NQF levels of N qualifications and part qualificatiions registered by SAQA

For those who have been waiting for clarification on N programmes, the N qualifications and part qualifications have now been registered by SAQA - in terms of Section 36(c) of the NQF Act, Act 67 of 2008. 

The National N Diploma at NQF Level 6, consisting of N4+N5+N6 (in the same field of study) + either 18 months or 24 months of evaluated work place learning.

The duration of the evaluated workplace learning is determined by the duration of the relevant N programmes. In cases where the N programmes are of one trimester duration, twenty four (24) months of practical workplace learning is required. Where the N programmes are of six months duration, the practical workplace experience is eighteen (18) months.

For full details of the qualification and part qualifications please click on the following link to SAQA

link to SAQA notification

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Hi Tebogo, it looks like Joe's comment is best - approach the Department Higher Education and Training and ask them for a duplicate certificate. 

Please let us know how you get on because I'm sure others have the same or similar problems and they would also like to know what to do.

Hi Sylvia

I will give a report back as soon as I am done.

Thank you very much, Sylvia. The information you just sent in is vital. You are God sent, and we value you. May this new year bring prosperity in your camps. What will we be without your reliable and sustainable guidance.



Hi Silvia

Can someone with National N Diploma be credited to the University?

Hi Kagisho, sorry for the delay in replying.  

This is one of the areas that has caused much discussion - what qualifications are accepted by universities.

I am not an expert in that subject and I don't speak for the universities.  So my suggestion would be that you should approach the individual university you are interested in attending and provide them with your qualification and your detailed results.   

Good luck for your future studies - and don't give up - if one door is closed, then just look for another one - until you find the one that is meant for you.

Hi there

Can you explain how to apply for national N diploma ......we apply on line or we must come to office to apply

Hi Calvin, I'm not an expert on the actual registration. I will send this out to our members and I'm sure one of them will give us the answer.
Good luck.

Ok cool...hope so
Thanks Sylvia can you please fix the link to SAQA notification the is an error when I click.
Hi Sylvia. Thanks very much.


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