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Why are Higher Cer­tifi­cates (NQF Level 5, 120 cred­its) im­por­tant qual­i­fi­ca­tions?

In 2017, 86 364 can­di­dates ob­tained the Na­tional Se­nior Cer­tifi­cate (NSC) with en­dorse­ment for Higher Cer­tifi­cate en­try only, ex­clud­ing these stu­dents from en­try to De­gree or Di­ploma stud­ies. The Higher Cer­tifi­cate is an en­try-level higher ed­u­ca­tion qual­i­fi­ca­tion that is pri­mar­ily vo­ca­tional, with strong in­dus­try-ori­ented fo­cus to pro­vide stu­dents with the ba­sic in­tro­duc­tory knowl­edge, cog­ni­tive and con­cep­tual tools and prac­ti­cal tech­niques for fur­ther higher ed­u­ca­tion stud­ies and/or en­try into the world-of-work.

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