GENERAL QUESTIONS FOR 2021 APPLICATIONS
How do I apply for 2021?
You need to ensure you have all your supporting documents i.e. Birth Certificate/ID, Proof of Residence and Latest School Results then log on to the False Bay TVET College website and apply on our Online Portal via chrome/ Firefox and you may also use your mobile.
How does the study application process work?
The College has migrated to a new Student Information System which manages all applications online. The process is as follows:
All applications received up to 30 November 2020 will be reviewed by a Selection Committee on the relevant campus. All applications received after that date will be reviewed by the selection committee in January 2021.
Applicants who meet the entrance requirements of the specific programme will receive an offer letter which must be accepted on or before the expiry date. Applicants receive an AP number and password via email and need to log into the Application portal to accept the offer.
On acceptance, Applicants will be forwarded additional documentation which needs to be completed and submitted together with proof of payment or a white bursary slip (which indicates provisional approval of a bursary).
A verification process will follow and if documents are in order the Applicant will receive a notification that admission is approved. This notification includes a student number and password for access to our Student Portal.
Students are required to log in and complete their registration by selecting the subjects they want to enrol for.
Another review process will be conducted in January of all applications received in November and December. The above process will be followed and offer letters will be issued once the selection committee has reviewed the application.
How do I track my Study Application?
The Application process is completed via Online Portals and you will receive notifications at all phases of the process. It is important that you complete your study application with the correct email and mobile contact details.
Can I apply for a second choice as the online application only allows one choice?
Yes, you can apply for a 2nd choice. You must however complete another application online for the 2nd choice.
I am struggling to upload my outstanding documents and track the application process.
You need to log into the Application Portal;( this link was provided to you in an email/SMS). Click on the quick search bar on the left of the screen. Once open, click on the Upload Documents option. You will now see the different document options. Select the relevant option and upload. You can track your application by logging into the Application Portal.
How do I change to a different programme on the same AP?
Yes, you can. The relevant campus would be able to assist you with that.
I reapplied and have a new AP number, but I still haven’t received an email with my password
The email notification is sometimes routed to your junk mail. You can also contact your relevant campus who are able to reset your password.
I have forgotten my username and password?
You should check your communication on email and sms for your username, if you didn’t get the email please contact campus of application to retrieve your username, if you have forgotten your password, you may press forget password and it will reset automatically.
How do I apply for a NSFAS Bursary?
You may apply for a NSFAS Bursary by creating an online profile on www.nsfas.org.za. Bursary applications to study in 2021 will close on 30 November 2020.
What Programmes do you offer?
We offer a variety of programmes in Engineering, Business, Hospitality, Tourism, Education, Information Communication Technology, 2D Animation, Safety in Society, Yacht & Boat Building, please visit our website for more information.
Do you offer Part-Time Studies?
The College boasts a growing Part-Time studies division. Our part-time studies are focused on Business & Education studies, please visit our website for a full list of programmes available.
Do you offer Inclusive Education?
Learners with disabilities are welcome to complete an application to study with False Bay TVET College. Once you have expressed an interest to study with the College, we will be put in contact with one of the College Occupational Therapist who will evaluate the disability and the College’s resources to assist. Our campuses are also able to accommodate disabled persons who are not mobile and need to access the buildings using a wheelchair or with other learning or mobility assistance.
Do you offer Work Integrated Learning?
The College has a dedicated Work Integrated Learning Department committed to the placement of students during their study tenure with the College. When funding is secured through SETA’s the College will approach WIL registered companies for placement opportunities. It is the onus of FBC students to be registered for WIL, by ensuring they have an updated CV, current contact details and have completed the compulsory Work-Readiness programme.
It is the prerogative of host companies to employ students after completing their WIL programme. However, whilst students are in the workplace for internships, they need to give it their best shot, which in return will increase their levels of employability.
Do you offer Distance Learning?
Our Distance Learning Department has developed a supportive learning structure that has to date yielded very positive results. Programmes range from Business, Engineering and Education studies. There are intakes throughout the year.
Do you welcome foreign nationals/international students?
Yes, foreign students can apply for Full time, Part-Time and Distance Learning, however, foreign students do not qualify for bursaries. The student must have the relevant documentation and a study permit that is issued from Home Affairs. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that they have this documentation at registration as they will not be able to register without this. It is also the responsibility of the student to ensure that the documentation is renewed when it expires.
Can I complete my Grade 12 at College?
You cannot rewrite or complete matric subjects with False Bay TVET College, you can enrol with your local community college where they will provide you with the opportunity to redo matric subjects. You can find a contact list of Community Colleges of the FBC website.
What if I have physical or learning disabilities?
False Bay TVET College supports Inclusive Education. Our campuses are designed to support students with physical disabilities. We have 2 Occupational Therapists employed at the College to support students with assistive devices (e.g. specific software, e-books) as well as a Student Support Officer at each campus to help students navigate their way through personal challenges.
Do you offer accommodation/residence?
Our residence at Westlake Campus is for Westlake Campus Students in Occupational Programmes who reside more than 40km from the Westlake Campus. Students who qualify for a NSFAS bursary can apply for a Private Accommodation allowance.
What are your minimum programme entry requirements?
NC(V) programmes – a Grade 9 pass
Engineering N1-N3 programmes – a Grade 11 pass with 50% Maths or Grade 12 with Maths / Maths lit 50%
National N Diploma N4-N6 Programmes – a Grade 12 pass
For more information please visit www.falsebaycollege.co.za
When can the Grade 12 Class of 2020 apply?
As Matric results will be published late in 2021 (around March). We recommend Grade 12’s apply for the Semester 2 intake in 2021.
Where is the College?
Our campuses are situated in the Southern Peninsula of False Bay in Cape Town. We have 5 campuses; located in Khayelitsha, Fish Hoek, Muizenberg, Mitchells Plain and Westlake.
How much are the Fees?
Our programme fees vary per programme, please click here for more details.
Can I apply if I am from another province?
All applications received are vetted by an Applications Committee. We review all applications received and acceptance is determined on your academic results meeting the programme entry requirements.
What are your modes of study?
We offer full-time, part-time and distance learning options.
When is your closing date for Applications?
Our curriculum and intakes are structured according to the Department of Higher Education and Training. All programme applications are still open and you may still apply online.
Do you offer support for NC(V) learners?
NC(V) students who may come to our College from Grade 9 could be 15 or 16 years old. The NC(V) programme is managed in a very similar way to secondary schooling. Attendance is taken, there is parent involvement, reports are sent home. We involve parents in the education process and ensure that the NC(V) students receive support in the transition to college. We also provide other softer skills for a more well-rounded and developed student.
Is there an age limit to study at the College?
There is no age limit to studying at College. We wouldn’t recommend the NC(V) programme if you are older or have not completed your Matric. Many mature people start college after their 30’s and prefer to study part-time or via distance learning if they are employed. The Occupational Programmes and National N Diploma Programmes are most popular amongst individuals looking to study Part-Time.
Due to Covid-19, how will classes be delivered?
At this point, we are very optimistic that the 2021 academic year will proceed as normally as possible. We do have plans in place to support students with staggering timetables and remote learning options. We have several approaches to teaching for 2021 to ensure that students are well prepared to embark on a successful academic year.
Unsure of what to study and in need of some career advice?
We recommend all applicants complete an online career interest questionnaire, which is available at GoStudy This will assist applicants in their programme choice. You can also access information at our campuses or visit the official College website for more information.
P.O. Box 376
Fax: 021 788 2417
P.O. Box 34
Fish Hoek Campus
Corner 7th Avenue & Kommetjie Road
P.O. Box 22488
Mitchell's Plain Campus
P.O. Box 376
Private Bag X17
Centre Of Entrepreneurship / Rapid Incubator
Tel:021 201 1215
DISTANCE LEARNING CAMPUS
Tel: 021 701 1153
Fax: 086 463 8479
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