Various Projects

Over the years - Shaping the Learner has also completed research work for the Gauteng Department of Education, Dept of Community Safety and the Gauteng TVET Directorate.


We trained 500 educators for the Gauteng Department of Educations Annual Focus Week in 2017 - We focussed on "Dealing with Learning Barriers and Special Needs"

In 20-16-17: We trained 250 educators from over 200 schools in Gauteng in a one year ETDP accredited programme - "Dealing with Learning Barriers and Special Needs"

In 2016-17: We trained 150 Principals in and HOD's in Gauteng in a one year ETDP SETA accredited programme - "Curriculum Differentiation and Adaptation"

In June 2015: We trained close to 800 educators during the Gauteng Education Department's "Focus Week" during 2015 on "Childhood Stress"

During 2015 STL has trained over 240 educators from 32 Full Service Schools in "Dealing with Learning Barriers and Special Needs" in the Eastern Cape

The Gauteng Department of Education has contracted us in 2015-16 to train 27 Special Needs Schools (200 educators) in "Inclusion and Dealing with Learning Barriers"

Basic Education: School Learner Assessments

Over the past three years we have assessed close to 30 000 school-based learners in a range of assessments covering literacy ,numeracy, study skills, anti-bullying etc. This figure is set to climb to close to 100 000 as we continuously seek partnerships to expand this offering to many schools

South Africa's First Indigenous Language Basic Web-Based Assessment System (Afrikaans. Xhosa, Zulu and Sotho)

We have expanded our assessments to cover Afrikaans, Xhosa, Zulu and Sotho. This would be South Africa and Africa's first local language web-based assessment systems. We are seeking partnerships to help expand this offering to as many schools as possible. 

TVET Colleges

We have been refining our assessment system at TVET Colleges in South Africa, where we assess for course suitability (covers benchmarked and normed literacy and numeracy screening, disability (including hidden), study skills, specific learning difficulties and collecting a range of other data associated with student success.

Higher Education

We have in partnership with the University of Witwatersrand assessed closed to 500 students in the area of Disability. We hope to expand this offering in a dynamic fashion.

Corporate Profiling

As an example, we have partnered with Babcock International and have assessed close to 5000 Artisans in close to 24 career fields (Welders, Fitters and Turners, Riggers etc). What makes this a powerful project is that the people being screened is in the field, being deployed at Eskom, Accelor Mittal and so forth. This allows us to compare actual skill (norms) with on-site productivity tracking in the same system to set a benchmark and rank skill and productivity. This will allow industry to recruit better and offer improved support for those lacking.


Research Expertise

Our agency delivered on a 2500 thousand respondents survey for the Dept of Community Safety in less than 50 days,delivering A--Z of the research process.

Shaping the Learner has a rich history of work. Please see our company profile.

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Our agency have assesed and analysed close to 30 000 datasets in primary and secondary schools from diverse backgrounds in South Africa, studying patterns in literacy and numeracy in order to guide schools towards better interventions. this is an on-going study.


Shaping the Learner completed research on "Study Trends in FET Colleges in Gauteng", surveying 3500 respondents and completing the full study in under 60 days. The report was deliverd to the Gauteng TVET Directorate, where it was hailed as an insightful study and great success. The department is using the information to guide a range of provincial interventions.

Did You Know?

Shaping the Learner project managed the "I'm Cool Like That" National Crime Prevention Programme in partnership with NICRO, the oldest crime busting organisation in South Africa.

Did You Know This?

Shaping the Learner project managed the "Tissa Thuto Crime Prevention" Programme for schools across Gauteng.

More STL Trivia

Shaping the Learner has in partnership with the GDE FET Directorate assessed more than 10 000 students in Study Skills, Study Trends, Literacy and Numeracy over 1 year. This is a phenomenal achievement!

Great News!

Shaping the Learner has been ppointed as the co-host and operational partner of the Dept of Higher Education's Gauteng FET Directorate in facilitating the 1st Annual National FET Conference that is armarked for 25-27 Sept 2013!

Massive Research Data Sets

Shaping the Learner and it's UK partner "Do-It" Solutions is set to become custodians the world's biggest literacy and numeracy datasets! We have datasets that are exceeding the 120 000 mark in Africa alone! 

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