What are Colleges? What Is Distance Learning? College Accreditation Career Coaching Colleges College SA


Home, Colleges  The first and most important decision a student will have to make in his/her life is to decide at which college they would like to further their studies. Not all colleges offer the same qualifications and courses, and finding the college that best suites you are very important.

When looking at prospective colleges, ask yourself the following questions:

  • What do the current students have to say about this college?
  • What benefits will this college offer me, if any?
  • Do they offer recognised qualifications or the course that I am interested in?
  • Is this a registered and accredited college?
  • Are they affordable?

By researching and checking the colleges’ status, you will be able to make a good decision when choosing your college.

FET colleges

Further Education and Training (FET) colleges offer vocational or occupational courses. Vocational courses are courses that focus on equipping students with a knowledge and skill for a specific job field or employment possibilities.

Distance learning colleges

Distance learning or correspondence learning indicates that the student do not attend any classes or lectures at a college or university campus. A distance learning student studies from home. They complete and submit their assignments from home and send it back to the institute via post or email.

Distance learning has become very popular as students have the benefit to work while they study. This allows them to pay for their own studies and provide for their families, if any.

Advantages of distance learning

  • You can study from anywhere in South Africa
  • Distance learning is affordable
  • You can work while you study
  • You study at you own pace (faster or slower)


List of reputable distance learning colleges