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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

National Certificate: N2 Engineering Studies 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
67375  National Certificate: N2 Engineering Studies 
ORIGINATOR
Department of Education 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
UMALUSI - UMALUSI  OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
National N Certificate  Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology  Engineering and Related Design 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  40  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Provider Based N Part-Qual 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Reregistered  SAQA 06120/18  2018-07-01  2021-06-30 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2022-06-30   2025-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This qualification does not replace any other qualification and is not replaced by any other qualification. 

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
This part qualification enables specific in-depth foundational work-place related learning to be done without the learner having to also study other general, formative, academic subjects that are required of learners at this level who are studying in a school environment, or who are embarking on a full qualification.
Rationale:
South Africa is faced with a large drop-out rate of learners in the formal schooling system, high unemployment, and a shortage of skills. There is therefore a great need to create alternative education routes and learning outcomes for learners, who do not wish remain in the formal schooling environment, to continue developing their knowledge, skills and values so as to become skilled individuals who are employable and/or able to start their own businesses. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • A National Certificate: N1: Engineering Studies; or
  • At least three applicable Grade 10 instructional offerings at Higher or Standard Grade level; or
  • An equivalent qualification.
    Recognition of Prior (RPL):
    Recognition of Prior Learning can be used to grant:
    1. Access to learners who do not meet the minimum entry requirements
    2. Credits towards the part-qualification 

  • RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    Instructional Offering:
  • Code 4110022: Industrial Orientation N2.
  • Code 8090102: Plating and Structural Steel Drawing N2.
  • Code 8200102: Ferro Alloy Theory N2.
  • Code 8190352: Instrument Mechanic Theory N2.
  • Code 8190332: Diesel Earthmoving Mechanics Theory N2.
  • Code 8190172: Refrigeration Technology N2.
  • Code 8180112: Plastic Technology N2.
  • Code 8090272: Engineering Drawing N2.
  • Code 8090012: Building Drawing N2.
  • Code 8080602: Industrial Electronics N2.
  • Code 8080322: Radar Trade Theory N2.
  • Code 8080262: Logic Systems N2.
  • Code 8060132: Road Construction Theory N2.
  • Code 8060122: Road Construction Drawing N2.
  • Code 8120022: Water and Waste-Water Treatment Practice N2.
  • Code 10010012: Tailor's Theory N2.
  • Code 10010102: Upholstery and Trimming Theory N2.
  • Code 11020462: Furniture-Maker's Theory N2.
  • Code 11021222: Iron Production and Casting Theory N2.
  • Code 11021152: Moulders' Theory N2.
  • Code 11021102: Aircraft Metalwork Theory N2.
  • Code 11020942: Steel Production and Casting Theory N2.
  • Code 11020892: Smithing Theory N2.
  • Code 11020562: Motor Machining Theory N2.
  • Code 11010102: Bricklaying and Plastering Theory N2.
  • Code 11020492: Furniture Design N2.
  • Code 11020342: Coke and By-product Process Theory N2.
  • Code 11020202: Toolmakers' Theory N2.
  • Code 11020042: Armature Winding Theory N2.
  • Code 11010132: Painting and Manufacture Theory N2.
  • Code 11022032: Fitting and Machining Theory N2.
  • Code 11020532: Patternmakers' Theory N2.
  • Code 11040662: Motor Trade Theory N2.
  • Code 11050042: Photography Trade Theory N2.
  • Code 11041872: Electrical Trade Theory N2.
  • Code 11041852: Rigging Theory N2.
  • Code 11041572: Refrigeration Trade Theory N2.
  • Code 11041102: Aircraft Maintenance Theory N2.
  • Code 11041072: Aircraft Instrument Trade Theory N2.
  • Code 11041022: Aircraft Electrical Theory N2.
  • Code 11040992: Aircraft Electronics Theory N2.
  • Code 11040952: Telcom Trade Theory N2.
  • Code 11040862: Radio Theory N2.
  • Code 11021612: Gunsmith Trade Theory N2.
  • Code 11040742: Survival Equipment Theory N2.
  • Code 11021662: Pulp and Papermaking Theory N2.
  • Code 11040612: Motor Electrical Theory N2.
  • Code 11022202: Wood-machinery/Joinery and Shopfitting Theory N2.
  • Code 11022052: Plumbing Theory N2.
  • Code 11022082: Welders' Theory N2.
  • Code 11040832: Radio and Television Theory N2.
  • Code 11022192: Carpentry and Roofing Theory N2.
  • Code 11040572: Motor Bodywork Theory N2.
  • Code 11040012: Plant Operation Theory N2.
  • Code 11040032: Construction Plant Theory N2.
  • Code 11040152: Diesel-Electrical Theory N2.
  • Code 11040192: Diesel Trade Theory N2.
  • Code 11040242: Electro-Mechanics Theory N2.
  • Code 11040452: Instrument Trade Theory N2.
  • Code 11040502: Missiles N2.
  • Code 11022182: Platers' Theory N2.
  • Code 5110002: Communication N2.
  • Code 15070012: Building Science N2.
  • Code 15070342: Industrial Science N2.
  • Code 15070402: Engineering Science Theory N2.
  • Code 16030192: Mathematics N2.

    Programme Requirements:

    At least three instructional offerings are required for the issuing of the certificate, provided that:

    A Trade Theory instructional offering (Category A), or a technological instructional offering (Category A) is compulsory for apprentices, plus three instructional offerings, one from each of the following categories of instructional offerings:
  • A mathematics category (Category B);
  • A science category (Category C); and
  • A drawing category (Category D).

    The Trade Theory must specifically relate to the trade for which the candidate is enrolled.

    Any three of the following categories of instructional offerings must be passed by non-apprenticed learners:
  • A trade theory category (Category A); or
  • A technological category (Category A);
  • A mathematics category (Category B);
  • A science category (Category C); and
  • A drawing category (Category D).

    A candidate must submit a sworn statement to the effect that he/she is not an apprentice.

    Permission has to be obtained for specific instructional offering combinations for those exceptional cases where specific instructional offering combinations by specific vocations are required by employers, or the relevant Sector Education and Training Authority (SETA).

    Category Exceptions Table:

    Instructional Offering; CATEGORIES (A, B, C and D):
  • Industrial Orientation N2 (Categories, A, B and C).
  • Industrial Electronics N2 (Categories, A and D).
  • Logic Systems N2 (Categories, A and C).

    The following instructional offerings may not be offered simultaneously to meet the requirements for issuing a certificate, but may be offered in addition to the minimum required instructional offerings:
  • Building Drawing N2; or
  • Engineering Drawing N2; or
  • Plating and Structural Steel Drawing N2; or
  • Furniture Design N2.
  • Building Science N2;
  • Industrial Science N2;
  • Engineering Science N2.
  • A Trade Theory instructional offering, or Technology instructional offering. 

  • EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    The Exit Level Outcomes and Associated Assessment Criteria are as given in the curriculum statements for each module/subject/component. 

    ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    Articulates vertically into the N3. 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2015. 

    NOTES 
    Duration:
  • One trimester. 

  • LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
     
    NONE 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. Department of Education 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.