The NQF 1 qualifications are equal to ABET level 4 or Grade 9 and are the foundation for further education, including tertiary studies. These qualifications can be provided by certified ABET service providers during on site learning. The flexibility of these classes is key to their success and many businesses are turning to ABET service providers to ensure that they have a well educated and motivated workforce. The provision of further education opportunities ensures staff loyalty and can lead to far less staff turnover and consequently higher productivity and staff morale. ABET can thus have far reaching consequences for individuals as well as the business.