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National Certificate: Bricklayer & Plastering N1-N3

Overview

The NATED N1-N3 Bricklayer & Plastering qualification is a qualification from Levels N1-N3 focussing on the theory of bricklayering and plastering. This qualification meets the academic requirements for you to write your trade test once you have aquired the required practical hours.  This qualification consist of one compusory part (N1-N3 theory) and and two optional practical parts, beginners level (done between N1-N3) and advanced (can be done after N3) .

  • THEORYPART 1, N1-N3 Theory (Compulsory)
  • PRACT1PART 2, Beginner Practicals (Optional Extra)
  • PRACT2PART 3, Advanced Practicals (Optional Extra)

PART 1, N1-N3 Theory (Compulsory)


This part is compulsory. Students are required to complete all their N1-N3 theory subjects to attain their national certificate and diploma. The details of these subjects can be found under the curriculum tab. 

PART 2, Beginner Practicals (Optional Extra)


You can complete a BEGINNER level, 1 week program of optional practical hours within your field of study. This is done just after either N1 or before N3 and you will be given a certificate and logbook of the components that you have completed. 

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PART 3, Advanced Practicals (Optional Extra)


You can complete an ADVANCED level, 1 week program of optional practical hours within your field of study. This is done just after either N4 or before N6 and you will be given a certificate and logbook of the components that you have completed.  Part 2 to be completed first.

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Why do your practicals? You cannot afford not to!

 

Only 2% of all private and public TVET colleges have the facilities and capabilities to offer a practical component with their engineering studies, BUT a staggering 90% of the students that receives practical are employed.
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Admission Requirements:

  •  N1 Entry Requirement: Grade 9 (Std 7) Certificate with a pass in Mathematics and Physical Science OR no formal qualification required for everyone 23 years or older.

 

 

NOTE: Proceed to next level only when the previous level has been successfully completed i.e. N4 for N5, etc.

Hardware Requirements

Please note that you are required to have your own computer for this qualification. AIE, in partnership with Dell and TripleH committed to supplying every student with a Dell laptop to support our DigitalCampus initiative. Available exclusivly to AIE students, devices can now be financed with your tuition fees. We provide three models:

 

 

  • CORECore Spec, Dell Inspiron 15” 3593 Series i5
  • MEDIUMMedium Spec, Dell Inspiron 15” 3593 Series i7
  • HIGHHigh Spec, Dell Latitude 3500 Series i7

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Salaries & Skills

 

* All statistics are derived from www.payscale.com

  • Price & Payment Options

    Level N1-N3

    • Cost Per N-Level: R13 100.00  (Full Time & Part Time), R11 100.00  (Correspondence), Includes all manuals, courier cost, class access, portal access
    • Cost for Optional Practical Module: R3 500.00  (Done between trimesters, 5 working days/1 week)

    * Fees includes all manuals, courier cost, class access and portal access. 3 Month payment terms can be applied for. 

  • Duration

    • Full Time: 1 Trimester (3 Months) Per N-Level (4 Subjects)
    • Part Time: 2 Trimesters (6 Months) Per N-Level (4 Subjects)
    • Online: 2 Trimesters (6 Months) Per N-Level (4 Subjects)
    • Optional Practical: Beginners (N1-N3) 3 weeks/15 days, Advanced (N4-N6), 3 weeks/15 days, done between trimesters.
  • Career Options

    Depending on the necessary practical experience/ programme specific training, the following opportunities are available:

    • Bricklayer
  • Study Kit

    Your study kit is included in your fees and will contain:

      

    • Free WIFI (10GB/Month, On Campus only).
    • Prescribed Textbooks, Branded String Bag.
    • Orientation kit including: Student Card, Welcome Letter, Getting Started Guide.
    • Access to our myAIE student portal and student support team via phone, email and tickets. 
    • Notepad
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What you get

National Certificate:

 

  • The student will receive a national certificate form the Department of Education if all external department exams are passed. This certificate is not issued by us, but only by the department of education.

