African Continent

Distance Learning for Africa:

The African Academy is proud to offer the distance learning format of studying to the rest of the African continent after much demand from industry and students. This distance learning was launched in South-Africa in 2012, with 55 students enrolled to date. We have had great success thus far and therefore we are confident to offer this to the rest of Africa. African Academy is a City & Guilds accredited center delivering endorsed programmes.

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City & Guilds is a globally recognized and respected awarding organization and serves as a benchmark for educational quality.

The following courses are offered by distance learning:

Basic Draughting Course

This course covers all the different disciplines of draughting for the engineering fields such as building, mechanical, electrical and structural steel detailing. All of this is done on a computer using draughting software and the electronic African Academy course ware.

Higher Certificate: Structural Steelwork Detailing

Become a specialist in Structural Steelwork Detailing. The qualification has been developed to assist with standardization across the steel construction industry. This will allow a person to register as a structural steel detail draughtperson and lay a foundation for future career advancement to supervisory and management qualifications within the sector.


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Higher Certificate: Piping Draughting

Become a specialist in Piping Draughting/Design. The qualification has been developed to assist with standardisation across the piping industry. This will lay a foundation for future career advancement to supervisory and management qualifications within the sector or piping engineering.

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“I was astounded by the content and the practical concepts offered in these e-learning courses,” said Vernon Riggs, drawing office manager at KBR, a global engineering, construction and services company. “The content is of a world standard. This is the best interactive training that i have ever seen – the success of the e-learning initiative is fully acknowledged,” said Kubera Naidoo, managing director of the African Academy. “These user-friendly distance learning programmes are a phenomenal transference of static learning material to a distance learning concept. We are serious about assisting the African continent with the creation of skills and enabling employment, and distance learning is one of the most cost effective and smartest ways to do this.”

The African Academy was established in 1994 to address the critical need for well-trained and skilled Draughtspersons, and to contribute towards reducing unemployment in South Africa. The African Academy is recognized as one of Africa’s leading Draughting Education & Training Institutions. The African Academy has proven its worth by achieving an above 80% pass rate and an above 80% placement of graduates in employment. Industry attests to the high calibre of graduate that the African Academy produces.

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