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What’s the Difference Between:


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a National Qualification at College or an Undergraduate Degree at University.

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What’s the Difference Between:

  1. 1. what’s the difference between: a National Qualification at College: an Undergraduate Degree at University: Duration: year per N-level.1 Accreditation: NQF Level 6.NQF Qualification issued: After each N-level. NQF Level 5and under. Minimum 3 - 4 years. After completing the full degree programme. cost: Affordable: R10 400 at Oxbridge Academy (including textbooks). per N-level Expensive: R30 000+ per year (excluding textbooks). Job-focused Equips you with practical work- place skills and prepares you for specific job roles. Skills and training: Academic & research-focused Gives you a theoretical understanding of your chosen field. matric (or bridging course).Admission requirements: Matric with Bachelor’s Pass at minimum Additional criteria will apply for certain courses. undergraduate degree programmes at certain universities (if you complete your N6 Diploma) or professional qualifications. Options for further study: postgraduate degrees or professional qualifications. Career prospects: Studying a national qualification may be a good option if you want to work in the following types of job roles: • Bookkeeper • Business Administrator • ECD Practitioner / Childcare Worker • Engineering Technician (Mill- wright, Mechanic, Electrician, Fitter and Turner, etc.) • Entrepreneur • Hotel or Restaurant Manager • HR Manager • Marketing Co-Ordinator • Office Manager • Public Sector Administrator Studying a degree will be necessary if you want to work in the following job roles: • Doctor • Engineer • Lawyer • Mathematician • Psychologist • Scientist • Social Worker • Teacher or Lecturer This infographic has been compiled by: