I live in Pietermaritzburg; can I study with College SA or do I have to attend a regular college?

No, you do not have to study at a college in Pietermaritzburg just because you reside in the area. College SA is a private, TVET-level college that offers distance learning education to students in Pietermaritzburg and the whole of South Africa. We have a wide range of courses to choose from. This makes us a very popular home study college amongst students.  

Is distance learning a better option than a face-to-face college in Pietermaritzburg?

Studying at a college in Pietermaritzburg means that you will have to study full-time and travel to face-to-face classes on a daily basis. With distance learning studies you do not have to study full-time or travel, as there are no face-to-face classes. You study and complete you course in the comfort of your own home.

College SA’s distance learning courses make it possible for students from all over South Africa to further their studies. We also offer courses that are suitable for individuals who did not finish school or have a Matric certificate. What does this mean? It means that you only need grade 10 and the ability to read and write English.

What’s more, almost anyone can afford to study with College SA. We offer three flexible payment options. You can make a once-off full payment, pay your course off in monthly instalments or pay per subject. 

Does College SA offer any student support in Pietermaritzburg?

Yes, we do offer student support in Pietermaritzburg. Our educational planners and tutors are available on telephone and email, should you require any help with your studies.

Not only do our educational planners help you choose the right course for your career goals, but they will also help you through the registration process. They will make sure that you submit all the necessary paperwork so that you can get studying as soon as possible.

Our tutors will assist you with any course and study-related queries. Whether you don’t understand a question or know how to complete an assignment, they will help you.

On registration, we will also enrol you into our online classroom. The online classroom is a platform where you can speak to other College SA students, as well as your tutors, to ask questions and discuss course work. Our online classroom is accessible 24/7. 

Pros of studying at College SA

Cons of studying at a college in Pietermaritzburg

  • We offer a wide range of courses

  • You can study with College SA, even if you do not have a Matric.
  • You can study from anywhere in South Africa, including Pietermaritzburg.  
  • We offer home study education. There are no face-to-face classes.
  • Educational planners and tutors can be You can contact our educational planners and tutors via email or telephone, should you require any help with your studies.
  • We have three flexible payment options that you can choose from.
  • Al students get free access to our online classroom where you can get help from other students and tutors to complete your assignments. 
  • There are no hidden costs. Your study material and textbooks are included in the course fee.
  • You can register with us 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 will have to spend extra money on travelling and accommodation when studying at a college in Pietermaritzburg.
  • By choosing to study full-time, you will have to quit your job in order to attend classes. 
  • You will have to travel back and forth when studying at a college in Pietermaritzburg.  
  • Travelling to campus can be unsafe, especially when you travel alone.
  • Colleges in Pietermaritzburg are quite expensive.
  • Your textbooks and study material are not included in the course price. You will have to spend more money.
  • Colleges in Pietermaritzburg have closing dates when it comes to registration. If you miss it, you will have to wait a few months before you can start studying.  

How can I get in contact with College SA?

Want to find out more about our courses and registration process? Fill in the enquire/register now form on the website. Our educational planners will give you a call back as soon as possible. Please make sure that your details are correct when submitting the form.

You can also contact us on 0861 663 663.