Courses in South Africa

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South Africa is home to many things, including breathtaking landscapes, beaches, mountains, welcoming people, and excellent academic institutions. Students and professionals from around the world have discovered the benefits of taking courses in South Africa.

In addition to gaining a high-quality education, students can take advantage of the countless sites to see and nature activities. There are courses in South Africa to fit the needs of most any student. There are full-time, part-time, and distance learning options, allowing students to take courses in South Africa on a schedule that suits them. There are a range of courses in South Africa in a variety of topics, including business, arts, social sciences, engineering, and the natural and hard sciences. Whether you are looking for career advancement, career change, or simply for the fun of learning, there are courses in South Africa that are sure to help you meet your goals.

Browse the courses in South Africa below to learn more about the opportunities that are waiting for you!

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Course in General English

Avenue English
Campus Full time Open Enrollment South Africa Johannesburg

Our General English course focuses on fluency and accuracy, highlighting the practical understanding of English through the four main skills of Reading, Listening, Writing and Speaking. [+]

General English

Our General English course focuses on fluency and accuracy, highlighting the practical understanding of English through the four main skills of Reading, Listening, Writing and Speaking.

The course materials that we use encourage interactive participation so that the student builds confidence in a relaxed environment.

Students receive a full report and a level certificate on completion of an eight-week course.

General English course can be booked for a minimum of two weeks.

Start Date: ANY Monday

This course is suitable for students:– of any level, from Beginner to Advanced– who want to improve their level of understanding and communication in everyday situations– who are foreign or second language speakers of English.... [-]


Private Pilot Licence

Paramount Aviation Academy
Campus Full time February 2019 South Africa Bethlehem

A Private Pilot Licence is the first step towards obtaining a CPL. It allows you to carry a limited number of passengers. [+]

A Private Pilot Licence is the first step towards obtaining a CPL. It allows you to carry a limited number of passengers.

Requirements to start - 16 years or older (you can start training earlier but have to be 17 years of age in order to be awarded a private pilot’s license and 16 years to be able to go solo) - Hold a valid class 1 or 2 medical certificate (we have doctors in Bethlehem who are able to perform your flight medical once you have started the course) - You should be able to speak English on a conversational level, as it is a requirement to pass an English language test in order to obtain your radio license. Legal Flying Requirements A minimum of 25 hours dual flight instruction (dual – practical flight training with an instructor onboard) A minimum of 15 solo hours (this is made up of a minimum of 5 hours of cross-country, 5 hours of circuit and landing training and 5 hours of general flying training) 5 hours of instrument flying training. ... [-]

Course in TEFL Teacher Training

Bay Language Institute
Campus Full time 4 weeks December 2019 South Africa Port Elizabeth

Our TEFL course includes 120 hours of training designed to prepare the future EFL/ESL teacher to teach people from all over the world and from different cultures. [+]

Teaching English as a Foreign Language

To date, we have trained more than 400 EFL teachers at bli. Our TEFL course includes 120 hours of training designed to prepare the future EFL/ESL teacher to work with people from all over the world and from different cultures. This course cover all relevant aspects of teaching such as lesson preparation, classroom management, grammar, teaching methodologies, observation, teaching practice, textbook evaluation and much more. Our TEFL course focuses on the real skills required to teach under the often difficult circumstances encountered in the EFL/ESL sectors. The school has developed a solid reputation for excellence in this field, and a number of our graduates are willing to testify to this personally. If you are interested in a TEFL course and working in foreign countries please contact us.... [-]


Short Course: Transdisciplinary Design for Transformation

Sustainability Institute
Campus Full time 6 days May 2019 South Africa Stellenbosch

A more sustainable world will mean changing our assumptions about design, and what should be designed. This course will focus on the role of design in all its disciplinary manifestations. When attending this short course at the Sustainability Institute, the entire space is part of the learning experience. Come and learn in an environment that is engaging and mindful, where discussions can be enjoyed with a diversity of people, creativity be renewed through immersion, where we learn with nature in mind and ensure just futures are sustained through generative thinking. [+]

A more sustainable world will mean changing our assumptions about design, and what should be designed. This course will focus on the role of design in all its disciplinary manifestations.

