What will you learn in this NTC Bridging Course course?

The Mathematics and Physical Science subjects will give you the foundation you need in order to understand the material you will cover at the N1 - level course of our engineering programmes. Thsi course focuses on the fundamental concepts learnt in the senior phase of our current SA School curriculum, and the course aims to prepare students for the specific field of study they intend to enter into. Please note that this course is intended to qualify you for the N1-level engineering courses offered at College SA only. You will not be able to use this course to apply for NTC courses at other learning institutions.

Textbook costs included!

Textbooks can be extremely expensive and some institutions do not include it in the course fee. Not at College SA! Our study material and textbooks are included in the total course price, so you do not have to worry about sourcing your own textbooks. We will send you all the necessary study material to complete this course.


  • Total Price

*A once-off R950.00 activation fee applies if you pay by debit order

What is included in the course fees?

  • Textbooks and study material
  • Courier fee

Course Start Dates

With College SA you can start studying whenever you want, there are no specific course start dates since we offer distance learning. Please speak to our Educational Planners about your enrolment and study options.

Exam Information

You will not have to write a formal exam for this course.
You will conduct a self-administered, supervised final Summative Assessment and will not have to go to an exam centre or pay any exam fees.

Assessments Information

For Physical Science and Mathematics, you will have to complete:

  • Several Formative self-assessments (quizzes) with tutor support or discussion group interaction.
  • Two (2) Formative Assessments for each subject
  • One (1) Final Integrated Summative Assessment for each subject

Mark breakdown
Formative Assessment: Both formative assessments will count towards 30% of the final mark

Formative Self-Assessment: You will submit a simple “Logbook” of your academic progress that will count towards 10% of the final mark. The Logbook will serve as a summary of evidence of sessions with tutor or discussion group.

Final Integrated Summative Assessment: This will count towards 60% of the final mark.

To complete the programme successfully: You must achieve at least 50% for each Formative Self-Assessment, and at least 60% in the Final Integrated Summative Assessment component, and an overall mark of 60% in order to achieve a pass in any individual course and programme in total.

Exam weighting
Final Integrated Summative Assessment: 60%

Accreditation Info

Status: Non-accredited short course
Type & reward: College SA Provider Programme Short Course - confirmation of course completion and entrance to College SA N1 Engineering Studies Programmes
Provided by: College SA

College SA has put together a range of courses that address the need for affordable skills development. These courses, made up from a range of provided material as well as some of our own proprietary material, have been developed specifically for distance learners to help them gain skills. Although these courses are non-accredited, they are extremely valuable for many students since the information is relevant, up to date and will help you improve your job performance in your chosen field. These courses are typically more affordable than accredited courses, do not require formal exams to pass, and are often structured in such a way that you can level up your skills as you go along. They are perfect for self-development and will allow you to demonstrate to employers/potential employers your willingness to learn and improve yourself, thereby increasing your ability to find a job or get a better job.

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Entry Requirements

  • Completion of the Grade 8 senior phase is preferable
  • The ability to read and write in English
  • You must be at least 16 years old

What subjects make up this course:

What are subjects?

Subjects are the particular fields of study that are covered in a course. The subjects below make up this course and will need to be completed in order for you to complete this course.


In this module, you will learn how to use number functions to manipulate numeric data, and algebra to calculate and represent numbers and quantities in formulae and equations. You will also learn about geometry, data-handling (which involves the analysis of mathematical data), and trigonometry, which deals with shapes and the relevant function of angles.

Physical Science

In this module, you will learn about matter and materials, and energy and change. Matter and material involve anything that has mass and occupies space. Energy and change involve chemical reactions. They are calculated by bond energies and shown by energy diagrams.