently asked our charismatic Sales Team what topic they consider to be a common misconception in the training industry and discovered that this is quite high up on the list.

We’ve decided to unpack both Accredited and Non-Accredited Training as outlined below:

Accredited Training Non-Accredited Training
Your learning program must prove that it meets or exceeds the industry standard according to SAQA (South African Qualification Authority) requirements. Non-formal learning (adult learning) which is structured, taught learning but does not have to meet set out requirements.
You can award credits to learners towards a Qualification. Does not lead to a qualification.
Accreditation indicates that your training company offers high-quality training and has excellent Policy and Procedures in place due to you implementing a Quality Management System. Training company may not train according to policies and procedures but rather according to what they believe is right.
Companies that use your training programmes can capture your training on their mandatory grant claim as part of the annual Workplace Skills Plans and Annual Training Reports. Does not contribute to mandatory grant claims as part of the annual Workplace Skills Plans and Annual Training Reports.
Companies that use your training programmes contributes to their BEE scoring. Does not contribute to BEE scoring.
Staff/unemployed learners that are awarded credits towards a National Qualification will assist in employees’ development and career enhancement. As the training is not recognised, this may limit employees’ development and career enhancement.
You can issue your learners a Certificate of Competence. You can issue your learners a Certificate of Attendance.
You may apply for Learnerships directly from your Seta. You may not apply for Learnerships directly from your Seta.


It’s becoming evident that clients want to enrol their employees with an Accredited Training Provider even if their training is not an Accredited Training. This means the learners will receive a Certificate of Attendance as they will not be completing a Portfolio of Evidence (PoE) and therefore no assessing, moderation or certification will take place.

Interested in becoming a Seta Accredited Training Provider so that you can be recognised?  Why don’t you give Tracey / Tyrone a call on 087 150 1554?

Johannesburg Marketing Workshop

Johannesburg Marketing Workshop

Join us for our Johannesburg Marketing Workshop to help you succeed.

It’s been an exciting year with many new training providers being awarded SETA accreditation! Growth in training means growth in Learnership, which stimulates the job market and the economy! Your success is very important to us; extensive research among first year training providers indicates that despite many achieving their SETA accreditation, they are not using their accreditation and are not training. Reason being is that they simply don’t know where to start finding learners to train.

Do the answers to any of these questions apply to you?

  • I have been SETA accredited but I am not training.
  • I know how to train, I want to train but I don’t have anyone to train.
  • I am training but wish I had more learners.
  • I wish I knew how to market my business.
  • I have big dreams but don’t know where to begin.

If any of these questions left you nodding your head, your challenge might be a limited marketing ability.  We want you to be successful and implement your QMS (Quality Management System) criteria; come and let us help you!

We have sourced a sales and marketing specialist that has helped us and we want to share her successful recipe of marketing with you!

A marketing workshop has been arranged for October, which will assist you in putting simple easy to follow steps in place in order to get you into the driving seat of making your business a success. Beginning with the end in mind, big will teach you skills and offer solutions to help you to start training learners. If you are serious about your business and upskilling your marketing ability. You CAN achieve business success – you cannot afford not to book!

The details are as follows:

  • Date: Wednesday 4th October 2017
  • Time: 09h30 – 11h30
  • Fee: R999 excluding VAT
  • How to register: Email Lindsay or call 087 150 1554
  • Venue: JTandA Offices, 27 Owl Street, JCCI House, Milpark, JHB

Please note, if you do not show up and you have booked we will need to invoice you R150 for expenses incurred.

We’re here to help you make your accreditation a business success. It matters that your dreams take off!

The 4 Phases of Training

seta accreditation

“With knowledge, one can fly! Do it right the first time and life is stress free” – Jeanine Topping.

Over time we’ve noticed that we have a lot of incredible training providers whom we have assisted by successfully securing their Seta Accreditation; however, the full Seta Accreditation cycle can be quite overwhelming and understandably some operational requirements do fall between the cracks.

JTandA Seta Accreditation Specialists hosted our very first 4 Phases of Training Workshop at our new offices on Friday 1st September 2017. While our providers indulged in a strong cappuccino, we unpacked the 4 Phases of Training cycle:
1. Learner Enrolment
2. Facilitation
3. Assessment
4. Certification

The fundamental aspect to note is that our providers that attended our Workshop are at opposite ends of the Accreditation process which initiated some pretty interesting topics of discussion.

Mabhala Business and Labour Consulting (Pty) Ltd are already Accredited with Services Seta and are preparing for their very first Service Seta Verification Visit to exit their first group of learners. This is what Bukani Mngoma (CEO) had to say:
“Very useful particularly coming at the time that my learners are approaching exit and will be entertaining a visit from Seta”.

Smart HR Solutions CC are awaiting their Service Seta Accreditation Report and are using this time to prepare to enrol learners. This is what Kogie Govender (Owner) had to say:
“The expertise and professionalism was strongly evident in the quality of the session”.

Interested in attending our 4 Phases of Training Workshop? See what other workshops we have on offer… reach out to Lindsay on 087 150 1554 or contact us today.

We Rise by Lifting Others

seta accreditation specialists

01 September 2017, spring fever had hit both JTandA Seta Accreditation Specialists and Sanda Skills Development… the match had been set and both teams were ready! One might ask what is the purpose of playing soccer? Of course, to entertain but entertainment does not come without any goals. 

Sanda Skills Development is a unique training company who received their SETA Accreditation in 2013 under the guidance and support of JTandA. JTandA and Sanda Skills Development continue to share a great working relationship as Sanda Skills Development have plunged into the SETA Accreditation process yet again with an Extension of Scope and various Memorandum of Understandings with some of the other SETA’s. Together, we  are going through the process of SETA site evaluation and program evaluation to ensure that training and assessments are aligned with the relevant qualifications and Unit Standards.

In reflection, we have entitled this blog “We Rise by Lifting Others”. For JTandA, we rise by lifting training providers by successfully securing their accreditation with the 21 various SETA’s and over the years we have aided more than 400 National Training Providers with their SETA Accreditation applications. For Sanda Skills Development, they rise by delivering quality learning programs and to date, for over 2000 learners. What a privilege for JTandA to be part of such an accomplishment for Sanda Skills Development.

Coincidentally, the final score was a draw of 1-1.