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NATIONAL N-DIPLOMA: HOSPITALITY & CATERING SERVICES (INCLUDES N4 – N6 CERTIFICATES)

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The National Certificate N4-N6 in Hospitality and Catering Services is accredited by the Department of Higher Education and Training and Quality assured by Umalusi.

This course is designed to focus on 3 disciplines in the hospitality field i.e. Professional Cookery, Accommodation & House Keeping and Food & Beverage Management.  The College of Cape Town’s Hospitality Department prides itself in offering Hospitality students the opportunity to refine, re-design and perfect their cooking and have management skills in this dynamic, growing industry. The qualification places equal emphasis on the academic, practical and integrated learning experience of the student.

The qualification is aimed at individuals who are passionate about serving people and who has what it takes for this demanding industry.

 

Career Options

What will I be qualified as once I’ve completed this course?

You will be job-ready and able to take up a position in the following sectors of the hospitality industry:

  • Hotel, Restaurant and Guesthouse Management
  • Food and Beverage Service
  • Function Catering
  • Test Kitchens
  • Tasting Room Facilitators
  • Commis Chef/Chef de Partie
  • Conference and Banqueting

What could I do to further improve my skills and my chances of furthering my career?Upon successful completion of this course, students can further enhance their skills by completing skills courses that would enable them to specialise in the various sectors of the industry. Once you have completed an 18-month period of work in the industry, the National N-Diploma in Hospitality and Catering is awarded by the Department of Higher Education and Training.

Programme Structure

What will I be studying during this course?

N4 CERTIFICATE (Semester 1)

  • Catering Theory and Practical N4
  • Applied Management N4
  • Nutrition and Menu Planning N4
  • Sanitation and Safety N4

N5 CERTIFICATE (Semester 2)

  • Catering Theory and Practical N5
  • Applied Management N5
  • Food and Beverage Service N65
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management N4

N6 CERTIFICATE (Semester 3)

  • Catering Theory and Practical N6
  • Applied Management N6
  • Communication and Human Relations N6
  • Computer Practice N4

Enhancement Courses

  • First Aid
  • Food and Wine Pairing
  • Industry-related demonstrations and workshops

Admission Requirements

What do I need to have completed before I can apply to study this course?

  • Grade 12
  • The ability to communicate effectively in English
  • Prospective students will be required to undergo a placement assessment to assess suitability prior to acceptance

Duration

  • 18 months full-time, each level (N4 – N6) takes 6 months
  • 18 months industry experience required to apply for N-Diploma
  • Enrolment in January and July

NATIONAL N-DIPLOMA: TOURISM (INCLUDES N4 –N6 CERTIFICATES)

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The National Certificates N4-N6 in Tourism is accredited by the Department of Higher Education and Training and Quality assured by Umalusi.

The tourism industry is an exciting and fluid one in which students have to be committed, passionate and willing to display excellent customer service skills. A career in tourism is demanding and requires people with good interpersonal and communication skills, a dedication to quality and good service. Students are thus equipped with the necessary knowledge, practical skills, competence and understanding required for successful employment in the Tourism industry.

Career Options

What will I be qualified as once I’ve completed this course?

Students will be employable in the various sectors of the Travel and Tourism industry in a junior position.

  • Airline Ground Crew
  • Car Rental Agents
  • Foreign Exchange Agents
  • Reservation Agents at Inter-City Coach companies
  • Junior Travel Consultants
  • Tour Operators
  • Tourism Information Officer
  • Cruise Consultant
  • Front Office/Reservation Officers in the accommodation sector

What will I be able to do?

You will be equipped with the skills to provide the traveler with excellent customer service and to effectively and efficiently assist clients with reservations, information and assistance to make their travel experience memorable and hassle-free.

In which industries will I be able to work?

  • Tourism and Hospitality Industry

What could I do to further improve my skills and my chances of furthering my career?

After completing this qualification and achieving the necessary entry requirements at academic level you will be able to continue studying in a travel and tourism-related field at an institution specifically focused on education and training for this industry, eg. at a University of Technology.

Students who successfully complete the qualification will also have the option of being awarded with the National N-Diploma in Tourism once you have completed an 18-month period of work experience in the industry. This N-Diploma is awarded by the Department of Higher Education and Training.

