National Certificate Vocational programmes (NCV)

NCV Engineering Programmes

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NATIONAL CERTIFICATE (VOCATIONAL)

What is the National Certificate (Civil Engineering and Building Construction) programme?

The National Certificate (Civil Engineering and Building Construction) is a programme at each of Levels 2, 3 and 4 of the NQF. This programme is designed to provide both the theory and practical of Electrical Infrastructure Construction. The practical component of study may be offered in a real workplace or in a simulated workplace environment. It will provide students with an opportunity to experience workplace situations during the period of study.

What are the minimum entry requirements to the programme?

For entry in to the National Certificate (Civil Engineering and Building Construction) at NQF Level 2, you require:

  • A year end school report for grade 9, 10, 11 or 12 certificate; or
  • An NQF Level 1 qualification; or
  • An approved bridging programme designed for the specific purpose to access NQF Level 2; or
  • A Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) assessment to meet the basic requirements for access to NQF Level 2.

How long is the qualification?

The National Certificate (Civil Engineering and Building Construction) programme is a full year programme at each of the NQF levels of study. A student is issued with a certificate on the successful completion of each level of study, that is Level 2, Level 3, and Level 4.

Which subjects make up a National Certificate (Civil Engineering and Building Construction)?

In order to obtain a National Certificate (Civil Engineering and Building Construction), a student is required to take a total of 7 subjects. These include 3 fundamental subjects and 4 vocational subjects.

Which are the fundamental subjects?

The 3 fundamental subjects are:

  • First additional language - which must be the language of teaching and learning;
  • Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy; and
  • Life Orientation.

What are the Vocational subjects in Civil Engineering and Building Construction?

The vocational subjects in Civil Engineering and Building Construction includes:

  • Construction Planning
  • Construction Plant and Equipment
  • Construction Materials
  • Construction Supervisor
  • Construction Carpentry and Roof Work
  • Construction Plumbing
  • Masonry and Tiling
  • Roads and Concrete Structure

What vocational activities would this give you access to?

The holder of the National Certificate (Civil Engineering and Building Construction) will be able to:

  • Participate in the operation and maintenance of construction equipment and machinery
  • Participate in the construction of roads, bridges, dams, railways, houses, etc.
  • Take part in the design and construction of tunnels, factories, reservoirs, etc.
  • Participate in the erection of reinforced concrete, structural steel, tiber and masonry structures,etc.

What career opportunities do I have after completing the National Certificate (Civil Engineering and Building Construction)?

The National Certificate (Civil Engineering and Building Construction) provides an opportunity to access careers in any one of the sectors listed below:

  • Architectural Technology
  • Drainage Inspection
  • Industrial Designing
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Town and Regional Planning
  • Sanitation and Reticulation
  • Roads Construction Engineering
  • Building Construction

NATIONAL CERTIFICATE (VOCATIONAL)

What is the National Certificate (Electrical Infrastructure Construction) programme?

The National Certificate (Electrical Infrastructure Construction) is a programme at each of Levels 2, 3 and 4 of the NQF. This programme is designed to provide both the theory and practical of Electrical Infrastructure Construction. The practical component of study may be offered in a real workplace or in a simulated workplace environment. It will provide students with an opportunity to experience workplace situations during the period of study.

What are the minimum entry requirements to the programme?

For entry into the National Certificate (Electrical Infrastructure Construction) at NQF Level 2, you require:

  • A year end school report for grade 9, 10, 11 or 12 certificate; or
  • An NQF Level 1 qualification; or
  • An approved bridging programme designed for the specific purpose to access NQF Level 2; or
  • A Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) assessment to meet the basic requirements for access to NQF Level 2.

How long is the qualification?

The National Certificate (Electrical Infrastructure Construction) programme is a full year programme at each of the NQF levels of study. A student is issued with a certificate on the successful completion of each level of study, that is Level 2, Level 3, and Level 4.

Which subjects make up a National Certificate (Electrical Infrastructure Construction)?

In order to obtain a National Certificate (Electrical Infrastructure Construction), a student is required to take a total of 7 subjects. These include 3 fundamental subjects and 4 vocational subjects.

Which are the fundamental subjects?

The 3 fundamental subjects are:

  • First additional language - which must be the language of teaching and learning;
  • Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy; and
  • Life Orientation.

What are the Vocational subjects in Electrical Infrastructure Construction?

The vocational subjects in Electrical Infrastructure Construction includes:

  • Electrical Principles and Practice
  • Electronic Control and Digital Electronics
  • Electrical Workmanship
  • Electrical Systems and Construction

What vocational activities would this give you access to?

The holder of the National Certificate (Electrical Infrastructure Construction) will be able to:

  • Work at power station
  • Work as an electrician at an energy producing company or power plant
  • Work as an electrical technician at telecommunications company
  • Work at a recording studio as an electrical technician
  • Work at a performance theatre as a technician

What career opportunities do I have after completing the National Certificate (Electrical Infrastructure Construction)?

