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False Bay College Engineering



Westlake Campus
About this programme


The NC(V): Electrical Infrastructure Construction course covers heavy current as well as light current.

The National Certificate (Vocational) offers students a vocational alternative to an academic Grade 10-12 by offering specialised training on NQF Levels 2-4. This programme is designed to provide both the theory and practical component that is required in the workplace environment. Students will be provided with an opportunity to experience what transpires in industry during their period of study.

Minimum Admission requirements

Minimum Admission requirements

Grade 9 Certificate or NQF Level 1 equivalent.
(40% pass in Mathematics and 50% in English).

Career Opportunities

CAREER opportunities

A student with an NC(V) Level 4 qualification in Electrical Infrastructure Construction, will be able to accept employment in the following fields:

  • Electrical Engineering Construction
  • Automation and Technology
  • Digital Electronic Engineering
  • Instrumentation and Control systems
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Renewable Energy Systems


The NC(V) is a 3-year, full-time qualification with a certificate at NQF Level 4.

Course Content

Course content

Fundamental Subjects NQF Level 2-4

  • English First Additional Language
  • Life Skills and Computer Skills
  • Mathematics

Vocational Subjects

Level 2

  • Renewable Energy Technology
  • Electrical Principles and Practices
  • Workshop Practice
  • Electronic Control and Digital Electronics
  • Electrical Systems and Construction

Level 3 & 4

  • Electrical Principles and Practices
  • Electronic Control and Digital Electronics
  • Electrical Systems and Construction
  • Electrical Workmanship


English First Additional Language

English language skills and content will be refined: Listening and Speaking, Reading and Viewing, Writing and Presenting, Language and Communication in Practice.

Life Skills & Computer Skills

Life Skills is the study of the self in relation to others and to society. This subject addresses knowledge, values, attitudes and skills about the self, the environment, responsible citizenship, a healthy and productive life, social engagement, recreation and physical activity, and career choices. Computer skills are abilities and knowledge which allow you to use computers and related technology such as word processing software, access the Internet, manage files, or create presentations.


This subject empowers students to solve problems creatively and critically using numbers, functions and algebra, data handling, space, shape and measurement and finance.

Renewable Energy Technology

Renewable energy is energy that is collected from renewable sources, which are naturally replenished on a human timescale, including carbon neutral sources like sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves, and geothermal heat.

The course Renewable Energy Technology offered, aims to prepare students for employment in the Green Economy. Employment opportunities exist for students to install and maintain the following systems:

  • Solar Photo Voltaic Systems
  • Wind Turbines

Electrical Principles and Practices

This subject covers the principal aspects of electric and magnetic theory, as well as materials and components used, DC (direct current) and AC (alternating current) circuits, circuit diagrams and protection and measuring instruments.

Workshop Practices

This component of the programme teaches the student safety regulations and worksite procedures required in the electrical field. It also covers tools and equipment usage along with soldering and gas welding.

Electronic Control and Digital Electronics

Electronic Control and Digital Electronics covers the finer basics of the programme, which will equip the student with knowledge regarding components, circuit drawings, binary theory and basic computer components.

Electrical Systems and Construction

This subject covers aspects of basic electrical circuits and systems, wire-ways and low voltage cables, electric machines and fault-finding.

Electrical Workshop

Electrical Workmanship teaches trade-specific skills and knowledge, so that students can maintain, repair and construct basic electrical systems in practice.

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