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Human Resources Management and Practices Support Learning Programme

Eskilz College Education

Did you know that we offer a FET Certificate in Human Resources Management and Practices Support Learning Programme?

(NQF Level 4)

Brief overview of the Purpose of this course:

This qualification will be useful to people who support and participate in human resources management and practices.

People credited with this qualification are able to:

Collect, collate, and distribute information related to people management in line with a given plan.

Provide advice on or refer to appropriate person in response to queries on organisation procedures related to people management.

Demonstrate basic understanding of people dynamics and impact in the workplace.

Demonstrate basic understanding of the functioning of business and the role and contribution of individuals within organisations.

Support the implementation of processes and systems related to human resources management and practices in all of the following role clusters:

> Strategic planning for human resources management and practices, people and work.

> Acquisition, development and utilisation of people.

> Establishment and improvement of labour and employee relations.

> Compensation and administration related to human resources management and practices.

Rationale of Human Resources:

Organisations require persons who are able to support human resources management processes and practices.

There is also a need for an initial qualification as a possible first leg of a learning progression path in the human resources management and practices field.

Learners need the qualification to increase their access to employment. It will enable persons who are fulfilling some of the support roles in human resources management and practices without formal qualifications to obtain recognition for their competence.

The specified components in the core category will ensure portability across the Human Resources Management and Practices role clusters, whilst the elective category will make provision for specialisation in a specific area..

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5 ways lifelong learning will benefit your personal success

 

 

Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.

 

 

 

Remember that through education anything is possible and you can achieve greatness when knowledge is at heart.

Here are 5 ways lifelong learning benefits your personal success:

  1. Building Confidence

Learning new skills is a beneficial way to improve your confidence level. At Eskilz College our courses include efficient ways to build an individual’s confidence. Join our courses and let us help you become a confident leader.

  1. Skillset Improvement

Keeping your skills and knowledge up-to-date benefits both your career and personal life. Through knowledge you create opportunities for yourself to become an expert in your respective field.

  1. Creating New Career Opportunities

Acquiring new skills will bring new opportunities, skills will never do you wrong when you have a passion for what you do. If you need help with finding your passion let us help you find a course that suits you.  An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.

  1. Life Enrichment

Through learning you are enriching your life at various points. When taking classes you are more socially exposed and involved in activities which serve as a beneficial skill to acquire before entering the business world. People listen to people, if you can sell yourself, you can sell anything.

  1. Keeping In Touch With The World

Learning exercises the brain and keeps it active. Without knowledge you limit yourself from the rest of the world and restrict your horizon. When you gain access to a new field of knowledge you also gain access to a wider range of the world.

Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow. At Eskilz College we have a passion for empowering and uplifting individuals. We provide courses that benefit a wide range of individuals including those with disabilities. Our staff is trained and ready to be of assistance to you!

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Do you know what Adult Basic Education and Training (ABET) is?

Let us help you understand it.

 

 

 

Adult Basic Education and Training (ABET) is the general conceptual establishment towards a lifelong learning and development, embracing knowledge, skills and attitudes required for social, economic and political contribution and transformation.

ABET is flexible, developmental and targeted at specific needs of particular audiences and ideally provides access to nationally recognized certificates. There are an estimated 3.3 million illiterate adults in South Africa. Adult Basic Education and Training (ABET) is uniquely South African and available to adults who want to finish their basic education.

The four levels of ABET training are equivalent to Grades R to 9.

 

ABET training includes:

  • Language, literacy and communication
  • Mathematical literacy, mathematics and mathematical sciences
  • Natural science
  • Arts and culture
  • Life orientation
  • Technology
  • Human and social science
  • Economic and management science.

 

Learners can choose to take courses in:

  • Small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs)
  • Wholesale and retail
  • Travel and tourism
  • Applied agriculture
  • Early childhood development
  • Ancillary health care.

 

“Who told you it was too late? And more importantly, why did you choose to believe them?” – Richelle E. It is never too late to build your library of knowledge and no one should ever tell you different. With dedication and hark-work dreams are reached.

 

 

 

 

 

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South Africa’s Crumbling Education System

Why Have We Not Resolved The Educational Imbalance Yet?

 

 

 

For over 50 years Apartheid education was deliberately designed to privilege whites and disadvantage black South Africa. The South African education system still propagates the inequality of the Apartheid era, with 20 years into democracy South Africa is having one of the highest budgets spending on education in the world (20% GDP).

