Potchefstroom Academy is situated in Potchefstroom, a vibrant student town. The safe, student friendly environment ensures that our students remain engaged in learning while providing them with the opportunity of getting involved in sport and social events. Students get to meet interesting people and share experiences to last a lifetime.
Very few private institutions can boast that they have been educating students since 1981. This sets Potchefstroom Academy apart from those who offer the same or similar courses. Potchefstroom Academy’s management, experienced lecturing teams and support staff, possesses an intimate understanding of providing our students with a unique classroom experience, which is stimulating, interactive, and industry relevant.
Our students can rest assure that at Potchefstroom Academy they will be prepared for the future and have the necessary skills to succeed as an employer or employee. Furthermore, Potchefstroom Academy has a keen interest in grooming our country’s future entrepreneurs. We educate our students by providing them with the relevant insights and advice on how to market their skills and services through entrepreneurial pursuits.
Our campus is conveniently situated and within walking distance from all of the Academy’s residence facilities, nearby shopping malls, sport and recreation facilities and restaurants. Safe parking is available at the residences and next to the campus.
Full Time Courses:
Potchefstroom Academy Qualifications:
Therapeutic Massage Therapy
Interior Design & Decorating
St John Vianney Seminary NPC, is both a training facility and a house of formation. As a training facility, it is registered with the Department of Education through the Council for Higher Education as a private provider of higher education, under the Higher Education Act, 1997 with the Registration Certificate Number 2000/HE08/007. Four qualifications are duly registered with the same authorities, namely the Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy), Bachelor of Theology, Bachelor of Ministry and Bachelor of Theology (Honours). Fourteen full-time and resident staff members, also known as formators, who are all priests in the Catholic Church, form the core of the teams of lecturers in three departments, namely the Philosophy, Theology and Pastoral Theology Departments. Other lecturers are associates or visiting lecturers who are employed full-time elsewhere, either with neighbouring academic institutions or within the Catholic Church in the region of Pretoria and Johannesburg. Lecturers with suitable qualifications are employed on this basis, regardless of their religious affiliation. The majority of students for the priesthood enter St. John Vianney Seminary mainly as first year Philosophy students after successful completion of the Orientation Year at St. Kizito Seminary. The latter institution admits students who have a minimum of 25 points on completion of their matriculation exams. Students first complete a minimum of two years Philosophy, a basic Church requirement. Others who qualify go on to do a third year of Philosophy. The theological and pastoral training lasts for a period of four and a half years. Upon successful completion of training in the Seminary and on approval of personal assessment according to provisions of church law, students present themselves to their church authorities, the bishops, for ordination and admittance to ministry.
As a house of formation, St John Vianney Seminary NPC, provides for the human growth and development of students in the spiritual, pastoral and communal spheres. Through a well-structured community life in small groups and the larger group of students, each person is given the opportunity to interact with others in constructive ways. In this manner, students learn not only leadership, but also other social skills that would assist them in ministry. Accordingly, resident students live in sections of the house that enables them to identify with a particular group, called a formation group, headed by one of the resident formators, who ordinarily live in the same group area. This group expresses itself through bi-weekly sessions of prayer and worship and other occasional meetings, both formal and informal. Students in a formation group organize themselves that provide service for both the group itself and for the larger student community. The formation group also forms the basic nucleus of teams for inter-block games and sports. Besides formation groups, students ordinarily belong to other groups in the larger student community, namely devotion and prayer groups, sports teams, e.g. football, volleyball, cricket and squash.
For spiritual growth and development, students have an extensive program of training and assistance, including the attendance of two annual retreats, monthly days of recollection, occasional spiritual talks, and monthly one-on-one sessions of spiritual direction. For students who need further psychological assistance, the Seminary provides these services by referral to professionals.
Students’ pastoral training consists in a four and a half year program in which they obtain and practice pastoral skills. Besides class work, students are placed locally according to ability and interest, in certain projects in order to practice pastoral skills. The limited local pastoral placement program, which includes student ministry at Tshwane University of Technology and Pretoria University, ministry at the Hospice and certain Catholic parishes for ministry to the sick and aged, catechism assistance, ministry to children without shelter, and prison ministry. Students who have completed their second year of Theology do a six-month Pastoral Internship period outside of the Seminary in the diocese for which they are students. This program is closely monitored and assessed. Thereafter they return to the Seminary for their final two years of study and formation.
