Berea Technical College

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BROADCAST ENGINEERING

PROGRAMME TITLE NQF SAQA ID CREDITS
CERTIFICATE: BROADCAST ENGINEERING 5 48792 120

DESCRIPTION

This qualification provides learners with not only a broad Knowledge base and a critical understanding of terms, Rules, concepts, principles and theories of broadcast Engineering that will enable learners to be informed Workers, but also develops specific competencies in The following streams: radio, television, broadcast Contribution, broadcast head-end systems, broadcast Distribution or broadcast spectrum management. Qualifying Learners are able to use methods in broadcast engineering To install, set-up, operate, fault find, maintain And repair broadcasting equipment in one of the above Mentioned disciplines. The qualification credits a learning Experience that allows flexible access to life-long Learning, higher education and employment in broadcast Engineering as a career path. The certificate in broadcast Engineering nqf level 5 should produce knowledgeable, Multi-skilled workers who are able to enhance productivity And efficiency in the broadcast environment in the Country. It should provide the means for current workers To receive recognition of prior learning, to upgrade their Competence and achieve a nationally recognised qualification. It should also assist newcomers to the broadcasting Environment to pursue a career in broadcast engineering. The qualification is structured in such a way That it exposes learners to different aspects of broadcast Engineering so that there is scope for multi-skilling.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS,COURSE DURATION AND CAREER FIELDS

The credits and design of this qualification assumes thatthe following competencies have already been attained:

  • Communications and language skills at NQF Level 4
  • Mathematics and Science at NQF Level 4
  • End user computing skills
  • Wiring Techniques
  • Soldering techniques
  • Use and care of hand and power tools
  • Install new computer hardware and software packages

Course duration

Full Time : Minimum 1 Year

Career Fields

  • Broadcast engineer
  • Electronics Engineer
  • Live sound Engineer
  • Satellite engineer
  • TV or film camera operator

PROGRAMME OUTLINE

  1. Radio or Television Fundamentals
  2. Radio or Television Core
  3. Radio or Television Elective
  4. Broadcast Contribution Fundamentals
  5. Broadcast Contribution Core
  6. Broadcast Contribution Elective
  7. Broadcast Distribution Fundamentals
  8. Broadcast Distribution Core
  9. Broadcast Distribution Elective
  10. Broadcast Head-end Systems Fundamentals
  11. Broadcast Head-end Systems Core
  12. Broadcast Head-end Systems Elective
  13. Spectrum Management Fundamentals
  14. Spectrum Management Core
  15. Spectrum Management Elective