What Are Some Further Education and Training College Courses?


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Courses in computer studies, forensic investigation, event management, sports and fitness and accounting are among the Further Education and Training courses available from colleges and universities in South Africa. The College of Capetown offers FET courses in art and design, beauty therapy, and building and civil engineering. Its building and civil engineering courses include mechanical and engineering orientation, general, mechanical and pictorial drafting, and technical illustration, which lead to a national certificate in multidisciplinary drawing office practice.

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Art and design courses include jewelry manufacture, introduction to drawing, first aid and mathematical literacy. Courses such as freelance photography, publication layout and design and graphic processes in the textile industry provide the foundation for the national N-diploma in art and design. Beauty therapy studies, including courses in basic and advanced skincare, Indian head massage, nail art and salon business practice, can lead to various specialty certifications and to beauty therapy diplomas accredited by the International Therapy Examination Council. The type of diplomas or certificates that students can earn vary by educational institution. Each course of study also has its own entrance criteria, which include age and level of secondary education.

Further education and training, also known as technical vocational education and training, or TVET, are vocational and occupational courses that qualify students for specific jobs. Students completing FET programs may also qualify to move on to a higher level of study in their field at South Africa's University of Technology.

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