Unravelling the mysteries of FET Colleges

Many of our students ask us what exactly an FET College is…

We thought we would try and give a brief explanation of the word and the world of FET Colleges.

FET stands for Further Education and Training.

In South Africa the education department is divided into three broad categories:

  • General education – our school years until grade 10
  • Further Education and Training – the final three years of high school, or completing training courses with the equivalent NQF level.
  • Higher education – this is the training you receive from a university.

FET Colleges are designed to offer a very wide range of courses to a very large group of people.

This is mainly possible by making use of supported distance learning – which makes it possible for students to complete their studies while working during the day.

FET Courses range anywhere from Sports courses to Accounting Studies.

If you would like to browse through College SA’s range of FET Courses, or to learn more about Further Education and Training Colleges, Click here.


College SA - the best private FET College

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