Port Elizabeth campus gears up for new degrees


The Port Elizabeth campus of the CTI Education Group is gearing up to offer two South African accredited degrees that are also quality assured in the United Kingdom.

The campus, which is situated at Ascot Office Park, Greenacres, will offer CTI’s B Com and BSc (IT) degrees from 2013. It is one of twelve CTI campuses situated throughout South Africa that will introduce the degrees through full-time study.

Registration for these degrees is now open to matriculants who meet the entry requirements. Details on how to register are available from the campus by telephoning 041-374-7978, or emailing port­[email protected].

Both degrees are accredited by the South African Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) and registered on the National Qualifications Framework by the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA).

At the same time, the degrees are externally moderated by Cardiff Metropolitan University in Wales.

A unique feature of the degrees lies in the opportunity they give to learners to sit for an additional project at the end of their second year of study. If successful, students will be eligible to receive a BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) awarded through Edexcel (UK) and the London School of Business and Management in London.

The HND will give successful learners entry into third year studies at a variety of international universities abroad.

CEO of the CTI Education Group, Darren Fox, says: “Having studied in South Africa, CTI’s internationally-aligned degrees give graduates the best of all worlds. The ‘internationalisation’ gives learners the advantage of having their degree recognised both in South Africa and internationally.

“This gives them the opportunity to further their studies internationally at participating universities in the UK, and of exploring international employment opportunities.”

Fox adds that CTI degrees offer programme content applicable and relevant to the local market, fully equipping graduates for a range of employment opportunities in South Africa.

CTI’s degree offering also includes a tablet-PC plus all prescribed eBooks.

“CTI learners will receive a tablet PC on enrolment. All coursebooks will be made available electronically at no extra cost, meaning that learners will become part of the e-generation through their studies at CTI, whilst attending normal full time lectures at any of CTIs’ twelve campuses. Both the tablet and eBooks are supplied to all students at no additional cost, a first in South African education history.

“The Group believes that the use of Technology Enhanced Education supporting both degrees in 2013, all backed up by the world’s largest education organisation, Pearson, will further increase the already exceptional pass rates and throughput rates, thereby delivering even more value to its students and sponsors in preparing graduates to successfully enter employment,” Fox says.

CTI offers a dedicated employment service through EVRST Business Solutions, giving students immediate access to competitive employment opportunities.


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