FOCUS College also offers Higher Education programmes in partnership with University of South Africa (UNISA), the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) and the University of Cape Town (UCT). Delivery sites and facilities All campuses have well-equipped workshops, lecture rooms, computer rooms, studios for practical work and media centres. The eight campuses are: Athlone Campus: The campus has four fullyequipped Automotive and Skills workshops and is accredited in Automotive Motor Mechanics Training as well as Trade Testing. Athlone campus was awarded the Centre of Specialisation for Automotive Motor Mechanics in 2018. City Campus: Located in the heart of Cape Town, it is accessible to all amenities such as food chain stores, businesses, retail stores and public transport. The campus was formerly Cape College. Crawford Campus: Formerly known as Hewat Teachers Training College, it is one of the college’s biggest campuses. The campus offers Business Studies, Information Communication and Technology, Early Childhood Development Education and Training, Primary Health and Occupational Programmes. The campus also has partnerships with the University of South Africa (Bachelor Degree in Foundation Phase), the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (Level 5 Higher Certificate in ICT Service Management) and the University of Cape Town (development and design of a Level 5 Higher Certificate in Early Childhood Development). Crawford Campus has a well-equipped daycare centre. Visitors from daycare centres are accommodated through short courses and workshopson best practice. When students enter the campus using the gate located next to the Trojan Horse Massacre Memorial Wall, they are constantly reminded of the youth whose lives were tragically lost in the apartheid era. Gardens Campus: The campus has a rich history with its building being more than 100 years old. Its age makes in a heritage site in the greater city bowl. Guguletu Campus: Situated in the Guguletu township 15km from central Cape Town, its name is
A Welding Academy has been established on the Thornton Campus of the College of Cape Town.
derived from the contraction of “Igugu lethu”, which is IsiXhosa for “Our Pride”. The Guguletu Campus was established to service the broader Guguletu area and the Cape Flats and offers Business Studies and Electrical Engineering. Pinelands Campus: The College’s hub for Electrical Engineering studies has 22 workshops and laboratories for a growing number of students. The campus is also an accredited Refrigeration and Electrical Trade Test Centre. Thornton Campus: Engineering is the focus at Thornton, which offers the following fields: Building and Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. The campus has seven fully-equipped Building and Civil Engineering and Skills workshops and a Welding Academy offering international welding qualifications. Thornton Campus was also awarded the Centre of Specialisation for Plumbing. Wynberg Campus: Wynberg is an Occupational Training campus servicing the broader communities in and around the Wynberg as well as Mitchells Plain, Mannenberg, Hanover Park, Strandfontein, Bishop Lavis, the southern and northern suburbs as well as areas outside Cape Town’s borders. The Central Office is located in Salt River and hosts Finances, Human Resources, Corporate Communication and Marketing, Physical Resources, OHS, Quality Management, Management Information Systems, and the Linkages and Partnership Units. The College of Cape Town also has three residences, namely City Residence, Crawford Residence and Thornton Residence. The City Residence is for ladies only. ■
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