Life Skills Training

Mixed Farming Systems Level 2

COURSE OVERVIEW:

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION
The purpose of this qualification is to allow Junior Personnel and elected candidates to progress towards a position of farm laboures (operators) with specific reference to Mixed Farming systems. The contexualised purpose and usage of the qualification is as follows:

 

Poultry Production Level 2

COURSE OVERVIEW:

Purpose:

The qualification provides learners with the opportunity to gain competence in poultry production and will facilitate their securing employment in the industry. For those who are already employed in a poultry production farm, the multi-skilling that the qualification offers will open up a career path in the industry.

A learner achieving this qualification will be able to work effectively and productively within the poultry production industry and will gain competency to:

Poultry Processing Level 2

COURSE OVERVIEW:

Purpose:

The qualification provides learners with the opportunity to gain competence in poultry processing and will facilitate their securing employment in the industry. For those who are already employed in a poultry processing plant, the multi-skilling that the qualification offers will open up a career path in the industry.

A learner achieving this qualification will be able to work effectively and productively within the poultry processing industry knowing:

Animal Production Level 4

COURSE OVERVIEW:

The purpose of this qualification is to allow Supervisors to progress towards a Junior Farm Manager position with specific reference to Animal Production. The contexualised purpose and usage of the qualification is as follows:

Plant Production Level 4

COURSE OVERVIEW:

The purpose of this qualification is to allow Supervisors to progress towards a Junior Farm Manager position with specific reference to Plant Production. The contexualised purpose and usage of the qualification is as follows:

Emotional Intelligence - GM 5 (Skills Programme)

PURPOSE OF THE PROGRAMME

This programme is intended as part of a qualification for managers of small businesses and junior managers of business units in larger organisations. The programme is focused on enabling the candidate to manage self or a team with a high level of emotional intelligence.

 

PROGRAMME OUTCOMES

On completion of this programme learners will be able to:

Landscaping Level 3

COURSE OVERVIEW:

Purpose of the Qualification:

This qualification provides learners with a comprehensive base of portable skills that will enable them to progress within all spheres of the horticultural industry. This qualification forms an integral step in the career paths of the various disciplines in ornamental horticulture and follows on from the NQF Level 2 Certificate. For those already employed in the industry, this qualification will offer learners the opportunity to hone their skills and receive recognition for their competencies.

National Certificate: Horticulture Level 2

COURSE OVERVIEW:

Purpose of the Qualification:

This qualification provides learners with a comprehensive base of portable skills that will enable them to progress within all spheres of the horticultural industry. This qualification forms an integral step in the career paths of the various disciplines in ornamental horticulture and follows on from the NQF Level 1 Certificate. For those already employed in the industry, this qualification will offer learners the opportunity to hone their skills and receive recognition for their competencies.

Foundational Learning Competence Level 2 (OCCUPATIONAL CERTIFICATE - OCCUPATIONAL PART QUALIFICATION)

PURPOSE OF THIS PROGRAMME

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.

Business Writing Skills

*Also available as a 2-day workshop. Aim: To supply the learners with the necessary knowledge and confidence, enabling them to conduct professional and accurate e-mail and business writing support. Content: ¨ The Six C’s of business letter writing ¨ Business letter writing checklist ¨ Opening and closing formats ¨ Keep to the point ¨ Setting the tone ¨ Conversational style techniques ¨ Writing in plain English ¨ Sentence Structure ¨ Jargon ¨ Headings ¨ Closing ¨ E-mail Specifics Outcome: The learners will be able to deliver a professional and well-presented business letter or e-mail.

Assertiveness Training

Aim: This workshop is geared towards all those individuals who wish to develop their assertiveness, enabling them to get results quicker and more effectively and communicate in an assertive manner with clients and fellow workers. Content: ¨ What is Assertiveness? What is it not? ¨ Getting to know and understand people! ¨ Personality types ¨ Understanding yourself ¨ Understanding negative behaviour ¨ Handling conflict and aggression ¨ What do all assertive people have in common?

Sexual Harassment

Aim: This half day workshop gives guidelines on how to deal with sexual harassment and gender ethics within the workplace, the causes, consequences to individual and company, the potential resolutions and cures. Sexual Harassment law suits are costly and organisations that have regular awareness training are less likely to be in a position of having to defend their actions and decisions.

