The training programme consists of 12 month of concentrated learning. This includes 6 months of college-based training where students are trained in the request of hands-on skills being learnt. This also includes imitation workplace experience where students can improve their skills in an envoirnment that imitates the demands of the workplace.
Once accomplished (college-based training), Sparrow students attend 6 months of proper Workplace expereince with a SETA-approved and registered wokplace experience provider functioning in the metal work and fabrication sector. Through this process students are able to prove themselves to their employers.