Many young south Africans face the problem of deciding what to study after school. Tertiary education is a higher form of education that furthers a learners knowledge of a particular field. Tertiary education is also referred to as third stage, third level, higher education and post-secondary education, it is the educational level following the completion of a school education (after grade 12). tertiary education includes universities, technikons, internships and institutions that specify in skills such as FET colleges.
There are also other higher education facilities such as nursing schools There are 4 main options for higher education in South Africa Universities the dictionary defines university as a high-level educational institution in which students study for degrees and academic research is done. There are many universities in south Africa, but they are often hard to be accepted into. They require students who are prepared to study long hours and and make sacrifices in return for a degree which takes a minimum of 4 years to complete Universities are mostly revloved around theory and do not include much practical work.
Universities only accept students after grade 12. Benifites of university: Degrees are required for a wide range of careers such as Medicine, Education, Engineering, Accounting and Law. A university education will help establish a career. University graduates gain professional qualifications that are recognised and respected worldwide. University graduates are offered higher pay and greater financial stability.
Requirement and thing to do to increas your chances of admittion For a undergraduate diploma study the student must have atleast a NSC cod of 4 (40-49%) and for a bachelors degree study, learnes must of achieved a minimun o a NSC cod 5 (50-59%) To increas chances of getting in to university: apply early, achieve high marks/ higher than NSC code 5, get strong letters of recogmendation , particxipate in extra cirriculem activity and participate in community servise. They also check your social network accounts so delete anything that may bring your character down.
FET collages Further education and training collages offer vocation courses which get you ready for a particular job. FET collages focus on scarce skills and careers. They are practical but also involve theory. They provide opportunities for work experience as part of there course. Some FET courses are accepted at university, meaning you can continue to further your knowledge/degree at university, which could get you higher paid jobs. FET collages accept students from grade 9-12 and offer exciting practical courses. Advantages of FET collages: Finding jobs are more easy.
Collages have links with institutions and corporal world You don’t have to pass grade 12 to be accepted Requirements and things to do to increas your chances of attening a FET collage; at least a grade 9 certificate is required . to help your chances of being accepted, apply with a grtade 12 certificate, they get first preference, get good references, show interest in community projects and sport. Apply early Technikon or university of technology Technikons offer mainly diploma and certificate courses, as well as degree courses and diploma courses usually take three years to complete.
Technikons focus more on the technical study fields a practical form of training, as one third (e. g. one year) of the study period consists of on-the-job training and experience. A technikon is basically a mix between a university and a fet collage. They offer the same level of study as a university Advantages students are exposed to the world of work at an early stage high-quality work and motivation might lead to full-time employment very quickly after graduation.
Requirement and thing to do to increas your chances of admittion For a undergraduate diploma study the student must have atleast a NSC cod of 4 (40-49%) and for a bachelors degree study, learnes must of achieved a minimun o a NSC cod 5 (50-59%) To increas chances of getting in to university: apply early, achieve high marks/ higher than NSC code 5, get strong letters of recogmendation , particxipate in extra cirriculem activity and participate in community servise.
They also check your social network accounts so delete anything that may bring your character down Learnerships A learnership is a s learning process that involves on the job training, where you gain practical skills and theoretical knowledge in ajob which leads to a qualification. Learners participating in a learnership have to attend classes at a college or training centre to complete classroom-based learning, and they also have to complete on-the-job training in a workplace.
The workplace experience must be relevant to the qualification. You can also get payed while doing a learnership . Some learnership programmes do not require any entry requirements while others require a Grade 12 certificate.
Learniships do not usually cost anything, most are free of charge. What are the benefits of a Learnership? You will receive a nationally recognised qualification upon successful completion of the learnership proramme. You will gain work experience that will improve your chances of getting work. You gain links with the employment network, increasing your chances to find work. You can earn a promotion or be redeployed into a more satisfying job. You can progress onto a higher level learnerhship for personal growth and development.
Requirements and things to do to increase your chances of admission; . A grade 12 certificate is required to join and a good letter of recogmendation also good marks will assist. Many people have the believe that university is the best option, because you get better qualifications and a degree. But it might not always be the best option of study and it might not be possible to attend a university. Many companies look for people that have work experience, which university students will not have after sitting inside lecture rooms for 4 years.
Universities are also extremely expensive. They can cost a small fortuin, which the average person does not have readily available. Yes loans can be taken out but it may take years to repay and can lead to further debt due to the increase in interest rates. Its not always possible for students with a bad perfermance in grade 12 to attend universities. Universities do not accept students with extremely poor marks. To enter university a bachelors pass is required, which is a NSC with an achievement of rating 4 (adequate achievement 50-59%).
FET collages and learnerships are a great option for under performers that want to improve there skills , they involve lots of practical work that can be very benifitial. At the end it all comes to the marks you got in school that effect your choice in tertiary education, those who normaly get bad marks chose learnerships and collage and those who get good marks go to univerities and techhnikons. But there might always be that surprising clever student that wants to persue something practical. The choice is yours.