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NATIONAL N1 – N3 CERTIFICATES: BUILDING AND CIVIL ENGINEERING FACT SHEET

Building & Civil Engineering N1 – N3 Certificate

Building And Civil Engineering N1 – N2
Full time or Part time

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Description

The N1 to N3 National Certificates in the Building and Civil Engineering programme covers all the trades in Building and Civil-related industries.
The Civil Engineer creates large-scale projects such as roads, bridges, railways and all kinds of heavy construction, involved in planning, design, construction and operation. For those who want to be part of upgrading of living standards, a career in Building and Civil Engineering will bring great rewards.

Admission requirements

N1: Minimum of Grade 9 with Mathematics above 50%
N2: N1 or equivalent
N3: N2 or equivalent

Selection Procedure

Proof of the above qualifications/reference and interview to confirm suitability, aptitude and experience

Programme content

N1 CERTIFICATE N2 CERTIFICATE N3 CERTIFICATE
Mathematics Building Science Building Science
Building Drawing Building Drawing Building Drawing
Building Science Mathematics Mathematics
Bricklaying and Plastering Trade Theory(choice subject) Bricklaying and Plastering Trade Theory(choice subject) Building and Civil Technology
Plumbing Theory(choice subject) Plumbing Theory(choice subject)

Course Duration

The duration of each level is THREE months, therefore a TRIMESTER timetable is followed. Registration takes place in January, April and August, enabling the successful student to accumulate THREE national certificates during the course of one year.

Career Path/opportunities

The holder of a National N1 – N3 Certificate in Building and Civil Engineering will be able to take up employment in one of the following fields in construction.

  • Carpentry
  • Bricklaying
  • Plumbing
  • Painting
  • Wood machinist and joinery
  • Specialised field in the industry (roofing, tiling, glazing, cabinetmaking, waterproofing, trainee draughtsperson)

Assessment

The pass requirement is a minimum of 40% per subject. Evaluations are cumulative, based on regular class tests and practical testing. At the end of each trimester an external examination is written.

Course Fees

Course only – R10 000.00 4 subjects or R3000 per subjects

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