Visits to, or short periods of observation in an industry or workplace, can range in duration from half day to several days, including excursions by groups of NC(V) or NATED students or lecturers.
Aimed at developing a better understanding of tasks, technology, systems and processes in the industry.
Mainly applicable to NC(V) AND N4-6 Programmes
Workplace-Based Experience (WBE):
A short period of structured workplace learning (typically 5-15 days) in a real-world workplace, as part of an institution-based programme of study.
Duration: 5-15 days
Aimed at developing basic job competence through the application in the workplace of knowledge and skills acquired in the College.
Mainly applicable to NC(V) and N4-6 Programmes
Work Integrated Learning / Internship:
A substantial period of authentic work experience which typically forms part of an institution based programme of study.
Duration: 18-24 months
Aimed at developing advanced job competence through repeated and varied application in the workplace of knowledge and skills acquired in the College.
Mainly applicable to National ‘N Diploma’ Programmes.