Introduction to Visual Basic.net Programming (70-518)

Qualification: SAQA ID: Part of 48872 NQF 5, 20 credits. PART TIME.

A Skills Programme is occupationally based and when successfully completed, will constitute credits towards the abovementioned qualification registered on the NQF. This Skills Programme is part of a full qualification that is mapped to a cluster of unit standards taken from a programme that is accredited by MICT SETA.

Description

This programme has been designed to give learners a practical and theoretical foundation in computer programming for the Windows environment. After completing this Skills Programme, learners will be able to write Visual Basic .NET programs easily, and they will be well prepared to develop their programming skills further, be it in Visual Basic .NET or in any other Windows programming language.

This Skills Programme is part of a full qualification that is mapped to a cluster of unit standards taken from a programme that is accredited by MICT SETA, namely National Certificate in Information Technology: Systems Development, SAQA ID 48872, NQF level 5, 131 credits.

Admission Requirements
  • Foundational skills in English and Mathematics at NQF level 4/Grade 12 or equivalent
  • Ability to use a personal computer competently
Duration

The programme duration is 76 hours and the tuition is face-to-face based on the NQF notional hours. This excludes time to complete assessments, do research and self study. Each Y2K campus has a different tuition schedule. Programmes are offered during the week, in the evenings, or on Saturdays.

Certification

Upon successful completion of the programme, if the learner is found to be "Competent" in the PoE, the learner will receive a Y2K letter of results outlining the unit standards covered and Y2K will apply to MICT SETA on behalf of the learner for the endorsement of competency against the unit standards covered together with the credits obtained.

Upon successful completion of the optional external Microsoft.Net exam, the learner will receive a VB Microsoft.NET Certificate from Microsoft.

Career Fields

Successful learners could pursue a career as a:

  • Computer Programmer
  • Software Developer
NOTE:
This course if offered in the following formats: 1. Textbook. Candidates will receive the training material in paper-based format.