Build a computer from scratch and be the technical support hero.

Why Choose the National Certificate Programme?

Computers play a vital role in the world of business today as they increase efficiency. To be a competent technician, you must learn how to build computers, run tests and diagnostics and be able to troubleshoot all matters related to technical support and installations.

This qualification will enable learners to develop an understanding of technology principles, hardware and software, data communication and network support and problem-solving skills in a technical environment. It also teaches the fundamental communication skills required to work across different work cultures in South Africa.

Course Information

You may enter the programme, with any one of the following:
  • National Senior Certificate (NSC)
  • NQF 4 NCV Level 4

The National Certificate in IT is accredited by the Higher Education Quality Committee [HEQC] of the Council on Higher Education [CHE] and is registered on the National Qualifications Framework [NQF] with the South African Qualifications Authority [SAQA].

On successful completion of the programme, the student will receive a National Certificate from Berea College of Technology endorsed by the Quality Council for Trades & Occupations (QCTO). Certificates are conferred by the College Rector at the college’s official graduation ceremony.
  • Computer Technician – Pay Estimate: +/- R150 000 to R375 000 a year
  • Help Desk Analyst – Pay Estimate: +/- R168 000 to R55 000 a year
  • Network Technician – Pay Estimate: +/- R168 000 to R420 000 a year
Contact a career consultant on campus or online, who will take you through the affordable National Certificate pricing structure and explain our flexible payment options.

Customised study materials which meet the programme outcomes can be accessed from the Learner Management System, Moodle. A prescribed book list is available from the academic manager at the start of the programme, although the study guide available on Moodle will sufficiently cover the exam requirements.

Moodle is an online platform where registered students receive their study materials and other online support material with zero data costs.
  • Explore engaging online content, crafted by subject matter experts.
  • Access to customised academic repository with assignments, videos and PowerPoint lessons.
  • 24-hour access.

Once you have achieved the National Certificate professional training, you can progress to other programmes offered by the college or you may earn credits from public tertiary education institutions, subject to its admission requirements.

Refer to the SAQA fact sheet for more options to study further.

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