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The National Certificate Vocational (NCV) is an Umalusi accredited qualification at NQF (National Qualifications Framework) levels 2, 3 and 4. Learners choose a vocational field in which to specialise and receive a certification at the end of each year issued by Umalusi. The NCV is a skills focused qualification that focusses on equipping learners with practical application, workplace experience as well as knowledge in order to be employable or pursue further education at a tertiary institution. The NCV at level 4 is equivalent to a National Senior Certificate (NSC) which is issued at Grade 12.

Learners will have a full school day which begins at 08:00 and ends at 17:00. This is to mimic a full work day and allow for maximum contact time with learners. A meal will be provided during the day.

Learners textbooks are available digitally and state of the art computer laboratories and practical facilities allow for the implementation of progressive education methodologies. Learners are not required to purchase resources for learning and teaching purposes as these are included in the fee. The college will be open from early morning till late evening and during the regular school holiday periods for learners who wish to study at the college and make use of the college resources.

All educators are qualified to teach their subject matter at the appropriate level and receive constant mentoring and monitoring as well as professional development to ensure the highest quality of learning.

The Curro Holdings Private College at Rivonia offers the NCV in the following programmes:

  • Finance, Economics and Accounting
  • Information Technology and Computer Sciences

A Finance, Economics and Accounting learner will need to complete the following subjects each year:

Subject

% Pass

English First Additional Language

40%

Mathematics OR Mathematical Literacy

30%

Life Orientation

40%

Applied Accounting

50%

Financial Management

50%

Economic Environment

50%

New Venture Creation

50%

 

An Information Technology and Computer Sciences Learner will need to complete the subjects as below:

NCV 2

NCV 3

NCV 4

% Pass

English First Additional Language

English First Additional Language

English First Additional Language

40%

Mathematics OR Mathematical Literacy

Mathematics OR Mathematical Literacy

Mathematics OR Mathematical Literacy

30%

Life Orientation

Life Orientation

Life Orientation

40%

Introduction to Information Systems

Computer Hardware and Software

Data Communication and Networking

50%

Introduction to Systems Development

Systems Analysis and Design

Computer Programming

50%

Electronics

Principles of Computer Programming

Systems Analysis and Design

50%

Multimedia Basics

Multimedia Content

Multimedia Services

50%

 

The fundamental subjects are:

  • English First Additional Language
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematical Literacy
  • Life Orientation

 

Assessment for the fundamental subjects takes place via:

  • Internal Continuous Assessment (ICASS)
  • External Examinations

 

Assessment for the vocational subjects takes place via:

  • Internal Continuous Assessment (ICASS)
  • Integrated Summative Assessment Tasks (ISAT)
  • External Examinations

 

ICASS assessment takes place via tests, assignments, practical assignments, projects and an internal examination in the third term. Most of the assessments are set internally, although some may be set and standardised for all Curro colleges or externally by Umalusi.

The ISAT is a standardised, external assessment from Umalusi that must be completed throughout an academic year. This is a practical assessment that must be submitted before the end of the third term.

A learner that achieves the sub-minimum for each subject at the end of the academic year will receive a National Certificate Vocational from Umalusi for the NCV level and specialisation obtained. Once a certification is achieved, at any of the NQF levels, a learner can decide to study further, seek employment, or pursue other tertiary avenues.

 

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