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5 reasons to study a technical course at optimi college
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Technical courses: 5 reasons one could be right for you

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By Kendall Behr - Copywriter for Optimi

Didn’t finish matric and wondering how to advance your career? Want to work with machinery, car repair, as an electrician, construction, and other practical industries? Guess what, you can! You don’t need a matric or experience to get your national certificate and start earning! Here are the top 5 reasons to study a technical course in South Africa:

1. You’ll start earning sooner

Each Optimi College technical national certificate is divided into three courses. After completing the first course, you’ll already have enough basic knowledge to start working in that industry while you complete the second and third courses part-time. This means you can start working within a year of studying.

2. You’ll always have job opportunities

Optimi College technical courses are accredited with Umalusi, meaning that you will have job opportunities inside South Africa but also internationally!

3. Earn a competitive salary

Technical work can’t be done by everyone and in South Africa, starting salaries for mechanics and other practical jobs are competitive. This increases even more once you’ve got a national certificate.

4. Anyone can do it

You don’t need a matric to be able to study a technical course with Optimi College! All you need is a 40% mark in grade 9 mathematics and a 30% in grade 9 physical science. If you don’t have that, Optimi College offers a bridging course in those 2 subjects to allow you to qualify.

5. You don’t need the full fee right now

Optimi College allows students to pay their courses with monthly instalments. Pay a manageable amount once a month to pay off your course easily.

What courses are available?

Optimi College offers 5 options in technical courses:

  1. Fitter and Turner Courses N1, N2, N3
  2. Electrical Courses N1, N2, N3
  3. Boiler making Courses N1, N2, N3
  4. Welding Courses N1, N2, N3
  5. Motor Trade Courses N1, N2, N3

What do N1 and N2 and N3 mean?

To study for a national certificate through Optimi College, you need to complete the N1, N2, and N3 courses in each technical course that we offer. This is to make the process of getting the national certificate easier. Each course takes 16 months to complete and gives you a completion certificate. Once you’ve completed all three you’ll have attained your national certificate!

Want to know more? One of our educational planners can help you get the perfect course for your needs. We’ll call you – no need to use your own airtime: