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
Richfield Graduate Insititute of Technology (PTY) Ltd (Richfield) commenced operations in 1998 in Tongaat previously know as PC Training & Business College. It established branches in the various provinces and today has a national footprint of over 65 sites.
The Institution is registered with the Department of Higher Education as a Private Further & Higher Education and Training Provider under the Further Education and Training Colleges Act, 2006 (Reg. no. 2008/FE07/050) and the Higher Education Act, 1997 (reg. no. 2000/HE07/008) respectively. The Institution is accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE), Umalusi and numerous SETAs. It is also aligning itself to the Quality Council on Trades and Occupations (QCTO).
Post School Education qualifications are offered at National FET Certificate, Higher Certificate, Advanced Certificate, Diploma and Degree levels in the fields of Media, Information & Communications Technology and Business, Management and Economic Sciences. In addition skills development, learnerships and Short Learning Programmes are offered at all sites. PCT & BC has a proud track record with over 130 000 learners completing a range of programmes and qualifications in its twenty two year history.
The Institution has made significant progress in increasing the number of accredited sites from 21 to 30, offering 22 Higher Education programmes. In the Further Education and Training Sector, it has 39 accredited sites offering 25 accredited programmes through various SETAs. The Institution also undertakes training with SETAs,corporates,municipalities and government departments.
The Institution has developed an extensive national database of corporate employers that are currently providing work integrated placements for learners. The Institution has a database of over 850 companies that have provided Work Integrated Learning(WIL) for learners. Work Integrated Learning has increased the rate of employability of learners.
The Work Readiness Programme (WRP) complements the theoretical knowledge with contextualised, well structured authentic learning in the work contexts aimed at addressing the needs of employers. WRP addresses areas not included in Work Integrated Learning i.e. WRP complements WIL. From 2011 the Institution implemented a compulsory Work Readiness Programme consisting of life skills, soft skills and employment skills which would bridge the gap between life at college and Work Integrated Learning. The Institution’s intervention of WIL and WRP makes a positive contribution to the standard of Graduates to the corporate world as endorsed by many employers during the employer surveys.
Ratings based on employer surveys regarding the Institution’s Graduates indicate that 86% of employers rated Richfield Graduates knowledge and technical skills as “good to excellent”.
The Institution continues to promote access and success nationally through sponsorship of the Matric Supplement through a joint initiative with the Department of Higher Education and Training, Mondi and Avusa. The Institution’s sponsorship in 2009 was R500 000 and the Total Economic Value was R 3, 2 million. In the year 2010, R750 000 was sponsored and the Total Economic Value was R 5, 2 million. In 2011, R1 million was sponsored and the Total Economic Value was R 5, 8 million.
Eastcape Midlands TVET College (EMC) in South Africa’s Nelson Mandela Bay is continuing to play a critical and meaningful role in skills development and the lives of its students in the Eastern Cape province.
EMC serves a highly industrialised urban area, part of the Nelson Mandela Metropole, as well as the rural western part of the province. This means that the college faces unique challenges in being a provider for the needs of a developed and advanced industrial economy on the one hand and, a widespread rural area with high rates of unemployment and poverty, which is further compounded by challenges of the Eastern Cape’s primary and secondary education systems in rural and less fortunate communities.
Yet, amid the challenges, EMC has not only increased its number of students who pass their exams, yearly, but has produced the top 10 students in the country over the past couple of years.
Last year, the college obtained a 77% certification pass rate and 874 distinctions in the National Certificate (Vocational) examinations. Management and leadership has also placed EMC on a growth trajectory and certified student numbers have grown with 35 % over a three year period.
An education in design is no different than design itself. It should be well planned, contemporary and, above all, creative. That’s our philosophy at The Design School Southern Africa (DSSA).
The Design School Southern Africa (DSSA) was founded in 1990, and today is a key division of The Independent Institute of Education (Pty) Ltd (The IIE), which is the leading registered private provider of higher education in South Africa.
IIE graduates from The Design School Southern Africa (DSSA) are well respected throughout the design industry. This is because The Design School Southern Africa (DSSA) balances natural creative potential with vocational preparedness via academic excellence and industry experience. Small classes allow for an inspirational, adaptable and innovative learning environment; to give students the best chance of success in an exciting, challenging industry.
If you are passionate and have a natural flair for design, The Design School Southern Africa (DSSA) will help you build the foundation you need to make a success of your chosen career.
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.
