What Are NATED Courses?

They are National Diploma course programmes developed by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) that combine practical and theory-based learning to provide students with the best possible education and training.

The courses in this programme take between 36 and 54 months to complete. In the first 36 months, you will complete three theory-based certificates. These certificates are:  

  • N4 National Certificate: 6 – 12 months 
  • N5 National Certificate: 6 – 12 months 
  • N6 Certificate: 6 – 12 months 


In the last 18 months of your course, you will be required to complete practical work-based training, which, once you have completed it, will make you eligible for an N6 Diploma in the field you have chosen.

 

Who Accredits NATED Courses?

The National Qualifications course programme or NATED Course programme is regulated and accredited by the QCTO, The Quality Council of Trades and Occupations and DHET (Department of Higher Education and Training).

What Are The Requirements To For A NATED Course?

Firstly, you will need to be above the age of 16, and you will also need to know how to read and write in English. You will need to have a National Senior Certificate (NSC) or Senior Certificate(SC).


Previously it was possible to apply for these courses with a Matric Equivalent qualification, but that has since changed and is no longer possible.

Where Can I Study A NATED Course?

The following Distance Leaning Colleges offer NATED programmes:

  • Bellview Institute of Distance Learning
  • Skills Academy
  • Matric College
  • Ember Academy 
  • Learning Group

Which Courses Are Offered At These Institutions?
 

NATED Courses:

Educare Courses

  • Educare: NATED N4 National Certificate
  • Educare: NATED N5 National Certificate
  • Educare: NATED N6 National Certificate
  • Educare: NATED N6 National Diploma.


Management Assistant Courses


Human Resource Management Courses


Financial Management Courses


Business Management Courses


Marketing Management Courses

Legal Secretary Courses


They also offer alternative options for students who want to study but do not have a Matric Certificate:

ICB Courses


ICB Business Management

  • Small Business Financial Management: ICB National Certificate
  • Office Administration – Business Management: ICB Higher Certificate
  • Financial Accounting – Business Management: ICB National Diploma


ICB Office Administration

  • Office Administration: ICB National Certificate
  • Office Administration: ICB Higher Certificate
  • Office Administration: ICB National Diploma

 

ICB Bookkeeping and Accounting

  • Bookkeeping: ICB National Certificate
  • Bookkeeping: ICB FET Certificate
  • Technical Financial Accounting: ICB National Diploma
  • Certified Financial Accounting: ICB National Diploma

 

They also have courses for students that would like to complete their Matric, but have failed or did not get the opportunity to complete their Matric in high school.

Matric Courses

  • Adult Matric: Amended Senior Certificate
  • Matric Upgrade: Amended Senior Certificate 
  • Matric Rewrite: Amended Senior Certificate

Author:  Pabalelo Tladi
Editor: Megan Dreyer
Published Date: July 25, 2022