Qualification Programmes

Position yourself for leadership with NQF-level qualifications from iQ Academy. Easily balance work, life and studies with distance learning and expert teaching and learning support.

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All Qualification Progammes

  • Gain the competencies to develop a marketing strategy and implement a technology-driven integrated marketing communication plan.

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  • Gain foundational knowledge of government and governance; focusing on the paradigm shifts in the disciplines, various public sector skills, service, and ethics.

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    Gain integrated knowledge and expertise in policy making, strategy, leadership and service delivery within the field of Local Governance.

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  • Gain a well-rounded education and a solid foundation in the field of business management with this NQF 6 qualification.

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  • Understand essential management principles and practices while discovering the fundamentals of related business areas.

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  • Develop integrated knowledge and skills in the main areas of HR for efficient personnel management and development in any modern organisation.

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The iQ Academy student experience

Affordable and accredited distance learning

iQ Academy is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a Private Higher Education institution. Join our vibrant student community today and take one step closer to success. 

Fully accredited distance learning at your doorstep. Learn anywhere, anytime.
Enjoy flexible payment options and easily manage your account with secure online payments.
Attend iQ Academy’s prestigious annual Graduation ceremony once you have successfully completed your programme.
Track your learning, access course material, connect with your lecturer and manage assignments as well as your student profile all via iCan, our online learning platform. One place to connect, learn and grow.
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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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I began my journey with iQ and never looked back. I was promoted from receptionist to admin manageress. I truly believe education paves the way to success.

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Need more information?

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 iQ Academy qualifications are registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF).  You can find the SAQA ID listed on our website for each of the qualifications we offer. You can also search for a qualification on SAQA at: https://pcqs.saqa.org.za/search.php?cat=qual

Yes, 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. Learn more about our accreditations or  view our registration certificate.

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 teams.

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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