Educor is the largest provider of private education in Southern Africa. We provide Higher, Private College (Further Education and Training Institution) education via face-to-face classes, distance learning and online learning. We offer full-time and part-time studies, providing people from all walks of life with access to education.
Our education brands have an impressive legacy in the education market, with INTEC being over 100 years old, Lyceum College being over 90, and Damelin being over 69.
We have an established network of campuses throughout Southern Africa. Students across the African continent are encouraged to register with us.
We offer over 800 courses across a wide variety of disciplines. These courses are accredited with the relevant regulatory bodies in South Africa and the campuses offering them are registered with the South African Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET).
We welcome students who have finished Grade 12 and wish to pursue Further Education or Higher Education qualifications, as well as those who were unable to finish their schooling. People simply seeking to improve their knowledge base will also find many ideal opportunities within Educor’s offering.
Our brands appeal to the South African market across all walks of life. Due to the increase in our course offerings, we have experienced significant growth in student numbers over the past three years.
Our vision is to lead and inspire quality private education and training throughout Southern Africa and the African continent.
To develop close relationships with respected international companies that share the same values and passion for developing and adding value to the world’s emerging educational requirements.
Our Mission is to meet regulatory requirements as they apply to private institutions, and to exceed all expectations of quality.
We pride ourselves on being the provider of quality, learner focused private lifelong education. We deliver innovative yet relevant programmes in Higher and Further Education while contributing with integrity and commitment to the community ideals of skills development and employability.
We supply professional services based on best practice, ensuring quality and growing reputable branded products.
We provide high levels of quality products delivered through uncompromising service delivery systems.
We treat students and staff, irrespective of their level, in a manner in which we would all like to be treated.
We ensure that our colleges and courses are maintained within all the necessary regulatory requirements.
Innovative Relevant Programmes
We keep up to date with developments in training and current educational thinking, skills development and employability.
History of the Educor Group
In January 2008, Educor was purchased from Media 24 by National Pride Trading 452 (Pty) Ltd. This new management team began restructuring the business to meet the expanding need and demand for education and training in South Africa. The strategy was implemented in 2008, and has received a positive response from the marketplace.
History of Educor’s brands
Damelin opened its doors in 1943, and has been providing students with opportunities to expand their knowledge and improve their career prospects for over 69 years.
CityVarsity has been honing South Africa’s creative talent since 1996, offering a wide variety of courses including Animation, Journalism, Professional Acting and many more.
Central Technical College was established in December 2010 to develop technical and management skills in the community in response to the critical needs of the industry.
INTEC has a proud history of over a century and has helped thousands of students to achieve their dreams and make a difference in the South African marketplace since 1906.
Damelin Correspondence College opened in 1955 in order to cater for those Damelin students who preferred to study at the own pace via distance learning.
Lyceum College has been providing quality education in the specialised fields of Public Safety Studies, Business Studies, Fleet Management and Education since 1917.
Educor aims to develop highly motivated and productive employees by nurturing them and monitoring their career paths. Each staff member is empowered to reach his or her full potential as part of the Educor team. We support employees in their career aspirations and encourage them to share a common vision and passion for the company.
We are committed to ensuring that employer/employee relationships are sustained and that individuals feel that their personal contribution is encouraged, recognised and rewarded.
Educor is mindful that the ability to recruit and retain high calibre staff is a critical factor in ensuring our future success. Formalised review processes are in place to recognise and reward above average talent and outstanding performance at various strata of the group. Our policy is to promote people internally wherever possible.
Educor offers a wide range of career opportunities, including management, administration, teaching roles and many more.
Damelin opened its doors in 1943, and has been providing students with opportunities to expand their knowledge and improve their career prospects for over 70 years. With 17 campuses countrywide, Damelin offers a range of Higher Education (HE) and Private College (Further Education and Training Institution) courses in a range of fields, from commerce to lifestyle and many more. Courses are offered via face-to-face studies, either on a full-time or part-time basis.
CityVarsity is a leading school of Media and Creative Arts, and has been honing South Africa’s creative talent since 1996, offering a wide variety of courses including Animation, Journalism, Professional Acting and Photography. CityVarsity’s Higher Education (HE) and Private College (FET institution) qualifications nurture talent, creativity and excellence by providing high standards of practical and theoretical studies.
Central Technical College
Central Technical College was established in December 2010 to develop technical and management skills in the community in response to the critical needs of the industry. CTC offers a learning experience that is unique within the Further Education and Training (FET) sector, helping students to obtain National N Diplomas in a variety of fields. The college’s objective is to offer students the opportunity to excel in the FET environment, and empower them to gain access to Universities.
INTEC College, a South African market leader in Further Education and Training via distance learning, has helped thousands of students to achieve their dreams and make a difference in the South African marketplace. With a solid track record spanning more than 100 years, INTEC continues to meet the academic needs of each individual student. INTEC’s ongoing academic mission is to offer learning programmes that are innovative, relevant and flexible. INTEC also incorporates an online learning arm called INTEC24.
