National Certificate (Vocational)[NC(V)]: Transport and Logistics Level 2 – 4

About this programme:

This programme will be offered in 2022 at Level 2 only, followed by Level 3 in 2023 and Level 4 in 2024.

The purpose of the programme is to provide students with the necessary knowledge, skills and applied competency to manage logistics in an enterprise in an integrated manner. The programme focuses on lower and middle management. Emphasis is placed on distribution with brief reference also to procurement and production. People working in an environment where customer service, warehousing, inventory management, transport management, materials management, and order processing is of particular importance, would benefit from this programme. Employment opportunities exist in manufacturing enterprises, wholesalers and distributors, retailers and third party logistics firms.

Admission requirements
To enter Level 2 – Grade 9 or better
To enter Level 3 – Level 2 qualification
To enter Level 4 – Level 3 qualification

Course Duration:
3 years full-time.

This programme will be offered in 2022 at Level 2 only, followed by Level 3 in 2023 and Level 4 in 2024.

Career Opportunities:
Employment opportunities exist in manufacturing enterprises, wholesalers and distributors, retailers, and third-party logistics firms.

Qualification
When the student completes 3 years the student will be issued with an NQF L4 qualification. With this qualification, the graduate can find employment in the Transport and logistics industry, pursue an entrepreneurial pathway or continue to develop their knowledge and skills at an institution of Higher Learning. The primary one is being employed in the industry by filling the skills gaps within South Africa and the other to further develop their knowledge and skills at an institution of higher learning.

The course is structured in such a way as to have a seamless transition from the TVET training sector to the Higher Education (HE) sector, i.e. University or the University of Technology.

Campus
Fish Hoek and Khayelitsha Campus

What subjects will I be taking?

FUNDAMENTAL SUBJECTS (COMPULSORY) L2-4

English
Mathematics / Mathematical Literacy 
Life Orientation

VOCATIONAL CORE SUBJECTS L2

Freight Logistics
Transport Economics
Transport Operations
Entrepreneurship

VOCATIONAL CORE SUBJECTS L3 & L4

Freight Logistics
Transport Economics
Transport Operations
Project Management

WHAT DO THESE SUBJECTS ENTAIL?

Freight logistics is the overseeing and management of a cost-effective operation and the delivery of goods. It combines logistics experience, human resources, and knowledge to ensure the smooth journey of goods between carriers and shippers

Transport Economics is the study of the physical movement of freight and passengers from the point of origin to the point of destination, to be at the right place, in the desired condition, at the expected time. All of these activities are key to the functioning of any economy.

Transport Operations: This is the movement of a single type of goods from one place of origin, where the goods are loaded, to a destination, where they are unloaded.

Entrepreneurship: The activity of setting up a business or businesses, taking on financial risks in the hope of profit.

Project management is the use of specific knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to deliver something of value to people. 

All projects are a temporary effort to create value through a unique product, service or result. All projects have a beginning and an end.