Understanding What a National Certificate: Vocational is

Get the lowdown on what exactly a National Certificate: Vocational is. Enter the job market with industry related skills and practical training.

Need help understanding what a National Certificate: Vocational is? A National Certificate: Vocational gives students the opportunity to learn work-ready skills. Learning these skills will prepare you for the job market and how to manage everything thrown your way. 

What is a National Certificate: Vocational? 

The schooling system sometimes fails learners. Not every student is interested in academics . A National Certificate: Vocational is an option available to students who are better at practical skills. Here’s how obtaining your National Certificate: Vocational works:

  • enrol into a TVET college and complete your Grade 10-12.
  • Once completed you will receive your NCV

This will allow you to finish your schooling career in a more relaxed environment. Upon completion you will be ready to enter the job market. 

The Importance of Getting Your National Certificate: Vocational

Improving your education gives you the chance to explore a wide range of benefits. Some of these are:

Improve Your CV – The job market is competitive. Jobs are becoming more difficult to access. The only way to curb this? Get qualified – this will make your CV more attractive to employers.

Get Work Ready – Students have a hard time adjusting from school to the professional space. Vocational training prepares you for the demands of the work environment.

Become Credible – Official training makes you a trusted employee. Job givers can rest assured that you know how to perform your duties within the office.  

A student smiling as she just received her National Certificate: Vocational. Get work-ready skills with our Skills Based Courses.

Entry Requirements to Study Towards a National Certificate: Vocational

To enrol at a TVET college, there are a few study requirements that need to be met. These requirements include:

  • Grade 9.
  • Adult Basic Education and Training (ABET) certificate.
  • Recognised NQF1 qualification.
  • Bridging programme.

Our Skills Based Courses

To get your NCV there are still a few requirements you must meet. But, with us, you can get similar vocational training without having to jump through hoops. Most of our skills based courses are open access. This means anyone can enrol. These courses are: 

Have a look at our courses, enrol and get work related training. We offer courses via distance learning. You won’t ever have to attend class. Gain access to online support where you can interact with students and tutors. 

Which Subjects Make up a National Certificate: Vocational?

To get your National Certificate: Vocational there are certain subjects that are compulsory. They are:

  • Languages
  • Life Orientation
  • Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy

These are the subjects that every student must do. Then there are 4 elective subjects you can choose. These subjects will vary depending on the TVET college you enrol into.

The Difference Between a National Senior Certificate and National Certificate Vocational

There are clear differences between a National Senior Certificate  (NSC) and a National Certificate: Vocational (NCV). A NSC gives learners more of a general education with a stronger focus on academics. A NCV is directed at vocational training. Students study skills in a specific field of work. Both have compulsory subjects and take the same time to complete. Which certificate is better? This will depend on your study and career goals. 

A student researching how to obtain his National Certificate: Vocational.

Can I go to University with NCV 4?

A NCV 4 holds the same educational value as a matric certificate. So, you can definitely enrol into degree programs with your NCV 4. If you hold neither of these certificates, there are some other options available to you.

NATED Courses

NATED courses must adhere to the standards set by the National Qualifications Framework. Upon completion of these courses you will get your National Diploma. Our NATED courses are:

CIMA 

These courses are accounting courses with a focus in business management. What sets them apart is that their qualifications will open doors for you all around the world. We offer the following CIMA courses

ICB

ICB qualifications are accredited business courses. ICB stands for Institute of Certified Bookkeepers. Our ICB Courses are:

These courses are internationally recognised. If you are unable to attend university, these are great options. You will access quality education from the comfort of your home. 

What are my Other Options?

Your learning does not have to stop based on your current qualifications. These are some of the things you can consider:

  • We offer courses you can study without matric. They are credible and you can build on your skills. Have a look at our Short Courses if you want to up your skills in a short period of time.
  • Don’t have your matric? Our Adult Matric is perfect for you then. All you need is your Grade 9 certificate and to be 21 years or older.
  • If you are unhappy with your Grade 12 results then have a look at our Matric Upgrade option. We give you the opportunity to work hard for the results you want. 

Give yourself a chance at a successful future and enrol into our Skills Based Courses today. You will get industry-related skills along with some other transferable knowledge too.

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Last Updated: September 3, 2021

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