Accredited Courses

Have you ever wondered why a course should be accredited? Accredited courses have received authorisation from an official or professional body like the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). They are nationally recognised by colleges and employers, and could increase your chances of getting hired. Enroll today, get hired tomorrow.

We Offer The Following Range Of Accredited Courses

National Qualification Courses (NQF 4-6)

Business Management

Business Management N4

The N4 course gives you the basics of Business Management. This course includes a range of subjects with a wide range of skills from Management Communication to Introductory Accounting. This starting point for your diploma.

Business Management N6

The N6 Course is the last course on your way to that 100% accredited Diploma in Business Management. This course adds more knowledge to subjects you’ve taken in Business Management N4 and N5 and adds the subject Cost and Management Accounting.

Business Management N5

Each subject in this course gives you more of the essential skills you will need in any one of the different careers you can get into once you finish you National Diploma in Business Management.


Educare N4

If you have a passion for the development of children and helping them grow then this is the best course for you. You will learn how to take care of children under the age of 5 as well as how to teach them and help them to learn.

Educare N6

This course fully prepares you to help with the development of children’s social, language, and movement skills. You will help to shape the minds, attitudes, thoughts and behaviors of the future leaders of our world.

Educare N5

In this course, you will learn about Educational Psychology and Daycare Communication. This will help you to understand the thoughts and emotions of    young children and how to communicate with them and their parents.

Financial Management

Financial Management N4

Each company needs someone who can manage their money well. This means you will have a high employ ability rate. This course includes subjects such as Financial Accounting and Computerised Financial Systems.

Financial Management N6

This is the last part of your journey to getting your National Diploma in Financial Management. Once you have completed this certificate and your 18 months of practical experience you will become incredibly employable.

Financial Management N5

Companies want the best possible person for the important job of managing their money. This course will explore everything you have learned so far and   add to it to help you become the best choice for a company.

Human Resource Management

Human Resource Management N4

This course will teach you the basics of Human Resources. It will give you a wide range of skills from Entrepreneurship to Management Communication. It will teach you how to work with a company’s best asset: its people.

Human Resource Management N6

The N6 Human Resource Management Course is the final course in the Human Resource Management Programme. Once you complete this course and get the needed practical experience, you will receive your National Diploma.

Human Resource Management N5

The N5 Human Resource Management Course will teach you to coach, manage and bring out the best in the people who work at your company. This course adds subjects like Personnel Training and Labour Relations.

Legal Secretary

Legal Secretary N4

In this course, you will get the training you need to be the face of a law office. You’ll learn about subjects like Mercantile Law and Communication. This course will serve as your foundation.

Legal Secretary N6

This course covers everything you need to know in this field. Doing this course means that you are on the verge of entering the exciting and dynamic world of working in a law firm.

Legal Secretary N5

The N5 Legal Secretary course explores everything you have learned in the N4 Legal Secretary in much greater detail. This is your second step to achieving a National Diploma qualification.

Marketing Management

Marketing Management N4

The N4 course is the first step into the amazing world of marketing. This course will give you all the basic skills you need for a career in Advertising, Sales, Branding, Public Relations, and many other positions.

Marketing Management N6

This is the last course you need to do for your National Diploma in Marketing Management. Once you finish this certificate you will need to do your 18 months of practical work and then the diploma will be yours.

Marketing Management N5

This is the second step in receiving your National Diploma. In this certificate course, you will not only learn the basics but you will also learn all about the Sales Management part of marketing.

Management Assistant

Management Assistant N4

This course will teach you the basic skills you need to be successful as a Management Assistant. You will learn important skills  like Communication, Office Practice, and Computer Practice.

Management Assistant N6

The National Certificate: N6 Management Assistant is the final course before you can get your National Diploma. Like the N5 course, it goes even deeper into each of your subjects and it also adds Public Relations.

Management Assistant N5

The N5 Management Assistant is the second certificate course in this field. It gives you even more detail on the subjects you have done and increases your skills even further.

ICB Courses

The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) is an “Independent external examination body for accredited business qualifications”. Their courses focus on the business and finance industry.


Financial Accounting Programme

Do you take an interest in finance and know how to manage money? You should pursue a career in financial accounting. You will learn the skills such as how to prepare financial statements, and keep a record of transactions,  to mention a few. Find out more by clicking on the following courses.

ICB National Certified Junior Bookkeeper

A 16 Month Course that teaches you all the fundamentals of becoming a great Junior bookkeeper and to work in a professional environment.

ICB National Diploma: Technical Financial Accounting

An Advance Accounting Course that focuses on the more Technical Parts of Financial Accounting like Tax Returns and Business Law. A great Diploma Course for any accounting student.

ICB FET Certificate: Bookkeeping (Certified Senior Bookkeeper)

Already a Junior level Bookkeeper? This Course is    great for the individual that wants to take their knowledge to the next level.

