Electrician bridging courses give you an important foundation to understand the material you will cover when studying for the N1 Electrical engineering diploma.
Some colleges allow you to complete an electrician bridging course that removes the need to pass maths and science grades 9, 10 and 11. These courses help students ensure their maths and physical science level is adequate for the NQF N1 Electrical engineering diploma.
Not all colleges require maths and science at grade 10 or 11 levels. Some colleges will accept a bridging course that teaches only grade 9 maths and science. Please check with the college before making any final decisions.
The Mathematics and Physical Science subjects within these bridging courses give you the foundation to understand the material you will cover when studying for the N1 Electrical engineering diploma.
If you don't have maths or physical science, we highly recommend a bridging course as you will learn the fundamental math and science concepts covered during the senior school phases. This will also give you a chance to determine if you really do want to become an electrician and continue your studies.
Most colleges will require that you pass the bridging course with a minimum percentage. Some example pass percentages we have seen for bridging courses are Mathematics, with a pass mark of 40% and above and Physical Science, with a pass mark of 30% and above.
College S.A has a good bridging course that allows applicants to meet the criteria for their N1 Electrical Engineering diploma.
Another bridging course is offered by Oxbridge Academy who offer a 12 month bridging course.