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The NACOSA Training Institute

Prospectus-thumbnailThe NACOSA Training Institute is a centre of excellence providing affordable, accredited training and development opportunities to organisations, businesses and their frontline staff. As part of a network of over 1,500 organisations working together to tackle interlinked health and social development issues, NACOSA provides a substantial community of learning which draws on the latest, evidence-based experience from the field.


What we offer

  • SETA Accreditation (Health & Welfare, Education &  Training and Development Practices Services SETAs)
  • 14 years’ experience in capacity building and skills training
  • 125% supplier development and 100% skills development recognition (Level 2 B-BBEE)
  • Existing methodology and tools, tested in the field, with access to a global community of learning and good practices.
  • Access to a pool of highly qualified mentors, coaches and trainers
  • Offices with training facilities in Cape Town, Durban, Pretoria, East London and Kimberly
  • As a top-rated large grant manager, extensive programmatic, governance, financial management and evaluation expertise.

Operating as a social enterprise and sustainability mechanism, all surplus from the Training Institute is channelled into NACOSA’s charitable, public benefit activities. We are able to provide B-BBEE points across almost all elements of the scorecard for those using or funding our services; as well as the knowledge that you are investing in the health and wellbeing of South African communities.

“NACOSA Planning for Sustainability training was extraordinary!" - Judith Mmola 

Our approach

Our Healthy Organisation approach to capacity development helps public and private sector institutions to build and strengthen their ability to address South Africa’s most pressing challenges. We use a combination of capacity assessment, practical skills training, organisational development, mentoring and coaching.

Healthy Organisation 1200

Contact us today for more information, curriculum details or quotations.

NACOSA can boost your scorecard 

ElementRecognitionCertificationPossible Points
Ownership• NACOSA recognised as ‘black-owned’
• 25% economic interest of black people
• 10% economic interest of black women
• Verification agency recognition
• Receipt of share-holding
Skill Development• 100% recognition (Skills Matrix = D)
• 6% payroll spent on black people in learning (staff
or beneficiaries)
• Black people employed once trained
• Receipt of training
• Accreditation certificate
• B-BBEE certificate
• Learner certificate

Enterprise & Supplier Development• Level 2 (125% recognition)
• NACOSA recognised as a ‘black-owned’ enterprise
• NACOSA recognised as an Empowering Supplier
• At least 51% black owned, procurement of services
qualify for Procurement Spend
• B-BBEE certificate
• Receipt of grant, investment or loan
• Receipt for services
• Verification agency recognition

Socio-economic Development• 100% recognition for grants to NACOSA or
its member organisations or funding the training of
member organisations
• Verification of % black beneficiaries
• Receipt of grant or funding

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Events & Training

  1. Buffalo City Consultative Forum: Key and Vulnerable Populations

    30 May 2017 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  2. Amathole District Consultative Forum: Key and Vulnerable Populations

    01 Jun 2017 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  3. SA AIDS Conference 2017

    13 Jun 2017 - 15 Jun 2017


  • HIV Testing Services Policy Guideline


  • HIV & AIDS Counsellor Course


  • Child & Youth Care Work Information Pack


  • Training Child & Youth Care Workers Study


  • Training Prospectus 2015


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