IQ Academy

IQ Academy

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About IQ Academy

IQ Academy was established in 2006 as a provider of distance learning short courses in the business related sciences. IQ Academy was a small department of Centurion Academy, a Private Higher Education Institution, focused on industry skills required to ensure employability. IQ Academy grew from humble beginnings into a substantial force in the private distance education landscape. With the success of our students and the desire to offer our students more, Centurion and IQ Academy management decided to establish IQ Academy as an Independent Private Education Provider. IQ Academy exited the Centurion Academy umbrella and merged with Fernwood Business College (Pty) Ltd to establish a new tertiary institution named IQ Academy (Pty) Ltd. The newly formed IQ Academy is registered with the Department of Higher Education as a Private Higher Education Institution; and also provisionally registered as a Private Further Education & Training College.

Our Vision is: “Improving lives through education” ™

We believe that education and learning is a cornerstone of what it means to improve your life and the lives of those around you. From its simplest form when a parent teaches their child to tie their shoelaces to a business graduate obtaining his/her qualification and getting that job that earns them their first salary. We made a commitment to realising our vision and will strive to achieve it every step of the way by focusing on our students’ needs and the environment around us. We will achieve this through a clearly defined mission statement that provides our roadmap to success:

Our Mission is:

  • We provide distance education to South Africa that meets the educational needs of our students and equips them to overcome their personal socio-economic challenges and those of the community we both serve.
  • We will achieve this through continuously improving and innovating our distance education solutions, products, student support and technology to suit the changing environment whilst remaining committed to quality and our regulatory community.
  • We will strive to live our core values and invest in our people so that as an organisation we may impact as many lives as possible through what we do.
  • We aim to build and grow sustainable relationships with our students, stakeholders and shareholders and positively impact the local and the international community.

IQ Academy Courses Offered

Financial management.
Bookkeeping Course
Management Information Systems Course

Higher Certificate Marketing Management Course
Marketing Management Course
Public Relations Management Course
Customer Relationship Management Course

Higher Certificate Human Resource Management Course
Human Resource Management Course
Supervisory Management Course
Employee Wellness Course

Higher Certificate Business Management Course
Management and Leadership Course
Public Administration Course
Supply Chain Management Course
Risk Management Course
Business Management Course
Office Administration Course
Tourism and Hospitality Management Course
Project Management Course

Course Types

IQ Academy Application Forms

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IQ Academy Library

Physical Library

IQ Academy’s library is located at its East London campus and stocks a selection of print and electronic resources. The library collection is growing consistently with title acquisitions to increase the holding through new acquisitions and/or donations. Currently the physical library holds approximately 800 book titles. Note that there are certain restrictions pertaining to library loans and for more information about accessing these library resources refer to your Programme Guide or contact the IQ Academy Librarian.

All prescribed and recommended books and readings are part of this collection. The library includes a small facility with desktop PCs where students can log onto the internet or IQ Academy Intranet and browse electronic articles and other on-line resources.

Electronic Resources

Insofar as electronic resources are concerned, IQ Academy subscribes to the popular electronic database Ebscohost. Subscription to Ebscohost allows staff and students access to a sub-set of 175 electronic journals and publications which constitute a massive increase in resources for the institution and its students. Registered students are able to access these resources remotely, via any internet connection. Access to Ebscohost is restricted and students need to obtain a username and password from the Librarian, Programme Manager or Module Lecturer(s).

IQ Academy is also continuously exploring the utilisation of open educational content available on the internet and has already identified several open source journals and free resources that will adequately assist students registered for the various courses. As an additional value-adding proposition to students who will be enrolling, IQ Academy will construct an online collection of open resources over the next two months. In essence, multiple links to relevant and accessible online content will be created and distributed to students. Such links will be arranged according to key subject areas and/or modules, and will be placed on the Library’s pages of the website. This will not be a static resource and will continuously be updated by Programme Managers and other academic staff teaching on the various academic programmes.


IQ Academy Contact Details

East London Administrative Office
Postal Address Private Bag X6,
East London Administrative Office
Physical Address 14 Fitzpatrick Road,
East London, 5201

Johannesburg Administrative Office
Physical Address Acacia House,
Stonemill Office Park,
300 Acacia Road,

General Fax 086 624 9795
General Phone Number 087 350 7950
General Email
Registrar’s Office