Many South Africans are denied qualifications in occupations and trades at NQF Levels 2, 3 and 4 because they are unable to achieve the compulsory fundamental requirements for mathematical literacy and language.

 Foundational Learning refers to the competence needed in the two key components of Communication and Mathematical Literacy in order to deal successfully with occupational learning at NQF Levels 2-4. Its key purpose is to remove barriers to learning and progress in occupational pathways and skills development.

 This part qualification, by definition, articulates directly with all occupational and trade qualifications at NQF Levels 3 and 4, as well as with those occupational and trade qualifications at NQF Level 2 that specify Foundational Learning as a requirement.


On completion of the programme you will be able to:

Foundational Communication:

  1. Read and understand a range of text types, extract and use information, and make critical judgments.
  2. Write a variety of texts to record information and ideas.
  3. Interact orally with others with a reasonable degree of confidence for a number of purposes.
  4. Read and produce visual texts.
  5. Use knowledge of grammar to understand and communicate effectively through reading, writing, speaking and listening.
  6. Use the language of learning and teaching effectively for occupational learning and training.

 Foundational Mathematical Literacy:

  1. Use numbers in a variety of forms to describe and make sense of situations, and to solve problems in a range of familiar and unfamiliar contexts.
  2. Manage personal finances using financial documents and related formulae.
  3. Collect, display and interpret data in various ways and solve related problems.
  4. Make measurements using appropriate measuring tools and techniques to solve problems in various measurement contexts.
  5. Describe and represent objects and the environment in terms of spatial properties and relationships.
  6. Interpret and solve problems involving mathematical patterns, relationships and functions.

Additional Course Info: 

Contact Details

Contact Person: 

Marlene Burden
Course Details

Unit Standard: 

SAQA ID : 88895

NQF Level: 

Level 2



Course Delivery Method: 

E-learning E-learning

Blended Blended

Distance Distance

In House In-House

On Demand On Demand

Course Duration: 

12 Contact Days and 7 Months for completion


R16 800.00 (Excl. VAT) per delegate