Northern Cape Rural TVET College

Upington, Kathu, Kuruman, Namaqualand, De Aar

De Aar

Tel: 053 631 0594
Fax: 053 631 0617
Campus Manager:
Mr Hilla


Tel: 053 723 3281 Fax: 053 723 3091 Campus Manager: Thabo Magopa


Tel: 053 712 1691
Fax: 053 712 0980
Campus Manager:
Leon Foutie


Tel: 054 332 4711
Fax: 054 332 4958
Campus Manager:
Marlene Nel


Tel: 027 744 1360
Fax: 027 744 1603
Campus Manager:
David Boyce

Student Survey – URGENT –

We are talking to all the Cell Phone Service Providers in South Africa to arrange for free access to our Learning Platform. If successful, you, ‘the student’ will be able to access our learning material from your phone for free.


Once you have successfully submitted the form, you will receive an email confirming your application for mobile data. This ONLY confirms that your application has been submitted.

You will only receive the mobile data if your application has been REVIEWED AND ACCEPTED by the college.

Any invalid applications will be rejected at the discretion of the college.


Get your Results online

You can see your latest results by registering as an existing student.  Complete the simple form to gain access. 2019 results will only be available early in January. 

Our Courses

Offering a diverse range of courses, NCR TVET College in the Northern Cape invites you to study Certificate and Diploma courses in Business and Engineering. Completing any of these qualifications may lead you to employment in your chosen field or further study at university level.

Innovative Facilities

NCR TVET College has an experienced, dedicated teaching team, excellent materials and well-equipped facilities. Take the opportunity to change your life by using NCR as an instrument to achieve your dreams.

Close to You

NCR TVET College consisting of five campuses located in Upington, Kathu, Kuruman, Namaqualand and De Aar. We cover the Northern Cape to make it easy to reach!

Our Courses

Business Studies


Full Time Studies

Part Time Studies


Trade Test

Easy Steps to getting a Bursary

Gather these Documents

Your South African ID and
Latest Academic Results
IDs of parents and/or guardian (or death certificate where applicable)
IDs of each person living with you in your home
Pay advice/letter of employment/pension advice (not older than three months)

Apply online

Or at the college

Download and Complete

Download the consent form, complete with your parent/guardian’s signatures.

If you have a disability, please download the Disability Annexure A and fill it in.

Visit Campus

Visit your nearest campus and complete the Campus Application Form.
Complete an easy aptitude test to find the correct career path.
Hand in the Documents from Step 1 & 2
Apply for the course of your dreams.


Get the latest news from our 5 campuses. If you have any interesting information you want to share, contact us and we will post it in this section.

Nzimande urges students to be patient for laptops

It may take another month or two for students at Tvet colleges across the country to receive laptops that will help them with online learning under level three of the lockdown. This was revealed by Higher Education Minister Dr Blade Nzimande on Thursday during his...

NSFAS to deposit funds into TVET students accounts to reduce fraud

IN an effort to save money, the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) will from next year start depositing funds straight into students' bank accounts. NSFAS, which is under administration, said yesterday that it's working on new ways to eliminate all third...

Higher education department reallocates R4bn to ‘Covid-19 activities’

Budget cuts mean the Department of Higher Education, Science and Innovation will spend less on infrastructure grants and operational subsidies at TVET colleges and universities, a parliamentary committee heard on Tuesday. The Department of Higher Education, Science...


As of TOMORROW onward for the next 7 days or so be very careful. , Do not leave home for bread / rations / or for anything, unless it is of DIRE NECESSITY because THE WORST PHASE BEGINS , the Incubation Period gets Over and many Positives will start to come out and...

Court Order

Case no. 601/20 In the high Court of South-Africa (Northern Cape Division) Kimberley: the 16th day of march 2020 before the honourable MS acting justice Phatshoane In the matter of: Northern Cape Rural TVET College and Xolisa Sheep Sikupela Lunathi Afika Links Branden...

Be creative, higher education minister advises TVET colleges

Higher Education and Training Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize says institutions of higher learning should be creative and innovative in creating access to education for prospective students. The call comes as universities and government-funded colleges for technical...

NSFAS, DHET slammed for failure to implement free higher education at TVET colleges

Thabo Mohlala The South African Further Education and Training Association has slammed the National Students Financial Aid Scheme and the Department of Higher Education and Training for failing to co-ordinate the implementation of free education announced by President...

Students should pay for education when they can afford to‚ fees commission says

Students should be made to accept that they should pay for education if and when they can afford to do so‚ the Heher commission has found. The long-awaited report by the commission‚ set up in January 2016 to study the feasibility of free tertiary education‚ was...

Tech colleges need better support

The much-anticipated Heher Commission report on free higher education says the state cannot afford free education for university students but recommends that study at technical and vocational education and training (TVET) should be free. The commission, headed by...

Fees Commission: TVET colleges could be biggest winners

Johannesburg - Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges will be the biggest winners if the fees commission report is fully implemented. While retired Judge Jonathan Heher outlined, in the fees commission report, that the state could not provide...

Get a NSFAS Bursary

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) provides loans and gives various NSFAS bursaries to students at all 25 of our public universities, as well as the 50 public FET (Further Education Training) colleges. 


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Come as you are,
leave as you want to be

Parents choose NCR TVET College because we offer academic, social and personal success for every student. Through opportunities to learn from the best, experiences beyond the ordinary, and the encouragement to achieve more than what they thought possible, we help our students succeed anywhere through our unique educational offer. We do all this by investing in our people, our college, and above all, our students.


Frequently Asked Questions

Hare are some of our frequently asked 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 3 year programme. A student is issued with a certificate on successful completion of each level of study. The Nated courses are one and a half year stuying and one and a half year practical.

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 and Namaqualand Campus are the only campuses with a hostel but all our campuses have information on accommodation.

“I have always felt that I was so lucky to be a student at NCR TVET College, and not at any other private or public schools.”


“I was a little shy before enrolling at NCR TVET College, but being in constant interaction with students from all around the country made me become much more outgoing.”


“NCR TVET College provide a lot of useful information, not only from textbooks, but also in regards to the criteria of the exams and several useful tips to help us study.”


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Head Office
16 Weideman Street, Upington

Working Hours

Monday-Friday 8am-4pm.

Campus Locations

Upington, Kathu, Kuruman. Namaqualand, De aar