NATED Courses

Kick-start your career with our National Accredited Technical Education Diploma (NATED) programs. These courses are nationally recognised and can make you more desirable to recruiters. What are you waiting for? Enroll today!

We Offer the Following Nated Courses:

NATED Courses
NATED Courses
NATED Courses
NATED Courses
NATED Courses
NATED Courses
NATED Courses

What are Nated Courses?

National Accredited Technical Education Diploma (Nated) courses are courses that have been designed by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). Nated courses consist of theory and practical work. They are also registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF).

Difference Between Nated Courses and a National Certificate Vocational

Both programs combine theory and practical work experience. However, National Certificate Vocational (NCV) programs are designed to teach specific, often technical, skills. These programs have been made to help fix the skills shortage problem in South Africa. Nated programs are diploma courses that are designed to focus on theoretical work combined with practical work experience.


NCV courses are done at school level from Grade 10. The highest NQF level for an NCV course is N4 which is equivalent to a National Senior Certificate (Matric Certificate). Nated courses, on the other hand, are accredited courses that start at an N4 National Certificate and go as high as an N6 National Certificate. They also require you to have matric to study them.

What Does it Mean if a Course is Accredited?

If a course is accredited it means that it has been approved by a government body like the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) or the NQF. This means that the course is guaranteed to give you a certain quality and level of knowledge and skills.

You can learn more about accreditation by reading this article and you can learn more about the NQF by reading this article.


Advantages of Nated Courses?

Nated programs are accredited courses that are recognised across the country by employers and by other education providers such as universities and colleges. This means that the qualification you have will make you much more employable.

What Kinds of Nated Courses can I Study?

There are many different courses that you can study covering a wide variety of topics. There are also different methods and places where you can study. An increasingly popular method of study is Distance Learning. 

Distance Learning Nated Courses

Different colleges offer different courses. Skills Academy offers seven different nated programs for you to choose from. The courses are:

These courses are broken down into three levels namely N4, N5 and N6. Once you complete all three levels and do 18 months of practical work you will get a National N Diploma.


What are you waiting for? Enroll today!

Now that you know all about our courses, you’re probably wondering where to go from here. Why not call us toll-free on 0800 39 00 27 or message us on Whatsapp at 082 318 8892. Let us help you register for a course and start your future today!

Couldn’t find what you were looking for? We also offer provider programs you can do without matric.

Last Updated: December 4, 2019

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