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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English for Work

Good Hope Studies
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 8 weeks February 2019 South Africa Cape Town + 1 more

This course is ideal for people who need to use English at work or in a business context. We recommend it for people who work in an English environment and for those who are seeking an international career... [+]

Our English for Work course is ideal for people who need to use English at work or in a business context. We recommend it for people who work in an English environment and for those who are seeking an international career.

In the morning, students take part in a General English course; thereafter in the afternoon, students participate in English for Work. An intermediate level or above is required for this group course.

For German citizens only: this course is registered for Bildungsurlaub in Saarland, Schleswig-Holstein, Berlin, Brandenburg, Hamburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Rheinland-Pfalz, Sachsen-Anhalt and Hessen.

Morning lessons

In the morning, you take part in either GE16 or GE20.... [-]


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.... [-]


IELTS & TOEFL Courses

Good Hope Studies
Campus Full time 4 - 8 weeks February 2019 South Africa Cape Town

Exam preparation courses are the right choice for students who need to prove that they have a high level of English for work, study or emigration purposes; students who enjoy the challenge of a focussed course with clear goals; students who are at a strong intermediate level or above when they start their exam preparation course; students who are able to do one to two hours of homework a day to complement the... [+]

Exam preparation courses are the right choice for:

students who need to prove that they have a high level of English for work, study or emigration purposes; students who enjoy the challenge of a focussed course with clear goals; students who are at a strong intermediate level or above when they start their exam preparation course; students who are able to do one to two hours of homework a day to complement the course lessons.

Experienced teachers, small class sizes and personal attention to all students ensure the best possible preparation for the exam.

Both courses are only offered as an afternoon option in conjunction with General English in the morning.

IELTS

IELTS, The International English Language Testing System, is the most popular standardised test of English proficiency for non-native speakers.... [-]


Cambridge Courses

Good Hope Studies
Campus Full time 9 - 10 weeks February 2019 South Africa Cape Town

Cambridge exams are recognised worldwide and are widely accepted by companies as proof of a certain level of English. The Advanced Certificate in English (CAE) is widely accepted as proof of English language skills for university entry, especially in the UK, and is accepted by more than 2700 organisations around the world... [+]

Cambridge exams are recognised worldwide and are widely accepted by companies as proof of a certain level of English. The Advanced Certificate in English (CAE) is widely accepted as proof of English language skills for university entry, especially in the UK, and is accepted by more than 2700 organisations around the world.

Exam preparation courses are the right choice for:

students who need to prove that they have a high level of English for work, study or emigration purposes; students who enjoy the challenge of a focussed course with clear goals; students who are at a strong intermediate level or above when they start their exam preparation course; students who are able to do one to two hours of homework a day to complement the course lessons. ... [-]

Study Year in Cape Town

Good Hope Studies
Campus Full time Part time 24 - 48 weeks February 2019 South Africa Cape Town + 1 more

The Study Year concept has been designed to cater for the specific needs of long-term students. It is ideal if you want to become proficient in English and/or want to study or live in an English-speaking country. The programme is tailor-made for those students who need extra support, both in and beyond the classroom, in reaching their English language goals... [+]

The Study Year concept has been designed to cater for the specific needs of long-term students.

It is ideal if you want to become proficient in English and/or want to study or live in an English-speaking country.

The programme is tailor-made for those students who need extra support, both in and beyond the classroom, in reaching their English language goals.

Why choose Study Year?

For students who aim to study at a university or college in an English-speaking country, Study Year is designed to help them to reach the right level of English. We also offer related support: we assist students with applications for further study and help them to register and prepare for the English qualifications they need (e.g. IELTS).... [-]


Course in Social and Economic Development of South Africa

Edu Africa
Campus Full time 4 weeks June 2019 South Africa Cape Town

This 4 weeks Social and Economic Development Study Abroad program will equip students with knowledge of Africa’s social and economic issues. Students will gain an understanding of the history of South Africa and the effects of the racial and oppressive regimes of colonialism and apartheid. [+]

This 4 weeks Social and Economic Development Study Abroad program will equip students with knowledge of Africa’s social and economic issues. Students will gain an understanding of the history of South Africa and the effects of the racial and oppressive regimes of colonialism and apartheid. Furthermore, students will be given the opportunity to spend time in various local communities to gain insight into the social and economic challenges being faced in South Africa today.

This program will include guest lectures by local experts across a range of topics pertaining to social and economic development in South Africa, as well as discussions and debates. The program will also include several visits to museums, sites of historical and cultural importance as well as time connecting with organizations working in these sectors. This practical engagement will help students to compare the theoretical aspects of the program with reality.... [-]


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. ... [-]

Commercial Pilot Licence

Paramount Aviation Academy
Campus Full time February 2019 South Africa Bethlehem

A commercial pilot may be compensated for flying. Training for the license focuses on a better understanding of aircraft systems and a higher standard of airmanship. [+]

A commercial pilot may be compensated for flying. Training for the license focuses on a better understanding of aircraft systems and a higher standard of airmanship. The commercial license itself does not allow a pilot to fly in instrument meteorological conditions.

