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National Certificate Vocational (NCV)

Curro Heuwelkruin offers two National Certificate: Vocational programmes as an alternate matric route from the FET phase (Grade 10 to Grade 12). These career-focused matric programmes allow learners with clear career goals to specialise from a young age and provide them workplace-ready experience and 21st-century skills. Although we are a private college campus, we accommodate learners in this programme in our high school so that they can remain in a school environment with small class sizes.


What is the NCV?

The National Certificate: Vocational is a high-standard, skills-focused qualification that runs parallel with the National Senior Certificate (NSC). Instead of Grade 10, Grade 11 and Grade 12, learners complete NCV Level 2, Level 3 and Level 4. These qualifications allow learners with a Grade 9 pass to make career choices and specialise from a young age.

Learners in our small class sizes gain the knowledge required in their area of specialisation and the programme provides them with valuable skills and workplace experience. Good academic performance allows access to further education (including universities), but learners are equipped to gain direct access into the job market with specialised skills.


Which programmes do we offer?

At the private college on the Curro Heuwelkruin campus, we offer two programmes:

  • Tourism
  • Information Technology and Computer Sciences

Both of these programmes provide learners with workplace-ready skills and knowledge, so that they are immediately employable if they choose not to study further.


Read more: What is the difference between NSC and NCV?


Can learners still to go to university?

Learners who complete NCV Level 4 could gain access to tertiary education at colleges, universities and universities of technology, as long as they meet the minimum entry requirements (as with NSC). These minimum requirements are set by government and published in the Government Gazette. In addition, universities may still set their own further (more stringent) minimum entry requirements.

Learners who gain access to tertiary education with this qualification will be able to study only qualifications relevant to the area in which they specialised while at our private college campus.


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 2024.

Our registration number is 2018/FE07/054.

Click here to view our accreditation letter.


Contact us with any questions you might have on what Curro Heuwelkruin offers at our private college campus or find more in-depth information.