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Rigging courses N1 and N2 are nationally recognized qualification in South Africa, and are designed for individuals who want to pursue a career in the rigging industry. The two rigging courses are typically offered by technical and vocational education and training (TVET) colleges and private training institutions. One of the private institutions that offers the two national certificates on rigging courses N1 and N2 is Ekurhuleni Technical College popularly known as ET College. More all the courses on ET College click here.

What do the two rigging courses N1 and N2 entail

The two rigging courses N1 and N2 covers the fundamental principles of rigging, including rigging theory, rigging equipment, rigging techniques, and rigging safety. Students will learn about the different types of rigging equipment, including slings, hoists, and cranes, and how to use them effectively and safely. They will also learn about the importance of safety in rigging, including the proper use of personal protective equipment and the safe handling of heavy loads.

Subjects done under the two rigging courses N1 and N2

In order to obtain a National Certificate whether be it in N1 or N2, the student must pass four subjects under rigging. The following subjects subjects are done in both certificates:

  • Mathematics N1 and N2
  • Engineering Science N1 and N2
  • Engineering Drawing N1 and N2
  • Rigging Theory N1 and N2

Interested in registering for N1 or N2 rigging course, consider registering with Ekurhuleni Technical College which offers rigging course through correspondence. Click Here to register

Duration of the studies

The N1 Rigging course typically takes 4 to 6 months to complete, and it is typically followed by an N2 course, which will further enhance students’ skills and knowledge in rigging The N2 Rigging course takes a further 4 to 6 months to complete. Upon successful completion of the N1 Rigging course, student will obtain a National Certificate N1 under rigging. Similarly upon successful completion of the N2 Rigging course, the student will obtain a National Certificate N2.

The N1 National Certificate lays a foundation while the N2 National Certificate is the one required for one to apply for a trade testing in rigging. Upon completing the necessary practical experience usually through an apprenticeship, the student will then apply for a trade testing using the N2 national certificate so they can qualify as a rigger.

Upon successful completion of the N1 and N2 Rigging course, students will be equipped with the basic skills and knowledge needed to pursue a career in the rigging industry, and they will be able to seek apprenticeship and work experience as riggers, crane operators, or in other related positions.

Learn more on registrations, entry requirements and where to study below:

National Certificate: N1 Engineering Studies (Riging) (SAQA ID 67109)
National Certificate: N2 Engineering Studies (Rigging) (SAQA ID 67375)
National Certificate: N3 Engineering Studies (Rigging) (SAQA ID 67491)