PC Technologies (A+ Preparation) Technical Support

SAQA ID 78964, Level 4 (62 credits). PART TIME.

This Skills Programme is occupationally based and when successfully completed, will constitute credits towards the abovementioned qualification registered on the NQF.


This Skills Programme is designed for learners to form a foundation in Information Technology as a career. This PC Technologies programme prepares learners to do the CompTIA A+ exam.

PC Technologies is aimed at those who wish to become PC technicians. At the end of this programme learners will be able to repair and upgrade hardware as well as support and troubleshoot software and operating systems.

Admission Requirements
  • English and Mathematics at NQF level 4/Grade 12 or equivalent
  • Approved CAT exemption
  • Basic knowledge of computer components (keyboard, mouse, etc.)

The programme duration is 236 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.


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

Upon successful completion of the optional external International exams, the learner will receive a CompTIA A+ Certificate (International recognition).

Career Fields

Successful learners could pursue a career as a/an:

  • IT Technician
  • PC Support Technician
This course if offered in the following formats: 1. Textbook. Candidates will receive the training material in paper-based format.