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The CTU Journey


The purpose of the assessment is to inform learners of their learning progress and to enable facilitators to adjust their instruction to the needs of the learners. Throughout the formative assessment process, the results and progress of the learner will be continually discussed, reviewed and further development strategies will be implemented to improve learning programmes and instruction. Each learner will be issued with two academic transcripts during their year of study in order to monitor their progress.

Our Study Material

All programme material is included in the fee.* CTU spends a considerable amount of time assessing and evaluating study materials. Tried and tested programme manuals are used and our alliance with registered vendors gives us access to original resources to choose from. Refer to page 10 for more information.

Training Methodology

The facilitator-led programmes are developed and updated regularly according to new technological developments and market trends. Small classes ensure that a great deal of attention is given to each individual with emphasis on practical training.

NQF Registered Qualifications

National certificates registered on SAQA and accredited by QAP.


CTU diplomas are accredited by the HEQC and registered at the Department of Higher Education: • Diploma in Information Technology in Network Design and Administration (HEQSF Aligned 360 credits: Contact Mode) • Diploma in Visual Communication (HEQSF Aligned 360 credits: Contact Mode)

National Qualifications

Modular system. Modules run for 15 weeks with 3 weeks of assessments per semester. Completing a competence of modules and international certification in June and November of every year. CTU facilitates on national qualifications as per the South African Qualification Authority. A pass rate of 80% is required to be declared competent on the national qualifications (please see programme study guide for formative and summative requirements).

International Certifications

Issued by various organisations on the completion of international exams. All national qualifications are paired with international certifications. Students must be competent (80%) in a preliminary examination after the completion of the learning modules, after which they can do the online international examination. This is a vendor examination in which CTU Training Solutions do not have any input.

Workplace Experience Programme

The work integrated learning programme enables learners to become familiar with the corporate environment through various field trips and internship programmes hosted by participating corporate clients.

Student Life

CTU developed a “Student Life @ CTU” programme managed by CTU staff and the campus SRC (student representative council) with some activities executed on a national level, e.g.: social responsibility programmes and projects with and for non-profit organisations.

CTU’s Language Policy: English

All programmes’ entry requirements include English as a primary or second language on a NQF level 4.

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