Community Education and Training (CET)
If you couldn’t complete your school education or had no opportunity to attend school and you’d like to receive a formal qualification or improve your level of education you can enrol at a Community Learning Centre.
According to information released by Statistics South Africa in 2016, for the Western Cape,
With an estimate of 3.1 million illiterate adults in South Africa, CET is available to help you as a young person or adult who would like to finish your education or improve your basic education by being equipped in reading, writing and numeracy skills.
The General Education and Training Certificate (GETC), a formal qualification is offered under the guidance of the Western Cape Community Education and Training College (WCCETC). The WCCETC works with Community Learning Centres to carry out training.
The 4 levels of the GETC training are equivalent to Grades R to 9. CET includes training in:
Learners can also choose to take courses in:
These programmes are overseen by the Department of Higher Education and Training and are aligned to schools because most of them are hosted in (Department of Basic Education) DBE buildings. Lecturers returned on 1 February 2021 and students will return on 15 February 2021.
There are Community Learning Centres throughout the Western Cape.
For more information on these, contact:
DHET Western Cape Regional Office
Tel: 021 204 1810
|Government Body:||(Western Cape Education Department, Western Cape Government)|