ABET Courses Transform And Empower The legacies of the past have left South Africa with the need to address some serious educational deficits. Government policies condemned vast numbers of learners to incomplete or makeshift tuition that led to high levels of adult illiteracy and limited maths ability. , for more details of all available ABET courses within the 9 provinces or in Swaziland, Botswana and Lesotho. are changing that. These are adult basic education and training schemes that use a network of facilitators to empower the previously disadvantaged and transform career prospects. Among the basic aims of ABET courses are improved adult literacy and numeracy. One of the prime strengths of , for more details of all available ABET courses within the 9 provinces or in Swaziland, Botswana and Lesotho. is that providers must be accredited to the appropriate NQF level in order to participate, thus offering assured relevance and value to learners. Accreditation with Umalusi is the basic requirement but some centres may only be accredited to train facilitators. Prospective learners or their employers are advised to check the status of any organization claiming to provide bona fide ABET courses against the official list posted on the Umalusi website. ABET courses have grown considerably in their overall scope. Some of the leading providers in this field now offer 300 or more units for learners, each developed to meet nationally required standards. In addition to the fundamentals of numeracy and literacy, new ABET courses are constantly being developed to meet the ever changing needs of vocational training. These are focussed on helping learners to acquire and develop those specific skills required by the nature of their jobs. Such courses serve to improve a worker’s personal performance and his or her future prospects. South Africa’s increasing involvement in international markets, has made linguistic skills more important. The language of international commerce is English and those who can’t speak it risk being seen as illiterate. One important focus for ABET courses is basic business English. The aims of ABET tuition differ from those of mainstream education in being focussed on job requirements and not academic excellence. Nevertheless, many ABET courses have the secondary aim of readying for further learning. Contact us, for more details of all available , for more details of all available ABET courses within the 9 provinces or in Swaziland, Botswana and Lesotho. within the 9 provinces or in Swaziland, Botswana and Lesotho.