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Curro Private College

Children sometimes know which career they want to follow from a young age. NCV programmes allow them to do just, directly after Grade 9. Read more below.

Curro has five private college campuses across South Africa, which offer carefully chosen NCV programmes. These programmes combine high quality academics with actual workplace experience, which means that students can choose between studying further or entering the workplace with experience already in the bag.

After Grade 9, learners may choose to progress to NCV Levels 2 to 4, instead of continuing with Grades 10 to 12. Also, our campuses are on the same grounds as Curro schools, which means that students remain in a school-like environment between young people of their age.

Read more about NCV below, or get a jump start on the application process if you are ready.


What is NCV?

The National Certificate: Vocational (NCV) is a high-quality qualification that allows students to start studying in their chosen career field after Grade 9. Instead of Grade 10, Grade 11 and Grade 12, students complete NCV Level 2, Level 3 and Level 4 and get an excellent academic education combined with actual workplace experience.

Students who pass Level 4 can apply to universities, as long as the qualification is in a similar career field to the NCV programme they chose. The university’s regular application process and requirements will still apply. However, because students gain actual workplace experience while studying, they can walk into their job with existing skills and knowledge.


Should your child choose NCV?

NCV programmes are the perfect choice for your child if the following is true for them:

  • They already know what career they want to follow
  • They don’t want to wait to start studying towards their career
  • They don’t want to spend time on subjects that don’t interest them
  • They want to gain hands-on experience before matriculating
  • They want the freedom to choose between starting to work or studying further
  • They want to walk into their job with actual experience right after matriculating


Do you want to know more?

We currently have five private college campuses offering NCV programmes. Visit the webpage of the campus of your choice to discover which programmes they offer.

You can also visit this page on our website to discover more about the NCV curriculum, its benefits, our registration status, and more!


If you would like to find out more about the Curro schools that share a campus with these colleges, you can visit their webpage below:

Quick Facts

NCV Level 2 to Level 4

Career-focused matric

On-site learner support

Specialise from a young age

Daily lunch provided

National certificate after each level