As of 2006, the new FET curriculum was implemented from Grade 10 in South Africa. Learners now work towards a National Senior Certificate.
There have been difficulties with the FET curriculum and the National Senior Certificate over the past two years, and changes may be made over time to try and improve the system. As of 2010, learners must still pass a minimum of seven subjects to attain a NSC qualification. In order to go on to Higher Education and Training, learners must have an NSC or equivalent level qualification. The NSC is a Level 4 qualification according to the National Qualifications Framework.