Damelin Correspondence College
Damelin Correspondence College opened in 1955 in order to cater for those Damelin students who preferred to study at their own pace via distance learning. Damelin Correspondence College provides quality distance learning through its Business School, Creative School, Vocational School, General School, Technical School and High School, ensuring that everyone’s educational needs are met.
Lyceum College has been providing quality education in the specialised fields of Public Safety Studies, Business Studies, Fleet Management and Education since 1917, and is South Africa’s market leader in Private Higher Education. The college is dedicated to providing academic content that meets the needs of the students, as determined by these evolving industries.
This section provides information on all our courses. Our offering ranges from short courses and certificates to diplomas and degree programmes in a wide variety of fields. These courses will empower you with the skills you need to secure employment, and also open routes to additional education and training.
Damelin offers Higher and Further Education courses in a wide variety of fields ranging from Commerce and Communication to Media and Design Technology, Information Technology and many more. Courses are offered via face-to-face studies, either on a full-time or part-time basis.
CityVarsity is a leading school of media and creative arts in South Africa, and serves to nurture talent, creativity and excellence by providing high standards of practical and theoretical studies.
Central Technical College offers a learning experience that is unique within the Private College (FET Institution) sector, helping students to obtain National N Diplomas in a variety of fields.
INTEC College empowers students to succeed in the widest possible array of fields through National Qualifications, Enrichment Programmes and Agent Programmes. With INTEC, students need not wait for terms or semesters to begin - they have instant access to the knowledge and expertise they require. INTEC incorporates INTEC24, which offers students a 100% online learning process for their convenience.
Damelin Correspondence College offers diplomas and certificates under six schools, namely Business School, Computer School, General School, Technical School and Vocational School.
Lyceum College educates students in the specific areas of Business, Education, Fleet Management and Public Safety Studies. The college is dedicated to providing academic content that meets the needs of the students, as determined by these evolving industries.
Damelin Corporate Social Investment
At Educor, we believe that we have a fundamental responsibility to assist in improving the lives of individuals and communities in South Africa through our work. We are actively involved in corporate social investment (CSI) initiatives that are aligned to our business strategy and contribute to our overall mission and vision.
Educor Group Initiatives
Our Chairman Leo Chetty launched in 2011 the Educor Foundation in line with his vision to educate the nation and make service excellence accessible to all. Educor, through its brands, undertakes various Corporate Social Investment (CSI) initiatives, partnerships and community projects.
KwaZulu-Natal Spousal Office of the Premier - A joint venture between the KwaZulu-Natal Premier’s Spousal Office and Damelin led to the awarding of 62 bursaries to disadvantaged students. Bursaries are awarded annually. Recipients may study towards short courses, certificates, diplomas or a Damelin degree at any of the Damelin campuses in KZN, through full-time and part-time study. Each student will receive a bursary, ranging from R10 000 to R75 000. This project aims to assist students from impoverished backgrounds who have no access to funding for education.
The KwaZulu-Natal Legislature - Educor has collaborated with the Chief Whip of the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Legislature, the Honourable Lizzie Shabalala to grant bursaries to worthy candidates annually. The partnership extends to a joint venture to establish a Section 21 Company to assist youth in education.
Damelin Awards Bursaries at Youth Spirit Awards - The winner and runners up of the Amy Biehl Foundation Youth Spirit Awards were awarded bursaries worth R40 000. Kiara Ramklass, Ruth Allderman and Miranda Kantor, were the proud recipients. The awards pay tribute to young members of the community, who have contributed to community upliftment, and helping underprivileged youth.
Damelin and Foschini Group have partnered in a massive R10 million bursary programme over the past four years, where families have the opportunity to further their studies at any of the 17 Damelin campuses nationwide or at Damelin Correspondence College (DCC). Up to 400 bursaries are allocated every year to Foschini Club members, (including spouses and children). Winners receive a bursary of up to R10 000 each.
Damelin sponsored R140 000 worth of bursaries at the Miss Teen India SA pageant held at a glamorous show-stopping event at Coastlands Umhlanga, 30 December 2012. The reigning queen for 2013, Miss Lisha Narayan (19) and first and second princesses Crystal Hariaran (18) and Timita Butharam (16), represent the Damelin brand as our ambassadors for the year. Damelin is proud to be associated with the Miss Teen India SA pageant, as it provides a platform to integrate beauty with academia. The winners have the opportunity to study various courses of their choice to build their careers and increase their chances of finding employment.
Crystal Point Secondary - As part of its Corporate Social Investment (CSI) initiative, Damelin, in association with Miss Teen India SA winner, Lisha Narayan awarded five disadvantaged matriculants of Crystal Point Secondary School bursaries of R20 000 each, totalling a whopping R100 000, to study at Damelin. As part of her prizes, Miss Teen India SA was awarded a R100 000 bursary from Damelin, which she could not utilise as she was already studying medicine full time. She suggested that the bursary be awarded to a deserving candidate at her ex high school, Crystal Point Secondary. Damelin welcomed this idea as it tied in with its community engagement initiative to assist disadvantaged secondary schools across the country, and went ahead to drive this initiative.
