What if I am unsure as to what programme to study?
Our consultants are trained to answer your questions about our programmes. They have a lot of experience in assisting working people as well as job-seekers.
Damelin West Rand offers all prospective learners guidance and advice. If you are unsure about what field to enter, we suggest you complete a CPTI (Career Personality Type Indicator). The CPTI assists in identifying which field of study is most suited to the prospective learner’s personality type.
CPTIs are offered free of charge to all school pupils and those interested in studying full-time. There is a R300 fee for prospective part-time learners but this is credited to your account on enrolment.
Will I receive facilitation in my home language?
Damelin classes are taught in English.
What method of teaching is used at Damelin West Rand?
Our tuition is face-to-face. We believe in and uphold the principle of experiential learning. We do not believe in, or administer traditional lecture-type learning only in which the learner is a passive listener. Our programmes are engaging, interactive and experiential, creating skills and instilling knowledge that is based on real understanding rather than theory alone. Our facilitators are continuously evaluated by learners and management to ensure our standards are upheld.
What support and guidance is available to me during study?
We have dedicated programme managers who provide academic support and guidance to all learners throughout their time at Damelin West Rand. A consultant is also allocated to each programme to guide you through your studies. Our management team has an open-door policy to facilitate a smooth and customer friendly learning experience.
What is the difference between a part time and full time qualification?
There is no qualitative difference between the qualifications you study either part time or full time through Damelin West Rand. Classes for our part time programmes are in the evenings on weekdays and on Saturdays and they are scheduled to start throughout the year. Classes for our full time programmes are during weekdays and are scheduled to start in February each year.
What are the admission criteria for your programmes?
Each programme has unique admission criteria pertinent to that particular field of study and level of qualification. Please read through the fact sheet of the programme you are interested in for all admission criteria.
Must I have a Grade 12 to enrol in your programmes?
There are programmes that do not require a Grade 12. Please read through the fact sheet of the programme you are interested in for all admission criteria.
Are your programmes internationally recognised?
Each programme is unique and is endorsed, recognised and affiliated with various educational and qualification authorities. Please read through the fact sheet of the programme you are interested in for all details.
When do your part time programmes start?
Our part time programmes are scheduled to start throughout the year. Please check the start date of the programme you are interested in here.
When are the classes for your part time programmes?
Classes for the part time programmes are conducted in the evenings of weekdays and on Saturdays. You typically attend classes for 4 hours on a Saturday morning from 08:00 or Saturday afternoon from 13:00, or for 2 or 3 hours on a week night, starting from 18:00.
Do I have to attend all the lectures and should I miss a lecture can I attend with another group to catch up?
80% class attendance is required to qualify to write your final examination. If you miss a class, you are responsible for catching up.
What happens if I miss a test or an exam?
Learners who miss a test or an exam get another chance to write this, subject to paying a deferred test/examination fee of R300. A valid reason is required i.e. a doctor’s certificate, death certificate of family member or a letter from your employer outlining unavoidable work commitments.
Will I find a job when I have completed one of your programmes?
Your chances of finding and securing employment with a qualification are greatly increased.