Online Learning

Learn coding online in various formats: full-time, part-time (we set the schedule) or flexible (you set the schedule). You can set up a free trial session to experience how it works – just request it via mail.

Full-time and Part-time (fixed-scheduled training) now also available on  a live video training basis (face-to-face over the internet)

You are part of the classroom as we screen share with your and you screen-share with us. You participate in discussions and are part of the inter-active learning process. You do not need to have your webcam on, screen-sharing and voice . A packages like Google Hangout / Skype is sufficient. Google Hangout is preferred because of the collaborative features in the Google product suite.

Online Learning (at own pace – flexible schedule over 3 months)

Our online learning computer programming courses will get you on the same level as our classroom students. Online learning is becoming highly popular and very effective with the latest developments in screen-sharing technology.

Most of our courses are available on online learning from home. Here is how it works:

  • You get 3 months to complete any course at home (based on a 5 day full-time course)
  • Your course material is couriered to you (if you cannot come into the office to meet us face-to-face)
  • You get an assigned lecturer who will monitor, support and guide you over the phone, Skype, Google Hangout / Teamviewer at agreed times
  • You will also hand in all the assignments via the internet / email and oral assessments will also be done
  • If you want to complete a course in the normal time of one week, you can enquire to do it via video conference into our classroom – normal price apply

FAQ

How do I interact with the lecturer?

  • You contact the lecturer via email / whatsapp at any time or set up a telephonic / Skype meeting at a time convenient to both.
  • You must upload exercises as soon as you have completed them so that the lecturer can check and provide feedback.
  • You shoul keep the lecturer informed at least once a week about your status, especially if you have no exercises to submit that week.
  • If you have broadband access, screen sharing sessions can be done and oral assessments via telephone / Skype.
  • Contact us at anytime for a live demonstration of lecturer interaction on Google Hangout / Skype.

What does the course material consist of and how do I get it?

As soon as your booking is confirmed and paid, the course material, if not electronic, a paper book is sent to you if you cannot collect it, and the first session will consist of assisting you to install the required software on your machine and to be able to do the exercises required and to enable you to continue further.

How many hours should I budget for?

For online learning, realistically you should budget for around 80 – 100 hours minimum per module. so if you spend 10 hours a week it amounts to 8-10 weeks per module.
When do we have video conference meetings?
Whenever you need assistance, you email us to set up a video / screen sharing session, but once a week recommended.
What are the assignments like?
The assignments are like normal exercises found in a text book and you will also get additional assignments / practical projects after the main module that you must hand in and your progress is again monitored by video conference demonstration.
Can I interact with other students?
There is a group forum for every module where you can post to other students and the lecturer about any issues you may have at any time, also via Whatsapp.
If I am stuck and need help urgently – what do I do?
If you want to schedule any one-on-one meeting, you can do that anytime via email, normally these meetings then take place after-hours, but quite often also during office hours.

Pricing

The price per course is given on each course’s page.

Monthly payment options for Online Learning
If you want to pay the course on a monthly basis, we divide the course in 3 sections – one per month. You then have to complete a third of the course per month. The payments are as follows:

  1. A third registration fee and covering the first month and section 1
  2. A third – month 2 and section 2
  3. A third – month 3 and section 3, the last section

Any more questions?

Please email us from the Contact Us page.

24 thoughts on “Online Learning

  • Sarah Sherwood

    Please send me more information about your distance learning computer programming course. I have a BSc (Microbiology and Biochemistry) from Rhodes. I also have a BEd.

    Looking forward to hearing from you

    Sarah Sherwood

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    1. Arnold GetCertified

      Hi,
      The recommended modules to follow is contained in the Java Bootcamp. Do you have an internet connection? It is recommended for distance learning as you need to interact with the lecturer on a regular basis. You will need to do the Intro to Programming before you do the Java Bootcamp. To start please register for this course on the bookings page .

      Reply
    1. Arnold GetCertified

      Hi,

      We do not have a Linux Development Course

      Reply
  • vivien

    I want to do a computer course but I don’t know nothing about it .I want to know more about it and the price .pls help me

    Reply
    1. Arnold GetCertified

      Please tell us your current skills / job as well as your academic background and history?

      Reply
  • Johan

    I studied NDip in IT and I am completing my Btech this year at Vaal University of Technology, I am very good in SQL and Analysis so I wanted to do business intelligence to add to my career if it would be helpful for me to get good chance of work opportunities. Any advice

    Reply
    1. Arnold GetCertified

      T-SQL (advanced sql has an international exam associated to it)
      then SSRS is a good to have for work, and then SSAS as well

      Reply
  • Zinhle Ngubane

    Hi there,

    I have an MSc in Remote Sensing and I currently work as a GIS Analyst. I want to learn programming in general and eventually python. I am based in Pietermaritzburg and would like to enroll via distance learning. Can both these be done via distance learning?

    Thank you and I look forward o your response

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    1. Arnold GetCertified

      Hi,

      Thanks for your inquiry – yes both are run via distance learning.

      Please do not hesitate to ask any more questions you may have.

      Reply
  • Malebo

    Hi

    I have a BSc in Maths and the Java SE 6 cerftification. I want to carry on and do the Java Web Component Developer course. I need funding and if possible explore the job opportunities that come with the certification.

    Reply
  • Dolf Roodt

    Hi

    I would like to enrol if you can provide more info…pricing, next start date, student loan application please.

    I got my MCSD from IT intellect about 10 years ago and have about 2 years experience in the programming industry.
    I did my MCSD on VB6, SQL, dabbed with HTML. Certified top of my class. Also did automation programming on IDEC.

    I am currently self employed, contracting to the woolworths group but nothing to do with programming.

    Please advise
    Thanks
    Dolf

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    1. Arnold GetCertified

      Hi,

      The next Java Bootcamp is in January 2016. There are limited loans available and normally awarded to matriculants who have never worked before and cannot afford it. The challenge for more senior people is normally the starting salary of a Junior Java Developer, currently from about R7500 to maybe R12500 (although increases are good).

      Reply
  • wilfred matsane

    Hello, I need to know when is the distance learning for AngularJS with start, and how much will I pay every month?

    Reply
    1. Arnold

      Distance Learning starts when you are ready. Not a fixed time

      Reply
  • wilfred matsane

    Thanks I will contact you when I get the cash

    Reply
  • Naomi van Greunen

    Hi,

    Do you receive a diploma or certificate after completion of a course?

    Reply
    1. Arnold

      Hi,

      You are issued
      1) an Attendance Certificate for attending and completing the prescribed syllabus.
      2) a Competency Certificate for passing the practical assessment after each module.

      Our main aim is to grow practical workplace skills required by IT Employers, because nowadays the job interview requires a practical demonstration of your skills, not a theoretical test.

      Reply
  • Phumza

    Which course would you recommend for someone who does not know anything about coding but is interested in learning how to code but only on a part time basis?

    Reply
  • Thabang

    Which course can I do to beginning a career in software development I would really love to be part of your learners ?

    Reply
  • syed

    Hi,
    i can repair computers and also troubleshoot operating systems.
    i want to go into SQL DBA route,i have no background of sql or whatsoever.
    which beginner course will be suitable for me?

    thanks
    syed

    Reply

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