Frequent Questions

Are our programmes expensive?

Our college course fees are sensible in comparison with the private sector institutions. Bursaries are also available for NCV students through the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS), a statutory body.

Where do I receive career guidance and student support?

A student support service is an integral part of our college at our various campuses. Student support also assists with counseling, academic development, health and social issues.

Does the College offer part-time courses?

The College does have programmes that are offered on a part-time basis including Engineering, Business Management and Information Technology have also previously offered part-time courses.

Do we offer learnerships and skills?

The college does offer learnerships in partnership with various SETA’s, department of labour as well as commerce and industry. All our learnerships are planned and coordinated by our Special Projects Unit located at our Central Office in Upington.

What is a National Certificate (Vocational)?

From January 2007, the National Certificate (Vocational) replaced the NATED courses (N1 & N3) at public FET Colleges. The National Certificate (Vocational) is the new curriculum that is being introduced to public FET colleges around the country. It gives Grade 9 learners a Vocational alternative to an academic Grade 10 to 12 by offering industry focused training on the NQF levels 2 to 4.These qualifications are designed to provide both the theory and practice.

What is the duration of this qualification?

The National Certificate Vocational qualification is a full year programme at each of the NQF levels of study. A student is issued with a certificate on successful completion of each level of study.

Which subjects make up a National Certificate (Vocational)?

In order to obtain a National Certificate (Vocational), a student is required to take a total of 7 subjects. These include the 3 fundamental subjects and 4 vocational subjects, of which 3 are compulsory and 1 is optional.

Where can I stay while studying?

Upington College is the only college with a hostel but all our campuses have information of accommodation.