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Do you want to:

  • Learn basic computer skills?
  • Learn how to use a computer effectively in an office environment?
  • Learn how to use programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook?


Do you want to:

  • Learn basic computer skills?
  • Learn how to use a computer effectively in an office environment?
  • Learn how to use programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook?

Computer Courses at Oxbridge Academy

Oxbridge Academy offers a range of computer courses, including national qualifications and short learning programmes. You can choose to study anything from basic computer practice to management assistant courses – all via distance learning.

Download the Computer brochure here.

Short Learning Programmes

These are non-accredited skills development courses that will equip you with the basic knowledge and skills you need to operate a computer in an office environment. Depending on which course you study, you may also gain the theoretical foundation that you need to start working towards a career in IT.


Short Learning Programme endorsed by The Independent Institute of Education (IIE)

This course is also non-accredited, but is endorsed by The Independent Institute of Education (IIE).

National Qualifications leading to Diplomas

These are formal qualifications that are registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF), and are designed to equip you with the computer skills you need to succeed in an administrative job role. If you have completed your N6 level and can provide evidence of 18 months of relevant practical experience, you may be eligible to apply for – and receive – a National Diploma.

What do our students have to say about studying at Oxbridge Academy?

Quotation marks

It was a good experience, and I was so grateful to receive this opportunity to add some experience that I think might help some time.

Thapelo Sangwen


During my years of studying with Oxbridge, I experienced efficient help and support encouragement from Oxbridge staff regarding my studies.

– Milika Lungu

What do the different courses involve?

Each course is designed to equip you with a specific set of computer skills. Knowing what you want to achieve with your studies will therefore help you to choose the right course. Have a look at the descriptions below to see which courses best suit your goals:


Basic computer studies

You can study a basic computer course to learn how to operate a computer and how to use Microsoft Office programs such as Word, Excel, and Outlook. You will be able to learn:

  • Basic computer concepts and terminology
  • Windows file management
  • Word processing with Microsoft Word
  • Spreadsheet design using Microsoft Excel
  • Email communication with Microsoft Outlook

In today’s world, computer literacy is a standard job requirement regardless of your field or profession. Whatever job you are in, you will most likely need to know how to use a computer. Basic computer studies is therefore a great option if you want an introduction to computers and you want to learn basic computer skills.

Management assistant studies

Studying a management assistant course will give you a good introduction to computers and will teach you more advanced computer practices. This field of study focuses specifically on computer skills related to the workplace or to the office environment. These skills include:

  • Information processing
  • File management
  • The effective use of electronic communication

Depending on which course you take, you will also learn a range of non-computer skills that will help you build your career, such as skills in:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Office practice
  • Public relations


Computer Courses, Oxbridge Academy

What is it like to study a computer course at Oxbridge Academy?

Oxbridge Academy is a distance learning college, which means that you study your course from home, from anywhere in South Africa. This is how it works, from start to finish:

  1. You fill in the contact form on this page.
  2. We contact you with more information about the courses.
  3. We help you pick a course and a suitable payment plan.
  4. You register for your course and we send you your study material by post or courier.
  5. You study from home with the help of our academic support staff, who are available via email.
  6. You submit your assignments via email, via our online Student Portal, or via post.
  7. If you have to write exams, you write them at local exam venues across the country.
  8. You complete your course and receive your skills certificate or national qualification (depending on which course you complete).

(Please note that the process is slightly different when you study an online course.)

Distance learning makes studying more accessible and affordable, and gives you the opportunity to complete your course at your own pace, either on a full-time or part-time basis from home.


  • File management: The process of storing computer files within folders according to the categories and sub-categories required by the user(s).
  • IT: Information technology. IT is a broad term that refers to all the systems, tools, and processes used to store, retrieve, process, and communicate information.
  • Management assistant: An office management job role that involves a wide variety of administrative and computer-based tasks.

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