LISOF HAS THE REPUTATION OF BEING THE MOST PROGRESSIVE FASHION DESIGN SCHOOL AND RETAIL EDUCATION INSTITUTION IN AFRICA. OUR ALUMNI POPULATE FASHION AND RETAIL ENVIRONMENTS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD AND OUR DEGREES IN FASHION ARE WELL SOUGHT AFTER IN THE INDUSTRY.
WE HAVE ACHIEVED THIS SUCCESS BY DEVELOPING A CURRICULUM THAT IS UNEQUALED IN ITS VARIETY AND DEPTH, BY EMPLOYING AND CONSULTING LEADERS AT THE CUTTING EDGE OF FASHION, RETAIL AND EDUCATION AND BY FOSTERING INDIVIDUALITY, INNOVATION AND CREATIVITY. STUDENTS CAN CHOOSE BETWEEN A DIPLOMA IN FASHION OR A DEGREE IN FASHION THAT IS UNRIVALED IN ITS SCOPE AND PRACTICAL APPLICATION.
WITH LISOF, YOU CAN CHOOSE FROM A DIVERSE ARRAY OF DISCIPLINES, FROM DESIGN TO MARKETING, STYLING TO BUYING, MERCHANDISING TO PHOTOGRAPHY, AND MANY MORE. AS A MEMBER OF THE LISOF COMMUNITY, YOU WILL EXPLORE, LEARN AND EXCHANGE IDEAS IN A DYNAMIC, INSPIRATIONAL ENVIRONMENT. STUDYING AT LISOF MEANS THAT YOU WILL NOT ONLY BE EDUCATED AT A PRESTIGIOUS FASHION DESIGN SCHOOL BUT YOU WILL ALSO BE EXPOSED TO THE INDUSTRY AND BE ABLE TO NETWORK WITHIN THE COMMUNITY.
Founded in 1979, HFPA was one of the first organisations, internationally, to recognise and act upon the need for representation and specialised training for the sport and fitness industry.
Since then we have lead the way as a Higher Education Institution for health, wellness and fitness professionals around the world
Gert Sibande College is a Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Institution, situated in Mpumalanga, South Africa. The college offers nationally certified training programs that are unit standard based and SAQA approved. Qualified and competent staff is available to give relevant education and training in Educational Programs which aim to enable learners to lead productive lives and make meaningful contributions to their community and the Nation as a whole. Qualified moderators and assessors give training in line with Department Of Education’s directive to implement Outcomes Based Education through eLearning methodology in order to service on site learners as well as distance learners. World class standards and well utilized computer and practicum rooms ensure that learners receive practical training. The curriculum develops the learner to his/her full potential. Business and Engineering theory is supplemented with practical training in line with standards from industry.2007 will see the implementation of a new National Certificate (Vocational) which will be offered by GSC. It will replace the current existing N1 to N3 with courses to empower learners with skills to be employed to alleviate poverty and unemployment. Subjects may then be chosen from a vocational program to provide the learner with high levels of specialization in that specific field. GS College provides learners and employers with learning opportunities suited to their relevant needs. For information on our Business courses
False Bay TVET College is spearheading the development of the workforce to respond to the growth of the economy. The college forms part of the band of education known as Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET).
Our vision is to be the most successful, prestigious and respected public TVET College in South Africa.
Our mission is to develop people by serving as a gateway to employment, small business development, and higher education for the community. We firmly believe that our students must become an asset to our society and have lifelong access to education.
Situated across the famous Garden Route and the Little Karoo, the catchment area of the South Cape College (80 822 km2) is the largest of the six FET colleges in the Western Cape.
It includes Beaufort West in the north, Heidelberg in the west, Plettenberg Bay in the east and the coastal line. The population of the college’s catchment area is in the region of 500 000. College programmes are offered to about 1% of this population, with a target of growing to 5% over the next 10 years.
South Cape College, also referred to as SCC, has six campuses in addition to the central office located in George. The campuses are the Beaufort Wes Campus, Bitou Campus in Plettenberg Bay, George Campus, Mossel Bay Campus, Oudtshoorn Campus and Hessequa
Campus in Riversdale. A training centre for Hospitality and Tourism students, the Foster’s manor Guest House, is located in Oudtshoorn. Hostel accommodation is available in George, Mossel Bay and Oudtshoorn.
The institution was established in 1994, with the amalgamation of the George Technical College (initially the George Technical Institute, founded in 1968), Oudtshoorn Technical College (initially the Technical Institute in Oudtshoorn, founded in 1981), the South Cape Technical Institute in George, which started its first activities in the early 1980’s, and Mossel Bay which started operating in 1993 as a satellite of the Oudtshoorn Technical College. SCC was the pilot site for South Africa in this regard, and college mergers followed suit from 2002 onwards.