Skills Academy is a private distance learning college that was started in 2009. It is accredited by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), Quality Council for Trades & Occupations (QCTO), and we are accredited to offer courses from the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).
The Courses we Offer
We offer a wide range of courses and many different topics. Our accredited courses include:
- ICB Financial Accounting Courses
- ICB Entrepreneurship Courses
- ICB Office Administration Courses
- ICB Public Sector Accounting Courses
- ICB Business Management Courses
We have also added the following National Diploma courses to our list:
- National N Diploma: Educare
- National N Diploma: Business Management
- National N Diploma: Financial Management
- National N Diploma: Marketing Management
- National N Diploma: Human Resource Management
- National N Diploma: Management Assistant
Skills Academy also has many different provider programmes on offer which include:
- Business Management Courses
- Secretarial Courses
- Office Administration Courses
- Accounting Courses
- Marketing Management Courses
- Forensic Investigation Courses
- Wedding Planner courses
You can find the full list of courses we offer on our website
What makes us different?
There are many distance learning colleges out there so what sets us apart? Apart from our wide range of courses, we have also completely changed the way we deal with our course fees. The first thing we have changed is the fact that we do not do a credit check on our students. This is part of how we are trying to bring education to the masses. Apart from this we also changed the way students pay for their studies in a number of different ways.
The first of these is that we do not ask students to pay a full course fee upfront like other companies. Instead, we only ask for a registration fee, and then students pay for their studies monthly. Paying these fees has also been made easier through our EasyPay system which gives students the option of paying through various stores and retailers instead of through a bank. You can find the full list of places where you can use the EasyPay system on the Skills Academy website.
Furthermore, we also allow our students to pause their studies. This means that if you can’t study for up to two months, you can put your studies on hold, and you don’t have to pay for the time that you are not studying. On the other hand, we also allow our students to finish their studies faster. If you finish your course faster, you only pay for the time you studied. In other words, if you do a six-month-long course and finish it in only four months, you pay for only four months. This allows our students to save up to 50% on their course fees.
The last way that we have changed how paying for education works is by offering you a 30-day money-back guarantee. If you are not completely happy with the service you receive from us within the first 30 days, you can cancel your studies and you will get your money back. No questions asked.
Apart from payment methods, Skills Academy also offers many other services to our students.
To make sure that you can start your studies as soon as possible, we courier all your study materials to you. This means that not only do you generally get your materials within a week but you also don’t need to worry about it getting lost in the postal system.
As part of your registration, you will also be given access to the online study groups here on the Together We Pass platform. This means that you will be able to communicate with other students, contact your tutors, and get access to the other resources that Together We Pass offers.
Apart from the Together We Pass platform, you will also be added to WhatsApp groups which allow you to ask questions to your lecturers and fellow students. These questions will be answered by one of our lecturers.
Skills Academy Accreditation Numbers:
SAIOSH Membership number: 50912179
FASSET Accreditation Number: A585000259
QCTO Accreditation Number: SDP1228/18/00113
DHET Distance Education Exam Number: 11 9999 5016
DHET Classroom Exam Number: 01 9999 2110
DHET Registration Application Number 877