CUT prospective students with NC(V) or N4, N5 and N6 qualifications

CUT prospective students with NC(V) or N4, N5 and N6 qualifications

CUT ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR FURTHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING (FET/TVET) STUDENTS

The admission requirements for NC(V) Level 4 and traditional N qualifications (N3, N4, N5 and N6) create articulation and clear pathways for FET/TVET college students seeking to enrol in career-focused university programmes in the field of study for which they hold an FET qualification, particularly in scarce skills areas such as Engineering, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Business/Finance and Education.

As documented in this prospectus, our programmes are underpinned by our vision and will enable prospective students to meet national, business and industry needs.

SECTION 1: ADMISSION CRITERIA FOR FET COLLEGE NC(V) 4 STUDENTS TO

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES AT CUT

Minimum statutory requirements for NC(V) 4 Level students

  • Candidates must meet the minimum statutory requirements for students in possession of an NC(V) 4 qualification, as set out in Government Gazette no. 32743 of 26 November 2006, to be eligible for admission to a higher certificate, diploma and bachelor’s degree (See Table 1).
  • Candidates must note that, according to Section 37 (i) of the Higher Education Act (Act 101 of 1997), the decision to admit a student to higher education study is the right and responsibility of the higher education institution concerned. This implies that individual institutions may set additional admission requirements for specific programmes. 

 Minimum statutory admission requirements

  • Qualification

1.  Higher certificate

  • Minimum entry requirement

• All statutory requirements for NC(V) 4 should be met;• 40% in English;

• 30% in either Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy;

• 40% in Life Orientation; and

• 50% in the other four vocational subjects.

  • Qualification

2. Diploma

  • Minimum entry requirement

• All statutory requirements for NC(V) 4 should be met;• 50% in three fundamental subjects, one of which must be English; and

• 60% in three compulsory vocational modules.

  • Qualification

3. Bachelor’s degree

  • Minimum entry requirement

• All statutory requirements for NC(V) 4 should be met;• 60% in three fundamental subjects, one of which must be English; and

• 70% in three compulsory vocational modules.

Institutional requirements for NC(V) 4 level students

  •  NC(V) 4 candidates must score the minimum admission points on the scoring scale for admission, as prescribed in the CUT admissions policy (See Table 2). Since NC(V) programmes are highly specialised, such applicants will only be considered for admission into programmes of similar specialisation, for example NC(V): Tourism applicants will be considered for the Diploma: Tourism Management only, and no other specialisation, regardless of their performance in the NC(V) examinations. Admission to a particular programme is subject to the requirements of that programme (See Table 3 below).
  • NC(V) 4 applicants are eligible for university admission only if they have obtained a full qualification.  No applicant will be admitted based on the completion of certain subjects in a qualification.
  • Life Orientation forms part of the final score, with a maximum value of one.
  • NC(V) candidates are expected to possess a minimum level of proficiency in English, since this is the language of learning and teaching (LoLT) at CUT.  A minimum mark of 50% for English as Home Language (vernacular) or First Additional Language is therefore considered to be sufficient, although any proof of proficiency in the English language will also be taken into consideration.

The scoring scale for NC (V) 4 subjects is indicated below

Percentage achieved in NCV subject                        30-39%   40-49%   50-59%   60-69%   70-79%   80-89%   90-100%

Points rating for % value                                                        2          3                4             5              6            7                  8

The programme-specific requirements are indicated in below

Civil Engineering and Building Construction

  • NC(V) 4 PROGRAMMES
  1. Construction Supervision
  2. Materials
  3. Carpentry and Roof Work
  4. Concrete Structures
  5. Masonry
  6. Physical Science
  7. Plumbing
  8. Roads
  9. Drawing Office Practice
  10. Architectural Graphics and Technology
  11. Civil and Structural Steel work
  12. Mechanical Draughting and Technology
  13. Drawing Office Procedures and Techniques
  14. Construction Planning
  • CUT QUALIFICATIONS

National Diploma: Civil Engineering
National Diploma:Building

  • SUBJECT REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the general admission requirements, a minimum mark of 50% in both Mathematics and Physical Science is required for applicants seeking to pursue their studies in Civil Engineering.  Every applicant must write an access assessment test.In addition to the general admission requirements, a minimum mark of 50% in Mathematics or 70% in Mathematical Literacy is required for applicants seeking to pursue their studies in Building. Physical Science is recommended. Every applicant must write an access assessment test.

