History and Highlights


History and Highlights of Northlink College:

Northlink college was established in 2002, following the merger of four colleges in the northern suburbs of the greater Cape Town Metropole, namely Wingfield Technical College (three campuses: Wingfield, Goodwood and Table Bay), Tygerberg College (Tygerberg and Parow), Protea College and Bellville Technical College. In 2005 Northlink bought Belhar College, a private institution.

The name is a combination of “north” (reflecting the geographical positioning of the institution in Cape Town) and “link” (which describes the initial linking of the former colleges). More importantly, it illustrates the critical connection between school education and the world of work.


Became the first public Further Education and Training (FET) College in the country offering Learnerships and Skills Training.

Why the Name?

The government decided that all Colleges throughout the Cape region were to amalgamate in specific regions.

The brief was to come up with a name, logo and look for the Northern Metropole, being: Bellville, Protea, Tygerberg and Wingfield. North – Being directional seemed the obvious choice.

For geographical positioning and in your life as the only way is UP! Link – Will be with the initial linking of the four Colleges and thereafter it will only stand as the critical link between secondary education and the business world.

Why the Icon?

The courses offered by the College are both technical and academic. The icon design had to incorporate these, therefore combining both a technical design and brain teaser.

The links reinforce the name yet again, so the icon can stand alone and still be synonymous with NorthLink.

The single triangular link in an arrow pointing northwards, with the entire icon depicting a compass to emphasise moving forward, upwards, improving or having direction in life.

Why the colours?

Our clients are both parents and students. The colours chosen are bright and bold but can be used for a corporate feel aswell, by simply adding in a white clean background.


Why you should choose Northlink College


Northlink has seven easily accessible campuses in Cape Town’s northern suburbs.


Internships are offered to students who have completed their N6 courses

Work Placement

Our work placement officer liaises with industry to find internships for students.


A choice of either hostel facilities or private accommodation is available to students.


Sport offers access to affiliation with the Western Province and other formal sport clubs.


Excellent and supportive career guidance is available.


We provide counselling and inclusive student support which involve relevant partners including parents, siblings or spouses.

Academic Support

We have a proven track record of outstanding academic development and support.


Well-equipped workshop facilities make for a great learning environment.


Students have a choice of affordable and accessible programmes.


Our programme offering enjoys national and international accreditation.


We have a choice of full-time or part-time learning opportunities.

South Africa’s Technical Colleges have been reformed into a new FET (Further Education and Training) system. Bellville Technical College, Protea College, Tygerberg College and Wingfield College have merged to form a mega FET College in the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town.

The support for lifelong learning requires a network of FET Colleges. The new system will need to work with different partners to deliver responsive and relevant programmes to meet the needs of individuals and the wider social and business community as a whole. The achievement of our national policy imperatives of redress and economic inclusion depends on the existence of accessible, high-quality and cost-effective learning opportunities for young people and adults.


Why Northlink

7 campuses

7 Campuses

online learner managemnet

Online Learner Management

1200 courses

70+ Courses

8 types of qualifications.

Certified Qualifications

45 educators

Qualified Educators

20 000+ students yearly

20 000+ Students Annually

8 awards won

Several Awards Won

2018 voted best ncv college..

2018 & 2019 Voted Best NCV College

90% graduates

90% Graduates

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