The National Certificate (Electrical Infrastructure Construction) provides an opportunity to access careers in any one of the sectors listed below:

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Sound Technology
  • Theatre Technology
  • Process Level Control
  • Digital Electronics
  • Instrumentation

NATIONAL CERTIFICATE (VOCATIONAL)

What is the National Certificate (Engineering & Related Design) programme?

The National Certificate (Engineering & Related Design) is a programme at each of Levels 2, 3 and 4 of the NQF. This programme is designed to provide both the theory and practice of Engineering & Related Design. The practical component of study will be offered in a real workplace or in a simulated workplace environment. It will provide students with an opportunity to experience work situations during the period of study.

What are the minimum entry requirements to the programme?

For entry into the National Certificate (Engineering & Related Design) at NQF Level 2, you require:

  • A year end school report for grade 9, 10, 11 or 12 certificate; or
  • An NQF Level 1 qualification; or
  • An approved bridging programme designed for the specific purpose to access NQF Level 2; or
  • A Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) assessment to meet the basic requirements for access to NQF Level 2.

How long is the qualification?

The National Certificate (Engineering & Related Design) programme is a full year programme at each of the NQF levels of study. A student is issued with a certificate on the successful completion of study, that is Level 2, Level 3 and Level 4.

Which subjects make up a National Certificate (Engineering & Related Design)?

In order to obtain a National Certificate (Engineering & Related Design), a student is required to take a total of 7 subjects. These include 3 fundamental subjects and 4 vocational subjects.

Which are the fundamental subjects?

The 3 fundamental subjects are:

  • First additional language - which must be the language of teaching and learning;
  • Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy; and
  • Life Orientation.

What are the Vocational subjects in Engineering & Related Design?

The vocational subjects includes:

  • Engineering Fundamentals
  • Engineering Practice and Maintenance
  • Engineering Processes and Technology
  • Engineering Technology
  • Materials Technology
  • Professional Engineering Practice
  • Engineering Systems, Graphic and Design
  • Applied Engineering Technology
  • Fitting and Turning
  • Engineering Fabrication (Boilermaking, Sheet Metal Work)
  • Automotive Repair and Maintenance
  • Welding
  • Refrigeration & Air-Conditioning

What vocational activities would this give you access to?

The holder of the National Certificate (Engineering & Related Design) will be able to:

  • Participate in the design and building of buildings
  • Manufacture tools, machines and engines
  • Plan and build roads, bridges, canals and dams
  • Operate and maintain machines
  • Plan and maintain mines and mining facilities
  • Design shaft and ventilation systems

What career opportunities do I have after completing the National Certificate (Engineering & Related Design)?

The National Certificate (Engineering & Related Design) provides an opportunity to access careers in any one of the sectors listed below:

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Geology
  • Coal Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Mining Metallurgy
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Car Manufacturing
  • Architectural Technology
  • Welding
  • Tool Making
  • Building Management
  • Automotive Repairing
  • Motor Mechanics
  • Refrigeration
  • Air-conditioning
  • Panel Beating

NCV Business Programmes

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What is the National Certificate (Tourism) programme?

The National Certificate (Tourism) is a programme at each of Levels 2, 3 and 4 of the NQF. This programme is designed to provide both the theory and practice of Tourism. The practical component of the study may be offered in the workplace or in a simulated workplace environment. It will provide students with an opportunity to experience work situations during the period of study.

What are the minimum entry requirements to the programme?

For entry in to the National Certificate (Tourism) at NQF Level 2, you require:

  • A year end school report for grade 9, 10, 11 or 12 certificate; or
  • An NQF Level 1 qualification; or
  • An approved bridging programme designed for the specific purpose to access NQF Level 2; or
  • A Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) assessment to meet the basic requirements for access to NQF Level 2.

How long is the qualification?

The National Certificate (Tourism) programme is a full year programme at each of the NQF levels of study. A student is issued with a certificate on the successful completion of each level of study, that is Level 2, Level 3, and Level 4.

Which subjects make up a National Certificate (Tourism)?

In order to obtain a National Certificate (Tourism), a student is required to take a total of 7 subjects. These include 3 fundamental subjects and 4 vocational subjects.

Which are the fundamental subjects?

The 3 fundamental subjects are:

  • First additional language - which must be the language of teaching and learning;
  • Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy; and
  • Life Orientation.

What are the Vocational subjects in Tourism?

The vocational subjects in Tourism are:

  • Science in Tourism
  • Client Services and Human Relations
  • Sustainable Tourism in South Africa
  • Tourism Operations

What vocational activities would this give you access to?

