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National Certificate: Boilermaker N1-N3

Overview

The NATED N1-N3 Boilermaker qualification is a qualification from Levels N1-N3. 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 and two optional practical parts, beginners level (done between N1-N3) and advanced (done after N3).

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, Beginner Practicals (Optional Extra)


You can complete a BEGINNER level, 1 week program of optional practical hours within your field of study. This is done just after either N1 or before N3 and you will be given a certificate and logbook of the components that you have completed. 

PART 3, Advanced Practicals (Optional Extra)


You can complete a ADVANCED level, 1 week program  of optional practical hours within your field of study. This is done just after N3 and you will be given a certificate and logbook of the components that you have completed.  Part 2 to be completed first.

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: R11 400.00  (Full Time & Part Time), R10 700.00  (Correspondence), Includes all manuals, courier cost, class access, portal access
  • Cost Per Subject: R3 000.00  (Full Time & Part Time), R2 900.00  (Correspondence), Includes all manuals, courier cost, class access, portal access
  • Cost for Optional Practical Module: R3 000.00  (Done between trimesters, 5 working days/1 week) 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 Practical: Beginners (N1-N3) 1 week/5 days, Advanced (After N3), 1 week/5 days, done between trimesters.

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Who Should Attend

Depending on the necessary practical experience/ programme specific training, the following opportunities are available for Mechanical Engineering students:

• Boilermaker

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Study Kit

Your study kit is included in your fees and will contain:

 Wifi myAcademy

  • Free WIFI (3GB/Month, On Campus only).
  • Prescribed Textbooks, Branded String Bag.
  • Orientation kit including: Student Card, Welcome Letter, Getting Started Guide.
  • Access to our myAcademy student portal and student support team via phone, email and tickets. 
  • Notepad

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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 our myWay learning methodology to suit all learners and ensure everyone has all the opportunity to achieve learning success. We deliver our qualifications via three modern and flexible delivery methods.

Full Time

Reach your full potential through our myWay Instructor-led or Mentorship based classes combined with interactive lessons, practical assignments and in-field experience. Our full time offering consist of learning sessions that make up a full day or selective days within a week.

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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 myWay Blended Learning, at home exercises/assignments and in-class lectures, this will have you ready for exams in no time. Sessions depend on what qualification you do.

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Correspondence

We have redefined distance learning studies. Our myWay Distance Learning ensures that the student never gets left alone to do only self-study by taking a blended learning approach, combining online Virtual Classrooms and at home exercises and assignments, all managed by our myAcademy Student Portal.

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Testimonials

What is a Boilermaker?


Watch this video to understand a day in the life of a boilermaker.

 

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)

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It does not include:

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

 

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

• Plating & Structural Steelworkers Drawing
• Mathematics
• Engineering Science
• Metalworkers Trade Theory

• Engineering Science
• Mathematics
• Plating & Structural Steelworkers Theory
• Plating & Structural Steelworkers Drawing
• Mechanotechnology
• Plating & Structural Steelworkers Theory
• Engineering Science
• Mathematics

 


 

PART 2, Basic Practicals Mechanical (Optional Extra, Done On-Campus)
You can complete 1 week of optional practical hours within your field of study. This is done just after either N1 or before N3 and you will be given a certificate and logbook of the components that you have completed. 

Foundational Program, 3 Days (Applicable to all students)
Workshop Health & Safety Theory: Full safety training program covering OHSA 

Basic hand tools: 

  • Use of hand tools and portable equipment applicable to specific trades
  • Portable machinery – Grinding machine / Cut-off machine / Drilling machine
  • Chisels /Hammers/Screwdrivers/Scribers/Punches/Socket Wrenches/Files/Vernier/ Callipers/Clamps
  • Measurement and marking – The application of “Marking Blue”
  • Basic Arc Welding
  • Assembly using space welding
  • Assembly using vertical welding

Applied practical hand skills:

  • Cutting of sample work pieces – Use of grinders and cut-off machine
  • Marking and measurements – Use of Vernier
  • Drilling and thread tapping – Use of centre punch and drilling sizes with wrench tapping
  • Assembly of work pieces
  • Pipe threading / Plate rolling and guillotine work
Subject Specific Program
Welding (2 Days)

Arc-Welding:

  • Equipment safety and identification
  • Amperage setting – for depth welding
  • Joining samples by space welding
  • Chipping practice – Cleaning weld area
  • Space welding: Horizontal, Vertical, Continuous welding and assemblies

 


 

PART 3, Advanced Practicals (Optional Extra, Done On-Campus)
You can complete 1 week of optional ADVANCED practical hours within your field of study. This can be done just after N3.

Welding (5 Days)

Arc Welding Training

  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Revise basic techniques
  • Flat / Horizontal / Vertical / Overhead
  • Intermittent Butt Weld
  • Prepare surface for penetration welds
  • Filling gaps with multiple bead welding
  • Reading drawings: Welding symbols, fillet welds, assembly profiles

 

Oxyacetylene Welding Training

  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Identification of Oxy-Acetylene equipment
    • Flashback arrestors / Regulators / Gauges
    • Brazing – Types fluxes
    • Welding flame types
    • Forehand welding
    • Assembly of profiles
    • Oxy-Acetylene cutting.

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  • Campus
    Registration Close Date
    Start Date
    Type
  • 16 January 2019
    21 January 2019
    Part Time
  • 16 January 2019
    21 January 2019
    Full Time
  • Campus
    Registration Close Date
    Start Date
    Type
  • 14 January 2019
    21 January 2019
    Correspondence

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