Short Course vs Higher Certificate

 

 

IQ Academy Short Courses  

 

IQ Academy Higher Certificate Courses  

Purpose of the course type

Affordable and accessible improvement of skills, knowledge and marketability in a specific subject area.

Affordable and accessible entry into Higher Education for matriculants (particularly those without entrance to University)

Entering qualification

Grade 9

Grade 12, with at least 30% in English

Cost

  • Deposit: R0
  • Instalment: R455 x 24 months (R10,920)
  • Interest: 0%
  • Books: R0
  • Deposit: R0
  • Instalment: R649 x 30 months (R19,470)
  • Interest: 0%
  • Books: R0

Duration

At student’s own pace
Approx. 6 months to 2 years

2 years (up to 3 years)

Time available to study

200 notional hours

(Approx. 4 hrs a week to complete course in 1 year)

1,200 notional hours

(Approx. 12 hours a week to complete course in 2 years)

Mode of delivery

Distance learning

Providing flexibility to balance home, work and study life.

Distance learning

Providing flexibility to balance home, work and study life.

Academic support

Access to qualified teaching via:

  • iCan online student portal
  • Email
  • Facebook
  • Telephone support (with call back on request)

Access to qualified teaching via:

  • iCan online student portal
  • Email
  • Facebook
  • Telephone support (with call back on request)

IQ Academy’s registration with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET)

Registration of short courses is not required by the DHET. 

Registered with DHET - Certificate No. 2012/HE07/001 - to offer the following accredited courses:

  • Higher Certificate Business Management
  • Higher Certificate Human Resource Management
  • Higher Certificate Marketing Management

Course accreditation with the Council on Higher Education (CHE)

Short courses are not regulated (not required):

  • Bookkeeping
  • Financial Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Supervisory Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Public Relations Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Management & Leadership
  • Public Administration
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Risk Management
  • Business Management
  • Office Administration
  • Tourism & Hospitality Management
  • Project Management
  • Employee Wellness
  • Customer Relationship Management

Courses accredited with CHE:

  • Higher Certificate Business Management
  • Higher Certificate Human Resource Management
  • Higher Certificate Marketing Management

120 credits (6 modules x 20 credits)

Course quality management

  • Internal Quality Management System (QMS)
  • External review by industry and academic experts
  • Internal Quality Management System (QMS)
  • External review by industry and academic experts
  • CHE quality management processes

National Qualifications Framework (NQF) registration by SAQA (South African Qualifications Authority)

Non credit-bearing course are not registered with SAQA and do not lead to a qualification or part-qualification registered on the NQF:

  • Bookkeeping
  • Financial Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Supervisory Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Public Relations Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Management & Leadership
  • Public Administration
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Risk Management
  • Business Management
  • Office Administration
  • Tourism & Hospitality Management
  • Project Management
  • Employee Wellness
  • Customer Relationship Management

Registered NQF Level 5:

  • Higher Certificate Business Management (SAQA Qualification ID 87026)
  • Higher Certificate Human Resource Management (SAQA Qualification ID 90760)
  • Higher Certificate Marketing Management (SAQA Qualification ID 90743)

Certification and graduation

Certificate of Achievement, awarded when the following conditions are met:

  • Completion of all academic requirements
  • Payment of all fees
  • Receipt of certified copy of ID document

No graduation ceremony

Higher Certificate, awarded when the following conditions are met:

  • Completion of all academic requirements
  • Payment of all fees
  • Receipt of certified copies - highest qualification and ID document

Graduation ceremony

Academic progression (Articulation)

No formal progression opportunities (Completion does however contribute to a person’s competencies and these will be considered during a recognition of prior learning (RPL) process)

  • Advanced Certificate (NQF 6)1
  • Diploma1&2
  • Bachelors Degree1&2

1subject to entrance requirements of institution
2Unconditional Exemption from Higher Education SA