The holder of the National Certificate (Tourism) will be able to:

  • Work as a tour guide
  • Own a tourism business
  • Work at a hotel or any other travel site
  • Take up opportunities to market South Africa
  • Plan tours of South Africa and SADC

What career opportunities do I have after completing the National Certificate (Tourism)?

The National Certificate (Tourism) provides an opportunity to access careers in any of the sectors listed below:

  • Accommodation management
  • Conference and events planning
  • Restaurant and food services
  • Tourism development
  • Transportation management
  • Travel counselling
  • Further studies at Universities of Technology
  • Game ranging and safari work

NATIONAL CERTIFICATE (VOCATIONAL)

What is the National Certificate (Office Administration) programme?

The National Certificate (Office Administration) is a programme at each of Levels 2, 3 and 4 of the NQF. This programme is designed to provide both the theory and practice of Office Administration. The practical component of the study may be offered in the workplace or in a simulated workplace environment. It will provide students with an opportunity to experience work situations during the period of study.

What are the minimum entry requirements to the programme?

For entry in to National Certificate (Office Administration) at NQF Level 2, you require:

  • A year end school report for grade 9, 10, 11 or 12 certificate; or
  • An NQF Level 1 qualification; or
  • An approved bridging programme designed for the specific purpose to access NQF Level 2; or
  • A Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) assessment to meet the basic requirements for access to NQF Level 2.

How long is the qualification?

The National Certificate (Office Administration) programme is a full year programme at each of the NQF levels of study. A student is issued with a certificate on the successful completion of each level of study, that is Level 2, Level 3, and Level 4.

Which subjects make up a National Certificate (Office Administration)?

In order to obtain a National Certificate (Office Administration), a student is required to take a total of 7 subjects. These include 3 fundamental subjects and 4 vocational subjects.

Which are the fundamental subjects?

The 3 fundamental subjects are:

  • First additional language - which must be the language of teaching and learning;
  • Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy; and
  • Life Orientation.

What are the Vocational subjects in Office Administration?

The vocational subjects in Office Administration are:

  • Business Practice
  • Office Practice
  • Office Data Processing
  • Applied Accounting or 2nd
  • Language or Personal Assistance
  • Or New Venture Creation

What vocational activities would this give you access to?

The holder of the National Certificate (Office Administration) will be able to:

  • Coordinate office correspondence
  • Type letters, reports, memoranda, agendas, minutes, etc.
  • Maintain equipment and stationery supplies
  • Perform reception duties
  • Coordinate and organise functions
  • Organise meetings, staff travel itineraries and accommodation
  • Operate office equipment
  • Become call centre operator

What career opportunities do I have after completing the National Certificate (Office Administration)?

The National Certificate (Office Administration) provides an opportunity to access careers in any of the sectors listed below:

  • Accounting and Bookkeeping
  • Office Management
  • Freight Forwarder
  • Human Resource Management
  • Personnel Management
  • Private Secretary
  • Front Line Reception
  • Legal Secretarial Services
  • Self Employment
  • Personal and General Secretarial Services

NATIONAL CERTIFICATE (VOCATIONAL)

What is the National Certificate (Information Technology and Computer Science) programme?

The National Certificate (Information Technology and Computer Science) is a programme at each of Levels 2, 3 and 4 of the NQF. This programme is designed to provide both the theory and practice of Information Technology and Computer Science. The practical component of study may be offered in a real workplace or in a stimulated workplace environment. It will provide students with an opportunity to experience work situations during the period of study.

What are the minimum entry requirements to the programme?

For entry in to National Certificate (Information Technology and Computer Science) at NQF Level 2, you require:

  • A year end school report for grade 9, 10, 11 or 12 certificate; or
  • An NQF Level 1 qualification; or
  • An approved bridging programme designed for the specific purpose to access NQF Level 2; or
  • A Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) assessment to meet the basic requirements for access to NQF Level 2.

How long is the qualification?

The National Certificate (Information Technology and Computer Science) programme is a full year programme at each of the NQF levels of study. A student is issued with a certificate on the successful completion of each level of study, that is Level 2, Level 3 and level 4.

Which subjects make up a National Certificate (Information Technology and Computer)?

In order to obtain a National Certificate (Information Technology and Computer Science), a student is required to take a total of 7 subjects. These include 3 fundamental subjects and 4 vocational subjects.

Which are the fundamental subjects?

Which are the fundamental subjects?

  • First additional language - which must be the language of teaching and learning;
  • Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy; and
  • Life Orientation.

What are the Vocational subjects in Information Technology and Computer Science?

The vocational subjects in Information Technology and Computer Science are:

  • Information Systems
  • Systems Development and Computer Programming
  • Computer Hardware and Software
  • System Analysis and Design

What vocational activities would this give you access to?

