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Established in 2006, we have over
14 400 graduates.
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Academy of York. A Business College for People with 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 recognized accredited business college.
What Our Students Say
I wanted to take a moment to thank the Academy of York for offering a great course. I’ve studied a Health and Safety Practitioner course and the course layout was great and certainly a great course. I will most definitely recommend friends and family members to the Academy of York to enhance their careers and knowledge. Mike and Benjamin was very helpful and very prompt on updates with regards to my studies. Thank you Academy of York for a good experience and keep up the good work!
Samuel B Thane
As a result of studying with Academy of York as a SAIOSH Occupational Health and Safety Practitioner, I have acquired the skills and knowledge to assist and help the workplace environment as far as OHS is concerned. The support I got from Academy of York’s team was terrific, outstanding and astounding. I am ready for the world.
Not knowing what to do after I finished school, I was very worried. I decided that I need to start somewhere, luckily Academy of York was there to save me from my stress. It was a convenient and effective way of going further in studies. I am proud to say where I completed my studies.
Sampo Phillip Masimong
The materials provided are world class material because the contents corresponds largely with the research I did on my own. The course is fairly challenging and after the hard work you are proud to realise the immense knowledge you have gained. Guidance from the institution is also on point.
I enjoyed the course because the learning materials were structured very well and easy to engage with. It has also allowed me to gain other valuable skills such as planning and research and studying online has allowed me to balance my work and study time. I have gained valuable knowledge of the skills development landscape, which I will be able to apply, as a Skills Development facilitator. The A.O.Y team are professional and provided prompt responses to my email queries.
Thabo Andreas Makeng
I had an amazing experience with the college Academy of York, the staff is very friendly and competent towards their work, I thank A.O.Y so much
Malokoane klaas Makhaya
When I started, it was not easy but through the WhatsApp line at Academy of York. Benjamin and Mary were always on my side, motivating me to work hard. They kept encouraging me and I finally got my certificate, and all thanks to the Almighty for being with me throughout my studies and to the Academy of York college that I love. May God bless all you guys. Thank you so much
The notes were easy to understand therefore it was an exciting experience to study with Academy of York. I can now look forward to updating my resume for job hunting, thank you.
“I had passion of working with people helping them to find solutions in their problems. But without skills you cannot do well that's when I registered with you to gain knowledge about life. As a life coach you don't need to stop studying. You need to have knowledge in all areas of life because we deal with different people.”
Mbekezelwa Jackson Mzindle
“I really enjoyed studying with AOY. The student advisor was always there for me, whenever I call for assistance, she will go extra mile and I will definitely register for another course. Studying especially at my age with lots of family responsibilities can be very strenuous and stressful sometimes, but Academy Of York offered me an opportunity and didn't hesitate to grab it and I am now encouraged hence I've registered for my Bachelor Degree and I am currently studying and I have no doubts that I will make it through.”
“The Academy of York students advisors and teacher are very patient, I got help when I had difficulties in doing my assignment. I did enjoy the course.Thanks to Benjamin Makholo.”
Mswati Abram Tshabalala
“First was challenging and i thought i won't succeed then soon the very friendly mentors of aoy came with support , encouragement ,guidance and solutions i really felt special the way i was treated.I really appreciated in the manner you guys you made me what i am today i'm so happy thanks to you AOY keep it up shaping up the future. I thank you dearly”
“At first I thought I would I finish my studies in 3 months, I must say I underestimated the course, however through hard work, perseverance and my Lecturer Ziphi Mtombeni's guidance and encouragement enabled me to complete the course. The course itself challenged me and the depth of the content was of high standard. All that I learnt I am now applying it to my day to day work. The course itself has added not only knowledge but value to my work.”
“My story goes like this: At first, i was sceptical of doing a course online. I am an old school (a behind the desk student and a lecturer in front of me) kind of a person. Doing a course online was a giant leap from my side. I registered anyway, continued with my studies, contacted my lecturer for clarity. It hasn’t been easy at all because I work all day. When I’m home it’s homework time for my child, and I’m a single mother, I have to assist. So, by God’s grace, I managed to research for information, submitted my assignments even if it was last minute at times. It has been a rough and challenging ride, but I guess when one has purpose in their life and they want a qualification so bad, miracles happen. Honestly speaking, having passed my course, it’s a miracle from God. I would like to encourage those who want to do this course, to go for it. I have learned a lot. Today, I am a better Employee Wellness Practitioner with a qualification from Academy of York.”
