Higher Certificate in Physical Sciences

1 years duration

This program is designed for first-time students with a background in math and science. It focuses on improving reading, writing, and computational skills, as well as introducing scientific field knowledge. Graduates can pursue higher qualifications and find employment in laboratories or industry. The program is offered through online and distance learning.

First-time entering students (with an NQF Level 4 in Mathematics and some background in Physical Sciences) need to further improve their reading and writing in academic, business and standard English language, their computational skills mathematical skills and statistical skills, with a basic introduction to scientific field knowledge in higher education. Completing students will be able to register for higher qualifications within South Africa and throughout the world. Qualifying students will be employable in laboratories in institutions of higher learning as well as in industry as support staff to specialists in the field The Higher Certificate will give the qualifying learners a basic knowledge of the physical sciences as well as practical skills in laboratories equipping them to operate as entry-level future laboratory assistants in the academic, government or industry sectors. This qualification will be presented using both online and distance learning modes.

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UNISA, short for the University of South Africa, is a distance education institution based in South Africa. It is the largest university on the African continent and offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs in various fields of study. UNISA provides flexible learning options, allowing students to study at their own pace and from anywhere in the world. The university is known for its commitment to providing accessible and affordable education to a diverse student population. UNISA also conducts research and collaborates with other institutions to contribute to the development of knowledge and skills in South Africa and beyond.
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