Top Skills Development Services Now in South Africa

Our services blend economics, education and human resource management into a seamless solution and ROI for skills development.

Specialist Skills Development Services to Improve ROI.

Specialist Skills Development Services for South Africa

7Sundays is committed to providing innovative and impactful skills development solutions that increase sustainability into the future.

Our services blend economics, education and human resources into a seamless solution for skills development.

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Improve Skills Development ROI

Through aiming for effective transformation, the South African business environment is plagued with red tape and bureaucracy.

This is because organisations often require laws to motivate them to do the right thing.

As a result, companies are obligated to comply with various legislation, such as the Skills Development Act, B-BBEE and Employment Equity.

Our skills development specialists work throughout South Africa.

We assist companies with maximizing and achieving their B-BBEE spend by providing creative and impactful solutions across the Skills Development, Procurement and Social Economic Development initiatives.

Our Skills Development Services are Creative and Innovative

7Sundays also assists with CHE, QCTO and SETA accreditations and hand-hold start up training providers through processes so that they are fully functional once accredited.

1. WSP Learning Programme Management

We provide learning programme management services to curate and align skills development interventions to organisational strategy.

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Workplace Skills Planning Support

We assist companies in ensuring all evidence required for B-BBEE is correctly organised and that learners are registered within SARS and SETA systems.

We check that learners are registered for the correct programmes with accredited institutions.

Because managing these programmes is often very overwhelming for the HR and Training Managers, we provide agile and integrated support.

7Sundays ensures that correct programme implementation procedures are followed to benefit all parties involved.

Correct skills development measures means learners are upskilled and exposed to employment opportunities.

SME’s gain additional resources that they do not have to pay for and under B-BBEE, the measured entity gains the absorption points.

2. Development Services for Training Providers

We assist training providers with accreditation services.

Whether you are a start-up Training provider, applying for accreditation for the first time or are already accredited and require assistance to add additional qualifications to your profile.

We provide the full or partial QMS (Quality Management System) required for accreditation.

We source facilitators, assessors and moderators; and the learning material required for the qualifications you want.

3. Development Services for Companies

Besides the services featured below, we also use competition economics for disruptive market strategies.

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B-BBEEE Compliance Services

  • Full B-BBEE Consulting Services
  • Maximising Skills Spend
  • Sourcing of black-owned SME’s for SED Beneficiaries under Procurement
  • Various solutions for Social Economic Development Projects
  • Bursary Fund Management
  • Learnership/Apprenticeship/Internship Management
    Formalising of Internship/Graduate programmes
  • Sourcing host sites.

QCTO and SETA Compliance Services

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Human Resource Services

  • Full HR Function
  • EE Submissions
  • Set up of EE Committee
  • EE Workshops
  • Labour Relations Training
  • HR Policy development & review
  • Disability Awareness

SDF Services

  • Compilation and submission of Workplace Skills Plans (WSP) and Annual Training Report (ATR).
  • Appoint and chair Training Committees for companies with a staff complement of over 50.
  • Align employee profiles with the OFO Coding System for Occupational Development.
  • Monitor the implementation of your WSP and provide monthly written feedback reports.
  • Advise and source accredited training providers for implementation of training.
  • Negotiating training fees and managing the training providers.
  • Managing all administration and bookings required for training interventions.
  • Advise you on quality standards set by your SETA.
  • Optimise your relationship with the relevant SETA.
  • Serve as your resource with regards to all aspects of skills development.
  • Conduct a Skills Audit in your workplace.
  • Project Manage learnerships, apprenticeships, internships and work integrated learning.
  • Compiling Applications for SETA discretionary funding and managing the project deliverables and reporting.
  • Follow up your grant disbursements with the relevant SETA.

Research and Development Services at 7Sundays

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International Findings for Improving ROI on Skills Development

We know that investing in skills development is crucial for enhancing economic growth and improving employment outcomes.