An essential element to understand is that history alone is not the only reason why South African’s education system is in a crisis. Listed below are a few challenges faced by South Africa’s education system and possible solutions to consider.

Challenges Faced:

  • Children are not acquiring the 3 basic R’s of education:

Reading

-WRiting

-ARithmetic’s

  • South African teachers have not acquired the basic academic and content knowledge competencies needed to educate the youth.
  • Educational resources are being used in a non- efficient manner with little or no accountability and transparency.

Possible Solutions to Tackle Challenges:

  • Focus on the 3 basic R’s of education should be implemented at an early stage of the schooling system.
  • Training should be acquired for the teachers within an institution. At Eskilz, we offer training courses, including skills development which will assist in this factor of education. Take a look at our website for further information about our courses and the benefits of them:
  • http://www.eskilz.co.za/?s=courses
  • A system of internal controls should be put in place to increase accountability, transparency of the leaning process and the use of resources towards education at all government levels and in the classroom.

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”-  Nelson Mandela.

Education is such an important pillar towards South Africa’s development pathway because a proper education remains the only way to break the cycle of underdevelopment and poverty in South Africa.

A high standard of education has the potential to increase the employability or income generating capacity of South Africa’s majority poor and thereby enabling them to be employed and have a positive impact on South Africa’s educational and economic state.

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Write your exams fearlessly

Exams can be scary, stressful and intimidating. Fear of not being sufficiently prepared, fear of not understanding all the work, fear of going ‘blank’ during the exam, fear of failure. All this is understandable when you are writing exams.  It is also essential that we understand that fear, given the opportunity, will slow us down and even stop us from achieving our goals during exams.

1. Know that you are capable and even though the task ahead may seem insurmountable, you have within you the power to make it work for you. Your power lies in your ability to start preparing for the exams TODAY. Do not look back at what you believe have been your failures in the past—focus only on doing what it takes to achieve the best that you can in the next few weeks.

2. Break your study schedule into bite-sized manageable pieces. Use a calendar to plan what you will focus on each day and tick off completed tasks. This will keep you focused, bit by bit, on crossing that finish line successfully.

3. Take some time for self-care. Get enough rest, choose to eat healthily, and get some exercise. This will keep you energised throughout the exam process.

4. Be mindful of the company that you keep- even on social media. Hang out with people who are positive-thinkers, determined and hard working. You can respectfully distance yourself from negative-thinking people without having to explain yourself. Fearful people will inevitably assist you in allowing fear into your own life. Choose to keep yourself motivated by keeping company with motivated people.

5. Do not allow yourself to believe in the impossibility of things! You can turn any challenges around by focusing on what you can achieve instead of what you believe you can not!

6. Work on past exam papers! Ask for help when you are unsure of something. Get to know that structures of exam papers and how the questions are asked. This will give you the confidence to write the exam!
When fear comes knocking at your door, do not let it in! Focus on the points above, take some deep breathes and you will see how fear loses interest and disappears! You can do this!.

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EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT SOUTH AFRICA

Over 350 learners with disabilities have enrolled for the Early Childhood Development level 4 learnership at Eskilz College. The learners are doing three to four months theory and nine to 10 months practicals, and next year they will be enrolling in level 5 which will qualify them as Grade R teachers working with children from the ages 0-6 years. The goal for Eskilz College is to close the gap in the demand for Early Childhood Practitioners and to provide skills and employment for people with disabilities.
An Early Childhood Development qualification affords these learners with career opportunities such as working at ECD centres, primary schools and crèches. But Eskilz College doesn’t just want it to end there; the learners will be assisted to register with The South African Council of Educators (SACE) and also assisted and encouraged to open up their own ECD centres in their communities.

Eskilz College is looking for partners to place these learners to do their work placement next year, we are looking for ECD centres, Primary schools and any institutions that need ECD practitioners. The placement will be a 9 to 10 months internship.

The learners are receiving a monthly stipend that covers transport for their theory. This is a great opportunity for the learners and a good way to close the national gap in the need for early childhood practitioners.

To enquire or place a learner contact coo@timmalholding.co.za or call 0100 3000 80

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5 Benefits of Upskilling

Studies have shown that investing in corporate training can have enormous long-term benefits for you and your organisation. Upskilling is simply training that allows your workers to do their jobs – but better.

