The NQF 5 Systems Development Bootcamp use all your knowledge you obtained in the Java Bootcamp and consolidates that with any outstanding unit standards required for the NQF Level 5 National Certificate: Information Technology (Systems Development)
|The purpose of this qualification is to enhance readiness and provide entry into the areas of Systems Development at NQF level 5. It prepares learners for entry into the workplace or as undergraduate study in the Systems Development areas covered, providing them with the necessary knowledge needed for further study in the fields of Information Technology and Computer Sciences at Higher Education level.
The qualification is addressing the need in the workplace for nationally recognised qualifications, based on unit standards, that will allow people with workplace experience in the Systems Development areas covered, to request assessments and get recognition for prior learning.
A qualifying learner will be able to communicate effectively with fellow IT staff & users of information technology, understanding the role of technology in a business context and to be able to address business problems with appropriate information technology solutions. Learners will be able to apply the principles of creating computer software by carrying out, under limited supervision, a task of reasonable size to demonstrate an understanding of the knowledge, techniques & skills needed in one or more area of majoring/specialisation that the qualification offers.
A qualifying learner at this level will be a well-rounded IT professional, building on foundational technical skills acquired at NQF level 4, via the National Certificate in IT Technical Development or equivalent. This qualification is expanding the systems development foundation started at NQF level 4 into specialisation fields within systems development, in one or more of the following disciplines:
|LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING|
|It is assumed that the learner must be competent in skills gained at the further education and training band, with Computer Studies as an advantage, but not a requirement. A learning assumption of this qualification is foundational skills in communication and mathematical literacy as required by NQF level 4 qualifications. Further learning assumed is the ability to use a personal computer competently.
The assumed learning can be acquired in the traditional way of formal study as well as in the workplace. Acquiring the competencies in a workplace (either via formal skills programmes or normal on-the-job training) has the potential of addressing the problems of the past, where formal qualifications were only obtainable by way of formal study.
Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
Any learner wishing to be assessed to achieve credits in respect of any or all of the unit standards specified in this qualification may arrange to do so without having to attend further education or training.
To achieve the qualification through RPL, the learner must submit him/herself to be assessed against the integrated assessment criteria of this qualification.
- 6 months – so the total duration is 12 months
- National Certificate: Information Technology
- Twice per year (January and July)
- Companies who contribute to SDL may partner with us in sponsoring students for this course. Please send us an email if you want to use your SDL allowances with us.
- Private Students : who do not qualify for learnership funding R74 995 – remember to add the cost of the Java Bootcamp.