Here are key international findings on improving the return on investment (ROI) for skills development in South Africa and elsewhere:

1. Aligning Training with Market Needs

Finding:

When skills development programs are aligned with current and future market needs they significantly improve ROI.

Programs that are closely tailored to the demands of the labour market tend to result in higher employment rates and better job performance among graduates.

Skills development programs that are aligned with industry needs not only enhance employability but also ensure that investments in training yield substantial economic benefits

OECD Report on Aligning Training with Market Needs

2. Employer Involvement and Apprenticeships

Finding:

Employer involvement in the design and delivery of training programs, particularly through apprenticeships, has been shown to improve ROI.

Apprenticeships provide practical experience and ensure that skills are directly applicable to the job.

Employer-led apprenticeship programs are among the most effective methods for delivering high ROI in skills development, as they ensure that training is relevant and meets the specific needs of businesses.

European Commission Report on Apprenticeships

3. Lifelong Learning and Continuous Professional Development

Finding:

Encouraging lifelong learning and continuous professional development helps workers stay relevant in a rapidly changing job market, thereby increasing the ROI of initial training investments.

Lifelong learning initiatives enhance the adaptability and productivity of the workforce, leading to higher economic returns on skills development investments

World Economic Forum Report on Lifelong Learning

4. Public-Private Partnerships

Finding:

Public-private partnerships (PPPs) are effective in funding and delivering skills development programs.

These partnerships leverage the strengths of both sectors to provide comprehensive training solutions.

Public-private partnerships are instrumental in creating scalable and sustainable skills development programs, leading to improved ROI through shared resources and expertise.

International Labour Organization on PPPs in Skills Development

5. Technology-Enhanced Learning

Finding:

Incorporating technology into training programs can enhance learning outcomes and increase accessibility, thereby improving ROI.

Online courses, virtual simulations, and other digital tools can make training more effective and scalable.

Technology-enhanced learning solutions provide cost-effective and flexible training options that can significantly boost ROI by expanding access and improving learner engagement

UNESCO Report on Technology-Enhanced Learning
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6. Impact Assessment and Data-Driven Approaches

Finding:

Regular impact assessments and the use of data-driven approaches to monitor and evaluate training programs help in optimizing resources and improving ROI.

Tracking outcomes ensures that programs are meeting their objectives and allows for timely adjustments.

Data-driven decision-making and regular impact assessments are critical for optimizing the ROI of skills development initiatives.

World Bank Report on Skills Development Impact Assessment

These strategies are essential for enhancing the employability and productivity of the workforce in South Africa and beyond.

Important Skills Development References

  1. Statistics South Africa. (2023). Quarterly Labour Force Survey
  2. Department of Higher Education and Training. (2023). National Skills Development Plan 2030
  3. Department of Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities. (2020). National Youth Policy 2020-2030
  4. Department of Higher Education and Training. (2022). Higher Education Qualifications Sub-Framework
  5. National Planning Commission. (2021). National Development Plan 2030
  6. United Nations Population Fund. (2023). South Africa Demographic Profile
  7. Quality Council for Trades and Occupations. (2023). Apprenticeship and Learnership Programs
  8. Human Sciences Research Council. (2021). Impact of Internships on Youth Employment
  9. National Treasury. (2023). Funding Higher Education in South Africa
  10. Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETAs). Annual Reports
  11. DHET. (2023). Technical and Vocational Education and Training Overview
  12. Department of Labour. (2022). Sector Education and Training Authorities Annual Report
  13. DHET. (2023). TVET College Performance Report
  14. South African Qualifications Authority. (2023). Quality Assurance in Higher Education
  15. OECD Report on Aligning Training with Market Needs
  16. European Commission Report on Apprenticeships
  17. World Economic Forum Report on Lifelong Learning
  18. International Labour Organization on PPPs in Skills Development
  19. UNESCO Report on Technology-Enhanced Learning
  20. World Bank Report on Skills Development Impact Assessment
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