National Certificate End User Computing (NQF 3)

Purpose of Qualification

The purpose of this qualification is to empower students to acquire knowledge, skills, attitudes and values required to operate confidently in the End User Computing environment in the South African community and to respond to the challenges of the economic environment. The National Certificate: End User Computing at NQF Level 3 is intended for students already employed or new students entering the workplace requiring End User Computing skills. The unit standards of this qualification may be added to other industry qualifications to provide an End User Computing focus with comparison, choice, interpretation and the application of knowledge.

Overview (Total Credits: 130

Career Focus

  • Secretary

  • Project Administrator

  • Data Capturer

  • Office Administrator

  • Any Administrative Job in an IT or Business Environment

Registered With

Department of Higher Education and Training

Accredited By

MICT SETA (ID: 61591)

Admission Requirements

NQF 2 or an equivalent qualification


The qualification at this level is foundational and generic, allowing maximum mobility between qualifications. Apart from the workplace needs the qualification will address, it is also designed as an entry-level qualification into most further education and training fields, because of the wide
application of End User Computing in any environment.

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 Fundamentals

  • Numeracy Fundamentals

  • Information Communication Technology

  • Microsoft Word

  • Microsoft Excel

  • Microsoft PowerPoint

  • Microsoft Access

  • Internet and Email

  • Project Management

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