About The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE)
The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE) is South Africa’s largest, most accredited, registered private provider of higher education. Through its six brands and 23 campuses it offers more than 70 of the leading accredited higher education qualifications in fields as diverse as brand building, accounting, public relations, sport development and software development. In fact, all key areas of study in Business and Management, Applied Humanities (including many design fields), Information Technology and Leisure are offered by The Independent Institute of Education brands.
Please look at the programmes tab on The IIE website or the website of the brand you are interested in for more details about the programme offerings.
Highly respected and recognised higher education brands make up The IIE – these are Vega, Varsity College, Rosebank College, Design School Southern Africa (DSSA), Forbes Lever Baker and College Campus. These brands have campuses across the country and qualifications offered on these campuses are directly linked to their mission and target student market. This means that students on each campus will be able to study with other students with similar interests and ambitions.
The IIE has a strong central academic and quality assurance team which is responsible for the registration, curriculum, quality of delivery, assessment and certification (graduation) of all the qualifications– meaningthat students on a campus in one city are receivingan educational experience guaranteed to match that in any other city including the same access to key , academic resources and facilities.
Each campus adds to this base their own specific group of well qualified lecturers with work experience in the areas they teach; appropriate sport and social activities and individualized student support aimed at maximizing student success.
Only The Independent Institute of Education can offer students an opportunity to register on a campus and with a brand that resonates with their personal ambitions and needs while also offering the security and quality assurance and recognition that comes from being part of the country’s premier, respected private higher education institution. Through this model you have access to a campus and qualification tailored for you but you remain secure in the knowledge that you are part of something much bigger.
The Independent Institute of Education is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a private further and higher education and training institution under the Further Education and Training Colleges Act, 2006 (reg. no. 2009/FE07/003, prov. to 31/12/2014) and the Higher Education Act, 1997 (reg. no. 2007/HE07/002). This Registration provides you with the assurance that all brands and campuses and qualificationsmeet all the statutory requirements as the starting point for the quality educational experience available to you within The Independent Institute of Education.
12 steps to study success in 2013
As thousands upon thousands of students get stuck into their studies at campuses across South Africa, it is worth looking at how a good start can make the year ahead not only easier, but also much more likely to produce success, an education expert says.
Dr Felicity Coughlan, Director of the Independent Institute of Education, which is responsible for the academic leadership and governance of education and training on more than 20 registered higher education campuses throughout the country, says by organising one’s thoughts and approach, energy and attention are focused and results improved.
How to identify bogus colleges
Authorities, including the SAPS and the Department of Higher Education, are repeatedly issuing warnings for prospective students to steer clear of bogus colleges and educational scams. But while this is sound advice, it may not be enough to actually assist young people in identifying such outfits.
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Graduate Employment Success from Matching Skills to Business Needs
Top private education experts have found a good way to improve the employment prospects of new graduates by focusing specifically on what employers want, over and above the skills and knowledge that come directly from the curriculum.
And, according to Dr Felicity Coughlan, Director of The Independent Institute of Education, the success of one work-readiness campaign - driven by Rosebank College in the past year which led to the direct placement of 548 graduates - could have lessons in it for others.
She says finding employment after graduation remains a key challenge for all students in SA.