Design has affected the shape and experience of industrialisation, urbanisation, urbanism, political economics, power relationships, globalisation and the quest for a sustainable future. It has shaped ethics and leadership styles and processes.

Through its function of object-making, communication-making, space-making, experience-making and systems-making, design plays a powerful role in the forming of values, identities, lifestyles, aspirations, expectations, choices and behaviour.

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National Diploma: Financial Management

South African Business & Technology Institute
Campus Full time 2 semesters February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

Certificates are awarded by the Department of Higher Education & Training (QCTO). [+]

Course Outline Semester 01 Semester 02 Financial Accounting Financial Accounting Management Accounting Entrepreneurship & Business Management Computerised Financial System Cost Management Accounting Entrepreneurship & Business Management Computerised Financial System Career Prospects Bookkeeping Auditor Debtor s clerk Certification

Certificates are awarded by the Department of Higher Education & Training (QCTO)

Fees Payable

*The following fees are payable per level and may increase in terms of SABTI Financial Management

Registration Fee R500 Deposit R2800 Instalment [Feb – Nov] R1300/per month [10 instalments are payable per academic year] Once off Fees R15800/year Minimum Entry Requirements FET Certificate NQF 4 qualification or equivalent. Grade 12 Banking Details Bank: First National Bank [FNB] Account Name: South African Business & Technology Institute Account Number: 62601880455 Branch Name: Bank City Branch Code: 250805 [-]

Short Courses in Science

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

Short Courses in Science [+]

Short Courses in Science Title Duration Price Admission Requirements Contact Details Certificate in Cyber Security Available on request R20000 Grade 12 2 years Industry experience in Cyber Security science@uj.ac.za Higher Certificate in Information Technology 1 year Full-time (minimum) 2 years Part-time R32000 Grade 12 science@uj.ac.za Advanced Map Work Skills 6 days including assessment R6000 Degree/diploma and preferably teachers teaching Geography at FET level. Ms Thea Schoeman 011 559 3226 theas@uj.ac.za Basic Map Work Skills 6 days including assessment R5500 Ms Thea Schoeman 011 559 3226 theas@uj.ac.za Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 14 weeks R10000 Diploma or Degree in Science, Humanities or Education science@uj.ac.za Geo-Informatics 1: Geographic Information Systems 14 weeks R8500 Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification, preferably with prior knowledge of Geographic Information Systems, Spatial Analysis, Remote Sensing or Aerial Photography in undergraduate studies. science@uj.ac.za Geo-Informatics 2: Remote Sensing and Image Processing 14 weeks R8500 Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification, preferably with prior knowledge of Geographic Information System, Spatial Analysis, Remote Sensing or Aerial Photography in undergraduate studies science@uj.ac.za Semi-Thin Wax Sections for Histology 40 hours R6000 Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field science@uj.ac.za Functional Ecology of Rivers and Wetlands 200 hours R6000 Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate fiel d science@uj.ac.za Introductory Geology 3 months part-time R4000 *Currently employed Mineral Identification personnel with experience science@uj.ac.za ... [-]

Cape Town - University Of Cape Town

IES Abroad
Campus Full time 1 - 2 semesters July 2019 South Africa Cape Town

When you study with us in South Africa, you will register for three to five courses at South Africa's leading research university, the University of Cape Town (UCT), which is located in a pleasant suburban area five miles from the City Center. [+]

Overview

In Cape Town, every day will be like a choose-your-own-adventure book: imagine breathtaking views from atop Table Mountain, hiking Lion's Head at sunset, visiting beaches-there's even a beach with penguins!-and more.