The holder of the National Certificate (Information Technology and Computer Science) will be able to:

  • Test programmes and software applications
  • Write computer programmes
  • Install network cables for computer systems
  • Process computer data
  • Develop, research, and document computer user requirements

What career opportunities do I have after completing the National Certificate (Information Technology and Computer Science)?

The National Certificate (Information Technology and Computer Science) provides an opportunity to access careers in any of the sectors listed below:

  • Computer Programming
  • Information Technology Management
  • Computer Systems Engineering
  • Data Processing
NATIONAL CERTIFICATE (VOCATIONAL)

What is the National Certificate (Hospitality Qualification) programme?

The National Certificate (Hospitality) is a programme at each of level 2, 3 and 4 of the NQF. This programme is designed to provide both the theory and practice of Hospitality. The practical component of study may be offered in a real workplace or in a stimulated workplace environment. It will provide students with an opportunity to experience work situations during the period of study.

What are the minimum entry requirements to the programme?

For entry into the National Certificate (Hospitality) at NQF Level 2, you require:

  • A year end school report for grade 9, 10, 11 or 12 certificate; or
  • An NQF Level 1 qualification; or
  • An approved bridging programme designed for the specific purpose to access NQF Level 2; or
  • A Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) assessment to meet the basic requirements for access to NQF Level 2.

How long is the qualification?

The National Certificate (Hospitality) programme is a full year programme at each of the NQF levels of study. A student is issued with a certificate on the successful completion of each level of study, that is Level 2, Level 3 and Level 4.

Which subjects make up a National Certificate (Hospitality)?

In order to obtain a National Certificate (Hospitality), a student is required to take a total of 7 subjects. These include 3 fundamental subjects and 4 vocational subjects.

Which are the fundamental subjects?

Which are the fundamental subjects?

  • First additional language - which must be the language of teaching and learning;
  • Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy; and
  • Life Orientation.

What are the Vocational subjects in Hospitality?

The vocational subjects in Hospitality are:

  • Food Preparation
  • Hospitality Generics
  • Hospitality Services
  • Client Services and Human Relations

What vocational activities would this give you access to?

The holder of the National Certificate (Hospitality) will be able to:

  • Manage a guest house
  • Deal with client services in an accommodation facility
  • Work as an assistant cook /chef preparing food in a restaurant, hotel, or guest house
  • Work as waitron
  • Work as a housekeeper in a hotel, inn, hospital, guest house, etc.

What career opportunities do I have after completing the National Certificate

The National Certificate (Hospitality) provides an opportunity to access careers in any of the sectors listed below.

  • Housekeeping
  • Food and Beverage Management
  • Hotel Management
  • Accommodation Services
  • Events Management

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What is the National Certificate (Finance, Economics and Accounting) programme?

The National Certificate (Finance, Economics and Accounting) is a programme at each of Levels 2, 3 and 4 of the NQF. This programme is designed to provide both the theory and practice of Finance, Economics and Accounting. The practical component of study may be offered in a real workplace or in a simulated workplace environment. It will provide students with an opportunity to experience workplace situations during the period of study.

What are the minimum entry requirements to the programme?

For entry into the National Certificate (Finance, Economics and Accounting) at NQF Level 2, you require:

  • A year end school report for grade 9, 10, 11 or 12 certificate; or
  • An NQF Level 1 qualification; or
  • An approved bridging programme designed for the specific purpose to access NQF Level 2; or
  • A Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) assessment to meet the basic requirements for access to NQF Level 2.

How long is the qualification?

The National Certificate (Finance, Economics and Accounting) programme is a full year programme at each of the NQF levels of study. A student is issued with a certificate on the successful completion of study, that is Level 2, Level 3 and Level 4.

Which subjects make up a National Certificate (Finance, Economics and Accounting)?

In order to obtain a National Certificate (Finance, Economics and Accounting), a student is required to take a total of 7 subjects. These include 3 fundamental subjects and 4 vocational subjects.

Which are the fundamental subjects?

Which are the fundamental subjects?

  • First additional language - which must be the language of teaching and learning;
  • Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy; and
  • Life Orientation.

What are the Vocational subjects in Finance, Economics and Accounting?

The vocational subjects in Finance, Economics and Accounting includes:

  • Applied Accounting
  • Economics Environment
  • Financial Management
  • New Venture Creation

What vocational activities would this give you access to?

The holder of the National Certificate (Finance, Economics and Accounting) will be able to:

  • Perform bookkeeping duties
  • Keep records of wages, salaries, petty cash, Value Added Tax (VAT), reconciliations
  • Prepare financial statements
  • Manage budgets, analyse finances of a business, etc.

What career opportunities do I have after completing the National Certificate (Finance, Economics& Accounting)?

The National Certificate (Finance, Economics and Accounting) provides an opportunity to access careers in any of the sectors listed below.

  • Private and Public Accounting
  • Banking
  • Financial Services
  • Insurance Services
  • Investment Services
  • Bookkeeping