How do I apply online for Buffalo City College?

Required Documents

All new applications must be accompanied by:

  • Certified copy of latest school report/statement of results/Grade 12 or N3 certificate.
  • Four certified copies of ID of Learner
  • Two certified copies of ID of parent/guardian.
  • One ID size photo of learner.

How to Apply

Application for Nated Diploma Programmes is done a year ahead of the intended year of study for Semester 1.

Semester 2 applications open in April/May and classes commence in July after the semester break.

Minimum Entry Requirements for Nated Diploma Programmes

Students intending to pursue any one of the Nated Diploma Programmes need to be in possession of a Grade 12 Certificate or be currently be in grade 12 during the year of application. Minimum entry requirements are as follows.

School of Business

A student must have a minimum of 23 combined points (points must exclude Life Orientation) in order to be considered in any of the Business Studies programmes.

School Of Engineering

A student needs to have 40% and above for both Mathematics and Physical Sciences in order to be considered for this programme. Please note that students with Mathematical literacy will not be considered for Engineering no matter the percentage pass.

Duration

Nated Programmes consist of theoretical and Practical component. The student undergo 3 levels of the theoretical component for a period of 18 months, namely N4, N5 and N6. Upon Completion of each of these levels the student will receive a certificate. Each of the levels takes 6 months to complete. Students will only be issued a National Diploma Certificate on completion of both Theoretical and Practical Components. The Practical Component requires students to go for Work Based Experience. Students will are expected to go to the workplace for practicals shadowing officials/ practitioners within their field of study. The students need to complete 18 months in the workplace. A workbook will be issued out to students going for Work Based Experience and the workbook must be completed and signed by both the student and their allocated supervisor every week.

Class Attendance

The college has a zero tolerance policy to poor and non-class attendance. Students need to inform their lectures if they will be absent from class, this is extremely important as poor or non-attendance could lead to serious consequences. Students need to familiarise themselves with the class attendance policy so as to avoid unsympathetic consequences.

Examination

Students will undergo a National Examination for each of the subjects they have registered, lecturers and Examination officers at each campus will notify students about examination application processes. Students must familiarise themselves with the examination policies and always adhere to the examination rules and regulations.

NCV Programmes

National Certificate Vocational is a programme designed for learners with a minimum of grade 9. The programme accommodates students who have passed either grade 9, 10 of 11. This programme is meant to equip students with the necessary skills needed to pursue a career or business path in Business or Engineering.

Required documents

Copy Certified of latest school report / statement of result / Grade 9 or higher / GET Certificate / ABET Level 4 Certificate / N1 / A Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) assessment to meet the requirements for access 

  • 3 certified copies of ID of Learner
  • 3 certified copies of ID of Parent/Legal Guardian
  • One ID size photo

Application

Applicants will undergo a placement test before submitting an application for the programme of their interest. The placement test takes place in September every year and students need to book in advance in order to write the test.

Advertisements for placement test booking dates can be found of the college website, local newspapers and social media pages (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter). An ID and Proof of Booking will be required on the day of the placement test.

Applicants will undergo two tests on the day. A numeracy and language (English) test. The pass mark for each test is 50%. Students will only receive results 5-10 days after the test date. Students need to pass both tests in order to be issued an application form.

If you are interested in pursuing any one of the Engineering qualifications you need to have passed pure Mathematics in the grade passed.

Duration

The Programme takes 3 years to complete and the student will be issued with a certificate for each of the level successfully completed (Level, 2 Level 3 and 4). Level 4 is equivalent to grade 12. Each level takes a year to complete.

Class Attendance

The college has a zero tolerance policy to poor and non-class attendance. Students need to inform their lectures if they will be absent from class, this is extremely important as poor or non-attendance could lead to serious consequences. Students need to familiarise themselves with the class attendance policy so as to avoid unsympathetic consequences. Compulsory Subjects Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy and English

Examination

Students will undergo a National Examination for each of the subjects they have registered, lecturers and Examination officers at each campus will notify students about examination application processes. Students must familiarise themselves with the examination policies and always adhere to the examination rules and regulations.