About iQ Academy

Learn more about our story and what we stand for.

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. 

Brief history of iQ Academy

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”.

Our values, your future

Empowering students with independence

Understanding the reality that our students face on a daily basis, drives us to create education that truly makes a difference in people’s lives. Our courses expand our students’ world, giving them the ability to choose who they can be, where they can go and what they can achieve for themselves and their communities.

Affordable education driven by the latest technology

In the current economic climate in South Africa, there are often barriers to getting a good education and we work hard to remove them. We ensure that our students have access to high-quality distance education supported by the latest learning technology at affordable and adaptable pricing to accommodate each student’s needs.

Equipping our students with job-ready skills

We have our eyes set on the future; we are implementing e-learning and distance learning strategies to empower our students more holistically for today’s job market. We offer relevant courses through ongoing collaboration with industry to strengthen our students’ position for employment and promotion opportunities.

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The iQ Academy student experience

Since our doors first opened in 2006 we have been committed to helping students realise their potential in life and in their careers.


Study while you work

Keep your work-life balance with easy to follow teaching plans.

Gain your independence

Choose who you can be and what you can do with purposeful education.

Student Community

Connect with peers and grow your professional network.

Expertise you can trust

Over 30,000 successful students. 15 years in practice.

Teaching and learning support for academic success

We pride ourselves in offering our students a seamless, connected learning journey. From dedicated lecturer support to the latest in eLearning technology – we constantly innovate our offering to bring you best-in-class education with the support you need to succeed.

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Hear what our students have to say

“Making it possible for everyone to study”

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!

Xolelwa Johanna Thuputlela

“You will never regret it”

Challenging as it was but I am grateful to our facilitators who were with us throughout. I’d encourage everyone to take a course with iQ, you will never regret it. Thank you and keep up the good work!

Anna Ivy Masondo

“This is so easy to do”

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!

Vesnant Singo

“Education paves the way to success”

I began my journey with iQ & never looked back. I was promoted from receptionist to admin manageress. I truly believe education paves the way to success.

Roxanne Naidoo

Accredited distance learning

For over 13 years we have been providing accredited distance learning in the field of business studies. iQ Academy is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a Private Higher Education Institution and holds various other accreditations as well as a NADEOSA membership.

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