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National Certificate: Bricklayer & Plastering N1-N3

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Overview

The NATED N1-N3 Bricklayer & Plastering qualification is a qualification from Levels N1-N3 focussing on the theory of bricklayering and plastering. This qualification meets the academic requirements for you to write your trade test once you have aquired the required practical hours.  This qualification consist of one compusory part (N1-N3 theory) and one optional part (practical hours).

PART 1, N1-N3 Theory (Compulsory)


This part is compulsory. Students are required to complete all their N1-N3 theory subjects to atain their national certificate.

PART 2, Practicals (Optional Extra)


You can complete 3 weeks of optional practical hours within your field of study. This is done just after either N1 or before N3 and will count towards your practical hours required to write the trade test.

Why do your practicals? You cannot afford not to!

Only 2% of all private and public TVET colleges have the facilities and capabilities to offer a practical component with their engineering studies, BUT a staggering 90% of the students that receives practical are employed.

- Stats SA / / Employment figures released

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Admission Requirements:

  •  N1 Entry Requirement: Grade 9 (Std 7) Certificate with a pass in Mathematics and Physical Science OR no formal qualification required for everyone 23 years or older.

 

 

NOTE: Proceed to next level only when the previous level has been successfully completed i.e. N4 for N5, etc.

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Qualifications

  • National Certificate: The student will receive a national certificate form the Department of Education if all external department exams are passed. This certificate is not issued by us, but only by the department of education.

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Price

Level N1-N3

  • Cost Per N-Level: R10 500.00 Inc Vat (Full Time & Part Time), R9 900.00 Inc Vat (Correspondence), Includes all manuals, courier cost, class access, portal access
  • Cost Per Subject: R2 700.00 Inc Vat (Full Time & Part Time), R2 600.00 Inc Vat (Correspondence), Includes all manuals, courier cost, class access, portal access
  • Cost for Optional Practical Module: R3 000.00 Inc Vat (Done between trimesters, 15 working days/3 weeks) READ MORE >

 

Level N4-N6

  • Cost Per N-Level: R11 100.00 Inc Vat (Full Time & Part Time), R10 400.00 Inc Vat (Correspondence), Includes all manuals, courier cost, class access, portal access
  • Cost Per Subject: R2 800.00 Inc Vat (Full Time & Part Time), R2 700.00 Inc Vat (Correspondence), Includes all manuals, courier cost, class access, portal access
  • Cost for Optional Practical Module: R4 000.00 Inc Vat (Done between trimesters, 15 working days/3 weeks) READ MORE >

 

We provide flexible and affordable payment options to ensure the course is always within your reach. To read more about our finance options, CLICK HERE

 

 

Duration

  • Full Time: 1 Trimester (3 Months) Per N-Level (4 Subjects)
  • Part Time: 2 Trimesters (6 Months) Per N-Level (4 Subjects)
  • Correspondence: 2 Trimesters (6 Months) Per N-Level (4 Subjects)
  • Optional Practicals: 3 weeks/15 days, done between trimesters.

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Our Learning Methods

At The Draughting Academy we understand that that each person prefers different learning styles and techniques influenced by circumstances, location, field of study and learning preference. We have therefore developed learning methods to suit all learners to ensure everyone has all the opportunity to achieve learning success. We deliver our qualifications via three modern and flexible methods.

Full Time

Reach your full potential through our instructor led classes combined with interactive lessons, practical assignments and in field experience. Our full time offering consist of a full working day, 8 hours per day divided into multiple periods.

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Part Time

Designed for the working professional, our part time program covers the same amount of information as our full time offering. Combined with our Online Learning, at home exercises/assignments and in class lectures, this will have you ready for exams in no time.

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Correspondence

We have re-defined correspondence studies. Our Assisted Distance Learning ensures that the student never gets left alone to do only self-study by combining online Virtual Classrooms and at home exercises and assignments, all managed by our myAcademy Student Portal.

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Testimonials

What is Bricklayer & Plastering?


Watch this video to understand a day in the life of a bricklayer & plaster.

 

Important Notes

Your study fees will include:

  • Study Material
  • Courier Fee (We dont post material, we courier it to your doorstep)
  • Access to student portal
  • Access to the dedicated student support 
  • Access to virtual classroom sessions once a week (Correspondence students only)

 

It does not include:

  • National examination which is approximately R500-00 per subject
  • Practical modules. This is a optional extra.

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Disclaimer

Kindly note that we reserve the right to cancel/postpone any Full Time or Part Time subjects should the minimum required student numbers not be met. This will be communicated before the commencement of studies and all effort will be made to find suitable alternatives in such a scenario.

 

It should further be noted that should we not have sufficient number of students per subject for our Correspondence course that we reserve the right to provide the students with pre-recorded class videos and not live classes.  Students will however be able to post questions on their student portal for assistance.  This will be communicated before the commencement of studies.

PART 1, N1-N3 Theory Subjects (Done On-Campus)
This part is compulsory. Students are required to complete all their N1-N3 theory subjects to atain their national certificate.

N1 Level N2 Level N3 Level

• Mathematics
• Building Drawing
• Building Science
• Plumbing Theory

• Mathematics
• Building Drawing
• Building Science
• Plumbing Theory
• Mathematics
• Building Drawing
• Building Science
• Building and Civil Technology

 

PART 2, Practicals Bricklayer & Plastering, 120 Hours (Optional Extra, Done On-Campus)
You can complete 3 weeks of optional practical hours within your field of study. This is done just after either N1 or before N3 and will count towards your practical hours required to write the trade test.

This program covers basic knowledge and experience for the trades of: Bricklayer, plasterer, terrazzo worker and wall tilers. It will cover the following modules:

  • Module 1: Hand Tools – uses and care: the basic and essential hand tools used within the Bricklaying & Plastering trade will be covered.
  • Module 2: Building materials – recognition: the various types of sands and stones, as well as sizes of the aggregate for different uses in the various trades will be demonstrated.
  • Module 3: Tests, including the object of such tests – site tests on materials: cleanliness of aggregates, slump tests, Portland cement tests on tensile strength and setting time will be demonstrated.
  • Module 4: Construction – including preparation, precautions and basic principles will be covered: basic setting out of structures, bonding patterns of brick work, tiled and plaster finishes.

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Campus
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Distance Learning
Correspondence
22 January 2018
15 January 2018

Campus
Type
Start Date
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Midrand, Johannesburg
Part Time
22 January 2018
17 January 2018

Midrand, Johannesburg
Full Time
22 January 2018
17 January 2018



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