When you study with us in South Africa, you will register for three to five courses at South Africa's leading research university, the University of Cape Town (UCT), which is located in a pleasant suburban area five miles from the City Center. UCT is South Africa's oldest university and has undergone incredible change since its opening, particularly since the end of apartheid, working to make quality higher education available to students regardless of race. UCT is officially recognized for its strengths in African Studies, Biology, Botany, Business, Environmental Sciences, History, Mathematics, Engineering, Sociology, and Anthropology.... [-]


Graphic Design Course

Oakfields College
Campus Full time 2 years February 2019 South Africa Lynnwood Ridge Edenvale Cape Town + 2 more

As a graphic design student, you will have a number of practicals throughout the years which include the designing of advertisements, posters, pamphlets, logos, products and packaging. All of this work will give you a substantial portfolio to show off your talents to future employers. [+]

Overview

As a graphic design student, you will have a number of practicals throughout the years which include the designing of advertisements, posters, pamphlets, logos, products and packaging. All of this work will give you a substantial portfolio to show off your talents to future employers.

Studying graphic design at Oakfields College is a great way to learn how to turn your creative abilities into a lucrative and dynamic career. This course will provide you with extensive training that will enable you to enter the creative industry of graphic design.

The software used at Oakfields College is always up-to-date so that when you start working, you do not have to learn new programmes in order to be able to work effectively.... [-]


Online Course: Financial Management & Cost Accounting

University Of The Free State Business School Online
Online Full time 4 weeks Open Enrollment South Africa Bloemfontein

The aim of Financial Management & Cost Accounting is to equip participants to grasp the concept of creating shareholders’ value through investment decisions, the financing decision, growth and operational decisions. Most business decisions impact directly on financial performance and cash flows. [+]

Financial Management & Cost Accounting

The aim of Financial Management & Cost Accounting is to equip participants to grasp the concept of creating shareholders’ value through investment decisions, the financing decision, growth and operational decisions. Most business decisions impact directly on financial performance and cash flows.

It is important to analyze these decisions and its impact on the sustainable profitability of a business, using actual problems and case studies.

Schedule

The Financial Management & Cost Accounting program starts during the first week of each month. Applications close on the 15th of the previous month.

Assessment

The assessment of the SLP’s consist of quizzes, discussions, a final assignment, and an online test.... [-]


New Managers Programme

University of The Free State School of Business
Campus Full time 8 months January 2019 South Africa Bloemfontein Phuthaditjhaba + 1 more

The economic challenges and responsibilities that South Africa is facing with, require management development within the context of unique and often fluctuating circumstances. Not only does this programme meet this important requirement, but it has been constructed in such a way that both the employer and employee will reap the benefits of the programme without being unduly inconvenienced. [+]

The economic challenges and responsibilities that South Africa is facing with, require management development within the context of unique and often fluctuating circumstances. Not only does this programme meet this important requirement, but it has been constructed in such a way that both the employer and employee will reap the benefits of the programme without being unduly inconvenienced. We believe that one should first be able to manage oneself before one can manage other people. For this reason, self-development is a very important part of the programme.

Leadership is something that can be acquired by everyone, and the objective of this programme is to help develop these properties in every student enrolled in the programme.... [-]


General English

LAL Language Centres
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 52 weeks Open Enrollment South Africa Cape Town + 1 more

The General English course will cover the four main skills you need to write and speak English (reading, writing, listening and speaking), with an emphasis on practical communication in common situations, such as travelling, shopping, and leisure time. [+]

General & Intensive English

London, Torbay, Cape Town, Fort Lauderdale, Boston

General English courses at LAL provide the perfect mix of topical conversation to improve listening and speaking skills, combined with specific grammar and vocabulary sessions focused on current student needs.

With over 30 years of experience, LAL offers a learning atmosphere unlike any other language school. Studying English in a multi-cultural environment, gives overseas students a real opportunity to dive into cultural richness.

Teachers draw on current EFL methodologies including task-based learning and communicative approaches to engage and challenge students in a friendly and supportive environment. Learning English becomes fun and engaging in the hands of our creative teachers who love what they do, and who share their passion for English with students from all over the world.... [-]


Course in Banking - Skills Programme 1 in Wealth Management (L5)

Damelin Part Time
Campus Part time 114 hours February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

Upon successful completion of the programme, learners will receive a Damelin Results Letter outlining the unit standards covered and if the PoE is found competent, Damelin will apply to INSETA on the learner’s behalf for Skills Programme 1 in Wealth Management: SAQA ID 57608 (Credits 30) to be awarded. [+]

