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Further Learning Courses

Course NameDurationCourse Content
Electrical Trade Theory - N1/N212 weeksView more
Engineering Drawings - N1/N212 weeksView more
Engineering Science - N1/N2/N312 weeksView more
Exam re-write only1 dayView more
Fitting & Machining Trade Theory - N1/N212 weeksView more
Industrial Electronics - N1/N212 weeksView more
Mathematics - N1/N2/N312 weeksView more
Motor Mechanics Trade Theory - N1/N212 weeksView more
Plater's Theory - N1/N212 weeksView more
Rigging Trade Theory N1/N212 weeksView more
Structural & Steel Drawings - N1/N212 weeksView more

Recognized by the trade and commerce industry, N-courses are integral to young South Africans wishing to transition successfully from school to the workplace. Being vocation-oriented courses, they play a big role in developing skills and fostering economic growth. In line with EBDA’s objectives to empower people through education and ready them for a successful career, we offer N-courses that are relevant to different areas of study.

What should you know about N-courses?

To write your trade test, you will need to either pass N-courses targeted at your specific field or be exempt from the same. For each trade, you will need to take up a minimum of four N-course subjects; the exception is millwrights, which will require six subjects. The all-important subjects – Mathematics and Science – are part of the N-course module.

Why us?

If you don’t qualify for an apprenticeship, sign up for N-courses at EBDA, an accredited learning facility that is acknowledged for imparting world-class South Africa learnership and apprenticeship courses in the engineering and trade industries. Many have taken advantage of our training, N-courses and soft skills programs to get one step closer to their career aspirations.

  • We have a 100% pass record for first-time trade tests
  • Top-notch training facility and a wholesome learning environment
  • Full-time classes with trained and skilled staff
  • Excellent soft skills programs and workshops that you can leverage

Sign up for our Jan, May or September semester. Please note that R 1 700.00 is charged per subject (VAT exclusive) which includes full-time classes, study material and examination fee.

The subject-specific N-courses offered by EBDA

We offer the following list of N-courses. Each course is designed to provide a wealth of information that is essential to gaining depth and knowledge about the specific trade specialization.


  • Industrial Electronics
  • Electrical Trade Theory

Boilermaker / Plater / Welder

  • Plater Trade Theory
  • Structural and Steel Drawings

Fitting & Machining

  • Fitting Trade Theory
  • Engineering Drawings

Motor Mechanics

  • Motor Mechanics Trade Theory
  • Industrial Electronics


  • Rigging Trade Theory
  • Engineering Drawing


  • Industrial Electronics
  • Engineering Drawings
  • Fitting Theory
  • Electrical Theory

If you have studied Science and Maths as part of your N2 requirements in Grade 11, you only need to opt for the above trade subjects.

Fulfill the criteria required to pursue apprenticeship and kick-start a successful career with our N-courses today. If you need more details, you can contact EBDA or call us on 011-742-1045 or 011-742-1051.

Please contact EBDA to enquire about course schedules.