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Kickstart Your Career in IT with a National Certificate

Studying is vital, especially in the increasingly competitive job market. It provides you with sought-after skills and improves your chances of employment when job opportunities are scarce. However, it can also be very challenging to study. What course do you choose that will open doors for you in the future? And how do you afford to pay for tertiary studies? If these are the questions keeping you up at night, Belgium Campus might have the answer for you: a chance to kick-start a career in IT through one of our two national-certificate programmes in Information Technology.

Whether you are looking for a quick and affordable way to start your IT career or want to study IT but perhaps do not meet the entry requirements for the course of your choice, a national certificate through Belgium Campus ITversity could be the answer you have been looking for. Our programmes are accredited by MICT SETA and aligned on the NQF with the South African Qualifications Authority, so you can be assured that they are recognised and accepted everywhere. The programmes are purely vocational in nature to ensure that you receive the necessary hands-on, specialised knowledge that you need to enter the workforce or to successfully continue your tertiary education.

We offer two national-certificate programmes within the IT discipline:

National Certificate: Information Technology (Systems Development)

Prepare yourself to enter the world of work with confidence with this IT qualification. Upon successful completion of this 1-year programme, you will boast a solid grasp of computer-industry concepts, which will enable you to work in areas of systems development with an intermediate technical-difficulty level. The course is accredited at NQF level 5 – the necessary undergraduate level to allow you to further your studies in the IT field if you wish to do so. To qualify for this course, you need a National Senior Certificate (NQF4) with a higher-certificate endorsement.

National Certificate: Information Technology (Database Development)

It is often said that data is the new gold. The availability of data has completely changed the way that companies approach and do business and interact with their customers – and more data becomes available every day that is used to predict trends and behaviour for sustained success. This has led to an increase in the demand for experts with advanced database skills – and it is these skills that you will acquire through this particular programme. To qualify for this course, you need a relevant certificate at NQF level 5.

Set Yourself Up for Success

If you need a stepping stone to qualify for further tertiary education in the field of IT or if you want to quickly and affordably prepare yourself for the job market, consider a national-certificate programme through Belgium Campus ITversity. We have campuses in Pretoria, Kempton Park (Johannesburg), and Port Elizabeth and we offer both full- and part-time classes depending on the course you choose. For more information and to find out how to apply, contact us today. This is your opportunity to kick-start your career.