Entrance Requirements for College SA Courses

What do you need to Enrol for a College SA Course?

To enrol for one of our courses, you have to meet certain entry requirements and submit the correct documentation. Most of our courses level up, which means you have to start at the foundational level and work your way up. 

Here is a basic overview of our entry requirements for each study programme.

Entry requirements for our accredited courses

Accounting and Bookkeeping Courses

ICB Financial Accounting Programme

Accredited by:

QCTO & ICB

Entry requirements:

Grade 10 School Certificate

No prior accounting knowledge needed

Must be 16 years or older

Exams

Yes

Level up

Yes

Number of level ups

3

ICB Public Sector Accounting Programme

Accredited by:

QCTO & ICB

Entry requirements:

Grade 11 School Certificate

No prior accounting knowledge needed

Must be 16 years or older

Exams

Yes

Level up

Yes

Number of level ups

2

 

CIMA Accounting Programme

Accredited by:

CIMA

Entry requirements:

No formal qualification to study this course

A good understanding of English and Maths

Previous accounting experience beneficial

Grade 12 Maths beneficial

Exams

Yes

Level up

No

Number of level ups

N/A

 

Business Management and Office Administration Programme

ICB Business Management Programme

Accredited by:

QCTO & ICB

Entry requirements:

Grade 11 or equivalent

Must be 16 years or older

Exams

Yes

Level up

Yes

Number of level ups

2

 

ICB Business Entrepreneurship Programme

Accredited by:

QCTO & ICB

Entry requirements:

Grade 11 or equivalent

Must be 16 years or older

Exams

Yes

Level up

Yes

Number of level ups

2

 

ICB Office Administration Programme

Accredited by:

QCTO & ICB

Entry requirements:

Grade 12 or equivalent

Must be 16 years or older

No prior accounting knowledge needed

Exams

Yes

Level up

Yes

Number of level ups

2

 

Human Resource Management Course

Accredited by:

SABPP

Entry requirements:

Grade 12 or NQF Level 4 equivalent

Must be 16 years or older

The ability to read and write English

Exams

No (However you have to complete 25 Hours practical work)

Level up

No

Number of level ups

N/A

 

Engineering Studies/Technical Courses N1-N3

Accredited by:

Umalusi

Entry requirements:

Grade 9 School Certificate

Pure Maths and Science (School Subjects)

Must be 16 years or older

The ability to read and write English

Exams

Yes

Level up

Yes

Number of level ups

2

 

Entry requirements for our non-accredited courses

College SA Provider Programmes

Non-accredited Courses

Accredited by:

Non-accredited

Entry requirements:

Grade 10 School certificate

Must be 16 years or older

The ability to read and write English

Exams

No

Level up

Yes

Number of level ups

Level ups vary and will depend on the programme. The short courses do not have level ups.

 

What documents do I need to enrol for a College SA course?

To register for a course, you need to submit the following personal documents:

  • Your completed and signed registration form
  • A proof of payment (You need to pay a registration fee of R950 to receive your first batch of study material)
  • A completed debit order form/mandate 
  • Proof of address (We need to know where to send your study material)
  • A copy of your ID
  • A copy of your highest qualification/school grade passed

Level up explained

Our level ups almost work like a video game. Once you have completed the first stage, you can move on to the second stage and so forth. The same goes for our courses. By completing the short course or foundational level, you “unlock” the proficiency certificate or intermediate level. By completing the proficiency certificate or intermediate level, you “unlock” the skills certificate or upper intermediate level. As you progress throughout our study programme, the more knowledge and skills you will gain. Here is an illustration of how our course level ups work.

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Please note that all the accredited programmes have the same level up structure. Some only have three level ups and some none. Some programmes just have one course.  

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Please note that not all our non-accredited courses have the same level up structure. Some only have two or three levels and some only one level. Also, some of our non-accredited courses start with a Proficiency Certificate as the lowest level and then progress from there on up. Some programmes only have one course. 

For a complete course breakdown, visit the course page of the programme you are interested in.