Correspondance Courses in Africa
Learning via correspondence in Africa is a huge advantage as Africa is a vast country and the majority of the population are spread far and wide. Some area of Africa have good learning facilities while others don’t. So due to the distance and in some cases the lack of monetary support, distance or correspondence courses and online short courses become hilt sought after in the African and South African education system.
New and improving facilities for distance learning are popping up all the time around Africa and South Africa. As technology improves so does the ability for the majority of the population to take on online learning and distance learning solutions.
Below are what I consider to be the top three institutes for distance and correspondence learning in Africa and South Africa.
UNISA Distance and Correspondance Learning
UNISA offers some amazing opportunities for studies and advancement in skills and education. There are many options to chose from including online short courses, correspondence and distance learning courses at UNISA. UNISA is based in South Africa and also offers campus courses for those that can attend. But for those that can’t there is a wide variety of correspondence and distance learning courses.
UNISA has an institute for open distance learning. UNISA became a distance education university in 1946.
A great correspondence course example from UNISA
This course consists of two modules to help explain the mystery behind the computer network. The hardware/software components and they network together. Admission requirements are a senior certificate or an equivalent NQF level 4 qualification. An intermediate level of experience using computers is advantageous.
DAMELIN Distance and Correspondance Learning
Damelin correspondence courses are recognised primarily for their business courses. Damelin is accredited by the Umalusi, the Council for Quality Assurance in General and Further Education and Training. Damelin has a free educational counselling service. Damelin also seeks to provide students with disabilities every opportunity to fully participate in courses. Damelin has application requirements for each course and each student must meet those prior learning requirements for their specific course application.
There are many great advantages to studying at Damelin.
- students can register at any time of the year
- students can study at home and at their own convenience
- students can continue to work at a job while studying
- students have access to highly skilled tutors
- students can access courses materials online at any time.
Damelin Campus Locations
- Cape town
- Port Elizabeth
A great correspondence course example from DAMELIN is listed below.
DCC Logistics and Supply Chain Management Diploma
The Damelin Correspondence College Logistics and Supply
Chain Management Diploma is a DCC Career Programme, that
is approved by the DCC Academic Board.*
Grade 12 (Std. 10) or an equivalent, or relevant work experience (3 years).
You should be able to complete this course within 24 months.
• Supply Chain Management
• Environmental Analysis
• Forecasting and Demand Management
• Creating a Competitive Advantage
• Warehouse Operation and Facility Design
• Procurement and Packaging
• Inventory Management, Logistics Investment Recovery
INITEC Distance and Correspondance Learning
Initec is another college that has a wide range of business courses but also covers a variety of other professions as well. Initec probably has the widest range of distance learning courses available. Their distance learning program is certainly very good and caters for a wide range of students. Initec has a virtual campus for students to login to and register their details and view their results progress.
Reasons to study with Initec
- study material and courses specifically designed for home-study.
- the ability to study where and when it suits you.
- A wide range of courses available.
- free career counselling and development specialists.
- free advice from INTEC’s Student Consultants.
- online convenience for enrolment, contact and advice.
Initec Campus Locations
- Port Elizabeth
- Richards Bay
A great correspondence course example from INITEC is listed below.
Computerised Project Management
If you are looking to enhance your computerised project management skills then this course will suit you. Entrance requirements are grade 12 with computer literacy and runs for approximately 12 months.
- Fundamentals of Project Management
- Project Management
- Microsoft Project 2007