Short courses are often flexible, cost-effective and time-efficient allowing students to upskill themselves or gain knowledge to advance their careers and job prospects. The IQ Academy offers several short courses that can assist individuals to boost their employability in their respective fields.
Established in 2006, the IQ Academy has assisted more than 35,000 students to improve their employability prospects with innovative business short courses. Their offerings have grown over the almost decades of their existence and now offer a range of short courses and qualifications in several different areas of expertise.
The IQ Academy aims to equip students with job-ready skills through several short courses and qualifications in the business and commerce field. Recently, their offerings have been extended to tourism, marketing, human resources and public management.
IQ Academy offers online courses which are perfect for individuals who are employed and lead busy lives. The courses offer flexibility and guided learning paths that fit into their schedules.
Students can also gain a National Qualification Framework (NQF) level 5 qualification in 12 to 24 months. These courses are registered and accredited by the South African Qualifications Association (SAQA).
IQ Academy Courses And Their Fees
IQ Academy offers several Business Management courses.
IQ Academy offers an NQF level 5 Higher Certificate in Business Management. Students will gain an understanding of general management principles and practices while discovering the fundamentals of related business areas. The total course fee is R23,000.
Students who register for the Fundamentals of Project Management short course gain an understanding of the phases of project management and learn how to scope, plan and close out any project successfully. The fee for this course is R6,087.
The Introduction to Business Management gives students a versatile set of business skills that can be applied to any industry to plan, lead, manage and control business operations. The fee for this course is R6,087.
Students can also study Supply Chain Management at IQ Academy. The cost of this short course is R8,395. Other short courses offered by their business management faculty include Office Administration, Operational Risk Management, Procurement Management and Logistics and Transportation Management
Bookkeeping and Finance
IQ Academy offers two Bookkeeping and Finance courses.
The bookkeeping short course gives students aims to teach students the essentials of bookkeeping for businesses. The fee for this self-paced six-month short course is R6,087.
The Foundations of Financial Management short course gives students a comprehensive introduction to finance. This course is perfect for students studying finance for the first time. The fee for this course is R6,087.
IQ Academy offers one Higher Certificate in human resource management and several short courses.
The Higher Certificate in Human Resources Management allows students to develop integrated knowledge and skills in the main areas of HR for efficient personnel management and development in any modern organisation. The cost of this course is R23,000.
IQ Academy offers two Public Management qualifications and two Public Management short courses.
The Higher Certificate in Local Governance offers a student the chance to gain integrated knowledge and expertise in policy-making, strategy, leadership and service delivery within the field of Local Governance. The cost of this NQF level 5 course is R22,000.
Students can also obtain a Higher Certificate in Public Administration and Management, which gives them the foundational knowledge of governance and government. The cost of the NQF level 5 course is R24,000.
IQ Academy offers a Fundamentals of Marketing Management short course that explores the marketing mix, customer behaviour, market segmentation and how to identify a target market and position your brand. The cost of this short course is R4,587.
Hospitality and Tourism
IQ Academy offers an Introduction to Travel and Tourism short course allowing students to gain the managerial, personal and operational skills needed to successfully run a tourism enterprise. The cost of this course is R8,395.
Students can choose to pay their course fees in fixed interest-free instalments or upfront in a once-off payment.
Prospective students are also encouraged to do further research for more information on the course offered at IQ Academy to determine if it is right for them.
More information can be found on the IQ Academy website.