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Information Technology and Computer Sciences 

At our private college campus, based on the same school grounds as Curro Thatchfield, we offer the Information Technology and Computer Sciences NCV programme. This career-focused matric is ideal for learners who are interested in the information technology industry and considering careers such as network technician, software developer, database administrator, graphic designer, etc. With subjects such as Multimedia Basics, Principles of Computer Programming and Data Communication and Networking, this programme provides learners with a high quality education as well as essential industry-related 21st-century skills. Learners also benefit from simulated practical and work experience, which improves their employability upon completion of the qualification.

In this programme, learners will discover web design, database development (SQL), program design, report, user-interface design, and more! The full programme (up to Level 4) is a three-year, full-time qualification, with each level taking one year to complete.

IT is a critical part of our modern world and therefore provides a vast choice of lucrative career opportunities.


Who can enrol for this NCV programme?

Learners who have passed Grade 9 can enrol for this NCV programme at our private college campus. In addition, maximum age restrictions apply per year. Learners will attend class on the same school grounds of Curro Thatchfield. This allows learners to remain within a safe school environment that keeps them between learners of their age.


What are the pass requirements?

Assessments are conducted via assignments, tasks, tests, and examinations. Some assignments and tests are set by our Curro Thatchfield CHPC campus, 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:

  • English First Additional Language: 40%
  • Life Orientation: 40%
  • Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy: 30%
  • Four programme-specific subjects: 50%

Once all levels of this high quality education programme have been completed, learners can apply to university or other tertiary education institutions. They can also start working directly after completion of Level 4, or start their own business venture as they will be fully equipped with 21st-century skills.


Do learners have to complete all levels (up to Level 4)?

Upon completion of any level, learners may choose not to continue and to rather study elsewhere, seek employment, or pursue other avenues. However, at our private college campus we strongly suggest that learners complete up to NCV Level 4, as this could allow them access to tertiary studies. Level 4 is also on the same NQF level as Grade 12. In addition, each level provides learners with high quality education, additional 21st-century skills and workplace-ready experience which could benefit learners in a great manner.

View the programme’s fact sheet here.