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CIVIL

NQF 2

Construction Contracting programme

(SAQA 20813)

Purpose and rationale of the qualification:

Qualifying learners are able to start and manage their own construction contracting business. In addition, the qualifying learner will demonstrate competence in 1 of the 3 areas of specialization. The qualified learner is able to competently fulfil small construction contracts safely and in a professional manner, to ensure that industry standards are maintained. 

Rationale of the qualification: 

As a result of past legacies many practitioners within the building construction sector were denied career advancement and possible recognition as qualified Contractors. This was as a direct result of poor educational opportunities at some schools, leading to a lack of entry to formal training institutions. The introduction of a National Certificate in Construction Contracting based on unit standards will allow learners to reach their full potential of advancement without formal education becoming an impassable barrier and in addition, allow for the recognition of prior learning. 

The Sector Skills Plan developed by the CETA showed a definite need for entrepreneurial and management personnel in the SMME arena in order to develop smaller construction contracting businesses.