Sewing Production Course


The purpose of this course is to equip learners with the necessary sewing skills and understanding of the production process to be able to become production line machinists in the garment industry. They will be developed to join component parts (of products or garments) at industry quality and production standards using a variety of machines.

Course Outline:

  • Prepare and set machines for specific operation
  • Identify and prepare product parts
  • Pick-up, align and
  • Operate machines to safety standards
  • present product parts to machines
  • Sew parts together
  • Inspect and dispose of product parts
  • Complete administrative procedures

Learners produce the following items: cushions, make-up bags, skirts of various designs, hoody tops, leggings, and Madiba-style shirts.

Offered: Khayelitsha only
Instructor: Christle Bowman (Khayelitsha) 
Entry Requirements:   

Grade 10-12, good hand-eye coordination, right-handed (industry requirement) and completed the LtE Sewing Course 

Duration: 14 weeks full-time 

8h30-16h30 Monday-Thursday
8h30-15h30 Friday

Cost to student: R700 (includes a R200 registration fee)
Cost to Learn to Earn: R23 100 to train one person
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The initial set-up of the Sewing Production Line course was made possible through funding received from the National Lotteries Development Trust Fund.




Our long term objective is that students will go on to start entrepreneurial enterprises possibly creating employment for others. Others are selected to work at Learn to Earn Development Enterprise Zakhele Division or find workplace opportunities.


Course Outline

  • Control & threading of plain machine and over-locker
  • Industrial machines are used as per industry standards
  • Sample portfolio
  • Boy’s pants with fly and back pocket
  • Panel skirt
  • Unlined lady’s jacket
  • Man’s shirt with long sleeves, pocket and cuff
  • Lined laptop bag
  • Lined shopper with inner pocket & zip

Students are taught a range of sewing skills using industrial sewing machines. At the end of the course, graduates will have a range of sample garments as well as a workbook/portfolio of skills learnt.

Offered: Khayelitsha and Hermanus 
Instructor: Mandisa Melelo (Khayelitsha) and Nomfuzo Gawulekapa (Hermanus)
Entry Requirements:    Basic literacy and numeracy
Course Duration: 14 weeks (Khayelitsha) & 11 weeks (Hermanus)
Times: 08h30-16h30 Monday-Thursday
08h30-15h30 Friday
Cost to student: Khayelitsha R450 (includes a R150 registration fee)
Hermanus R300 (includes a R100 registration fee)
Cost to Learn to Earn: R11 500 to train one person
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Basic Cashiers Skills

WQ Cash H 85 Zondidi Sidauw
This course prepare graduates to work at Point of Sale e.g. as cashiers or sales assistants. Focus is placed on customer skills as well as computer skills specific to the industry.

Course Outline:

  • Attending to customers
  • The core concepts of the wholesale and retail environment
  • Processing payments at a Point of Sale (POS)
  • Security procedures and awareness 

Offered: Hermanus only 
Instructor: Gary Parkins
Entry Requirements: Grade 10 & LtE Basic Computer course
Course Duration: 8 weeks
Times: 08h30– 13h00 Monday-Friday
Cost to Student: R300 (including a R100 registration fee)
Cost to Learn to Earn: R10 200 to train one student
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Basic Office Skills

WQ BOS K 91 Vathiswa Manqoba

Students are taught basic office administration skills to be able to run a reception area. Skills taught include more advanced computer skills,handling of mail, faxes etc, telephone etiquette, customer service, caring for office equipment and filing of documents into an existing system. 

Course Outline:
• Introduction to PCs
• MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint
• Using the internet and the worldwide web
• Business Communication
• Office Administration:
    • Maintaining a reception area
    • answering customer enquiries in an office setting
    • Receiving direct visitors in reception
    • Effective telephone etiquette
    • Operate and take care of equipment
    • Receive, distribute and send mail
    • Create evidence and maintain confidentiality
    • File documents in an existing system
• Demo Interviews (Practical)
• Presentations (Practical)
• All the reception Duties (Practical)


Offered: Khayelitsha only
Instructor: Noziphiwo Jack
Entry Requirements:   Grade 12 & LtE Basic Computer course
Course Duration: 14 weeks
Times: 08h30-13h30 Monday-Friday
Cost to student: R500 (includes a R150 registration fee)
Cost to Learn to Earn: R11 800 to train one student
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Home Management



Skills learnt on this course include Life Skills, Cleaning Skills, Laundry Skills, and Cooking Skills. Learners can be placed as housekeepers in private homes, housekeeping assistants in hotels or guesthouses, or general cleaners (office cleaners).

Course outline:

  • Cleaning Skills
  • Kitchen Skills
  • Laundry and Ironing skills
  • Personal Health and Wellbeing  
  • Personal Financial management  
  • Job Finding Skills


Offered: Hermanus only 
Instructor: Nomfuzo Gawulekapa 
Entry Requirements:    Basic literacy & numeracy
Course Duration: 8 weeks full time
Times: 08h30-16h30 Monday-Thursday
08h30-15h30 Friday
Cost to student: R300 (includes a R100 registration fee)
Cost to Learn to Earn: R14 200 to train one person
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