Philile Percy Biyela
"I would like to thank Sally Havire for her assistance on my modules especially FNST it was the hardest subject but she made things to be much more easier for me I passed with 84% thank you so so much sis Sally I really appreciate your help." ~ Philile Percy Biyela | Diploma Office Administration
‘’I was someone who think that it's too late for me to learn something new in my life, however through conversation I had with my student advisor really encouraged me. As I was worried again about how am I going to pay my course Academy of York made it easy through bursary which reduced the amount of money that were required for my course to be completed. Thank you .” Tendai Tachivenyika | Purchasing Management
“I started the Health and Safety Practitioner course in 2017, few months after that I lost my father. After losing my father I received a promotion from my former employer, that transition was frustrating. I couldn't cope with my studies and the work load. I would like to say thank you to my student liaison officer Mr Benjamin Makholo. He was so patient with me, he gave me all the necessary assistance and encouraged me. If it wasn't for him, I don't think I could've pushed hard beyond boundaries to finish the course and pass. To the Academy of York, keep up the brilliant work, your customer service is awesome. If I had known about the Academy of York during my varsity days I could have been far by now, but it is never too late hence I took a step to enrol and upgrade myself."
"I had the most amazing time while doing my Advance Project Management course, in the beginning it was difficult to adjust since I work full time knock at five sometimes late. However, with the help of my coordinator Michelle I was challenged to think out of the box. She was so supportive sometimes I would pass with average marks, she will return my script demanding that I can do more/ better. I am now running my projects with confidence and hope to move into a new job. Thank You, Thank You Michelle for your patience and support keep up with the excellent service. You made my study easy as if I was attending daily classes, I enjoyed my studies with the institution hope to come back for more soon. Thank you"
Ndwamato Redani Moses
"The presentation of the course was done in a very professional way and the time schedule was worked out to perfection and allowed enough time to ask questions. All questions and concerns that arose during the course were handled professionally and answered in a way that was understandable. The course coordinator Mr Benjamin was really very patient and helpful. The course material covered all facets of Health and Safety that will assist me to perform my duties as our company’s Safety Officer. I really enjoyed the course and course coordinator was excellent and knew his subject by heart. I will recommend Academy of York at any time."
"Fast, easy and great service. Got my certificate today. The best place to do accredited long distance learning. I will be sure to return for another course shortly. Thank you Michelle and AOY team for the support and helping people further their education."
I thought that attempting to get a qualification, at age fifty, meant that I was completely insane or a daredevil, but Academy of York's online studies has made my studying experience a walk in the park
Online has been a different experience to the traditional correspondence I am used to. It is a much faster paced environment but the AOY online portal is user friendly, easy to navigate and super-efficient
I had a wonderful journey with Academy of York,the college opened doors for me, and I am now a fully-fledged SHE Rep Officer! The student advisors are amazing and very accommodating.
I studied International Business and Performance Management in 2008 and International Human Resources and Labour Relations in 2009. 2008 I was recruited at the Department of Education and was a temp until I was permanently employed in April 2009
The great thing about online learning for me is that it keeps one motivated, with deadlines you have to find time to study and that’s great because now all students will actually finish their course. Loving this challenging but rewarding course!!
I studied Payroll and Monthly SARS Returns course with Academy of York last year, which I passed very well. The service from students advisors was excellent. The technical support team was very helpful to me.
I really enjoyed studying with Academy of York by getting the full attention that I needed from day one up to the day I completed my course. I am ready to go for another Course. Today, I am a manager, AOY is the place to be. Lots of thanks to Rita-Mae and the Team.
When I first began studying with Academy of York I was unemployed. Opportunities were few and I knew that I had to do something to change my life. So armed with nothing but a burning desire to learn new skills and do something to change my future, I enrolled for a Life Coaching course.
Kelly MaasdorpWhat she had to say
Just wanted to tell you that after I studied event management and getting some experience here and there. I have finally landed a job in marketing with my event management qualification. It is a permanent position as well. Now I just need to get more experience with my wedding planning.
Heidi HartleyWhat she had to say
What a journey! You have to be disciplined with yourself, because this journey is about YOU!!! I am so thankful that I did this journey and already registered for my degree this year. Thank you Academy of York, for all your assistance and guidance, especially Michelle. I can now say with pride, I made it! Yay!! Proud…
Sizwe SkadeWhat he had to say
It is not easy to study while you are working, but with the great assistance from AOY Assessors & assistants, they make studying easy and enjoyable.
Charne van den BergWhat she had to say
The prospect of a new beginning and brighter future motivated and inspired me to get up early and stay up late, work hard and achieve my goals. No, Achieve success! Believing in your abilities will make everything seem worth it. “At first they will ask you why you’re doing it. Later they will ask you how you did it
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