FACTSHEETheader Programme:  Piping Draughting NQF 5

Part-Time: 2 Saturdays per month


Become a specialist in Piping Draughting/Design.  The qualification has been developed to assist with standardization across the piping industry.  This will lay a foundation for future career advancement to supervisory and management qualifications within the sector or piping engineering.

Admission Requirements:

Learner must have required Maths on Matric level and Draughting skills or completion of the MDDOP course or must be working within the Piping industry.

Selection Procedure:

Access to this qualification is open, bearing in mind learning assumed, to be in place.

Programme Content

  • Overview of Piping
  • Piping Theory
  • Diagrams, Layouts and Instrumentation
  • Process Plant Layout and Piping Design
  • Piping Arrangement Drawings, Section and Elevations
  • Standard Piping Details
  • Piping Systems
  • Piping Isometrics
  • 3D Modeling of Piping Systems
  • Work Integrated Learning

Duration:  One year (133 credits)

Course Fees (R27 000.00): 

R 3000 deposit and the balance payable in equal instalments over 10 months. Please note that annual fee increases, not in excess of 10%, may apply.

Additional Costs:

City & Guilds certificate R 250

Career Path/Opportunities

  • Piping Draughting and Design
  • Piping Fabrication and Design
  • Piping Engineer


Certificate from Quality Council for Trades and Occupation (QCTO).  City and Guilds International certificate.


City & Guilds is a globally recognized and respected awarding organization and serves as a benchmark for educational quality.


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