Programme Structure

What will I be studying during this course?

N4 SEMESTER 1

  • Tourist Destinations N4
  • Travel Services N4
  • Tourism Communication N4
  • Travel Office Procedures N4

N5 SEMESTER 2

  • Tourist Destinations N5
  • Travel Services N5
  • Tourism Communication N5
  • Travel Office Procedures N5

N6 SEMESTER 3

  • Tourist Destinations N6
  • Travel Services N6
  • Travel Office Procedures N6
  • Hotel Reception N6

Enhancement Courses

  • Amadeus (this is optional and is not included in the course fee)
  • Within Africa Fares and Ticketing (Fares 1)
  • Tourist Attraction – Site Visits

Admission Requirements

What do I need to have completed before I can apply to study this course?

  • Grade 12
  • Must have the ability to communicate effectively in English
  • Prospective students will be required to undergo a placement assessment prior to acceptance

Duration

  • 18 months (6 months per level, N4-N6) full-time
  • Enrolment in January and July

National N Diploma: Clothing Production (Fashion Design)

Entry Requirement:
A Senior Certificate or an approximate national certificate N3 or a national senior certificate or an equivalent qualification.

Duration:
6 Months per certificate

Modules:
N4 – N6: Clothing Construction, Pattern Construction, Fashion Drawing, Entrepreneurship, Business Management

Career Options: Fashion Designer, Fashion Merchandising (making or buying), Fashion Photography, Fashion Stylist

PERSONALITY TRAITS

• A flair for fashion
• Creativity
• A person who enjoys the challenge of transforming ideas into tangible fashion items
• Accuracy and precision
• Diligence

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

• Pattern maker, designer, grader or seamstress
• Boutique / Bridal couture work
• Private industry
• Entrepreneur
• Supervisor in a factory
• Clothing Consultant


 NATIONAL N-DIPLOMA MANAGEMENT: FARMING

This subject outlines the functions and responsibilities of all role-players in agriculture, factors that impact on agricultural production as well as environmental factors influencing agriculture. It focuses on the role of the farmer as an entrepreneur, as well as farm and estate planning with an overview of key aspects of insurance applicable to the farmer.

DATA MANAGEMENT: FARMING This subject provides students with skills to do basic computer functions – covering Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and Power Point.

N4-N6 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Grade 12 Certificate

DURATION 3½ Years (24 months theory and 18 months practical work experience)

WHAT IS THIS PROGRAMME ABOUT?

Students credited with this National Diploma will understand how producers manage the farm business in the agricultural environment. They will also understand the management functions, production decisions, how to utilise resources, manage finances and evaluate agricultural assets. They will also understand the economics of plant and animal production and how to conduct marketing. Through the computer modules the student is presented with the theoretical knowledge that they will need to be computer literate to manage the farm.

WHAT CAREER OPPORTUNITIES ARE OUT THERE?

Farmer > Farm Supervisor > Farm Manager > Agricultural Product Representative > Farming Consultant > Agricultural Produce Marketer > Product Inspector Farming Management

Subjects:

FIRST YEAR N4, First Semester > Management: Farming > Data Management: Farming > Financial Management: Farming > Maintenance Management: Farming N5, Second Semester > Management: Farming > Data Management: Farming > Financial Management: Farming > Maintenance Management: Farming

SECOND YEAR N6, First Semester > Management: Farming > Data Management: Farming > Dairy Production > Fruit Production > Vine Production > Plant Nutrition > Applied Farming Techniques N6, Second Semester > Data Management: Farming > Financial Management: Farming > Management: Farming > Human Resource Management: Farming > Dairy Production > Vine Production > Mutton Production

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT: FARMING Financial Management: Farming teaches the basic accounting principles in relation to farm management. The subject matter focuses on farm budgeting systems, analysis of information systems and the interpretation of financial statements, balance sheets and income statements.

MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT: FARMING This field of study empowers the student with skills to do basic maintenance on the farm. It includes vehicle maintenance, basic welding techniques, building and electrical installations as well as health and safety procedures. HUMAN RESOURCE

MANAGEMENT: FARMING Human Resource Management: Farming gives the student a background of human resource management focusing on human resource provisioning, compensation and benefits, labour relations in farming and legislation dealing with human resource management. The interaction with unions is also discussed.