Course in Banking - Skills Programme 1 in Wealth Management (L5)CertificationUpon successful completion of the programme, learners will receive a Damelin Results Letter outlining the unit standards covered and if the PoE is found competent, Damelin will apply to INSETA on the learner’s behalf for Skills Programme 1 in Wealth Management: SAQA ID 57608 (Credits 30) to be awarded.Entry RequirementsCommunication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4It is preferable that learners should first complete one of the Long-Term Insurance or Wealth Management qualifications at NQF Level 4 before accessing this qualificationCourse DurationThe programme duration is 114 hours and the tuition is face-to-face based on the NQF notional hours. This excludes time to complete assignments, research and self study. Each Damelin campus has a different tuition schedule. Programmes are offered during the week, in the evenings, or on Saturdays.Course IntroThe Skills Programme 1 in Wealth Management is intended for those who wish to pursue a career or are in a financial services environment that requires knowledge of risk assessment and financial solutions. This Skills Programme is part of an INSETA accredited full qualification: National Certificate: Wealth Management, SAQA ID 57608, Level 5.... [-]


General English Courses

Good Hope Studies
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 48 weeks February 2019 South Africa Cape Town + 1 more

Our popular General English Courses are ideal if you want to improve your everyday communication skills and you prefer to study in a class with other students. Small classes and well-trained teachers guarantee fast progress. The course content includes grammar, lexis and all four skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing... [+]

Our popular General English Courses are ideal if you want to improve your everyday communication skills and you prefer to study in a class with other students. Small classes and well-trained teachers guarantee fast progress. The course content includes grammar, lexis and all four skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing.

You can combine the morning group course with an afternoon group course for faster progress or with private lessons to focus on personal goals.

For German citizens only: our GE30 Course is registered for Bildungsurlaub in Saarland, Schleswig-Holstein, Berlin, Brandenburg, Hamburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Rheinland-Pfalz, Sachsen-Anhalt and Hessen.... [-]


Adobe InDesign - Part-time Course

Friends of Design - Academy of Digital Arts
Campus Part time 4 weeks South Africa Cape Town

Adobe InDesign is best described as a long document application that makes creating complex documents an easy task. In a graphic design setting, InDesign seamlessly integrates photo manipulations and vector art created in Photoshop and Illustrator and can be considered not only as software that assembles them but also as an independent layout package on its own. InDesign can be used for small and large projects... [+]

Adobe InDesign

Adobe InDesign is best described as a long document application that makes creating complex documents an easy task. In a graphic design setting, InDesign seamlessly integrates photo manipulations and vector art created in Photoshop and Illustrator and can be considered not only as software that assembles them but also as an independent layout package on its own. InDesign can be used for small and large projects. It is simple enough to generate posters or business cards, but is powerful enough to layout books or magazines, as well as set them up for reproduction.

Although InDesign features a host of tools aimed towards publishing for print, it is also fast becoming a force to be reckoned with in the electronic publishing and web fields, and is no longer only used for print materials. Features like styles, preflighting and master pages are what make Adobe InDesign such a powerful long document application. In this course, not only will we cover the InDesign essentials, but some specialised tricks of the trade presented by an experienced lecturer. On its completion, you should not only be comfortable using InDesign to layout your documents, but have some insight into interactive design and have a foundation going into development for devices such as smartphones and iPads.... [-]


New Managers Programme

Open Learning Group
Campus Full time 8 months February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

The main objective of the New Managers Programme is to assist employees in making a successful transfer from their current work levels to that of management. This can be achieved by explaining and practicing the principles of management in order to help the student develop into a self-reliant and creative manager. The programme can be customised and offered for companies across South Africa. [+]

The main objective of the New Managers Programme is to assist employees in making a successful transfer from their current work levels to that of management. This can be achieved by explaining and practicing the principles of management in order to help the student develop into a self-reliant and creative manager. The programme can be customised and offered for companies across South Africa.

Admission requirements Supervisors and potential first-level managers with a minimum of two years’ supervising experience and/or a manager’s recommendation. Potential first-level managers with a minimum of two years’ supervising experience And/or a manager’s/supervisor’s recommendation Duration and mode of delivery ... [-]