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What will you learn in this Engineering Studies: Electrical N1 course?
This course is theoretical training to prospective artisans via the NATED Programme. The N1 foundation level is the first in a 3-level engineering programme. In N1 you will learn the mathematics, science and drawing skills that form the basis of all engineering trades. Learn the skills and techniques to research, design, install and test electrical and electronic equipment and supervise its manufacturing. The electrical trade involves the generation, distribution and management of all appliances and installations that generate or use electrical energy.
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.
Course Cost and Duration
At College SA we offer you the following ways in which you can pay for your studies:
- STUDY DURATION (16 MONTHS)
- STUDY MATERIAL COURIERED TO YOU
- MONTHLY DEBIT ORDER
Total Price*A once off R950 non-refundable registration fee applies.
What is included in the course fees?
- Text books and study material
- Courier fee
Course Starting Dates
With College SA, you can start studying whenever you want: there are no specific course starting dates since we offer distance learning. Please speak to our Educational Planners about your enrolment and study options.
- College SA fees do not include external exam fees.
- Exam fees fluctuate from centre to centre
- Exam fees are payable separately by the student to College SA who will then pay it to the examination centre.
- Exams are written in April, August and November of each year.
- You are eligible for the exams once you have successfully completed three written assignments; once you have registered, the school will advise you on the assignment- and exam registration deadlines.
You have to successfully complete and submit the required 3 assignments per subject in order for College SA to prepare your term mark. College SA will ensure that term marks are submitted to your exam venue and, together with your exam, these are submitted to the Department of Higher Education and Training for evaluation. Once you have successfully completed all the required national exams you will be awarded a National Certificate.
Accreditation InfoStatus: Accredited course Type & reward: National Qualification - N1 (SAQA ID: 67109 (N1))
Provided by: Umalusi
Minimum credits: 40
We are a private distance learning college accredited by Umalusi, the Council for Quality Assurance in General and Further Education and Training (accreditation number 15FET02 00025) to offer NATED: Engineering Studies N1 – N3 qualifications. As a training provider, we offer technical courses in boilermaking, welding, fitting and turning, motor mechanics and electrical engineering. Umalusi is the quality assurance council in General Education and Training. They set the quality standards and criteria to uphold the academic rigour of the qualifications as offered by College SA. This means that the study material is of a high quality and relevant to your chosen technical field. It also means that Umalusi ensures that training providers comply with set criteria so that you receive up-to-date information and training. Umalusi is nationally recognised by employers and national higher education institutions, meaning you are able to further your technical studies at almost any higher education institution, and employers trust the knowledge that you have already built, which increases your employability.
- Grade 9 passed; with Mathematics (40% and above) and Physical Science (30% and above)
- Must be at least 16 years of age
- The ability to read and write in English
- Access to a computer and the Internet
- Completion of bridging course (if you don’t have Grade 9 pass), with Mathematics (40% and above) and Physical Science (30% and above)
PLEASE NOTE: If you do not meet these entry requirements you can enrol for the NTC Bridging course. The NTC Bridging course will automatically qualify you for the N1 course.
Professional DesignationRegistered artisan
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.
Mathematics is one of the three compulsory fundamental subjects in the NATED programme. Learn how to solve equations and word problems, and how to manipulate formulae. You will learn the skills needed to do algebraic graphs, trigonometry, logarithms and factorisation. The purpose of this module is to produce a person who can confidently apply mathematics to other disciplines and real life situations.
Engineering Science N1
In this module, you will learn about the laws of physics - you must understand these principles in order to understand engineering systems. You will cover the following: energy, work, power, composition of matter, statics, dynamics and electricity.
Industrial Electronics N1
This module introduces you to electronics, what electricity is and how it is used. This module covers atomic theory, cells and batteries, electricity resistance, capacitance (ability of an electrical circuit to store energy) and the effect of magnetics on electronics.
Electrical Trade Theory N1
This module focuses on wiring, domestic appliances, lighting, transformers and electromagnetism, among other topics. Electrical trade theory is an important factor in the preparation for trade testing in the electrical trade.