Personal Mastery

Aim: To empower and develop delegates and enable them to use their knowledge and skills to the fullest, practically and effectively. This workshop includes a one hour pre-course questionnaire for individual Enneagram reporting. The Enneagram is arguably the most valuable self-mastery tool available to us today.

Emotional Intelligence

Aim: To supply the learners with the necessary knowledge and confidence, regarding communication in an emotionally intelligent manner, applying such principles to personal and work life. Content: The principles of emotional intelligence explained, The principles of emotional intelligence in practice, Self-confidence, self-awareness, self-esteem and locus of control. The importance of personal and interpersonal competencies, Techniques for giving and receiving feedback, Using the Johari window

Coaching Skills for Supervisors

Aim: This workshop is for supervisors. Content: Introduction and History of Coaching, Definition(s) of Coaching, The Value of Coaching, Important Principles of Coaching, The Qualities of a Great Coach, Key Skills That Every Coach Needs to Succeed, Creating the Coaching Relationship, Understanding Beliefs and Behaviours, Identify Areas of Development in Your Agents, Choosing the Right Tool(s) for the Job, Understand and Follow the Coaching Process, Recognising and Rewarding Behaviour, Engaging Your Agents Through Social Media.

Conflict Prevention and Resolution

Aim: To supply the learners with the necessary knowledge and confidence, enabling them to recognise potential conflict situations, address the situation in a manner that makes the conflict positive as well as mediate where necessary. Course Content: What is Conflict Management? Why is There Conflict? Your Own Conflict Handling Modes, Identifying the Stages of Conflict, The relationship Between Competition and Conflict, The Five Modes of Conflict, Creating a Personal Conflict Management Approach, Creating an Organisational Conflict Management Plan, Mediation

Coaching and Mentoring

This workshop is for supervisors and team leaders, the main aim is to assist them with coaching their team to success in a collaborative fashion. Leaders who are able to coach rather than instruct are able to develop more positive teams and tend to do particularly well when leading Generation Y and in a team - s leadership position.

Enneagram and EI for Leaders

Aim: To empower and develop delegates and enable them to use their knowledge and skills on Emotional Intelligence, practically and effectively. Content: Principles and Theory of Emotional Intelligence explained, relating to leadership, self-management and in relation to the theory of multiple intelligences, including spiritual. Principles of Emotional Intelligence in practice, including attitudes, conflict handling (internal and external) communication, assertiveness, identifying stress and stressful behaviours.

Work Life Balance

Aim: This workshop will assist the learners to recognise what work-life balance is and why it is important. Also to recognise their personal warning signs for when the balance is thrown out and how to address the various areas that will need attention. The workshop is holistic and includes a realistic take on both employer and employee - s needs.

Business Etiquette and Diversity

Aim: To explain and demonstrate the need for- appropriate - behaviour. Assisting the delegate with deciding what is appropriate and informing the delegates as to the dos and don - ts of other cultures. Course Content: Etiquette- What is it? Personality, where culture, etiquette and personal preferences overlap, The Etiquette of Cross Cultural Communication, Time and Personal Space, Gender and Etiquette, Grooming, Generational Differences

Negotiating for Shop Stewards

Aim: This workshop is designed to assist the learners with the approach and skills necessary to enter a collective bargaining negotiation. It gives the learner a structured approach to the theory of negotiation easily enabling them to recognise tactics used against them and assisting them in gaining clarity on their own goals, thereby enabling better outcomes. A comprehensive approach to negotiation, this workshop is best presented over two days training, with both company and union representatives in the room.

Negotiating for Profits

This workshop is designed to assist the learners with the approach and skills necessary to enter competitive sales or buying orientated negotiations. It gives the learner a structured approach to the theory of negotiation easily enabling them to recognise tactics used against them and assisting them in gaining clarity on their own goals, thereby enabling better outcomes. A comprehensive approach to negotiation, this workshop can be presented over one days training. This workshop combines well with the presentation skills training workshop to form a two day training session.

Etiquette, Ethics and Customer Care

To empower and develop all delegates and encourage their journey of self-mastery enabling them to exhibit Emotional Intelligence in their daily practices and competencies. This is a practical and informative workshop that requires the delegate to fill in a pre-workshop questionnaire on the Enneagram Self Mastery Tool. A component of this workshop is customised for each individual. The workshop is open to all personnel. As studies show that individuals with improved emotional intelligence are likely to be four times as successful as their equal IQ counterparts, this workshop is a must!

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