Do I have to study at a college in Durban if I want to further my studies?

No, you do not have to study at a college in Durban if you want to further your studies. College SA is a distance learning college, which means you study from the comfort of your own home. So it doesn’t matter if you live in Durban or Nelspruit or anywhere in between; College SA will courier your textbooks and study materials right to your doorstep.

Is distance learning education a better option than studying at a face-to-face college in Durban?

There are many colleges in Durban offering face-to-face classes. However, not everyone has the time to travel to a campus and attend daily classes, especially not if you’re already employed and have other commitments. Because of the freedom of studying when and where you want, as well as the much more affordable course fees, studying with a distance learning college has become very popular with students around South Africa. Also, College SA offers interest-free monthly payments, which makes getting an education so much easier.

Does College SA offer any student support in Durban?

We have dedicated educational planners and tutors that guide you from choosing the right college course to passing your final exam.

The educational planners assist with your registration and any administrative or study queries you might have during your course. Most of our college tutors are distance learning graduates, so they know how to guide you in understanding the study material and offer any help or support you may need. 

We also have a brand new online classroom in which you are automatically enrolled once you’ve registered for a course. The online classroom is a space to ask questions and discuss course work with fellow students and tutors, giving you the academic and personal support you need to pass your course.

Pros of studying at College SA

Cons of studying at a face-to-face college in Durban

  • College SA offers both accredited and non-accredited courses. There are various study fields to choose from.
  • We offer a range of courses that only requires you to have a grade 10 and the ability to speak and write English. Therefore, you can further your studies without a Matric.
  • You can study from anywhere in South Africa, including Durban.
  • The college has no face-to-face classes. You can complete your course in the comfort of your own home.
  • You can choose to speak to our educational planners telephonically or send them an email; whichever best suits you. 
  • We have three payment options available; monthly instalments (interest-free), pay per subject or full once-off payments.
  • All registered students are automatically enrolled into our online classroom where they can gain extra study support.
  • Your textbooks, study material and courier costs are all included in the course fee. There are no hidden costs.
  • You can register for a course anytime of the year. We do not have closing dates.
  • College SA is a private TVET-level college. We are registered and accredited by a number of regulatory bodies.
  • You have to pay extra money for accommodation and travel when you study at a college in Durban.
  • You can’t keep a full-time job and study at the same time.
  • You have to attend face-to-face classes on a daily basis (travelling).
  • Travelling back and forth can be unsafe.
  • It is more expensive to study at a college in Durban than to do a distance learning course.
  • You will most likely have to pay extra money for your textbooks and study material.
  • You have to reside in the area to study at a college in Durban.
  • If you don’t make the cut-off date you have to wait till the next semester before you can register.

How can I get in contact with College SA?

Want to find out more about our courses and enrolment process? Simply fill in the enquire/register now form on our website and one of our educational planners will contact you back. Please ensure that all your contact details are correct when submitting your form.

You can also contact us on 0861 663 663.