Technical Pathways

IMPORTANT: “pending approval as a Pearson BTEC centre"

DESTINATION FOCUSED EDUCATION

St Charles College recognises that there is a need to provide pathways for boys who will become skilled in technical, engineering, technology and media professions. To be included in the global economy each graduate of the College needs to be destination-focused and to carry an internationally exportable skill and qualification.

We are fortunate to be able to offer these qualifications within the environment of a traditional boys’ school with the full benefits of a focus on character education.

INTERNATIONAL TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS

Offering international, quality assured qualifications in South Africa is a first and we are pleased to partner with the Pearson Group, a renowned International Education provider, to offer the BTEC Qualifications.

BTEC QUALIFICATIONS

A phenomenal range of opportunities lie ahead and we will be introducing one qualification at a time. The first course we will be introducing is:

  • Construction and the Built Environment

GENERAL ELEMENTS

As part of the course, all candidates will be do the following

  • Drawing and design (using solid works software) [technical drawing]
  • General construction skills
  • Arc welding
  • A focus on starting and running a business

PROJECT-BASED ASSESSMENTS

Students will progress through a series of projects which will require understanding of the complete process of manufacture/installation/production. They will be assessed for the BTech qualification which is given A level equivalence in the UK.

Students will require a set of personal tools and to become proficient in working with computer based drawing software. The will also be expected to read drawings and plans including working accurately with scale measurements.

SAFETY AND DISCIPLINE

Students will be required to adhere to the highest international standards of health and safety. Welding and operating industrial machinery require uncompromising discipline and students will be taught work safely in this environment.

WORK EXPERIENCE AND CONNECTION WITH INDUSTRY

Students need to be prepared to go on work experience as part of the course as the BTech qualifications require that students become industry relevant

DUAL ACADEMIC PATHWAY

Students will follow a dual system of study, obtaining not only a minimum of a matric equivalent diploma pass, but also an international technical qualification. This will require them to take the following subjects through Cambridge International Examinations:

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Mathematics (IGCSE or AS level)
  • Physical Science (IGCSE) or PHYSICS (AS Level)
  • Business Studies (AS level)

A minimum of 25% of the week will be given to their technical studies.

NEW ENTRY POINT TO THE COLLEGE IN GRADE 11

We are pleased to offer a new entry point to the College for boys who would like to pursue the technical pathways we are developing. Boys may now enter the College at the start of Grade 11 level and follow a strict dual academic programme which will result in a minimum of a diploma pass matric and a Pearson BTech qualification.

Entry into the programme is limited.

To arrange an interview please contact Mrs Janet de Croes at admission@scc.co.za

Application form

IMPORTANT: “pending approval as a Pearson BTEC centre"