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bladenzimandeBusinessLive reports that the review of the National Certificate Vocational (NCV), which could result in the qualification being overhauled, is due to be completed by the end of 2017, after a process starting in 2010.  

The NCV is aimed at tackling the economy’s skills demand and offers programmes of study at levels 2, 3 and 4 designed to provide theory and practical experience in specific industry fields.  But, many programmes duplicate each other and they have also been criticised for not adequately preparing students to enter occupations.  Answering a question in parliament, Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande said the review was considering the selection of students, programme delivery (theory and practical plus the manner in which the curricula were delivered), quality of practitioners and resources.  Costing and funding flows, student support and career guidance were also being considered.  Furthermore, said Nzimande, the review was exploring the opportunities students were able to exploit upon completion of the programme.  Also, the review team was looking at which factors enabled students or hindered them from accessing particular opportunities

  • Read this report by Bekezela Phakathi in full at BusinessLive


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