Certificate Design Techniques (NQF 5)

Purpose of Qualification

This qualification is primarily intended for application in the Design industry. The qualification will give the learner the competencies required to progress in a career in Design. Learners credited with this qualification will be able to practice in a variety of Design fields, and will be equipped to enter a professional Design qualification at NQF Level 6.

Overview (Total Credits: 120)

Career Focus

  • Junior Designer

  • Production Artist

  • Associate Designer

  • Visual Designer

Registered With

Department of Higher Education and Training

Accredited By


Admission Requirements

New National Senior Certificate (NSC) that allows entry to the Higher Education Certificate, Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree OR equivalent NQF Level 4 qualification. Learners should have the competence to communicate in at least two languages (one at NQF Level 3 and one at NQF Level 4), and should be mathematically literate at NQF Level 3.



  • Horizontal articulation on the NQF is possible with the National Certificate in Craft Operational Management (NQF Level 5) and the National Certificate in Arts and Culture Management (NQF Level 5).


  • Vertical articulation is possible to the Bachelor’s Degree in Design (NQF Level 6).

Assessment of Programme

Assessment is conducted as both a Formative Assessment and a Summative Assessment. The Formative Assessment is covered as continuous assessment tests and compilation of a Portfolio of Evidence by the student. The Summative Assessment takes place as a national summative exam for first and second semesters. It is compulsory for all students to complete work integrated learning for completion of the programme

Course Structure

  • Communication and Research

  • Design Production

  • Design Management

  • Computer Applications

Do you have more questions?

Contact us

Sharecall: 0861 995 020

Whatsapp :+27 670 9636

Email: info@gopctraining.co.za


Tell us a little about yourself and we’ll help with the rest. Our convenient online application tool only takes 10 minutes to complete.

After you submit your application, an admissions representative will contact you and will help you to complete the process.

Once you’ve completed your application and connected with an admissions representative, you’re ready to create your schedule.


Are you ready to take the next step toward your future career?