At the end of each academic year, the Formation Staff meet to discuss and assess each student, submitting reports to the President. The President writes personal assessment reports to the bishop of each student.
Currently, there are 120 Residential Students with 22 Day Students, which includes both private students and those from the surrounding religious formation houses
Since 1994, legislative frameworks and policies were put into place to deal with many of the challenges facing our society, including the transformation of the education system.
Subsequently, indications were given by the Northern Cape Department of Education that the three technical colleges should amalgamate. The first phase would incorporate the merging of the R C Elliott Technical College and the Moremogolo. Technical College into Kimberley College. The amalgamation of the 2 institutions was implemented as of January 1997.
The second phase of the amalgamation process was the merger of the newly formed Kimberley College (ex Moremogolo and RC Elliott) and the Northern Cape Technical College. This process was envisaged to be completed by January 1999.
The amalgamation became effective as of 1 April 2002. The College is now known as the Northern Cape Urban TVET College, and it operates on two campuses, namely the Northern Cape Technical College, now known as City Campus, and Moremogolo Campus, previously known as Moremogolo College.
The Northern Cape Urban TVET College is an accredited Service Provider via Umalusi. The College Quality Management System is ISO 9001:2008 certified. The College Health and Safety Management System was NOSA Four Star Graded in July 2012.
DCC CAMPUS was founded by the late Mr K.M. Naidoo in the early 1990’s in the vicinity of Grey Street, Durban. The company was purposed to address the dire need for education and training of youth, with emphasis on the information technology (IT), and Business sector. Operation of the campus began with a staffing compliment of less than 10 staff members.
Within less than a decade, DCC CAMPUS expanded its operations by acquiring land and buildings at 384 Smith (Now Anton Lembede Street) Street, Durban. The company initially began its operations by offering accredited IT and Business related courses. However due to the demands of the technologically changing market, the Campus was given accreditation to offer courses in the Travel and Tourism, Hotel and Catering, and other sectors. As student numbers increased, DCC Campus further acquired Land and Buildings opposite 384 Anton Lembede Street, Durban. Sadly Mr K.M. Naidoo passed away during 2007, and ownership of DCC Campus was acquired by Mr V. Juglal.
Under the strategic vision and leadership of Mr V. Juglal, (current C.E.O.), DCC Campus continued to progress to reach its present position. The Campus boasts an array of Further Education, Higher Education and Short Courses. In addition the courses on offer, DCC has partnered with various professional bodies such as the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB), and Companies such as Microsoft. Furthermore, the Campus is host to well structured departments, and an array of professional lecturers with adequate industry experience.
With a rich history and strong foundation, coupled with dynamic leadership DCC Campus is well established and is renowned for offering quality courses and exceptional service.
Buffalo City Public FET College (BCC), based in East London, is a multi-campus college that has three campuses namely: East London Campus, John Knox Bokwe Campus and St Marks Campus, as well as the King Street Site and an Administration Centre. The Further Education and Training Colleges Act 16 of 2006, provides for the regulation of further education and training college governance, funding, and the promotion of quality in further education and training.
College target market
The programmes offered are structured to accommodate learners who have been successful at Grade 9, 10, 11 and 12, school leavers, out-of-school youth, unemployed matriculants and public- and private-sector employees, who may be up to 65 years of age.
The National Certificate Vocational (NCV) courses are now BCC’s core business. These courses respond more adequately to market and client needs by providing appropriate vocational training and, in addition, allow for a practical component of study to be offered in a real workplace environment or in a simulated workplace environment. Furthermore, the Department of Education offers bursaries to facilitate access for less-fortunate students to these vocational training programmes. BCC has two niche-market NCV qualifications in the fields of Mechatronics and Safety in Society. These courses are our key differentiating and flagship programmes and are being offered by a limited number of colleges in the country. The college also offers NATED programmes in Business Studies and Engineering Studies. BCC’s fundamental strategy is to deliver high-quality, affordable, accessible and market-driven vocational programmes, while focusing on being lecturer- and student-centric. The college ensures employability of its graduates and ongoing student and lecturer development programmes. A number of learnerships are offered in conjunction with the relevant SETAs and various skills programmes and short courses are available
Before 1999 West Coast College consisted of several small satellites, which were then merged and officially declared as an FET College in 2003.
