Testimonials

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”

Mpho Bathobakae | Safety and security management

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. 

Phindile Nkambule

“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.”

Lebogang Baloyi

“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.”

Hazal Chikasha

“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 Mthombeni’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.”

Mswati Abram Tshabalala

“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.”

Zanele Sseninde

“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.”

Hosia Phiri

“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.”

Jo-Mari Ungerer

“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.”

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.”

Ndwamato Redani Moses

Hlanganani Khosa

“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”

Hlanganani Khosa

Gcinumnombo M. Siyepu

“AOY became my life saver to update my level 3 marketing certificate from a Tvet college.
The course was easy to follow and I was very much impressed by my co-ordinator, Michelle’s assistance and clarifications. My marketing acumen has improved and I am looking forward to finding employment.”

Gcinumnombo M. Siyepu

Daneillia

“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. April 2014 marks my 5th year at this company and I have been offered jobs within the department and acted in different positions, I had an opportunity to choose my own career thanks to the Academy of York, I am now a successful Government Official at the Gauteng Department of Education and I am happy with my job. Studying with Academy of York was the best decision I have ever made.”

Daneillia

Leighurvyn Booysen

“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.The monthly newsletters inspired me to persevere and got a promotion in just 3 months on the course. I would strongly advise all the SHE REPS to enroll for this course as it will open doors for them too.”

Leighurvyn Booysen

Nicchi Pillay | HR Diploma Online

“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. I can work in my own time, at my own pace and from wherever I am. No regrets. Thank you AOY”

Nicchi Pillay | HR Diploma Online

Candice Thompson

“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. Also the assignment submissions are very basic to submit. It saves a lot of time and money by enabling us to directly upload to the portal instead of going and posting etc. All in all, I think, online is definitely the way of learning in the future”

Candice Thompson

Cathy Oberholzer

“After studying for my Life Coaching certificate with AOY I find I use what I learnt on a daily basis, at work, at home and during social interactions. I’d like to thank the Principal and his amazing staff at AOY for their support, guidance and the professional way in which they treat their students. A special thanks to my student advisor who was wonderful and really put me at ease. Should I decide to take up another course I’ll definitely do it through Academy of York! Thank you all for the great experience and good luck into the future.”

Cathy Oberholzer

Madelein Smit

“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!!”

Madelein Smit

Zethu Gumede

“My experience was great. The student Advisor Al has been the best thing that has happened to me. The assistance and courage she gave me is beyond words. Not forgetting Kirosha who had been patient and easy with me with my assessments. My Tutor Jack treated me with respect and understanding.Thank you so much everyone.”

Zethu Gumede

Digoke Sithole

“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.”

Digoke Sithole

Mojalefa Rapao

“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.”

Mojalefa Rapao

Derick Truter

“When I first read about Academy of York in the newspaper, I contacted them by email and since then our very good relationship started. The friendly student advisors were so helpful in assisting me through the whole process, from providing me with answers to helping me choose the correct course. I cannot thank them enough.”

Derick Truter

Moreblessing Samakand

“Studying with Academy of York was the best thing that has ever happened in my studying journey. The fees were very low and affordable. I enjoyed studying at my own pace and study group makes my studying easier and painless. In addition the textbooks were excellent, very informative and up to date.The tutor is an expert in the project management field and I appreciate the outstanding tutorial support that was provided. I have never seen or hear about a college that takes care and always keep contact with its learners like AOY. I felt important and got quick responses when I had questions. Thank you AOY for allowing me to achieve my goal in a simple and less frustrating way.”

Moreblessing Samakand

J.J. Bronkhorst

“I am a 52 year old male and have done the walk in life already. I thought I’ve seen it all and cannot be taught anything more till I enrolled with Academy of York. I was guided by professionals such as Mike and Vuyelwa, who I thank from the bottom of my heart. The Facilities/Operations Manager qualification I obtained will surely add to my qualifications and also made me realise one is never too old to study. So to all the young fellow students out there………good luck and remember”knowledge is power!”

J.J. Bronkhorst

Silindile Hlongwa

“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. They assisted me remotely to install Payroll Software on my laptop using Team Viewer. Academy of York is a very professional college my course is registered under the International Certified Bookkeepers (ICB). Today I am working as a Secretary and Payroll Administrator at a small local clinic called Matikwe PHC.”

Silindile Hlongwa

Margie Kelly

“I wanted to take a moment to thank you for offering a great site and more importantly, investing in great people like Mike. He was kind enough to send a message about courses, available items and explaining the how’s, what and when. He answered all of my questions promptly, about my Course details and what my options were; since Without any hesitation, Mike was very efficient and quick updated me on all AOY have to offer me. In this day and age it’s difficult to find people who genuinely care about real customer service. It is pleasantly apparent to me, that you have someone who does, in Mike!.”

Margie Kelly

Kelly Maasdorp

“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.”

Kelly Maasdorp

Charne van den Berg

“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”

Charne van den Berg

Sizwe Skade

“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.”

Sizwe Skade

Heidi Hartley

“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…”

Heidi Hartley