WCED funds bursaries for Youth Focus Project | Western Cape Education Department
WCED funds bursaries for Youth Focus Project

WCED funds bursaries for Youth Focus Project

31 October 2019

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) will once again fund bursaries to learners who wish to pursue occupational studies at a Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) College.

Schools have been selected to nominate learners for the Youth Focus Project (YFP) starting in January 2020 at College of Cape Town, Northlink, South Cape College, False Bay College and Boland College

The YFP is applicable to learners who are not of compulsory school going age and repeating Grades 9 and 10 for the second, third or fourth time in ordinary public schools and who are three or more years older than the age grade norm for that grade.   Learners 18 years and older (or turning 18 in 2020) are eligible for this project.

The learner and his or her parents must sign a bursary agreement from the WCED confirming the funding and admission of the learner to a TVET college in 2020.

The agreement makes provision for funding to be made available for the duration of the learner’s course, subject to evidence of regular course attendance and satisfactory progress reports.

Bursaries are available to study at the following TVET Colleges:

  • Northlink Parow Campus
    • Wholesale and Retail
    • Hair Care
    • Ancillary Health
    • Information and Communication Technology
    • Cosmetology
    • Tourism
  • Northlink Bellville, Belhar and Wingfield Campus
    • Motor Mechanics
    • Spray Painting
    • Panel Beating
    • Welding and Fitting
  • College of Cape Town Crawford Campus
    •  Early Childhood Development - Level 1
  • College of Cape Town Wynberg Campus
    • Wholesale and Retail
    • Hair Care
  • False Bay College Mitchell’s Plain
    • Wholesale and Retail
  • Boland College Strand and Stellenbosch Campus
    • Early Childhood Development – Level 1
  • Boland College Paarl, Worcester, Strand and Stellenbosch Campus
    • Wholesale and Retail
  • South Cape College Plettenberg Bay, Knysna, Oudtshoorn and George Campus
    • Wholesale and Retail
  • South Cape College George and Oudtshoorn Campus
    • Ancillary Health

For more information and to apply, please contact the following persons at the respective TVET Colleges:

  • Northlink - Vuyiseka Betiwe at 021 931 8238 or via email vuyiseka.betiwe@northlink.co.za
  • College of Cape Town - Anele Detering at 021 797 5540 or via email adetering@cct.edu.za
  • False Bay College - Souchan Gasant-Jackson at 021 391 0717 or souchan.jackson@falsebay.org.za
  • Boland College - Daniel Lotter (Stellebosch) 021 887 3027; Juanita Bosch (Paarl) 021 872 3323; Winston Sebybo (Strand) 021 853 7611; Annete Le Roux (Worcester) 023 348 6920
  • South Cape College - Alfred Nkosinkulu 044 8840 359