How to become BEE compliant in skills development if you want to do business with government
Qualifying Small Enterprises, and Medium to Large Enterprises must comply with BEE if they want to do business with government, or with a business that has a government contract. Skills development makes BEE compliance easy. In this article, we explain how to become BEE compliant in skills development if you want to do business with government.
The Learning Programme Matrix
The learning programme matrix forms part of the skills development element of the BEE Scorecard which has recently been declared a priority element. It states that institution-based theoretical instruction and some practical learning that is formally assessed by the institution is classified as Category B training. This category of training has a mixed mode delivery of institutional instruction combined with supervised learning. The learning achieved at the end of training within this category must be theoretical knowledge and workplace experience with set requirements that results in a certificate being issued by an accredited institution of learning.
It further states that registered, structured, and experiential learning in the workplace that is formally assessed by a professional body, is classified as Category C training. This category of training is delivered as structured learning in the workplace with mentoring and coaching, and the learning achieved at the end of the training must be occupational or professional knowledge and experience that is formally recognised through registration or licensing.
Category D training is classified as occupationally-directed instructional and work-based learning that is formally assessed by a professional body. Training in this category is delivered institutional instruction together with structured supervised experiential learning in the workplace. The learning achieved at the end of training in this category must be theoretical and workplace learning that results in the achievement of a SAQA registered qualification.
You can earn up to 47 points on your BEE scorecard with training
Category B, C, and D training will allow you to earn up to 47 points on the skills development of the BEE scorecard. Because QSEs and M&Ls must comply with BEE before they will be considered for government tenders it is important they focus on the three priority elements of the BEE scorecard: ownership, procurement, and skills development. Of the three, skills development is the easiest, and quickest, to comply with.
Learnerships are categorised as Category C and D training. Skills development in these categories, as set out in the LPM, contributes 25% of the overall BEE scorecard. As a priority element, QSEs and M&Ls must reach the threshold of 40% on skills development, or risk being classified as non-compliant.
At Triple E Training, we offer skills development for QSEs and M&Ls as a packaged training programme that guarantees your needs for BEE verification are met without any effort from your management team. Our solution will ensure you can submit all the relevant information for your learnership programme to your BEE verification agent, earning you up to 47 points on your BEE scorecard.
If you want to find out how we can help you earn up to 47 points on your BEE scorecard with training, call our office on 010 597 7611 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.