History and Background


Northern Cape Urban TVET College is 1 of the 50 TVET Colleges in the country and 1 of the only 2 in the Northern cape province, mainly serving the Frances Baard and John Taole Gaetsewe districts in the province.

The College comprises of the following campuses:

  • City Campus.
  • Moremogolo Campus.
  • Phatsimang Campus.
  • The College also has a Central Office situated in the Kimberley CBD.

Through its Skills and Innovation Centre the College offers a variety of Occupational programmes like Learnerships and Accredited Skills Programmes.

Geographically the three Campuses and Skills and Innovation Centre are within 10 km of each other and between 10 km to 1.5 km away from the Central Office respectively.  The Moremogolo and Phatsimang Campuses are situated in the township whilst City Campus is in the CBD. 

In line with the College vision and mission, the programme qualification mix is responsive to industry demands, that will seek to address the economic needs of the area.

  • A programme qualification mix, offering relevant formal ministerial programmes


  • National Certificate (Vocational) Programmes:
    • Civil Engineering and Building Construction
    • Electrical Infrastructure Construction
    • Finance, Economics and Accounting
    • Tourism
    • Office Administration
    • Safety in Society
    • Transport and logistics
    • IT


  • Report 191 (N1-N3) Engineering Studies Programmes
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Civil Engineering


  • Report 191 National Diploma Business Studies Programmes
    • Management Assistant
    • Marketing Management
    • Tourism
    • Intro to Business Management
    • Business Management
    • Financial Management
    • Human Resource Management


  • A programme qualification mix, offering relevant accredited occupational programmes:
    • National Certificate: Mixed Farming
    • National Certificate: Poultry Production
    • National Certificate: Meat Processing
    • National Certificate: Early Childhood Development
    • National Certificate: Brick Laying & Construction
    • National Certificate: Plumbing
    • National Certificate: Spray painting
    • Centre of Specialisation: Carpentry and Joinery

The first group of apprentices (CoS) underwent their trade testing, to qualify as ‘Red Seal’ apprentices.

The College is continually building local partnerships with various institutions, amongst other:

  • Government departments
  • University of the Free State
  • Central University of Technology
  • Narysec
  • ETDP Seta
  • Bank SETA (AATI) for Financial Management Specialization
  • Local Business and Industry, and
  • Many others.

On national and international levels, the institution has implemented partnership agreements with Goldfields TVET College, Dudley College and Activate Learning College in England. The Colleges share common objectives in the development of Renewable Energy Plants in our communities, promoting an entrepreneurial culture, leadership development and promotion of literacy and numeracy competencies. The international partnerships were created to share best practices and models that work in the United Kingdom and in South Africa.  It is further important to note that the Northern Cape Urban TVET College was awarded a Foundational Learning project to improve numeracy and literacy skills of students.