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What Does it Mean for a College to be “accredited”?

Choosing where to further your education post-matric might not seem to be the hardest thing to do but there are a few very important questions to keep in mind when deciding, such as:

  • Is the institution accredited? 
  • Are the courses accredited? 
  • What type of qualification can I study?

Doing research on where you might be planning on applying for is important to find one that answers these questions, and one that also fits your lifestyle and needs.

What Does “Accredited” Mean?

The term ‘accreditation’ can be used in two ways. Firstly, the institution you have selected meets the national standards for accreditation. 

Secondly, look if the specific course you choose to study meets national regulations and standards and is, therefore, ‘accredited’.

In short, it means that the university, college, vocational college, etc is able to and can offer you the course of your choice and after completion, you will be recognised as having completed the said course.

How To Check If A College Is Registered And Accredited

When deciding on which accredited course you want to apply for, make sure that:

  • The course you are choosing is either accredited or not; and
  • That you fully understand which requirements you must meet, to apply.

If an institution is accredited, its accreditation certificate will be open to view. Either online or in printed media. If you can not view their certificate or it is not available you can try the following:

  • Having a look at their website and finding a downloadable or viewable information brochure that would show if they are accredited or not.
  • Visiting Umalusi’s website to see if they are registered with them.

Visit SAQA and QCTO to check the accreditation status of an institution.

If you’re still not able to find out if an institution is accredited, the National Department of Higher  Education and Training website can provide you with a more detailed list of registered institutions.

Accreditation Bodies in South Africa

  • DHET ( Department of Higher Education and Training)
  • ICB ( Institute of Certified Bookkeepers)
  • QCTO (Quality Council for Trades and Occupations)
  • Umalusi (Council for Quality Assurance in General and Further Education and Training)

NATED Course Accreditation

Benefits Of Studying An Accredited Course At Bellview Institute of Distance Learning

  • Our courses are accredited, nationally recognised & most importantly – career-centered. Whether you want to get qualified or look at more challenging courses.
  • We are dedicated to helping you achieve all your career goals. Our staff is always ready to assist and offer you the best service available from 08:00 to 17:00 
  • All you have to do is register and we will take care of the rest. We deliver all course material straight to your doorstep, in as little as five working days.
  • We’re just as excited as you are for your successful results. Assessments are marked and feedback is given within 24 hours of submission.  
  • Bellview has made registration possible at any time of the year. So if you need to think it over or are waiting for the right time, you can register anytime.
  • If you are unsatisfied with your Bellview experience, we offer a money-back guarantee, should you decide to cancel your registration within the first 30 days following your enrollment.

With our Together We Pass Platform you can gain free access to selected study groups which will allow you to interact and connect with students studying the same subjects as you.

Accredited Courses Offered by Bellview Institute of Distance Learning

Institution of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) Accredited Courses:

National Accredited Technical Education Diploma (NATED) Accredited Courses

NATED Business Management Qualification

NATED Financial Management

NATED Management Assistant

NATED Legal Secretary

NATED Marketing Management

NATED Human Resource Management

NATED Educare Courses

Can You Study For An Accredited Course Without Matric?

In modern-day South Africa, many young people question their education. Most ask, “what can I accomplish without Matric?” Well, there is good news, as South Africa tries to stop youth unemployment there are two options to choose.

OPTION 1: Complete Your Adult Matric and Apply For A National Diploma (NQF 6)

The National Department of Education has made it possible for individuals aged 21 and up to apply to write their Amended Senior Certificate (Adult Matric).

Course Information:

  •  Adult Matric – Amended Senior Certificate Programme
  • Type: National Qualification Award
  • Accredited By: Umalusi 
  • Course Duration: 12-24 months according to the time you have available to complete the certificate.
  • Possible outcome: NQF level: level 4 
  • Requirements: Grade Nine (Standard Seven) certificate/school report OR a Grade Nine equivalent, including two languages. (One Home Language and One Additional Language).

Accredited Courses You Can Study With Your Adult Matric Certificate

NATED Business Management Qualification

NATED  Financial Management Qualification

NATED  Management Assistant Qualification

NATED  Legal Secretary Qualification

NATED  Marketing Management Qualification

NATED  Human resource Management Qualification

NATED  Educare courses:

ICB Office Administration

ICB Bookkeeping and Accounting

ICB Business Management

Based upon the above list, you’ll be sure to find one that fits you and your future. Remote learning has never been easier. It is exciting and with us, by your side, you are assured of quality education.

OPTION 2: Study A Course That Is Equivalent To A Matric Certificate And Apply For A National Diploma (NQF 6)

A Matric equivalent certificate is on the same NQF(4) level as a School Matric Certificate.

Matric Equivalent Certificates

Accredited Courses To Study With A Matric Equivalent Certificate

NATED Business Management Qualification

NATED Financial Management

NATED Management Assistant

NATED Marketing Management

NATED Human Resource Management

What Are The Possible Outcomes After Completing An Accredited Course?

When you complete any of our courses, there is an entire range of career opportunities to choose from. See below for an extensive list of such careers:

Career Opportunities

  • Office admin
    • Marketing Administrator
    • Human Resource Administrator
    • Office Manager
  • Business Management
    • Business Analyst
    • Payroll Administrator
    • Public relations Manager
    • Division Manager
  • Marketing Management
    • Digital Marketing Manager
    • Brand Manager
    • Marketing strategist
    • Social Media Coordinator
    • Marketing Manager
  • Human Resource Management
    • Human Resource Manager
    • Labour Relations Manager
    • Executive Recruiter 
    • Training and Development Manager
  • Financial Management
    • Financial Accounting
    • Bookkeeping 
    • Tax Consultant
    • Financial Administrator
  • Educare
    • Daycare Administrator
    • Au Pair
    • Babysitter
    • Daycare Manager 
  • Legal Secretary
    • Administrative Assistant
    • Filing clerk
    • Legal Admin Assistant
    • Legal Typist
    • Managing Assistant
    • Office Manager

List of Accredited Colleges In South Africa

Find out more about some of the top colleges in South Africa for any of your further tertiary education options:

Author: Morné Van Emmenis

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