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CHPC Thatchfield is a private college campus in Centurion that offers National Certificate: Vocational (NCV) programmes. These career-focused matric programmes are offered in small class sizes on the school grounds of Curro Thatchfield, so that our learners remain in an age-appropriate school environment. Learners with clear career goals can specialize from a young age and workplace-ready experience and 21st-century skills.
Our no-homework policy and longer school hours, supported by our affordable college fees, help to prepare learners for the demands of tertiary studies and the workplace.
What is the National Certificate: Vocational?
The National Certificate: Vocational is a high-standard, skills-focused qualification that runs parallel with the National Senior Certificate. Instead of Grades 10, 11 and 12, learners complete NCV Level 2, Level 3, and Level 4. A Level 4 qualification is on the same NQF level as a Grade 12 certificate. This career-focused qualification allows learners with a Grade 9 pass to specialise in their chosen field of interest from a young age. Upon completion of each level, learners receive a qualification issued by Umalusi and are fully skilled with workplace-ready experience and 21st-century skills.
Read more about NCV or contact us for more information.
What do we offer?
At CHPC: Thatchfield, we offer a career-focused matric through NCV programmes that allow learners to specialise from a young age at affordable college fees. Through these programmes offered in small class sizes, learners are prepared for the workplace or tertiary studies within their chosen field. Our private college campus is on the same campus as Curro Thatchfield, allowing learners to stay in a school environment among their peers, rather than among older students or adults.
We offer state-of-the-art facilities as well as on-site learner support and all resources for learning and teaching are included in the affordable college fees.
At our private college campus, we offer the following programmes varying from Level 2 to Level 4:
Why would learners choose this learning journey?
These programmes allow learners who already know which career they want to pursue, to specialise from a young age. The qualification provides learners in our small class sizes with academic and practical knowledge in their area of specialisation, as well as valuable 21st-century skills and workplace experience. Furthermore, good academic performance allows learners to further their studies at a tertiary education institution, or to enter the job market with workplace experience.
Who can register?
Learners who have passed Grade 9 can enrol for the programmes offered, although some programmes might require at least 50% for Mathematics. Maximum age restrictions apply per year.
What are the pass requirements?
Assessments are conducted via assignments, tests and examinations. Most assignments and tests are set by the college set on Curro Thatchfield grounds, while the external examinations are set by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET).
To pass each level, learners need to achieve the minimum percentage for each subject:
What is our registration status?
Curro Holdings Ltd is provisionally registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training in terms of section 31(3) of the Continuing Education and Training Act, 2006 (no. 16 of 2006) and regulation 12(4)(b) of the regulations for the registration of private Further Education and Training colleges, 2007. This provisional registration is valid until 31 December 2022.
Our registration number is 2018/FE07/054.
To view our accreditation letter, see Downloads.
Activities at Curro Thatchfield campus
The longer notional hours required by NCV programmes don’t allow us to offer sports, cultural or extramural activities. However, we provide activities as part of our learner-support programme.
Learner support is a central part of our offering and is scheduled into our daily programme. It encompasses physical, social and emotional development of learners, as well as academic support. The purpose of our learner support programme is to create a supportive learning environment and reaches beyond the formal delivery of content and skills development. These activities can take the form of personal inventions and communication, learner and teacher feedback, educational assessment, and counselling.
Want to know more?
Contact us with any questions you might have on what our private college campus, set on Curro Thatchfield school grounds offers, or view our prospectus.