Maximise your B-BBEE points while building a better South Africa

Our learnerships not only ensure that companies get their full allocation of points for Skills Development, they give businesses an opportunity to directly impact the future of South Africa’s primary healthcare.


At Thutobophelo Training and Skills Academy, we are dedicated to raising the profile of healthcare education, training and skills development. As an accredited training provider, we maintain the highest principles, core values and ethical standards.

HW SETA Accredited Learnerships

QCTO Accredited Skills Programmes

Learner Sourcing and Placement


Absorption Rate

Partnering with TTSA

With more than 20 years experience in healthcare training, we are committed to improving South Africa’s healthcare system through quality skills development training. We offer companies the opportunity to join us in this quest through the sponsorship of excellent and affordable learnerships for previously disadvantaged and unemployed youth.

Our training ensures that after their learnerships, they go on to play an active role in changing healthcare in their communities and become active participants in the South African the economy.

Find out more about our learnerships

A hand up, not a hand out

What puts our learnerships ahead of the rest?

For your business


Fully hosted and managed

Simplifies your business operations


Powerful absorption model

98% of our learners are employed in full time positions


Relevant skills

Training for the healthcare sector


Full points availability

A simple and meaningful way to improve your B-BBEE rating

For your business


Aptitude recruiting

Fully assessed learners for numeracy, literacy and attitude


Real world training

Actual experience in the field


Experienced facilitators

All our facilitators are qualified and have experience in the healthcare sector

Accredited Learnership Programmes

TTSA offers three accredited learnership programmes. These are structured learning programmes that include theoretical and practical workplace experiential learning over a period of 12 months which leads to an occupationally related qualification registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF).

Learner Sourcing and Placement

TTSA will source B-BBEE aligned unemployed candidates recruited according to Provincial or National Economically Active Population (EAP) targets.

As our end goal is for all our learners to achieve full time employment, we are very proud of the fact that at the end of the Learnership, 98% of our candidates are absorbed in sustainable and suitable employment.


Absorption Rate

Understanding the B-BBEE Basics

Skills Development has become a strategic priority for companies that want to attain or retain their B-BBEE level and also meet the requirements of the Skills Development Act.

With the revised BEE scorecard, companies can earn maximum Skills Development points if they spend the required 3% or 6% (Generic entities) of their annual payroll on SETA accredited training initiatives such as learnership programmes.

National Health Insurance (NHI) and B-BBEE requirements

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Under National Health Insurance Act, Government will effectively become the main client of businesses in the healthcare profession. This means that a B-BBEE certificate will be a requirement for participation as a service provider in the NHI programme.

From a BEE point of view, the health industry falls under the general charter codes of the revised B-BBEE Codes (Government Gazette no. 36928 of 11 October 2013). These codes have specific ownership, management and spend requirements that need to be verified in order to issue a valid B-BBEE certificate. Spending needs to occur within the financial year that is being measured (the last completed financial year). Most companies that have not been participating in the BEE process have not focused on these areas and will end up with a non-compliant certificate, which is obviously worthless.

The solution is to have a B-BBEE strategy in place which is implemented well without your current financial year. This will offer management an opportunity to budget for such expenses and also to take advantage of the tax rebates applicable to accredited skills programmes.