Tvet Qualifications Explained

The TVET College qualifications cover a wide spectrum of careers ranging from Commerce, Engineering, Information Technology, Beauty and Health Care, Public Administration, Business Administration, Public Relations, Journalism, Building and Construction, Hospitality, Edu Care, etc.

The National Technical Certificates also referred to as N1 to N6

  • The duration of students for the National Technical Certificates also referred to as N Certificates, ranges between 4 to 6 months at each level. Theses qualification had been offered at TVET Colleges or Technical Colleges for many decades.

  • These qualifications had been developed as part of the Apprenticeship Training Program. Employers would recruit learners and then send them to the College for a term to complete their N Qualification and then the Employers would provide the learners with on-the-job training.

  • The entrance requirement for an Apprenticeship a National Technical Certificate N2 which is equivalent to a School Grade 8.

  • Matric Certificate: Technical

  • National Technical Certificate N4 plus 2 Languages is equivalent to a Matric Certificate

  • National N Diploma

  • On completion of the Technical Certificates N4 to N6 plus 18 to 24 months In-service Training also referred to as Work Integrated Learning, a student graduates with a National N Diploma

1 SUMMARY OF N QUALIFICATIONS

National Certificate

Level

Credits

Duration

Equivalent School Grade

N1

1

40 to 120

4-6 Months

Grade 9

N2

2

40 to 120

4-6 Months

Grade 10

N3

3

40 to 120

4-6 Months

Grade 11

N4

4

40 to 120

4-6 Months

Matric Grade 12

N5

5

40 to 120

4-6 Months

Higher Education

N6

6

40 to 120

4-6 Months

Higher Education

National N Diploma

Upon completion of the National Certificate: N6 and the requisite Work Integrated Learning period of between 18 to 24 Months, the Candidate is awarded the National N Diploma

2 SUMMARY OF NCV QUALIFICATIONS

The National Certificate: Vocational are one-year qualifications in various vocational disciplines. A National Certificate Vocational is issued upon successful completion after each year of study. Learners completing NVC2, 3 or 4 could exit at any level and enter into the workplace to complete an Apprenticeship or Learnership

National Certificate

Level

Credits

Duration

Equivalent School Grade

NCV 2

2

130

1 Year

Grade 10

NCV 3

3

130

1 Year

Grade 11

NCV 4

4

130

1 Year

Matric Grade 12