National Certificate: Hospitality and Catering Services N6

Faculty Of  • SAQA ID No. 67008 • NQF5 • 60 Credits • 6 Months

The Hospitality Department offers programmes that are designed to equip students with basic cooking, culinary and management skills to give graduates extensive knowledge of food preparation, menu planning and food supervision.

This part qualification is aimed primarily at giving the learner technical, theoretical knowledge, practical knowledge and workplace knowledge and skills required in their chosen occupational/vocational area.

The design of the part qualification is such that if taken sequentially with related N part courses i.e. N4+N5+N6, it enables learners to progressively obtain the National N Diploma once the required practical work component of either 18 months or two years, as required for the specific occupational area, is completed.

The part qualification as a single entity has value in the workplace as it equips learners with vital knowledge and skills that enable them to be productively employed at entry level positions in an occupation.

The part qualification can be used for updating, upskilling and/or continuing education and training in related occupations.


Articulates horizontally with the cognate Higher Certificates. N4+N5+N6 and the appropriate period of practical work experience (18 or 24 months) enables the learner to be awarded the National N Diploma, Level 6.

  • A National Certificate: N5: Hospitality and Catering or an equivalent qualification.

Semester 1 Credits
Applied Management N6 (04090576)
Communication and Human Relations N6 (05140306)
Computer Practice N4 (06030204)
Catering: Theory and Practical N6 (10070346)

Career Pathways for this course?

  • Entrepreneur
  • Hotel & Guesthouse Manager
  • Restaurant Manager
  • Tasting Room Management
  • Food Services Management
  • Food and Beverage Manager
  • Function Catering
  • Kitchen Staff
  • Events Coordination Management
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