Community Development and Soft Skills Training Programmes:

Facilitate Learning in a Community Context: Unit Standard ID 264975 – Community Capacity Enhancement  
Community Committees: Roles and Responsibilities NQF2
Problem-Solving Techniques to make a decision or solve a problem in a real life context NQF3
Trauma Management and Counselling  NQF3
Children with Disabilities NQF3
HIV / AIDS and Treatment NQF3
Primary Health Care within the Community NQF4
Child Abuse NQF4
Health Promotion in the community NQF4
Participate in groups and/or teams to recommend solutions to problems NQF4
Community Development NQF3
Disasters Management NQF3
Develop and implement a client ARV treatment plan NQF4
Educate and support parents in childcare NQF4
People with Intellectual Disability NQF4
People with Physical Disability NQF4
Frail Care and Geriatrics NQF4
English Communication & Public Speaking NQF3
Maths Literacy & Basic Statistics NQF3
Basic Computer Skills NQF3
Dynamic Leadership NQF2
Fundamentals of Management Training  
Supervisory Development Training  


Basic Computer Training  

Computers at Work is a basic computer literacy training programme that equips first time computer users to be able to understand basic computer skills for professional purposes.

Duration: 40 hours


SMME Skills Training

Option 1

A 4-day training intervention followed by capacity building workshops where the learners are expected to research and submit practical work and are continuously mentored and groomed into becoming skilled entrepreneurs.

Option 2

This option requires the learners to attend 4 hours per week where we have an educator coming to facilitate SMME classes at your site.

The SMME range includes the Learn to Earn and the Entrepreneurship books which are modular outcomes based courses that meet all the unit standards for SMME training. It covers topics such as:

  • Backrground to starting a business
  • Choosing the business
  • Starting the business
  • Marketing the business
  • SEDA, CIPRO and related organisations
  • Developing a quality product
  • Costing and pricing goods
  • Marketing a product
  • Selling goods
  • Taking care of customers
  • And other related topics

The course is covered in 150 hours and if we follow the 4-hour per week approach, we can complete all the required modules in 40 weeks (or an academic year). However, if more time per week is allocated the total duration can be reduced. This approach will ensure that the learners get all the necessary tools and theoretical knowledge to become skilled entrepreneurs.


Financial Literacy Training  

Financial Education – A tried and tested programme developed on behalf of the BankSETA. It is a 32 hour programme, i.e. it can be done over four full one day sessions or 8 half day sessions. It covers the following personal finance aspects:

Session 1 – Savings and budgeting

Session 2 – Interest and borrowing

Session 3 – Managing financial risk

Session 4 – Making extra money


Managing HIV/ AIDS in the workplace and community: Positive people

This course is relevant for employed and unemployed people who are interested in knowing more about HIV/ AIDS and how to deal with it, both in the workplace and in community settings. It is relevant to people of all levels, but a minimum of AET Level 2/ Grade 5 English ability is needed to go through it.

The mode of delivery is adapted according to the level and needs of the learners. Although it is relevant for all South Africans, shop stewards, HR Managers, Skills Development Facilitators and Community Development Practitioners should be particularly encouraged to attend. The course is unit standards based and can contribute to qualifications at both NQF1 and NQF3.

Duration: 20 hours in part time sessions, or a 3-day workshop.


Basic Skills Series

The series provides practical, self-help information and advice on a variety of topics ranging from employment rights to personal budgeting. Written in clear, straight forward English, these books are aimed at people interested in building new skills that they can confidently apply in their everyday lives.

At the same time, the books are for people who want to extend their knowledge in certain areas so that they can lead more effective professional lives. The books can be used by individuals as well as by groups in a learning environment.

The following modules are available:

  • Rights at Work
  • Job Hunting
  • Basic Banking
  • Basic Budgeting
  • The Wise Consumer
  • Buying a Home
  • Office Communication
  • Basic Child Care
  • Safety First
  • Basic Banking



  • Please note that Project Literacy will supply costing for the above mentioned courses based on the following two options:
    1. Should you need us to supply you with the learning materials as well as offer the training to your participants
    2. Should you need us to supply the learning materials only
  • The programmes can be customised in terms of duration and content covered as per your needs
  • Project Literacy is a Non Profit Company that is a Public Benefit Organization and therefore legally exempt for VAT.

Accreditation and Credentials

Project Literacy is fully accredited by the ETDP SETA ETQA, accreditation number ETDP0348.

We have Adult Education and Training programme approval from Umalusi whereby we were recently granted a full 7-year extension. We’re also accredited to offer Foundational Learning

Competency by the IEB. To have access to our certificates, please feel free to contact us.