I Can! Learnerships in South Africa

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I Can! Learnerships in South Africa

I Can! Learnerships in South Africa – Apply Now:

I Can! was founded by Ali Smeeton, mother of James Smeeton, who has Down Syndrome. The Smeetons have also established a non-profit organisation with two other families in Gauteng called EmployAbility Vulindlela, with the focus on employment support for intellectually disabled adults.

I Can!, together with PMI, have created Disability Academies who provide a socio-economic solution to stakeholders interested disability. Check Government Department Learnerships in South Africa


I Can! learnerships are available to adults with physical, intellectual and learning disabilities.

The programme runs over the course of at least 12 months and learners will receive a monthly stipend as well as a bonus on completion of the programme.

Learnerships are currently available in the following sectors:

  • Life Skills (NQF Level 1)
  • Hygiene and Cleaning (NQF Level 1)
  • Plant Production (NQF Level 1) & Animal Plant Production (NQF Level 1)
  • Business Practice (NQF Level 1)
  • Business Administration (NQF Level 2)


  • South African citizen
  • Have a physical, intellectual or learning disability
  • Life Skills: have basic literacy
  • Hygiene and Cleaning: have an ABET Level 2 for Mathematical Literacy and Communication
  • Plant Production & Animal Plant Production: have an ABET Level 3 for Numeracy, Communication and Literacy
  • Business Practice: completed Grade 10, have an ABET Level 3 for Communication and Mathematical Literacy
  • Business Administration: completed Matric, have a NQF Level 1 for Communication and Mathematical Literacy

*Preference may be given to applicants of colour.


Download and complete the I Can Learnership Application Form (pdf).

Alternatively, you can download the application form via the I Can! website (http://ican-sa.co.za/learnerships-academies/) or collect a copy from your nearest I Can! office (addresses below).

Please submit the following supporting documentation with your completed application form:

  • South African ID document (certified copy)
  • Highest qualification (certified copy)
  • Proof of disability from a specialist
  • Form 3: Work Ability Form (page 5 of the application form) – if applicant has not completed Grade 9

Complete application packs can be submitted to your nearest I Can! branch via the email addresses or physical addresses below.



Cape Town – Tel: 021 948 0191 | Email: ctsourcing@ican-sa.co.za | Physical Address: 1st Floor, ABSA Building, 14 Strand Road, Bellville

Durban – Tel: 031 563 5515 | Email: dbnsourcing@ican-sa.co.za | Physical Address: 55 Church Road, Durban North

Howick – Tel: 033 330 2509 | Email: dbnsourcing@ican-sa.co.za | Physical Address: 4 Baron Road, Merrivale, Howick

Kempton Park – Tel: 011 394 0251 | Email: jhbsourcing@ican-sa.co.za | Physical Address: 30 Kerk Street, Kempton park

Port Elizabeth – Tel: 041 484 1449 | Email: pesourcing@ican-sa.co.za | Physical Address: 764 Govan Mbeki, North End , Port Elizabeth

Vereeniging – Tel: 016 421 2956 | Email: vrgsourcing@ican-sa.co.za | Physical Address: Eurisko Centre, 14 Kwagga Street, Leeuhof





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