Work Integrated Learning

False Bay TVET College programmes are strategically positioned to address scarce and critical skills to ensure that College graduates are trained in fields where there are good prospects of employment. The vocational, occupational and skills-training programmes are examined and certified nationally and designed in collaboration with commerce and industry. They combine both theory and practical experience and are offered in a variety of career paths. The College is committed to increasing access to occupationally directed programmes in scarce and critical skills areas and expanding the availability of mid-level skills with a special focus on artisan skills in the Electrical, Motor Mechanics, Welding & Fabrication, Fitting & Turning, Automotive Body Repair, Spray Painting, Carpentry and Joinery trades.

Other training fields are Business, Information Communication Technology, Hospitality, Engineering, Tourism, Yacht & Boat Building, Safety in Society, 2D Animation and Education Studies. The College has developed alternative modes of teaching and training delivery, including further expansion of Part-Time classes and Distance Learning options for students.

What is Work Integrated Learning (WIL)?

The term Work Integrated Learning merely means the learning that takes place through the medium of work.  It combines teaching and learning inside and outside the workplace in a structured programme.  For the student WIL integrates theoretical knowledge learnt in the classroom environment and it’s practical application thereof in the workplace.
The Work Integrated Learning Unit at False Bay College comprising of the WIL Department which deals with 3 functions:

• Placement Support
• Lecturer Workplace Exposure (LWE)
• Workplace Based Experience (WBE)

These functions are discussed below.

• Placement Support
The core function of the Job Placement Department is that of placing successful learners in the industry upon exit level i.e National Certificate Vocational L4, NATED, National Certificate, learnerships, Engineering apprenticeships and some occupational programmes.  Support is provided by the Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Department in terms of:

  • an Orientation program in preparing them for the world of work
  • providing Work Readiness Workshops
  • assisting with Interview & CV writing skills
  •  identifying host employers and building relationships with them
  • monitoring and evaluation of learners during placements through visits, phone calls, e-mails, etc
  • tracking of learners and receiving feedback from learners and host employers

• Lecturer Workplace Exposure (LWE)
Lecturers are paramount to the educational activity in TVET Colleges and therefore lecturers at False Bay College are required to obtain a minimum of 5 days non-consecutive workplace based experience. 
LWE is workplace exposure through visits/placement in and/or training in the workplace.  This experience develops lecturer capacity and fosters good relations between the college and industry. 

• Workplace Based Experience (WBE)
The WBE program is undertaken by the various Academic Departments with the Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Department acting in a supporting role. DHET has placed great emphasis on the practical component that needs to be covered within the NCV programme specifically and it is here that WBE meets this need.
NCV L3/4 and N4/5 learners are placed in industry for a period of 5 days which usually takes place during their holiday period.  Learners are briefed by their respective Programme Heads before going out into the industry and learners need to source their own placement opportunities.  Learners are issued a WBE Task Book that consists of various activities to be completed in the workplace.  This task forms part of the learner’s continuous assessment and will be marked by the lecturer upon returning to the college.

Benefits to aligning your organisation as a host company:

•improve your company B-BBEE scorecard
•increase your business opportunities
•access to mandatory and discretionary SETA benefits
•relief staff enabling you to release your full time staff for training and up skilling. Improving your staff retention and job satisfaction rate
•indirect marketing opportunities
•informal endorsement as a preferred supplier

Our WIL Department offers expert support for False Bay TVET College students who require practical work experience to complete their diploma.
Graduating students can also enjoy the services of the WIL Department when seeking further employment opportunities.

Companies can rest assured that only performing students are considered for placement, and that only the best candidates will be presented for your consideration.

Please feel free to send us an email to arrange a meeting.

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