A commercial airplane pilot must be able to operate a complex airplane, as a specific number of hours of complex (or turbine-powered) aircraft time are among the prerequisites, and at least a portion of the practical examination is performed in a complex aircraft.

By itself, this license does not permit the pilot to set up an operation that carries members of the public for hire; such operations are governed by other regulations. Often, the commercial license will reduce the pilot's insurance premiums, as it is evidence of training to a higher safety standard.... [-]


Cape Town - Health, Culture & Development

IES Abroad
Campus Full time Part time 1 semester January 2019 South Africa Cape Town + 1 more

You have the opportunity to take specially designed courses with other IES Abroad students in a variety of disciplines. These English-taught courses were created with a comparative and interrelated curricular focus in order to help you learn more about South Africa and its neighboring countries. [+]

Why South Africa?

Southern Africa is a rich, vibrant region and has become one of the world’s fastest growing economic zones despite facing challenges of poverty, disease, and economic imbalance. Its burgeoning economy, youthful population, ecological and ethnic diversity, and evolving politics make the continent an increasingly important player in the world of the 21st century. Cape Town’s idyllic setting on the South African coast makes it the perfect base from which to study this fascinating region, and our Health, Culture & Development Program is designed to offer insight into the complexity and breadth of the contemporary issues facing the southern part of this continent.

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Cape Town - University Of Cape Town

IES Abroad
Campus Full time 1 - 2 semesters January 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.... [-]


General Language Course

Eurocentres
Campus 2 - 52 weeks August 2018 South Africa Cape Town

ur General English course covers grammar, vocabulary, and all the key skills that you will need to develop in order speak and understand English. All our lessons are planned and delivered by experienced teachers who focus on your individual needs and learning style. If you want to travel, make new friends, and communicate in English with confidence, try this innovative course and get ready to see how you can make fast progress while having fun. [+]

If you have decided that is time to finally learn English, our General English course can help you achieve this goal and give you a solid base to develop your foreign language skills. We know that learning a new language can be a daunting challenge, and this is why we have developed a modern and inspirational range of teaching and learning methods that will keep you motivated so that you can keep learning and make real progress. Our General English course covers grammar, vocabulary, and all the key skills that you will need to develop in order speak and understand English. All our lessons are planned and delivered by experienced teachers who focus on your individual needs and learning style. If you want to travel, make new friends, and communicate in English with confidence, try this innovative course and get ready to see how you can make fast progress while having fun.... [-]


Online Course: People Management

University Of The Free State Business School Online
Online Full time 2 weeks Open Enrollment South Africa Bloemfontein

People (human resources) are viewed by most experts as the most important asset of any organization. Managing the people within an organization is often the most challenging and complex task required of a manager [+]

People Management

People (human resources) are viewed by most experts as the most important asset of any organization. Managing the people within an organization is often the most challenging and complex task required of a manager. The objective of the short program is to teach the basic principles of human resource management — how an organization acquires, rewards, motivates, uses, and generally manages its people effectively.

Schedule

The People Management 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.... [-]


Online Course: Operations & Logistics Management

University Of The Free State Business School Online
Online Full time 1 week Open Enrollment South Africa Bloemfontein

In essence, at its core, business is about providing a superior product or service. The operations function of the organization consists of all the activities that produce what the organization produces. It is the function that creates the value that its customers seek. [+]

Operations & Logistics Management

In essence, at its core, business is about providing a superior product or service. The operations function of the organization consists of all the activities that produce what the organization produces. It is the function that creates the value that its customers seek. This short program analyses the processes used to deliver products to the marketplace. Several “world class” firms have demonstrated that effective operational management can be a potent and competitive weapon. This short program addresses the key operations and logistical issues in service and manufacturing operations, which have strategic as well as tactical implications. Both quantitative and qualitative techniques and principles, used by leading organizations, are examined.... [-]


Online Course: Business & Information Technology

University Of The Free State Business School Online
Online Full time 1 week Open Enrollment South Africa Bloemfontein

Business and Information Technology aims to provide participants with a practical approach to the management and assessment of the information and communication infrastructure. [+]

Business & Information Technology

Business and Information Technology aims to provide participants with a practical approach to the management and assessment of the information and communication infrastructure. This aids in achieving business goals based on generally accepted best practices and international standards. This short program will help participants in understanding the role of technology in business, assessing their own business environment and identifying the need for technology in the business environment and organization.

Schedule

The Business & Information Technology program starts during the first week of each month. Applications close on the 15th of the previous month.... [-]


Online Course: Labor Relations

University Of The Free State Business School Online
Online Full time 2 weeks Open Enrollment South Africa Bloemfontein

The aim of Labor Relations is to equip participants to be able to understand Labor Relations and be able to prepare for a disciplinary hearing. [+]

Labor Relations

The aim of Labor Relations is to equip participants to be able to understand Labor Relations, and be able to prepare for a disciplinary hearing.

Schedule

The Labor Relations 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.

Mode of delivery

Online

Duration

2 weeks. This excludes the additional time that is given to complete the final assessment.

Accreditation

After the successful completion of the Labor Relations program, the student will receive a certificate issued and endorsed by the UFS. Recognition to the Higher Certificate in Management Development is available through RPL.... [-]