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The Importance of Training

“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.” — Henry Ford

In order to keep yourself and your teams performing at maximum potential it is vital to personally learn new skills and refine your knowledge. The same can be said for your staff.

It is very frustrating, as a client, to deal with staff members who do not know what they are talking about or lack certain basic communication skills. This is why training is vital and should be an ongoing exercise.

In South Africa, companies are financially incentivized to keep training and upskilling their staff and make a skills development plan and contribute towards national efforts along those lines.

‘companies are financially incentivized to keep training and upskilling their staff’

Employers who pay their skills development levies are entitled to claim back a sum of money used to train and upskill their staff. Businesses can claim back +- half of their already paid levy. 

If you are thinking of offering your staff training then here is one possible option:

Evolve Learning Academy & Olwazini Communications & Projects are offering a NQF Level 5 course that focuses on communication and management in the financial sector*.

For those who want to approach things a bit more slowly and do things in bite size chunks, it is also possible to do 1 or 2 modules of the course and get a specific certification of completion for that portion (module) of the overall course. 


 Modules include:

1. Business Communication

2. Finance Management & Basic Economics

3. Customer Management

4. Banking Sector

5. Leadership & HR

6. Introduction to Management

Completing all 6 modules will then enable you to receive the full qualification and Bank SETA certificate*.

Classes are offered online and done via MS Teams cutting down on travel costs and enabling easy access to the training course.

The courses and assessments are done by an registered Bank SETA Assessor and Moderator.

If you think that you would like to increase your skills and get some training or if you are thinking about training some staff members (and claiming back) then this may be an option for you.

  *National Certificate: Generic Management: Customer Management: Banking | 59201 LP 96099 NQF Level 5


If you would like to know more about the course you can reach out to Petro here:

Registration for the course can be done via this link: