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Independent, private Further Education and Training (FET) Colleges are a means of expanding the institutional base for providing quality post-school education and training opportunities. If you have finished matric, or you need to do some bridging courses to complete your matric, find out more about the different courses that the private FET colleges in your area provide.

The Raymond Ackerman Academy of Entrepreneurial Development is a tertiary level academy, situated at the UCT Graduate School of Business adjacent to the V&A Waterfront. It offers an inspiring and innovative six month, full time programme in entrepreneurial development that is directed at young aspiring entrepreneurs who face financial challenges but who are passionate about business and personal development.


FEDISA is a private higher education institution at which one can pursue a career in the world of Fashion, be it as designer, editor, buyer, stylist or any of the other myriad of professional design careers that follow from an education at FEDISA.


Founded in 1989, The Open Window School of Visual Communication in Centurion is one of South Africa’s best-known and respected art and design higher education institutions.


Greenside Design Center College of Design is a private higher education institution that specialises in design education that promotes innovation and critical thinking in the design process, sustainable design and design for social development, an optimal environment for teaching and learning and the use and production of research in its related fields.


The Cape Town School of Photography offers both fulltime and part-time photographic courses. CTSP has a history of being a specialised school where lecturers are passionate and committed to their students.


Da Vinci is located at a heritage site in Modderfontein, South Africa and was founded by Prof Roy Marcus in 1992. The group has three divisions: Research, Education and Design Thinking. The Da Vinci Institute, the group’s education arm, is a South African Mode 2 university of work.


The Numeracy Academy is an Adult Basic Education and Training (ABET) training provider and BBBEE organisation accredited by the Council of Assurance in General and Further Education and Training (UMALUSI). The Numeracy Adacemy is also registered with the Department of Education as an Examination centre.


Are you based in Durban and interested in studying Computer Science, Commerce, Communications, Hospitality and Tourism or Secretarial Studies? The Durban Computer College is one of the largest Private Higher and Further Education Institutions in KwaZulu Natal and offers qualifications in these fields.


The Academy of Sound Engineering has rapidly become South Africa's premier sound engineering school, since its establishment in 1997. Catering exclusively to the dedicated student who wishes to become an industry professional, the Academy accepts only limited numbers of candidates on each course.


The CTI Education Group (CTI) is a fully registered, private higher education institution in South Africa that has campuses in Bedfordview, Boemfontein, Cape Town, Durban, Durbanville, EastLondon, Nelspruit, PortElizabeth, Potchefstroom, Pretoria, Randburg and Vanderbijlpark.

In 2006, CTI formed a partnership with the Midrand Graduate Institute (MGI) and today the group has CTI and MGI campuses across South Africa catering for both full-time and part-time learners within the fields of Information Technology, Commerce, Creative Arts & Communication, Psychology & Counselling and Law.

CTI is part of Pearson the world’s largest education organisation. Pearson seeks to serve the higher education market by providing learning materials, assessments, teachers and other educational solutions and tools. This partnership will ensure that Pearson’s strong brand, educational resources and global reach will leverage CTI’s strengths and transform the higher education landscape in Southern Africa.

Qualifications offered and supported through CTI and MGI range across five faculties:

· the Information Technology Faculty

· the Commerce Faculty

· the Creative Arts & Communication Faculty;

· the Law & Social Sciences Faculty; and

· Psychology & Counselling.


IT Qualifications:

· IS: Software Development;

· IS: Internet Development;

· IS: Engineering;

· IS: Network Engineering;

· Comprehensive Programming;

· IT Engineering;

· Internet Development Specialist;

· Bachelor of Science in Information Technology;

· Higher Certificate in Information Technology;

Commerce Qualifications:

· Bachelor of Commerce;

· Higher Certificate in Business Management;

· Bachelor of Commerce in Tourism Management (MGI);and

· Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting (MGI).

Creative Arts & Communication Qualification:

· Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design (MGI).

Law and Social Science Qualification:

· Bachelor of Laws (LLB) (UNISA).

Psychology and Counselling

· Bachelor of Psychology (MGI).

To contact any of CTI's 12 Campuses, its Head Office, click here.

The AAA School of Advertising was founded in 1986 and is owned by the professional body of the Advertising industry, the Association for Communication and Advertising (ACA) since 1990. It is the official higher education institution for the South African advertising industry, with campuses in Johannesburg and Cape Town.


Would you like to pursue a career in advertising, marketing, public relations, journalism, radio, television and video, or audio visual multimedia and animation? Would you like to study at an institution where DJ Fresh and Mo Flava graduated?


Are you interested in Information Technology (IT) or business but lack the skills or qualifications to get that job you really want? PC Training and Business College offers Short Courses, Certificates, Higher Certificates, Diplomas as well as Degrees in these fields. It also gives you the option to study full or part time in some instances.


Camelot International (Pty) Ltd is committed to excellence and professionalism when it comes to Health and Skin Care Training as well as Spa Therapy. With seven accredited schools nationwide, offering full time and, part-time training courses.


Wine is most certainly a produce people love to enjoy. The passion that accompanies the consumption of it extends, however, beyond merely just that. Talking about wine and ‘getting to know’ your favourite kinds also ranks high on the agenda. Having said this, the topic of wine can be a rather intimidating one. The difficulty and unfamiliarity aspect associated with wine and wine tasting is what the Cape Wine Academy wants to address and change.


The Design School Southern Africa was founded in 1990 and grew to become one of the leading design education and training institutions in the country priding itself on providing an inspirational learning environment. Whether it's Fashion Design, Graphic Design or Interior Design, Design School Southern Africa will nurture your talent for planned creativity.


The Cape Wine Academy offers the Cape Sommelier programme, a seven module course for those who have completed three years practical experience in the hospitality industry.


Madge Wallace International College of Skincare & Body Therapy prides itself on being a specialised Beauty Therapy College, focussed on individual attention and offers a Boutique service to students wanting smaller groups and a high level of education.


Are you an out-going personality with an interest in business? Maybe you should consider a career in Marketing. The IMM Graduate School of Marketing (IMM GSM) is a privately owned marketing school with headquarters in Johannesburg. It is an open and distance learning institution that offers internationally accredited qualifications in marketing.


LISOF Fashion School opened its doors in 1993. Currently it is based in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town. Lisof is a close-knit community of 500 students, educators and support staff.


Ever dreamed about a career in the Film and Entertainment industry? What about pursuing a career in screen and/or stage acting, directing, producing, scriptwriting, cinematography and editing, or live television production, animation directing, production and sound design, visual effects, musical performance, media music production and composition, or costume, make-up and styling? It's all possible at AFDA Film School.


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