National N Certificate: Electrical Engineering (Light Current/Instrumentation)

Light Current / Instrumentation

  • N1-N2
  • Full Time
  • One Year


Light current is often referred to as electronics engineering and involves the use of heat, energy and lighting for power distribution. An entry-level technician in light current or instrument engineering will learn about various instruments and will build their knowledge on the theory of Engineering Drawing, Engineering Science, Industrial Electronics, Instrument Trade Theory and Logistics. You will work closely with qualified engineers and will take their blueprints and put them into action, for example through the building of circuits for various electronic devices.

Admission Requirements

Grade 10, 11 and 12
Mathematics and Physical Science is not a requirement.

Career Fields

Instrumentation Technician
Certification and Examination Authority

All examinations are administered by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) and IEB.

Study Materials

All textbooks at BTC are free. Simply enquire on registration for more details.

Extra Classes

We offer free Saturday classes, run by qualified lecturers.


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National N1 Certificate: 1st Year 1st Semester Subjects
Mathematics, Engineering Science, Engineering Drawing, FLC Communication
National N2 Certificate: 1st Year 2nd Semester Subject
Mathematics, Logics, Instrument Trade Theory, Industrial Electronics
Further Studies

On successful completion, you will receive an N1, N2 and FLC Communication certificate (Light Current/Instrumentation) and can then progress to the N3-N4 qualification.

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