- NQF: 3-6
- SAQA ID: 21140
- CREDITS: 101-202
This is an exciting programme for individuals who enjoy applying their mind to answer complex questions. In analytical chemistry, samples are analysed to determine what substances have been used to make the product. An analytical chemist works with all kinds of samples and companies who employ chemists include cosmetics and fragrance producers, chemical manufacturers together with food and beverage producers. Whether pursued full-time or part-time, this qualification will assist learners to follow careers as laboratory analysts or laboratory managers.
With this qualification, successful learners could pursue a career as a:
- Laboratory Manager
- Laboratory Analyst
- Hazardous Waste Chemist
- Grade 11, or
- Two (2) years confirmed work experience
Certification and Examination Authority
Upon successful completion of this programme, learners will receive a Certificate: Career Development Information Officer issued by the Quality Council for Trades & Occupations (QCTO).
Two (2 ) years full-time or three (3) years part-time
- A prescribed textbook list is available from the Academic Department at the campus
- Electronic copies of the study guide for this course is available on the student portal
Students must make provision for additional items such as textbooks, stationery, supplementary examinations, research costs and printing of study guides.
Enquire at the Berea College of Technology campus for a pricelist for the programme you are interested in.
Formative and summative assessments are an integral part of the programme and are used to ensure that the learner understands the course and is able to successfully complete the qualification.
Student Support Services
- Job readiness skills
- CV writing, interview training and workshops
- Campus Counsellor
- Work-integrated learning, internships and post-graduate employment
Centre for Student Relations (CSR)
The Centre provides a free online service to students who require additional academic and personal support.
The Diploma is a foundation for further study towards the Advanced Diploma and Postgraduate Diploma in Analytical Chemistry as well as other higher education studies in other related science subjects. Enquire at the BCT campuses for more details.
For more information on this course and further study options, visit www.bct.ac.za