Press release: SkillsTown SA and TLO partner to revitalise training and SETA offering


TLO offers accredited qualifications, learnerships, skills programmes and short courses.

SkillsTown South Africa and The Learning Organisation (TLO) have come together to offer companies more than just SETA accredited training.

SkillsTown is the largest professional learning platform in the Netherlands. It’s been adapted for the local market, giving all employees of an organisation access to over one hundred online learning modules, anytime, anywhere.

SkillsTown SA and TLO have brokered a five-year deal, which sees a portion of TLO’s SETA accredited content added to the SkillsTown platform. This means that through a cost-effective subscription-type model, future clients of both organisations will have the opportunity to access SkillsTown’s core content, as well as TLO’s most popular SETA accredited short courses.

A natural partnership

According to Kevin Hardy, MD of SkillsTown South Africa, the SkillsTown - TLO collaboration is a complimentary fit.

The Learning Organisation offers a variety of accredited qualifications, learnerships, skills programmes and short courses ranging from NQF 1 – 5 in various fields. As such, TLO is able to customise programmes to meet industry and client specific needs, irrespective of the sector in which they operate.

For corporates looking to maximise their Skills Development spend, TLO is an independent service provider specialising in the entire employee development space, including B-BBEE and employment equity, and education. It is accredited across nine different SETA’s including Services SETA, MICT SETA, W&R SETA, MERSETA, ETDP SETA, ICB, FASSET, BANKSETA and LG SETA, and has a range of 40 full qualifications and over 300 short courses which customers can choose from.

“It’s essential that SkillsTown offers SETA accredited courses so that our clients have the option to claim back their Skills Development spend,” says Hardy. “The Learning Organisation is a leading innovator and moderniser of the SETA training space, and we are excited to partner with them to deliver a new learning experience for our joint customers.”

The new way of learning
According to Robyn Sinclair, MD at The Learning Organisation, the SkillsTown platform will enable TLO to deliver a state-of-the art learning experience to all of its clients more effectively than ever before.

“By partnering with SkillsTown we’ve gained access to an award-winning, proven platform, allowing us to deliver our training products to a broader market in a completely safe, online environment,” she says. “We’ll now have the functionality to drive learner engagement and enjoyment to higher levels, with a corresponding increase in the efficacy of learning. At the same time, improved reporting and analytics will support learners that require extra attention, and it’ll be easy for management to identify the top performers of their organisations.”

For more information on SkillsTown South Africa please visit or contact Kevin Hardy on 083 675 9113 or [email protected]