You shouldn’t implement training and upskilling for its own sake. For it to have any value, you need to make sure it is both practical and relevant to the tasks your employees are doing. Today’s worker possesses intrinsic knowledge and understanding of what will work best for them when it comes to perfecting their skills. As an employer, you stand to make an ally out of them by aiding them in that venture. This is how you benefit.

It increases productivity

This is a no-brainer: upskilling your employees enables them to do more in skilled spaces without you needing to hire an expert to do it. They will also spend less time ‘figuring’ things out and more time actually executing tasks.

Upskilling reduces the production error rate, as well as the time employees take to complete tasks. This yields a faster turnaround time and increases your employee’s performance. Essentially, this creates room for more work, and more work means more money.

Also, once one of your team members receives training and understands what they need to do, they can spend more time being creative and developing ideas and strategies in that space, because they have a better understanding of what that space is capable of.

Your business grows

If your business has been around for longer than a year, you know that things don’t always turn out the way you expected – for better or worse. For example, you may have started out only offering auditing services, but client demand has meant you’ve needed to expand your offering to include in-house training.

This means that either you need to outsource those services, or someone else in your company needs to do it. If you don’t expand here, you could lose valuable business. Find a candidate amongst your staff with the capacity and aptitude, and train them in the skills they need. This will save you money in the long run and boost your business, not to mention that it will greatly enhance the value of your products.

Your employees are happier

Investing in employees makes them feel valued and gives them a chance to offer something more than their current capabilities. Empowering them with training allows them to see that you acknowledge their worth and appreciate their challenges in the workspace. One of the key elements in training is motivating your employees to stay with you, inspiring a sense of loyalty in them – and this is really where upskilling can benefit you. Teaching people new and higher-level skills, which equips them to take on more responsible tasks and get a higher salary, is one of the biggest incentives to continue working for a particular company.

A study found that 57% of employees would like additional skills training to progress further in their current company. In a culture where job turnover is extremely high, loyalty is worth investing in.

Upskilling also cultivates a culture of achievement and healthy competition – if your team notices that you are putting money and time into growing employees with a strong work ethic, and who show an eagerness to learn, others will begin putting in extra effort too. Employees win because they feel valued, you win because you make more money.

Previous experience can count towards the process

Depending on a worker’s background, they may be able to count their previous experiences towards a future qualification. By factoring in any work experience that an employee may already have, it is possible to move through an apprenticeship process faster, and skip over foundation skills training.

This wealth of experience can also be a good reason to pursue an apprenticeship in the first place, with this training offering workers a way to formalise the experiences they already have. If employees have years of experience working in a specific trade but don’t have a qualification to reflect that, pursuing an apprenticeship can fill this gap.

New employees will immediately see potential for growth

More new employees who apply to work at your company will know that there is a great chance of them learning what they need to develop a rewarding career.

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Advantages and Disadvantages of taking a gap year

After 18 years in a classroom, you might be ready for a break. Taking a gap year between high school and college gives you an opportunity to recharge your batteries, whether you work, volunteer, or travel the globe, taking time away from school could give you a fresh sense of purpose.

Of course, there are also gap year disadvantages you should know about. Before committing, make sure to consider all the gap year pros and cons.

Advantage: It’ll make your CV look pretty snazzy

A gap year can provide a person with valuable new skills that any employer will be impressed by. Cultural awareness, organization, and an ability to work independently are just some of the skills that are gained by taking a year out.

Disadvantage: You’ll be a year behind

This can be a tough one for many people. They wave as their friends all trek to college and start their new lives and they are left behind. They can’t start their new adventure yet because they don’t have the cash. This is easily offset by working hard and saving cash quickly in order to jet off as soon as possible.

Advantage: You’ll meet new people

On a gap year it’s impossible not to meet new people. Throughout school and college we are surrounded by the same people but taking a gap year allows us to discover others, make new friends, and interact with people from all walks of life.

Disadvantage: You’ll be homesick

It’s something that hits most of us at some point. Whether you’re missing family, friends or simply home comforts, you may find yourself wondering why you chose a life on the road (if you chose to travel for your gap year). But fear not! The joy of travel is that there is always somebody to meet and something to do. Power through and you’ll be glad you did.