Our Learning Methods

At AIE, The Academic Institute of Excellence we understand that that each person prefers different learning styles and techniques. This is influenced by many factors including, circumstances, location, field of study and learning preference. It is for this reason that we have developed our myWay learning methodology, a unique and modern approach to blended learning that encompasses multiple delivery methods, involving our three main channels.

Full Time

Reach your full potential through our myWay Instructor-led or Mentorship based classes combined with interactive lessons, practical assignments and in-field experience, combined with our blended platform to make up a full day or selective days within a week.

Part Time

Designed for the working professional, our part time programmes provides you with the flexibility and benefit of our myWay Blended Learning with at home exercises/assignments and mentored or in-class lectures at a manageable schedule and pace.

Online

We have re-defined online learning. Our myWay Online Learning ensures that the student is supported by technology and people throughout his academic journey. We focus on a blended learning approach, combining online Virtual Classrooms, at home exercises, activities and project-based assignments bundled with fully developed video lectures, all managed by our student learning platform.

Student Testimonials

Career Video

Watch this video to understand a day in the life of bricklayer & plaster. 

Important Notes

Your study fees will include:

  • Study Material
  • Courier Fee (We dont post material, we courier it to your doorstep)
  • Access to student portal
  • Access to the dedicated student support 
  • Access to virtual classroom sessions once a week (Correspondence students only)

 

It does not include:

National examination which is approximately R500-00 per subject

Practical modules. This is an optional extra.

 

Optional Cost Level N1-N3:

  • Cost Per Subject: R3 000.00  (Full Time & Part Time), R2 900.00  (Correspondence), Includes all manuals, courier cost, class access, portal access

 

Disclaimer

Kindly note that we reserve the right to cancel/postpone any Full Time or Part Time subjects should the minimum required student numbers not be met. This will be communicated before the commencement of studies and all effort will be made to find suitable alternatives in such a scenario.

 

It should further be noted that should we not have sufficient number of students per subject for our Correspondence course that we reserve the right to provide the students with pre-recorded class videos and not live classes.  Students will however be able to post questions on their student portal for assistance.  This will be communicated before the commencement of studies.

PART 1, N1-N3 Theory Subjects (Done On-Campus)
This part is compulsory. Students are required to complete all their N1-N3 theory subjects to
attain their national certificate.

N1 Level N2 Level N3 Level

• Mathematics
• Building Drawing
• Building Science
• Bricklaying and Plastering Theory

• Mathematics
• Building Drawing
• Building Science
Bricklaying and Plastering Theory
• Mathematics
• Building Drawing
• Building Science
• Building and Civil Technology

 

PART 2, Practicals Bricklayer & Plastering, 120 Hours (Optional Extra, Done On-Campus)
You can complete 3 weeks of optional practical hours within your field of study. This is done just after either N1 or before N3 and will count towards your practical hours required to write the trade test.

This program covers basic knowledge and experience for the trades of: Bricklayer, plasterer, terrazzo worker and wall tilers. It will cover the following modules:

  • Module 1: Hand Tools – uses and care: the basic and essential hand tools used within the Bricklaying & Plastering trade will be covered.
  • Module 2: Building materials – recognition: the various types of sands and stones, as well as sizes of the aggregate for different uses in the various trades will be demonstrated.
  • Module 3: Tests, including the object of such tests – site tests on materials: cleanliness of aggregates, slump tests, Portland cement tests on tensile strength and setting time will be demonstrated.
  • Module 4: Construction – including preparation, precautions and basic principles will be covered: basic setting out of structures, bonding patterns of brick work, tiled and plaster finishes.

 

  • Campus
    Registration Close Date
    Start Date
    Type
  • 16 January 2020
    20 January 2020
    Full Time
  • 16 January 2020
    20 January 2020
    Part Time
  • Campus
    Registration Close Date
    Start Date
    Type
  • 16 January 2020
    20 January 2020
    Correspondence

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