How is the qualification different from the school-based National Curriculum Statement?
Why was the curriculum changed/reviewed? How are these programmes different from the 'old' ones?
How are the fundamental subjects in the National Certificate different from the National Curriculum Statement?
Can the language in the National Certificate be any of the other official languages?
How does the National Certificate link to the SETA programmes?
Will the SETA recognise subjects/ levels passed in the National Certificate?
Will learners who complete a level at school be able to proceed directly into the next level of a college programme?
Does NC(V) lead to Higher Education?
What will the learner be qualified to do after 3 years?
Who will quality assure the practical component of the assessment?
Will learners have to be assessd in the workplace?
Who will develop the learner materials?
Will all levels (i.e. Levels 2,3 and 4) of exams be external?
Will the NQF levels 2&3 papers be marked and moderated internally or externally?
Does the 200 hours allocated per subject refer to contact time?
Who will provide the certificates at each level?
Will learners who fail have to repeat the full year?
How will the programmes be funded?
Who will teach Life Orientation?
Will there be any training for lecturers?
Can colleges continue to offer short courses?
What happens to the N1-N3 courses not coverd by the new programmes (e.g. clothing production, arty and design)?
What happens to the N4-N6 programmes from 2007?
How will the phasing out programmes happen?
Will the National Certificate in Orientation (NCOR) continue to be offered?
How will artisans be catered for?
What will happen to learners who cannot afford full-year courses?
Will there be additional exams for the learners who fail N1 this year?
How did the Department arrive at the identification of the 11 priority programmes?
Do these programmes respond to the needs of industry?
What can colleges do if they want to offer programmes that have not as yet been developed?