Lovedale TVET College Registration 2017

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Lovedale TVET College Registration 2017

Choosing what and where to study – sometimes is a daunting task!

Choosing what to study at any institution can be a daunting task. Not only must you choose from a number of possible programmes or courses, you also have to take other important matters into consideration. Is the institution accredited? What do all of the abbreviations and acronyms mean? We will try to answer some of the possible questions on this page.

What does TVET mean?

TVET stands for Technical and Vocational Education and Training. This means that our programmes are geared towards the job market: we train you for specific jobs, either in National Certificate (Vocational) programmes, or in NATED (Report 191) programmes.

What are NC(V) programmes?

These are National Certificate (Vocational) (pre-matric) programmes.

Suitable for individuals who:

  • do not have a Grade 12 qualification (Matric)
  • would like to follow a vocational career path
  • previously had no opportunity to enter into university due to lack of Grade 12 qualification

What are NATED N4-N6 (REPORT 191) programmes?

These are national post-matric programmes in a number of different fields.

Suitable for individuals who:

  • have obtained their Grade 12 qualification
  • would like to study at a more affordable rate after obtaining their matric qualification
  • would like gain access into the job market quicker (our study options are short ranging six months per level to three years for full qualification)
  • would like to open their own businesses

Are there any NATED N1-N3 programmes?

Yes, we offer NATED N1-N3 programmes in a variety of engineering fields.

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Suitable for students who:

  • who have not yet obtained matric
  • students who would like to become artisans
  • students who would like to obtain a skill in order to open their own business or work independently

What does accreditation mean?

Accreditation is a process of validation in which colleges, universities and other institutions of higher learning are evaluated. In other words, the institution has to adhere to certain set standards in order to be permitted to offer training.

Is Lovedale accredited?

As a public institution falling under the Department of Higher Education and Training, Lovedale is fully accredited to offer programmes and courses.

Lovedale is also accredited by various SETAs (Sector Education and Training Authorities) to offer other programmes than the normal college programmes, such as learnerships and specialised computer training programmes.

Applying to study at Lovedale

1. Apply

  • Download the Application form for 2017, OR
  • Collect forms which are now available from all campuses

2. Submit

Send back the application form to us between 1 – 30 September 2016 via registered mail or hand delivery to the campus to where you have applied to.

3. Feedback

We will sms, call and send an application letter to successful students within a week of the closing date.

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Financial Assistance

NSFAS (National Student Financial Aid Scheme)

NSFAS provides financial assistance for poor and academically deserving students.

Applying for NSFAS financial assistance

In the past new students would be required to apply directly at the TVET college. The process has changed now. If you are matriculating in 2016, you must apply directly to NSFAS using this Self-Service NSFAS app.

For more information about NSFAS and processes, please visit NSFAS website.

Please note, if you are already studying at a TVET college and have been funded by NSFAS in 2016, you do not need to re-apply for funding in 2017.



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