South African Distance and Online learning College - AOY 

About Us

Academy of York, A Business College for People with a Purpose.

Academy of York offers our students a quality distance and online learning solution with over 100 dynamic courses to choose from and fanatical student support that is designed to keep you motivated until you complete your studies.
Over 14 000 successful graduates are testimony to the support we provide each and every one of our students. Registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training, means that our students know that they are choosing a reputable and recognised accredited business college.

Our students all have one thing in common they aspire for a better life, a better job, earning more or increased knowledge and skills. Correspondence study is recognised as one of the most effective and proven study methods. Academy of York understand the common challenges that many students experience during their studies which are time, money and motivation. We have created a fanatical student support team that are dedicated to helping you overcome these barriers and keep you motivated to your goal of completing your studies.

At Academy of York we are thrilled when new students register for their studies as that is the first step, but the real celebration occurs when you complete your studies. We celebrate your achievement with a graduation ceremony held twice a year. It is not always easy to study via correspondence but by supporting and motivating you on this journey we find more students complete their studies. Fanatical Study support means that we promise to respond to your queries within 24 hours.


Reasons to choose to study with us

  • Established in 2006, we have over 14 000 graduates
  • Registered Further Education Provider with the Department of Higher Education: Provisional Registration No. 0211/FE07/069
  • Academy of York is also a proudly accredited by ICB, FASSET, ICDL, COMPTIA, COMENSA and SABPP
  • Fanatical Student Support available throughout your studies
  • Over 100 Distance and Online Learning Courses suitable to a host of careers in South Africa
  • Financial Support through our unique bursary program
  • Affordable monthly payment plans from R400 per month
  • Online and distance learning study options giving you choice and flexibility

Need more reasons? Read our success stories and hear from our past students how studying improved and changed their lives for the better


Why not consider studying online – awesome benefits for you to consider

  • Convenient – login and study from anywhere in the world
  • Flexible – learn at your own pace around the demands of your daily life
  • Save Money – no need to spend on travelling to classes, no need to purchase text books
  • Save Time – no need to wait for course books to be posted – all course work will be sent to you online and you submit your assignments online
  • Accreditation – Many courses are accredited and NQF aligned
  • Higher Completion Rates – Studies show that online learners are more likely to complete their studies than any other form of learning.
  • Ongoing support – Your course co-ordinator will be on hand to assist you with any administrative queries
  • Interactive Forums – You are not alone in our studying – our interactive student forums mean you can contact lecturers and fellow students to get feedback and share information

Do it via Distance Learning

Distance and online learning is one of the most popular forms of study in South Africa today, with more than 500 000 students enrolled as distance learners:

  • Study at your own pace, in the privacy of your own home
  • Academy of York provides both job specific skills programmes and nationally accredited programmes
  • Improve your career and get the job of your dreams
  • Our distance and online learning courses are designed to empower you with relevant knowledge in your chosen field and give you the edge when applying for the job of your dreams.
  • No travel costs which saves you time and money
  • Study while you work freedom to fit your studies around your life
  • Study when and where it suits you
  • Distance and online learning makes financial sense
  • Our courses are compiled to be user friendly and easy to understand
  • Fanatical Student Support