How will College SA operate during the lockdown?
Following President Ramaphosa’s announcement, calling for a 21-day national lockdown from Thursday 26 March 2020 at 00:00, College SA and the rest of the divisions in the Optimi Group will be taking additional measures to ensure that our staff, our clients, and especially our learners are safe and that they are not unnecessarily exposed.
We are aware of the uncertainty that many South Africans and closer to home, our staff and clients are currently experiencing and therefore, the following measures have already been put in place:
Students will still be able to enrol for College courses during this time. Our dedicated Educational Planners are working from home and are available to discuss options. Since we make use of couriers to dispatch study material and given the nature of the lockdown we will not be able to make any deliveries of printed study material as of the 27th of March due to mandatory office closure. As soon as the lockdown has been lifted, we will start dispatching study material. Where possible we will provide electronic material to compensate for the disruption.
Support services during the national lockdown
- Through pro-active steps to support you, we have set up dedicated teams to work remotely. Our Support Teams are now working from their homes to support you every step of the way. Our telephone lines will remain open during normal office hours and you are welcome to contact us on 0861 663 663.
- Our Academics team will be available via our online learning platform’s discussion forums to support with questions on a variety of courses.
- We will also extend each student’s study period by a month to accommodate for any disruptions in this period.
Visits to College SA
Please note that the College SA offices in Durbanville, Cape Town will be closed as of 17:00 on Thursday, 26 March 2020.
Please take care during this time of crisis. We will constantly update you of any developments and will notify you accordingly of the planned date to resume normal operations. We wish you all of the best for your family and loved ones, and want to assure you of our support.