ICB National Diploma: Certified Financial Accounting

Our Most Advance Accredited Financial Accounting Diploma Course that stretches over a 36 month period. This Course is a combination of all other Financial Courses.

Public Sector Programme

If you see yourself working for the government, then have a look at the ICB Public Sector Programmes. You will gain skills needed in the public sector to run government better.

ICB National Certificate: Public Sector Accounting

A 16 Month Accredited Certificate course that              qualifies you to work in the Public Sector. This course only requires Grade 11 to start.

ICB Diploma: Public Sector Accounting

A 26 month Diploma Level Course that dives deep     into the theory and knowledge behind Public Sector Accounting and Administration.

ICB National Diploma: Public Sector Accounting

A Public Sector Accounting National Diploma is the highest level of qualification for this subject. This course requires a NQF 6 Level Qualification to start.

Office Administration Programme

Are you an organised person and like to make sure everything runs smoothly? Office administrators keep track of almost everything in the company. Not only do they do secretarial work, but they also provide support to fellow employers and top management.

ICB National Certificate: Office Administration

An 24-month certificate course that qualifies you to be a Junior Office Administrator. This course only requires  you to have a Grade 12 certificate to start.

ICB Higher Certificate: Office Administration

A 28-month certificate course that will qualify you to be a senior Office Administrator. Entry requirement for this course is the ICB Certificate: Office Administration.

ICB Diploma: Office Administration Course

To complete this course, students will have to complete all the modules from the ICB National Certificate: Office Administration course.

Business Management Programme

Do you dream of starting your own business one day? The ICB Business Management Programme courses prepare you for that. Learn about how to start and run a business. You will learn how to organise, control, plan, lead, and the list goes on. Find the Business Management course for you.

ICB National Certificate: Small Business Financial Management

The ICB National Certificate: Small Business Financial Management is a nine-month course and is made up of four subjects.

ICB National Diploma: Financial Accounting

The ICB National Diploma: Financial Accounting is a 36-month course and is made up of 13 subjects.

ICB Higher Certificate: Office Administration

The ICB Higher Certificate: Office Administration is a 26-month course and is made up of nine subjects. Perfect for someone that wants to build a career in the field.

Entrepreneurship Programme

You will learn how to start a new business. By starting a new business, entrepreneurs create job opportunities for others. Does this sound like you? Choose one of the ICB Entrepreneurship programmes below.

ICB National Certificate: Small Business Financial Management

An Accredited 12 month Course that equips you with the tools to be a successful small business owner as well as entrepreneur.

ICB Higher Certificate: Office Administration

An Accredited 26 Month course, that combines both Small Business Management and office Administration Subjects.

ICB National Diploma: Financial Accounting

An Accredited 36 month Course that covers both Entrepreneurship Subjects as well as Accounting.      This is the highest level course in this field.

CIMA Courses

CIMA stands for the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. Their courses are internationally known for their high-quality standards. CIMA focuses on management accounting. It is a skill to have in the business and finance industry.

The CIMA Certificate course is the perfect course when you don’t have any finance, business or accounting background. It is a stepping-stone, entry-level qualification.

Management Level Course

The Management level is also known as the gateway level and is the second level of the Professional Qualification. When you are done with this qualification, you will be awarded the CIMA Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting.

Strategic Level Course

The Strategic level is the final level of the professional qualification. When you are done with this course, you will have to complete three years of work experience, then you can become a CIMA member and a holder of the qualification letters CGMA.

Operation Level Course

The Operational level is the first level of the CIMA Professional Qualifications, complete this level and you will be awarded the CIMA Diploma in Management Accounting.

What Does Accredited Courses Mean for Your Future?

Accredited courses mean that the course is in line with the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). The course is a guarantee of your abilities and training received.


Employers Trust Accredited Qualifications

When you apply for a job, one of the things employers look at is your qualification. Employers feel more at ease knowing that the course that you’ve studied is accredited. For the course meets industry standards and quality requirements of South Africa. An accredited qualification could increase your chances of getting employed.


A Guide to NQF Levels

NQF levels classify your course in South Africa. The levels are on a scale from one to ten. It identifies the level of qualification for that course or training program provides. The image below shows it much better.

Accredited courses

Should a Training Institution be Accredited?

Do you want potential employers to recognise your qualification? Then yes, it is a good idea that the institution is accredited.

Skills Academy and our Accredited Courses

Accredited courses are a great way to earn a credible qualification to kick-start your career. We are a distance learning college, which means that you can study these course in the comfort of your home, at your own pace.

Take Your Career to the Next Level!

Should you need more information, contact us for free on 0800 39 00 27. One of our friendly course experts will assist you.

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Last Updated: March 23, 2020

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