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General Information about Westcol

Westcol is a Further Education & Traing (FET) College established within the public frameworks of the South African Departments of Education and Further Education.

What is a public FET college?
Public FET colleges strive to provide high-quality education and training to help learners equip themselves with the qualifications and skills they need to begin their chosen career paths. Learners gain invaluable life skills to meet the many challenges of the working world with more than just a qualification on paper.

Public FET colleges also work closely with players and stakeholders from various industries to help meet the demand for trained, skilled and qualified employees through customised education and training programmes.

Why consider vocational training at a public FET college?
The education and training offered at a public FET college is customised and responsive to learner and industry needs. The careers they promore are essential for the continued improvement of the South African economy.

An FET vocational programme will equip learners for a successful and rewarding career in an industry that has high demand for the learner's practical skills, experience and knowledge and it will also provide learners with access to higher education and lifelong learning. For learners, this means that their earning potential can be unlimited.

How will attending a public FET College benefit learners?
As public FET college students, learners will gain integrated theoretical knowledge and practical experience, exposure to their chosen industry and a meaningful qualification as part of an affordable education, something to which all South Africans have a right. This holds true for learners just starting their career-focussed education and adults of any age interested in additional training in a career already being pursued or even those interested in a complete career change.

A public FET college programme helps learners master the skills they need to build their futures.

National Qualifications Framework

Higher Education & Training
N4 to N6; Post Grade 12
Further Education & Training
Grade 10, 11 and 12
FET Colleges
NVC Levels 2, 3 and 4
General Education and Training
ABET Levels 1 to 4