Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Click on the links below to see the answers to some of our frequently asked questions:
- What is distance learning?
- What is a TVET College?
- Is Oxbridge Academy accredited?
- Are the courses accredited?
- What is a Provider Programme?
- How much do the courses cost?
- How long do the courses take to complete?
- How will I be assessed?
- What are the entrance criteria for the courses?
- How can I register?
- Can I register for more than one course?
- Can I study with Oxbridge Academy if I live outside South Africa?
- Can I get my Matric through Oxbridge Academy?
- Will I have to attend any classes?
- Will there be someone to help me with my studies?
- How will I get my study material?
- Will Oxbridge Academy help me to find a job after I complete my studies?
1. What is distance learning?
Distance learning, or home study, is a form of education where students study from home, instead of attending classes. Students receive their study material via post or courier, or download it from the internet, and receive academic support from their instructors and tutors via telephone, e-mail, and post. To read more about distance learning, click here.
2. What is a TVET College?
TVET stands for ‘technical and vocational education and training’. It is an international educational term that is applied to certain post-school educational institutes. To read more about TVET colleges, please click here
3. Is Oxbridge Academy accredited?
We are provisionally registered by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) until 31 December 2018 as a private college in terms of Section 31(3) of the FET Colleges Act 16 of 2006 and Regulation 12(4)(b) of the Regulations for the Registration of Private FET Colleges. Our registration number is DHET-2009/FE07/070.
We are also recognised and/or accredited by various other bodies, including UMALUSI, QCTO, ICB, ETDP SETA, APPETD and Saiosh. To find out more about our accreditation, click here.
4. Are the courses accredited?
The courses at Oxbridge Academy range from non-accredited provider programmes to fully accredited National Qualifications.
To find out whether a specific course is accredited, you can view the detailed course information pages on our website.
5. What is a Provider Programme?
A Provider Programme is a course that is assessed and certified by the college itself. A Provider Programme is not registered on the NQF, and therefore does not carry any credits.
6. How much do the courses cost?
You can click here
to view the course fees.
7. How long do the courses take to complete?
Please have a look at the relevant course information page to find out how long a particular course will take to complete.
8. How will I be assessed?
There are different methods of assessment for the different types of courses. In most cases, you will be assessed through a combination of written assignments and exams. (For most provider programmes, you will not be required to write any exams). The two main terms that you will come across are: a. Formative assessment: The assessment of a student’s progress at regular intervals, with accompanying feedback in order to help improve the student’s performance and skills. b. Summative assessment: A culminating assessment that gives information on a student’s mastery of content, knowledge or skills in the form of a controlled test, examination or portfolio.
9. What are the entrance criteria for the courses?
To study a course at Oxbridge Academy:
- You need to be at least 16 years old
- You need to be able to read and write in English
For certain courses, you need to meet additional entrance requirements. You can view these requirements by visiting the relevant course information pages.
10. How can I register?
You can click here to register online. Alternatively, you can follow the manual registration process:
- Download and complete the