1. When your company makes use of non accredited training, the maximum total expenditure on training is 15%.
  2. Accredited training is usually based on workplace experience and industry specific training.
  3. By using accredited training, delegates will be able to implement what they have been taught.
  4. To ensure employees are competent in their work when moving up the ‘corporate ladder’, Employment Equity plans strongly rely on skills development to be done (this will lead to management control scorecards that benefit your organization).
  5. Skills Development Levy Grant Schemes only recognize accredited training. When using an accredited provider with accredited training, your training expenses will be repaid (to a certain extent) and the training will start paying for itself – when done properly.
  6. Accredited training is nationally and internationally recognized.
  7. The assessment criteria which accredited training companies have to comply with is based on international standards.
  8. Accredited training is quality checked and therefor the training provider is being held accountable to provide training that is efficient and not just an easy fix or “fly-by-night” training provider.
  9. Companies will no longer be challenged by absorbing unemployed learners into the industry, should a learner be proved competent. These learners are registered on the National Learner Record Database for employers who are in need of staff members with specific training.
  10. Accredited training complies to the specified training as emphasized by BEE.


Too often, people look at BEE as nothing more than a grudge purchase, yet others see it as an opportunity to empower, not only others, but themselves and their business.

Most people would agree that the BEE and Skills Development Act is attempting to achieve a very good outcome, however the implementation thereof could be extremely frustrating.

The result – individuals and businesses are left feeling frustrated with the understanding and implementation of B-BBEE incentives, especially in light of the fact that legislation has become so complicated and application of the law is difficult.

B-BBEE is an Act that is open for interpretation and one should always remember that BEE relies on substance over form. However, at Business Made Simple, we have found that the skills development scorecard can be the most beneficial scorecard on BEE and can possibly be the starting point on building up points on your scorecard.

The Skills Development scorecard solidly relies on business owners to make use of the following:

  • Accredited Training Programmes
  • Accredited Training Providers
  • Workplace Skills Plans
  • Annual Training Reports
  • PIVOTAL reports (which are SETA approved.
  • Priority Skills (skills desperately needed in the economy or industry)

Businesses are to invest in people of colour with the emphasis on black unemployed and disabled members according to a set target. For a business to attain the maximum score on recognized training, it is vital to ensure the training is accredited with a SETA.


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