West Coast College was the last FET College to be formed in the Western Cape. Unlike other colleges that were formed around the hub of an existing technical college, its systems had to be established from scratch and today the college consists of five campuses. Central Office moved during 2015, in that same year the college officially changed from the name of FET college to TVET college
The Atlantis Campus was originally established in the 1980s as the Atlantis Technical Institute and in 1993 the campus became part of the Protea College. The campus finally merged with West Coast College in 2002.
The Citrusdal Campus opened for the first time in January 1999 as the Citrusdal Centre for Further Education and Training. At first it was part of the Tygerberg College and became part of West Coast FET College in 2002. The campus serves students from the Cederberg area – from Lamberts Bay and Clanwilliam to the Bergrivier-area including Porterville, Piketberg, Goedverwacht and Piket-Bo-Berg.
The Malmesbury Campus opened its doors for the first time in January 2005 and moved to new premises during 2014, whilst the Vredenburg Campus, formerly known as the Westlake College, became part of West Coast College in August 1999. The new Vredenburg campus was officially opened in November 2012.
The Vredendal Campus was started in 1997 and in September 1998 the campus moved to bigger buildings, due to the rapid growth of students.
In the first year of NC(V) implementation in 2007, West Coast College managed to register more students than the required target of 622 and managed to implement all the required programmes. West Coast College is now one of the biggest colleges in terms of the NC(V) intake.
The college has continued to expand its courses and total student numbers projected for 2016 is 10 218
The Stellenbosch Academy of Design and Photography opened its doors in January 2003 in a quaint historic building on Dorp Street, but due to rapidly expanding application numbers soon had to relocate to Techno Park, the innovation hub of Stellenbosch. This has been our home ever since
In just a short period of time, the Academy became one of the top five creative institutions in South Africa and has maintained that rating for the past six years. Added to this, the Academy was named the number one creative institution in South Africa by the Loeries in 2012.
Our Academic team, led by Dr Ian Marley, are highly educated and experienced within their fields, offering the best instruction and inspiration this country has to offer. In the fast-paced media landscape in which we find ourselves, thinking on your feet and adapting to new tools, media and audiences is key.
Applying creative thinking to new sets of problems means new solutions every day and this is what gets us out of bed every morning. This infectious enthusiasm filters through to our students and results in graduates that can think on their feet and do us proud in the industry.
Ekurhuleni West (TVET) College (EWC) is a Technical and Vocational Education and Training College that introduced the National Certificate (Vocational) NC(V) in 2007, introduced Level 3 in 2008 and NC(V) NQF Level 4 in 2009.
The following NC(V) programmes will be proportionally offered at EWC in 2015:
Finance, Economics and Accounting; Office Administration; Marketing; Management; Tourism, Hospitality; Transport and Logistics; Engineering and Related Design; Electrical Infrastructure Construction; Civil Engineering and Building Construction; Information Technology; Computer Science; Mechatronics, and Education and Development.
The Corporate Centre of EWC is situated at Germiston Campus, cnr. Driehoek and Sol Roads, Germiston.
EWC comprises of 6 Campuses: Alberton, Boksburg, Germiston, Kathorus, Kempton and Tembisa.
These campuses see it as a challenge to also address life-long learning and developmental needs of individuals, organizations and economic sectors. EWC is gearing itself to become more responsive, effective, efficient as well as accountable to its clients and stakeholders and more prepared to meet training demands.
Open Window Institute (OWI) is an established private higher education institution known for setting the benchmark within the field of visual arts and digital sciences. Founded in 1994 with the focus on providing a unique tertiary platform where practice-led tuition links traditional fine arts with the applied arts. Emphasis placed on being market leaders has always inspired ongoing innovation to curricula, and this is a special consideration of rapidly evolving creative arts industries.
This has ensured that OWI’s product offering is inclusive of disciplines like visual communication, film arts, animation, game design and interaction design. Twenty years of creative excellence in the visual arts have resulted from maintaining high academic standards, ensuring that curricula remain progressive and by developing/fostering close professional contact with local advertising, film production and branding related industries
Beautiko, established in 1992 is one of the most renowned Health and Skincare training facalities in South Africa. Beautiko College offers world class training and we are also proud of our international recognition for producing graduates of the highest calibre.
Some of the courses offered;
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