Qualification Programmes

Position yourself for leadership with NQF level qualifications from iQ Academy.

  • Diploma (NQF 6) and Higher Certificates (NQF 5)

  • Study part-time via distance learning

  • Expert lecturers and academic support

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All Qualification Progammes

Accredited distance learning

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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The iQ Academy student experience

Over 30,000 successful students


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Check out these FAQ’s or head over to our FAQ page for more.

iQ Academy offers programmes registered with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) and accredited by the Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) and Council on Higher Education (CHE). These are credit-bearing programmes aligned to the National Qualifications Framework.

The two types of qualifications we offer are: 

  1. Higher Certificate Programmes
    NQF Level 5 | 120 Credits
  2. Diploma in Business Management
    NQF Level 6 | 360 Credits

Yes, all qualifications are registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) with the following SAQA numbers:

  • Higher Certificate in Business Management: SAQA ID 87026, NQF Level 5 (120 credits)
  • Higher Certificate in HR Management: SAQA ID 90760, NQF Level 5 (120 credits)
  • Higher Certificate in Local Governance: SAQA ID 117727 NQF Level 5 (120 Credits)
  • Diploma in Business M management: SAQA ID 112051, NQF Level 6 (360 Credits)

Yes, iQ Academy (Pty) Ltd Company Registration No. 2006/033114/07 is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training until 31 December 2021 as a Private Higher Education Institution under the Higher Education Act, 1997, Registration Certificate No 2112/HE07/001/. You can learn more about our accreditations.

A dedicated programme lecturer is available online to provide support and assistance. They can answer your questions via iCan messages or the discussion forums while technical and administrative support is provided by our student experience team.

What do your course fees include?

All your learning material is included in the course fee, whether you pay in instalments or upfront. There are no hidden costs, the only additional fees that may be charged are remarking or repeat registrations.

Your lecturer provides all the academic support you need to successfully complete your course.

Enjoy a learning plan that maps out your study schedule each week, and includes live Microsoft Teams sessions with your lecturer and fellow students.

Your online student portal to master your studies, connect with your lecturer and fellow students.

Get access to our wide range of DO Life online micro-courses and grow your everyday life skills on the go.

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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!

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“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!

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“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!

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“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.

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For over 13 years we have been providing accredited distance learning in the field of business studies. Join over 30,000 successful students and discover your potential with iQ Academy.

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