Advantage: You’ll have tons of stories

After spending a year away, the stories will mount up; these can be great conversation starters in the interview room, at parties or, simply just to look back on and remember.

Disadvantage: It’s a risk

Sure, it is! But where do we get in life if we aren’t willing to take risks? This is what makes a gap year so exciting; not knowing what to expect is all part of the adventure. The key is to take care and travel with common sense. Fun fact: I’ve yet to meet a gap year traveler or career breaker who “regretted” their decision to hit the road.

Advantage: It’s a long escape from the daily grind

A gap year, for most people, is the period of non-traditional life that you’ll ever have. It is often a once in a lifetime experience and the chance to escape the daily grind. However, if planned right, it will also be an educational opportunity of growth and other benefits and not just a “vacation” or year off. A gap year should be a year on.

 Disadvantage: It can be expensive

This depends on the destination and the duration of the trip but, chances are, when taking a gap year, you’re going to spend quite a bit of cash. The best way to fund a gap year is to work and travel at the same time. It’s also a good idea to plan trips independently as this will cut costs dramatically – for the first-time traveler this may be a little difficult and paying extra for the help of someone to do it for you might be a good idea.

 

 

 

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ECD leaners looking for placement

Over 350 learners with disabilities have enrolled for the Early Childhood Development level 4 learnership at Eskilz College. The learners are doing three to four months theory and nine to 10 months practicals, and next year they will be enrolling in level 5 which will qualify them as Grade R teachers working with children from the ages 0-6 years.
The goal for Eskilz College is to close the gap in the demand for Early Childhood Practitioners and to provide skills and employment for people with disabilities.
An Early Childhood Development qualification affords these learners with career opportunities such as working at ECD centres, primary schools and crèches. But Eskilz doesn’t just want it to end there; the learners will be assisted to register with The South African Council of Educators (SACE) and also assisted and encouraged to open up their own ECD centres in their communities.

Eskilz College is looking for partners to place these learners to do their work placement next year, we are looking for ECD centres, Primary schools and any institutions that need ECD practitioners. The placement will be a 9 to 10 months internship.

The learners are receiving a monthly stipend that covers transport for their theory. This is a great opportunity for the learners and a good way to close the national gap in the need for early childhood practitioners.

To enquire or place a learner contact coo@timmalholding.co.za or call 0100 3000 80

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Are short courses as relevant as full courses

What are Short Courses?

A short course is a great way to acquire new skills or to enhance (or refresh) your existing skills.

The course material is designed in such a way as to incorporate the theory behind the skill and the reasons why you need the skill. Courses are presented in such a way that students are easily able to relate to the content. The course content also contains numerous examples of how to apply the relevant skills in a practical environment.

How long does a short course take?

The study duration of a short course does not usually exceed a few months. This should come as a great relief, especially to those who are nervous about studying. It is quite natural to be afraid of the unknown. Short courses, however, are not scary or daunting at all. The aim of this type of course is to transfer skills in an accessible and convenient manner – hence all the practical examples. There are no examinations to study for, and students will usually not be required to submit more than a few assignments.

What is the difference between a short course and a full course?

There are a number of differences between short courses and diplomas. A diploma usually takes between one and three years to complete. Diploma courses are made up of various subjects or modules and may include components that do not interest you. You will generally be required to write examinations in order to obtain a diploma. A short course, however, requires less long-term commitment, as it should only take you a few months to complete. You will generally not be required to write any examinations.There are various types of short courses on offer. Some are designed to assist you in your current job, whilst others are industry specific and are aimed at people who would like to change careers or enter into new industries.You can enroll for both short courses and diplomas through distance learning.

Where can I study?

Gone are the days where you were geographically limited to studying courses at institutions in your current town or city. You can study a short course from anywhere in the country. You do not need physical access to a school or college anymore.You can now study via distance learning from the comfort and safety of your own home. If you struggle with the course material or need a little encouragement, friendly tutors and counsellors will only be a phone call or e-mail away.

Why should I study a short course?

There are many reasons for choosing to study a short course:

  • You can become a better employee by acquiring new skills.
  • You can update or enhance your existing skills.
  • You can acquire knowledge and skills that will enable you to change careers.
  • You can improve your CV by obtaining formal recognition for skills that you have gained through practical experience.
  • You can start with a short course in a particular subject to find out whether you have the aptitude for pursuing further studies in that field.

 

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