List of Technical Colleges in Botswana

List of Technical Colleges in Botswana

What are Technical Colleges?

Technical schools are also known as technical colleges or institutes and offer an education that prepares students for a specific trade or career. They span up to less than 2 to 4 years depending on the programs you choose. Following the completion of the course, graduates are awarded a degree, certificate, or diploma.

List of Technical Colleges in Botswana

Gaborone Technical College

Botswana College of Engineering and Technology

Francistown College of Technical and Vocational Education (FCTVE)

Palapye Technical College

RAVOS Technical College

Jwaneng Technical College

Frequently Asked Questions

How many technical colleges are there in Botswana?

There are seven technical colleges, which provide both full- and part-time second level training, leading to a National Craft Certificate (NCC).

What is TVET in Botswana?

A platform to engage stakeholders to interrogate Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in order to come up with solutions aimed at curbing TVET challenges that continue to plague the National TVET Sub-Sector.

How many tertiary institutions are there in Botswana?

Botswana has about 30 vocational and technical training centres, four teacher-training colleges, two colleges of education, and about 10 universities.

What is national craft certificate?

This programme is offered to citizens and non-citizens through Brigades and four Technical Colleges (Maun, Jwaneng, Palapye and Selebi-Phikwe Technical Colleges). These institutions offer vocational training courses up to certificate level (National Craft Certificate). These trades include: Architectural Draughting.

What colleges offer TVET?

The two main courses offered by TVET colleges are: National Certificate (Vocational) qualifications, the NC (V), and. National Accredited Technical Education Diploma (NATED) programmes, also referred to as “Report 191” programmes.

What qualifications do you need to get into a TVET College?

While universities require a bachelor’s pass at matric level, TVET colleges accept students who’ve passed Grade 9, 10, 11 or 12. Some colleges offer up to 300 different courses. These include the National Certificate (Vocational), NATED / Report 191, NQF Full Time and Learnerships.

How long do TVET courses take?

Each level (from N1 to N6) is completed over a trimester (about 3 months) or over 6 months, depending on the programme. The knowledge and theory is completed over approximately 18 months, with a further 18 months for the practical workplace application.

Is college free in Botswana?

Education in Botswana is free, but it is not compulsory. The Ministry of Education has authority over all of Botswana’s educational structure except the University of Botswana.

What are A levels in Botswana?

A-levels are internationally recognised qualifications that are required for entry into many university courses and professional training opportunities. Students typically study A-levels between the ages of 17 and 18. A-levels can help you: get a place at college or university at home or abroad.

What level is a National Certificate?

Higher National Certificates (HNCs) and Higher National Diplomas (HNDs) are work-related, or vocational, higher education qualifications. They are Level 4 and Level 5 qualifications respectively.