The National Certificate (Vocational) (NC(V)) qualification was introduced by the then Department of Education at public Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges in 2007 in an effort to respond to the priority skills demands of the South African economy.
The NC(V) continues to be offered by TVET Colleges, however, a number of stakeholders have expressed concern about the inordinate amount of time that students spend at TVET Colleges to complete the full NC(V) qualification.
This report provides information and insights into the extent and nature of the throughput rate of TVET college students enrolled in NC(V) programmes. Such insight can be drawn upon to inform interventions to address relevant challenges and to improve accountability in the system.
This publication covers
- Definition of “throughput rate”
- Methodology used to calculate throughput rate