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National N2 – N3 Certificates: Building and Civil Engineering Fact Sheet

Building And Civil Engineering N2 Full time or Part time. Enroll online for this course.


The N2 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

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

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 N2 – N3 Certificate in Building and Civil Engineering will be able to take up employment in one of the following fields in construction:


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 for 4 subjects or R3000 per subject.