About iQ Academy

Learn more about our story and what we stand for.

Established in 2006

Private Tertiary Institution

Business and Commerce

Fields of Study

Private Higher Education

Online Distance Learning

Established in 2006

Private Tertiary Institution

Business and Commerce

Fields of Study

Private Higher Education

Online Distance Learning

A brief history of iQ

iQ Academy was originally established in 2006 as a small department of Centurion Academy, with the purpose of improving student employability through business short courses. With the success of our students and a desire to offer an expanded programme range, we exited the Centurion Academy umbrella in 2012 and we merged with Fernwood Business College (Pty) Ltd and launched as a new private tertiary institution called “iQ Academy (Pty) Ltd”.

We’ve achieved a lot since 2006, and there’s more on the horison

Over the years we have built a strong reputation for academic excellence and purposeful education in the field of business and commerce studies. Our focus on cutting edge eLearning strategies has positioned us as leaders in distance learning, offering our students accessible, purposeful, connected learning. 

Our values, your future

Hear from our past students

When it comes to the value of education, sometimes it’s best to hear about it from your peers.
  • 35,000 + successful students

  • Career-enhancing education

Xolelwa Johanna Thuputlela
iQ Graduate
“Thanks iQ, for making it possible for everyone to study without feeling the financial pressure with your fee structures. The lectures are amazing. Looking forward to the future now…thank you!”
Zimkita Kilani
iQ Short Course Student
“I would like to thank iQ Academy for everything that you did for me. I got my certificate! Big up guys for what you do for everyone who wants to fulfill their goals.”
Vesnant Singo - iQ Academy Short Course Student - Testimonial_
Vesnant Singo
iQ Short Course Student
“It’s so much easier studying online, downloading all my study guides through my cell phone without a laptop. It’s a good experience for me. This is so easy to do!”
Isaac Thabo Mothami
iQ Graduate
“Thank you for the lessons, experience, support, opportunity to study at an affordable price, and most of all for adding value to my life.”

Accredited private higher education

Department of Higher Education and Training

iQ Academy is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a Private Higher Education Institution (PHEI) under the Higher Education Act, 1997.

South African Qualifications Authority

SAQA records all qualifications on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) offered by providers, both public and private. iQ Academy has submitted all its qualifications to SAQA for recording on the NQF.

Build expertise you can count on

Whether you study a short course or qualification with us you will be equipped with recognised skills and knowledge. Strengthen your position for employment and promotional opportunities with career-enhancing courses.

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