Education and Development

  • NC(V) 4 PROGRAMMES
  1. Human and Social Development
  2. Art and Science of Teaching
  3. Learning Psychology
  • CUT QUALIFICATIONS

Diploma:Design and Studio Art

  • SUBJECT REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the general entry requirements, the following subjects are highly recommended: Painting, Ceramics, Drawing, Graphic Design, Graphic Processes, Jewellery Design, Jewellery Manufacturing, Entrepreneurship and Business Management (only N4), History of Art (N5 and N6).

Electrical Infrastructure Construction

  • NC(V) 4 PROGRAMMES
  1. Electronic Control and Digital Electronics
  2. Electrical Principles and Practice
  3. Electrical Workmanship
  4. Electrical Systems and Construction
  5. Physical Science
  • CUT QUALIFICATIONS

National Diploma: Electrical Engineering

  • SUBJECT REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the general admission requirements, a minimum mark of 50% in both Mathematics and Physical Science is required. Every applicant must write an access assessment test.

Engineering and Related Design

  • NC(V) 4 PROGRAMMES
  1. Engineering Processes
  2. Professional Engineering Practice
  3. Automotive Repair and Maintenance
  4. Engineering Fabrication – Boiler Making
  5. Engineering Fabrication – Sheet Metal Worker
  6. Fitting and Turning
  7. Physical Science
  8. Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Processes
  9. Applied Engineering Technology
  10. Welding
  • CUT QUALIFICATIONS

National Diploma: Mechanical Engineering

  • SUBJECT REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the general admission requirements, a minimum mark of 50% in both Mathematics and Physical Science is required.  Every applicant must write an access assessment test

Finance, Economics and Accounting

  • NC(V) 4 PROGRAMMES
  1. Economic Environment
  2. Financial Management
  3. New Venture Creation
  4. Applied Accounting
  • CUT QUALIFICATIONS
  • SUBJECT REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the general entry requirements, a minimum mark of 50% in Accounting is required.

Information Technology and Computer Science

  • NC(V) 4 PROGRAMMES
  1. Systems Analysis and Design
  2. Multimedia Service (Implementation date: 2013)
  3. Data Communication and Networking
  • CUT QUALIFICATIONS

National Diploma: Information Technology

  • SUBJECT REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the general admission requirements, a minimum mark of 60% in Mathematical Literacy or 40% in either Mathematics or Information Technology is required. Every applicant must write an access assessment test.

Management

  • NC(V) 4 PROGRAMMES
  1. Management Practice
  2. Operations Management
  3. Project Management
  • CUT QUALIFICATIONS

National Diploma: Public  Management National Diploma in Human Resources  Management

  • SUBJECT REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the general admission requirements, a minimum mark of 50% in Accounting is required.A candidate must score at least 27 or more points on the CUT scoring scale.

Marketing

  • NC(V) 4 PROGRAMMES
  1. Marketing
  2. Marketing Communication
  3. Consumer Behaviour
  4. Contact Centre Operations
  • CUT QUALIFICATIONS

Diploma: Marketing

  • SUBJECT REQUIREMENTS

A candidate must score at least 27 or more points on the CUT scoring scale and 50% for English/Communication.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS WITH N3, N4, N5 AND N6 QUALIFICATIONS

The following admission requirements apply:

  • A candidate with an FET N3, N4, N5 or N6 certificate may qualify for admission to the first year of a diploma qualification, based on his or her seven best subjects for N4/N5 or N5/N6 and a minimum of 50% for English at N3 level. However, a candidate must meet the minimum admission requirements, including the language requirement, on the CUT scoring scale before he/she will be allowed to write an access assessment test (see Table 4 for the CUT scoring scale for N qualifications).
  • A candidate with an N3, N4, N5 or N6 certificate does not qualify for any subject recognition.
  • Subject recognition may be granted to FET students who have successfully completed their FET N6 diplomas. Such subject recognition will only be considered for first-year CUT certificate and/or diploma subjects, and will only be based on FET N6 level diploma subjects completed successfully. These subjects must be passed at N4, N5 and N6 level with a score of 50% or above.
  • Programme prerequisites must be met before a candidate will be admitted to a specific programme.
  • An official statement of results must be presented to CUT.

The scoring scale for candidates in possession of N3, N4, N5 and N6 qualifications is indicated Below

Symbol achieved                                  N3                       N4/N5/N6

A                                                                        6                                 8

B                                                                         5                                 7

C                                                                         4                                 6

D                                                                        3                                  5

E                                                                        2                                   4

 


If you do not qualify on the scoring scales, do not despair. CUT offers an Extended Curriculum Programme (ECP), a bridge year(s) that will give you various options before continuing on your true career path.