Skills Academy – Diploma Courses

Keen on furthering your education? Here you can find out more about our Diploma Courses and how you could benefit from them. All our Diploma Courses are accredited and of the highest quality. What are you waiting for? Enroll today!

We Offer The Following Range Of Diploma Courses:


National Qualification Diploma Courses (NATED)

Business Management N6

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

ICB Diploma Courses

ICB National Diploma: Technical Financial Accounting

This is an advanced accounting course which focuses on the more technical side of financial accounting like tax returns and business law. This is a great diploma course for any accounting student.

ICB National Diploma: Certified Financial Accounting

This is our most advanced accredited financial accounting diploma course, which will take 3 years to complete. This course combines all other financial accounting courses.

ICB Diploma: Public Sector Accounting

This is an accredited 36-month course which covers both entrepreneurship and accounting subjects. A great course to build a career on.

ICB National Diploma: Public Sector Accounting

The ICB National Diploma: Public Sector Accounting is the highest level qualification you can get in this subject.

ICB Diploma: Office Administration Course

This course will take you about three years to complete, and is the highest qualification for the Office Administration subject.

ICB National Diploma: Financial Accounting

This is an accredited 36-month course which covers both entrepreneurship and accounting subjects.

ICB National Diploma: Financial Accounting

The ICB National Diploma: Financial Accounting (Business Management) is our highest level qualification, and will take three years to complete.

What are Diploma Courses?

Diploma Courses simply refers to the type of qualification you will get once you’ve completed the program. These qualifications are issued by the college or university you’re enrolled in.

They take longer to complete than short-courses as well as certificate courses, but not as long as degrees. These qualifications are recognised by employers, and would highly benefit your career.


Types of Diplomas

There are various types of diplomas, each positioned at different levels of the NQF. These diploma courses also have different entry requirements. Here are the different types of diplomas:

  • Diplomas
  • National Diplomas
  • Postgraduate Diplomas


What’s the Difference Between a Diploma and Certificate?

To understand the difference between the two, you will first have to know what they’re about. Both have open entry requirements and can be completed with us. 



If specialised skills and a broad knowledge of your field of interest is what you’re after, diploma courses are your best bet. These courses usually take 1- 2 years to complete and covers theory but also prepares you for your practical training. Diploma courses are perfect for anyone who wants to upgrade their skills. After completing your diploma, you may continue your studies towards a degree. 



A certificate course will give you a basic understanding to perform job-specific tasks. Completing one could help give you a better understanding of the job you want to apply for. As a result, you could improve your overall productivity. Certificates can also be completed as a pastime or for personal growth. 


What Level of Study is a Diploma?

The National Qualifications Framework (NQF) serves as a guideline to indicate your level of achievement. After you’ve completed your course, you can use it to see what you can apply for next if you wish to further your studies. There are 10 NQF levels in total, and Diploma Courses are level 6. 


What is a National Diploma?

National Diplomas are designed to equip students with both theoretical and practical knowledge. These qualifications are nationally recognised and can take up to 3 years or longer to complete. Once completed, you may decide to further your education and enrol for a Bachelor of Technology (BTech) or degree. National Diplomas were also designed to give students with certificate qualifications a chance to further their education. Here’s how you can make the transition from N4 – N6 to National Diploma:

  • Complete the N4 – N6 program
  • 18 months of practical work experience

What are the Requirements to Study for a Diploma?

Our entry requirements for our Diploma Courses slightly differ from our usual requirements. Interested in enrolling with us? Make sure you meet the following requirements. 

NATED Courses

To enrol for any of our NATED courses, you will need to have passed matric or have an equivalent qualification. We have an open entry system. This means that you won’t be judged on your matric results, all that matters is that you’ve passed. Our courses are conducted in English. Make sure you’re able to read, write and understand the language.

ICB Diploma Courses

There are ICB programs that require you to have a matric or equivalent. However, not all of them require this. If you need matric for the diploma course you want to enroll in, don’t worry. 

You can apply for a lower NQF level course, and then further your education. We also offer matric courses.

How Long Does a Diploma Course Take?

There are many factors that may determine how long it might take to finish a course. Things such as distance learning or studying part-time may all have an impact on the duration of your course. This can also vary from person to person. Some may need extra time. Diploma courses can take between 2-3 years to complete. 


Benefits of our Diploma Courses

We offer a wide variety of courses, along with excellent customer service. We strive to give all students quality education. So take advantage of the many benefits of our Diploma Courses. 

Non-competitive Application Process

If you’re not too confident about your final results, no need to worry. We operate on an open entry basis, to ensure everyone has a fair chance at furthering their education. You will only have to prove that you have the basic requirements. 


Distance Learning

Furthering your studies can be a gamble. You either have to give up your job to study, or give up your stable salary to go back to school. With us, you can make room for both. You may even start working in your field of interest and apply what you have learned. 



Accredited courses are approved and registered with the Department of Education and Higher Training. These courses have to meet a list of requirements to ensure that it fits the standard. Accredited courses are of the highest quality. 


Chance to Further Your Education 

Do you have hopes of continuing your studies after this? Well, our Diploma Courses are all accredited, which means they are recognised nationally. You could continue your tertiary education once you’ve completed your program. 


Flexible Learning

Not many institutions offer flexible learning. With us, you can study at your own pace. Do you need a break from studying? You can put your studies on hold, and continue whenever you’re ready. No extra costs. You only pay for the months you’re studying. 


Non-Demanding Schedule

There are no classes scheduled for any of our Diploma Courses. That means no rushing home from work or making arrangements to attend classes after hours or on weekends. You can study at a pace that suits you. No more keeping up with the rest of the class.

Take the next step. Enrol with us today!

Speak to one of our course experts by:

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Last Updated: December 4, 2019

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