Distance Learning Colleges in South Africa
There are many reputable distance learning colleges in South Africa, but there are also a few not so reputable ones. These colleges are known as bogus colleges.
Bogus colleges are learning institutions that are not registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). This means that, when you enrol for a course at a bogus college, your qualification will not be recognised. Some of these bogus colleges also tend to disappear into thin air, robbing students of their money and time.
So how can you tell if a college is reputable or not? You must check the college registration. To check whether a college is legitimate or not, follow the following steps:
You can visit the Department of Higher Education and Training’s website and check whether the college is listed there or not.
You can also send an email to RegisterFET@doe.gov.za and ask them if the college is registered with them.
Your final option would be to contact Umalusi on 012 349 1510 or email them on firstname.lastname@example.org. They will also be able to confirm whether the college you’re interested in is, in fact, registered and reputable.
Remember, it is up to you to confirm college registration. Do your research before you sign any papers or pay any course fees. Make sure that you study through a trusted college that offers quality education.