EDUCATION & TRAINING

NATIONAL CERTIFICATE VOCATIONAL: Primary Health L2-4

NATIONAL CERTIFICATE VOCATIONAL: Primary Health L2-4

The programme focuses on courses in primary health care and is offered on Level 2, 3 and 4. This qualification will provide opportunities to students who would have an interest in the health field. It is designed to provide excellent theoretical learning and practical experience in a simulated and real environment. It is SAQA registered. The qualification is equivalent to a Grade 12 certificate.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

What do I need to have completed before I can apply to study this course?

THE FOLLOWING ARE REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION INTO THIS COURSE:
  • Level 2 – Grade 9 or Level 1 
  • Level 3 – Level 2 qualification
  • Level 4 – Level 3 qualification

COURSE DURATION

How long will it take to complete the qualification?

  • 3 Years full-time – 1 year per level
  • Enrolment in January
  • (Part-time - NOT available)

COURSE LOCATION

Where can I study this course?

NATIONAL CERTIFICATE VOCATIONAL: Primary Health L2-4 is only available at:

CRAWFORD CAMPUS
Enquiries:
Mrs Liedji Bosman (Programme Manager)
(T) : (021) 100 3433
(E) : lbosman@cct.edu.za

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

What will I be studying during this course?

The programme is offered as a full-time course over three years and is made up of the following 3 Fundamentals and 4 Vocational subjects or modules per level. The four vocational subjects provide a high degree of specialisation in the health sector, and COPC provides for vocational specialisation in community-oriented primary care.
LEVEL 2 - 4 Fundamentals

  • Languages
  • Mathematics
  • Life Orientation
Plus the Core relevant core subjects.

VOCATIONAL SUBJECT FOCUS Level 2 - 4

The South African Health Care System

This subject encompasses the sum of all organisations, institutions, resources, people and actions of which the primary intent is to promote, restore and maintain health. The health care system includes everyone responsible for good health. The South African Health Care System aims to equip the student with knowledge to be able to understand in different health modalities within the health system.

Public Health

Public Health is the science and art of promoting health and wellness, preventing and controling disease rather than curing disease through organised and focused efforts at national, international, regional and community levels. The subject aims to equip students with basic knowledge of infectious and non-infectious diseases and to identify causes of disease; and apply basic principles to prevent further infections, controlling disease from spreading, report suspicious signs and symptoms and encourage treatment.

Human Body and Mind

This is the study of the structure and function of the normal healthy body and the fundamental understanding of the human mind. Human Body and Mind explores the way the human body and mind develop throughout the lifespan from birth to old age and death.

Community Oriented Primary Care (COPC)

Community Orientated Primary Care is an approach to the knowledge and practice of health care and human well-being. The subject involves learning about the principles of COPC, the importance of individuals and families as well as the significance of the social structure of society on individual and community health.

** National Examination papers are on all three levels and are set by the DHET

CAREER OPTIONS & GENERAL FAQ's

PRIMARY HEALTH CAREER OPTIONS

The NC(V) Primary Health Provides:
  • A generic, academic educational platform for entry into further education. 
  • Opportunities to enter a career path in health support programmes such as phlebotomy, community-based disability practices, health promotion, counselling assistants.

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