All qualifications and skills courses at the academy consist of the following key components delivered in an integrated manner:

  • Knowledge
  • Practical Skills
  • Applied Knowledge and Skills


The integration of these components is synchronised through a block release approached based on the Dual Apprenticeship System.

MSC Artisan Academy adopts a “flipped learning” approach, delivering knowledge aspects of the curriculum through a combination of face-to face and digital learning, and practical project-based learning in the institutional workshop where trainees are being prepared for the challenges and demands of the work place.

All trainees are rotated to an accredited workplace (host company) for work-place based learning after completion of a block before starting with a new module.

MSC Artisan Academy’s delivery model seeks to optimally drive student success and work readiness. Our recruitment and selection processes are rigorous and aligned to the requirements of the companies and sectors concerned. Students are engaged in practical learning from the start and our teaching conditions simulate those that the students will face in industry, thus ensuring their readiness for smooth entry into the workplace.


The MSC Artisan Academy (Pty) Ltd is a registered private company Reg. No: 2010/005795/07 and is accredited with the Quality Council for Trades & Occupations (QCTO) as a Skills Development Provider (SDP1222/18/00315-900) with programmes approvals from merSETA, EWSETA, CETA; CHIETA and TETA.

MSC Artisan Academy is also affiliated with professional bodies IOPSA, PERB, ECASA, SAPVIA  and licensed to offer the Renewal Energy courses under the Solarteur School (Austria).