Yes, iQ Academy (Pty) Ltd Company Registration No. 2006/033114/07: is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a Private Higher Education Institution under the Higher Education Act, 1997, Registration Certificate No. 2012/HE07/001. Learn more about our accreditations.
iQ Academy specialises in the field of business studies and offers a variety of career-enhancing courses. Our programmes are designed with working professionals in mind which means you can easily balance work, life and studies. The various types of distance learning courses we offer are:
Business Short Courses for skills development (Non-credit bearing)
Only Higher Certificate Programmes are accredited.
A Higher Certificate is a formal qualification and is registered with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) and accredited by the Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) and Council on Higher Education (CHE)
A Short Course is a short learning programme that focuses on equipping you with a specific skill set. Our curricula are developed by industry experts and are internally quality-assured by our Academic Board. Our short courses are institutional learning programmes and are non-credit-bearing, which means they do not carry credits towards a registered qualification in terms of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF).
You do not need to physically attend a class for online learning programmes.
Your study material is available on our Virtual Campus student portal. You would therefore need a stable Internet connection, smartphone, PC, laptop, or tablet to access your study material. You can also download your study material for offline use. Assessments are completed online (no emailing of assignments needed), and results are available on the Virtual Campus.
The quickest way to get in touch with us is by completing the contact form on our website or by making use of the live chat feature on our website. Click here to send an enquiry or view our contact information
Higher Certificates: Our Higher Certificates have 2 intake periods per academic year, Semester 1 and Semester 2. To secure your spot, in either semester, all you need to do is successfully complete the application process and register by the deadline. Semester dates are available on our website for every Higher Certificate we offer. Choose the programme you love and enrol for the available dates to get started!
Short Courses: Our Short Courses are open for enrolment all-year round. All you need to do to enrol is find a course you love, complete the contact form, and await a call from one of our knowledgeable Enrolment Consultants, who can assist you every step of the way. Some of the Short Courses are also open for self-enrolment, should you want to register yourself fully online. Choose the course that suits you, and enrol today!
STEP 1: APPLY ONLINE Complete the website contact form to request a free call-back from an Enrolment Consultant. Discuss any questions you have or complete your application over the phone immediately if you’re ready.
STEP 2: REGISTER FOR THE COURSE OR SEMESTER
Secure a spot in any course or semester by successfully completing the application process and registering by the deadline. Registration includes submission of required documents and payment of the course fee/s.
STEP 3: START YOUR COURSE
Now you will have access to the Virtual Campus, our online student portal, where all teaching and learning will take place. You are now ready to complete your onboarding, engage with your course content, test yourself with assessments, and gain job-ready skills for the next chapter of your life.
Admission requirements differ depending on the type of course (ie Higher Certificate or Short Course) you enrol for. The entry and admission requirements for every course we offer is available on each course page. If you’re still unsure please feel free to contact us for further information.
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 type of qualifications we offer are: Higher Certificate Programmes: NQF Level 5 | 120 Credits
Yes, all 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
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.
An iQ Academy Higher Certificate Programme is an industry-ready qualification that is offered through the convenience of online distance learning. All Higher Certificate courses are on NQF level 5 and are registered with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) and accredited by the Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) and Council on Higher Education (CHE).
Our qualifications are lecture-supported. The mode of delivery for our qualifications is distance learning, and all instruction takes place via the Virtual Campus, our online student platform. Your lecturer will provide a teaching and learning plan for the duration of the module, at the start of the semester.
Students are required to adhere to these schedules. Lecturers will also host regular live online classes. The content covered in each class will be in line with the module schedule and weekly activities.
Between classes you can engage with your lecturer directly should you need additional assistance.
Our short course programmes are courses that can be completed over several weeks or months, depending on the course you enrol for. Short courses are designed to complement a working professionals lifestyle through flexible distance learning. Assessments are done through the submission of assignments, no exams are required.
Our curricula are developed by industry experts and are internally quality-assured and approved by our Academic Board. Our short courses are institutional programmes and are non-credit bearing. For more information on our institutional registration and accreditation status view our accreditations.
Short courses are typically non-credit-bearing programmes, affording students the opportunity to build their professional credentials without the higher cost and time associated with studying for a university degree or qualification.
There are no written examinations for short courses. As part of your learning, you are encouraged to complete short quizzes throughout each unit, which help you build and test your knowledge. You must complete and submit one formative assessment at the end of each unit. To meet the requirements for a course, you will have to pass the final summative assessment at the end of the course, before you can get certified.
Once you have completed your course, you will get an iQ Academy Short Course Certificate. Your certificate demonstrates that you have acquired industry-relevant skills which can enhance your promotional and employment opportunities. In order to qualify for a certificate you will need to: