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1. International Career Institute
Courses / Programs
• Based in the UK and Australia, and serving students in South Africa and around the globe, International Career Institute (ICI) is a leading provider of online / distance learning career training courses at Certificate, Diploma, Advanced Diploma, and Executive Diploma levels.

• ICI currently offers over 50 exciting career and lifestyle focused courses to a broad range of adult learners regardless of location or prior experience and education.

• Study topics include Business, Management, Advertising, Marketing, Finance, Education, Journalism, Photography, Fashion Design, and many more.

• We provide a learning schedule that suits you. The Institute allows you to study at home, at work, or at a suitable location.

• ICI is accredited and recognised by the International Association of Private Career Colleges.

Student Review:
"I embarked on this journey a little over 24 weeks ago. As I progressed through every module my confidence grew and I learnt skills which have produced some breath taking photos. I never knew I would enjoy assignments so much."
- Susan
Online Career Training Courses:

Certificate, Diploma, Advanced Diploma & Executive Diploma levels

• Advertising
• Bookkeeping
• Business Management
• Counselling & Psychology
• Criminal Psychology
• Equine / Horse Care
• Event Management
• Fashion Design
• Hospitality Management
• Human Resources
• Interior Design
• Journalism
• Languages
• Marketing
• MYOB Accounting
• Paralegal Secretarial
• Photography
• Project Management
• Public Relations
• TESOL Teacher Training
• Wedding Planning
2. Lyceum Correspondence College
Courses / Programs
Lyceum Correspondence College in Johannesburg offers certificate, diploma and degree distance learning courses in the fields of Business Studies, Traffic Management and Policing, Education, and Fleet Management. Lyceum offers all the benefits of distance learning. You can continue to earn while you learn via correspondence, and you can plan your studies according to your schedule. Lyceum’s wide range of distance learning courses are far more affordable than face-to-face studies, so begin your journey to a better future today.

For over 90 years, Lyceum has combined traditional higher education values with an innovative approach to correspondence and distance learning. We provide quality student service by offering courses that are innovative and flexible. We strive to empower each student with a qualification that will empower them and enhance their career prospects.
Certificate & Diploma Courses:
- Marketing & Sales Management
- Management: Financial Accounting
- General Management
- Financial Management
- Entrepreneurship Management
- Credit Management
- Metropolitan and Traffic Policing
& more ..

Degree Program:
Bachelor of Commerce: Management
3. The Interactive Design Institute
Courses / Programs
• The UK’s leading provider of online qualifications in art and design, The Interactive Design Institute (IDI) offers a range of courses at Bachelor Degree, and Masters Degree level to students in South Africa and all over the world.

• Our distance learning courses include Interior Design, Graphic Design, Fine Art, Illustration, and Photography. With start dates every February, June & October, you may register at any time.

• Our courses enable you to study online full-time or part-time for a UK qualification from anywhere in the world. They lead to certification by the University of Hertfordshire, one of the UK’s best modern universities.

• The qualification you will receive on completion of one of our accredited online courses is exactly the same as that awarded to students attending the University of Hertfordshire.

• Our online art and design courses provide a flexible, affordable means of learning which can be combined with work, study or family commitments.

Student Review:
"I genuinely love studying with IDI. I love the course and the dynamics among students (my classmates) and my tutors."
- Vittorio
Online Master of Arts Degrees:
• Illustration
• Photography
• Interior Design
• Graphic Communication

Online BA (Hons) Degrees:
• Illustration
• Graphic Design
• Interior Architecture & Design

Online BA (Hons) Top-Up Degrees:
Earn a degree in just 2 semesters (full-time) or 4 semesters (part-time)

• Illustration
• Graphic Design
• Interior Architecture & Design
4. Global Chef and Hospitality School
Courses / Programs
Based in Cape Town, South Africa, the Global Chef and Hospitality School provides a comprehensive online Certificate in Food Preparation and Cooking. We provide the theory content in electronic format, so that every student can conduct their theory component at their own convenience or study pace. We also offer a range of distance learning hospitality and tourism management courses. Topics include Hotel Management, Casino Management, Travel Management, and Tourism Management.

Each topic of learning is accompanied by an in-depth assignment which needs to be completed before progressing to the next topic of learning. At the same time, learners will be assessed during an internship at regular intervals on all the practical components that need to be assessed.

Taking classes online is a popular way for working professionals to have the chance to earn a qualification at their own pace. At Global Chefschool Online we offer our students the opportunity to earn whilst you learn. We will place you in a suitable establishment for the duration of your studies where you will be afforded the opportunity to earn some money whilst you are studying.
Online Certificate in Food Preparation and Cooking:

Features include:
- Safety at work
- Introduction to Nutrition
- Prepare food for cold presentation
- Prepare, cook and finish foods
- Introduction to basic kitchen procedures
- Introduction to the hospitality and catering industry
- Food safety in catering

Distance Learning Hospitality & Management Courses:
- Hotel Management
- Casino Management
- Travel Management
- Tourism Management
5. The Candle Academy
Courses / Programs
• Are you searching for distance learning candle making classes? Learn to make beautiful candles from the comfort of your own home or studio with The Candle Academy. Enrol in one of our individual courses, or take all 10 in the Ultimate Candle Package.

• Taught by Gary Simmons - one of the top candle designers in the world - our candle making courses will start you on the path to an exciting new career or a rewarding hobby.

• Located on the French Riviera in the South of France as well as in Stuart on Florida's Atlantic Coast, The Candle Academy also offers premium on-site candle making classes.

• Our unique and intensive distance learning candle making courses follow exactly the same curriculum as our face-to-face programs, making it an ideal solution for people that live too far to be able to attend in person in France.

• Our correspondence candle making courses are taught via email correspondence in English or French, with online access to our expert tutor. Your work will be expertly assessed through photos and your test answers returned by email.

• Our comprehensive courses aim to equip you with the creative, technical, and commercial skills you need to make a profit from this profession.

Student Testimonials:
"Very detailed and intensive. I was looking for the wow factor and thats  exactly what I got." - G. Woodard, USA

"I never imagined that candlemakng could be so exciting and challenging the course is full of information and helpful tips." - Y. Tran, Brazil
Distance Learning Candle Making Courses:

• Taught via email correspondence in English or French

• Students are assessed through photos and test answers returned

• 10 Beginner to Advanced level courses available

• Ultimate Beginner to Advanced Candle Making Course Package (10 courses)

Modules / Techniques include:
- Advanced Color Techniques
- Ancient Finishes
- Earth Candles
- Marble Candles
- Objects in Candles
- Outdoor Candles
- Sculpting With Wax
- Special Effects
- Textured Finishes
- Wax Wall Art
- Working With Colour / Natural Objects


6. International TEFL Institute - ITEFLI
Courses / Programs
• The International TEFL Institute (ITEFLI) provides internationally-accredited and globally-recognized certificate and diploma programs in Teaching English Language as a Foreign Language (TEFL).

• Taught via online learning, our TEFL (TESOL) programs are available to students in South Africa, the U.S., Canada and worldwide.

• We equip you with the teaching skills and certification required to get a professional well-paid job teaching English anywhere in the world.

• A TEFL qualification from ITEFLI will help you find TEFL jobs throughout the world. Our online TEFL certification programs are provided through up-to-date, technologically-advanced interactive training media which enhance and promote the learning experience.

• The main advantages of completing an online TEFL course are convenience and flexibility. You can study from any location you choose and you can start the program whenever you want.

• Learn at your own pace with up to 6 months to complete a course. You don't have to take any exams - your qualification is earned through assignments you submit.

Student Review:
"The course itself is professionally produced and contains great information...thank you very much for the wonderful time I had. I'm equally impressed with the professional materials. I highly recommend this course to anyone."
- Francis
Online TEFL / TESOL Certificate & Diploma Programs:

• Online TEFL Certificate (120 hrs)
Initial qualification for those wishing to start a career as an English teacher.

• Online TEFL Master Diploma Course (250 hrs)
Increase your understanding of the principles & practice of English teaching. Ideal for those who wish to extend their professional experience and accept new responsibilities.

• Short Certificate Course
Teaching Practice Certificate (20 hours)
7. Spanish Gurus
Courses / Programs
If you live in South Africa and would like to learn European Spanish or Latin American Spanish online, Spanish Gurus may be the perfect solution for you!

With top-quality Spanish language courses delivered online via video conference, our native speaking teachers, flexible scheduling and professional curriculum will help you to improve your Spanish quickly and effectively.

Spanish Gurus provides online group classes and private lessons to adults and children throughout South Africa and worldwide, as well as online Spanish language training for businesses or organizations.

We teach students of all levels - from basic beginner to advanced - and on completion of your course, you receive a CEFR certificate.

Spanish Gurus offer flexible scheduling with morning, afternoon, and evening classes available during weekdays and weekends.

Our online Spanish courses ensure students acquire the level of Spanish language that is required by DELE and SIELE, the official Spanish language exams. We provide a professional and rigorous curriculum, taught in the same way that official schools and top universities teach it.

Student Testimonial:
"Spanish Gurus offers outstanding teachers, good video conference tools, modern study programs and contents, and great classmates."
- Rakesh, India
Online Spanish Courses:
- European Spanish & Latin American Spanish taught via Video Conference

Group Spanish Courses (3- 6 students)

• General Spanish
• DELE exam preparation
• SIELE exam preparation
• Spanish for children
• Customized Spanish course for companies
• VIP courses - customized classes

Private & Semi-private Spanish Lessons (1-2 students)
• General Spanish
• DELE exam preparation
• SIELE exam preparation
• Spanish for children
• Customized Spanish course for companies
• Tutors for IB / IGCSE Spanish
• VIP courses - customized classes
8. TEFL Training College
Courses / Programs
Earn an internationally-recognised TESOL Certificate or Diploma qualification online from the comfort of your own home in South Africa and around the globe.

TEFL Training College is a global leader in online TEFL / TESOL education. We have graduates working globally – in all continents.

We are accredited by the International TEFL Accreditation Council (ITEFLAC), an independent body specialising in the accreditation of TEFL/TESOL course providers and institutions. Receiving ITEFLAC accreditation is proof of an institution’s commitment to providing a quality education that is recognized around the world. 

Our pledge is to provide excellent service and support to all our students and to provide them with a qualification that is internationally recognised and accepted.

Student Testimonial:
"My congratulations and gratitude go to the TEFL Training College staff with regard to the Diploma in EMS TESOL which I have recently completed.

I enjoyed each well-thought out assignment and especially the final extended essay which brought everything together so well."
- Dr. Jill Fardon, South Africa
Online TESOL/TEFL Courses:
- Accredited & internationally recognized TESOL qualifications

- Learn at your own pace with flexible schedules

- Our courses are known for their convenience, affordability and quality

Certificate in TESOL:
• Duration: 150 hours
• Aimed at persons who wish to gain an initial TEFL / TESOL qualification

Master Diploma in TESOL:
• Duration: 300 hours
• Designed for teachers who wish to achieve an advanced level qualification in TESOL theory and methodology
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