Various projects are also undertaken at campus level, involving staff and students in the upliftment of their surrounding communities.
Damelin Randburg students raised a whopping R19 640.24 and donated groceries that could fill a car to the children of the Princess Alice Adoption Home.
Congratulations to Damelin Boksburg for scooping the PMR Gold Award for the Ekurhuleni Region, for the third time. The Boksburg campus was chosen for its outreach programme in the community and dedication to education in the Boksburg area. The Gold Award is awarded to tertiary institutions that make commendable efforts to boost brand awareness and community outreach programmes. The award also acknowledges the hard work from the Damelin staff members, who have contributed to the overall success. A strong brand requires a strong team, and Damelin believes in its staff. We employ people who are skilled in their areas of expertise and ensure that day-to-day activities run smoothly in order to meet daily targets. Well done to the Boksburg staff for their continued commitment to education.
Fifteen children from the St Francis Care Centre in Boksburg were treated to a fun-filled day at the Johannesburg Zoo on 22 November. St Francis is a non-profit organisation established for caring for the needs of people living with HIV/AIDS in the Ekurhuleni region. Damelin Boksburg was able to get half price for all tickets – allowing more children to enjoy a trip to the zoo. Our students joined in the spirit of giving by sponsoring drinks and sweets for the trip. Well done to the Damelin students for adopting this worthy project.
In the hearts of many South Africans is the will to make a difference to those less fortunate - On 2nd September 2013, Damelin Boksburg students and staff were able to experience that thanks to another life-changing initiative arranged by Damelin Boksburg staff. A major charity drive was held at the Damelin Campus in Boksburg in order to celebrate the beginning of spring. Damelin was fortunate to have Dale Horne, one of the 12 finalists of Mr. South Africa, present on the day. The event was held in conjunction with several companies, including Virgin Active, Nedbank, ABSA and Mini Auto Alpine Boksburg. A massive charity drive for the St Francis Care Centre was put into place before the event, by Damelin Boksburg students and staff, who had been collecting tinned food and clothing. “The highlight of my day was spending time with the Rainbow Cottage children. These little guys have been neglected or abandoned; some from birth, others from ages up to 5 years. The majority of them are HIV positive, yet the constant smiles and joy on their faces put life into perspective for me”, said Mr SA Finalist, Dale Horne.
The much anticipated Mr and Miss Damelin contest takes place across our various campuses throughout the year and is one of the highlights in the campus events calendar, attracting high media attention. Proceeds from the event are donated to a charity closest to the hearts of the campus staff members.
Knowledge Box in Association with East Coast Radio – Over 600 ecstatic students greeted Damelin and ECR staff at a jubilant ‘story-book’ function at the Zuzokuhle Primary School on Madiba day, 18 July 2013 to receive a donation of 300 books for underprivileged learners in Inanda – marking International Madiba Day. Damelin was the first charity on board this campaign, and aims to roll-out a similar campaign across its 17 campuses nationwide.
702 Birthday Wish Campaign – Damelin was recently given the heart-warming opportunity to join Talk Radio 702 in giving hope to 26 year old domestic worker Nyathi Bekithemba (Florence) from Soweto, as part of Talk Radio’s Birthday Wish Campaign. Damelin proudly partnered with this initiative and donated R15 000 for Florence to complete a course in Junior Bookkeeping, and change her circumstances from a domestic worker.
Braamfontein Donates Hundreds of Computers - Students at Damelin Braamfontein sourced 120 computers and 35 printers for Teboho Community Trust, on 26 September 2012. Teboho Community Trust was started in Soweto and offers educational and life skills resources, programmes and services to a dramatically growing population of HIV/AIDS orphans/vulnerable adolescents.
Mr and Miss Damelin Menlyn Give Back to the Community - Mr and Miss Damelin Menlyn 2012, Ricardo de Carvalho and Genna Smillie, are leading by example, and took on the challenge of raising over R6 000 for the Childhood Cancer Foundation (CHOC). CHOC provides holistic support for children, and for families of children suffering from cancer and life-threatening blood disorders.
- The Foschini Group
- JD Group
- Amy Biehl Foundation
- South African Ubuntu Foundation
- Public and Allied Workers Union of South Africa (PAWUSA)
OUR ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
At Damelin, we are committed to staying in contact with our graduates, and want to keep the relationships with our students alive, current and meaningful. The objective of the Alumni Association is for the campus to stay connected to our alumni through various activities and programmes, in order to grow partnerships and extend our networking across industry and corporates. Below is a summary of some of our alumni achievers:
Melissa Conradie completed a Contemporary Music and Management Diploma at Damelin Bramley, in 1999. She is currently one of the top A&R executives at one of the biggest up-and-coming recording companies in South Africa, Sheer Sound. Melissa helps with the release of local South African artists, as well as international artists, such as The White Stripes (before they split), K’s Choice and The Prodigy.
- Nosipho Mngomezulu – Finalist in Idols 2012.
- Thabiso Ntsime – Finalist in Idols 2010.
- Daniel Buys – Finalist in Idols 2007.
Pabi Moloi – Renowned Radio and Television presenter, completed a Radio and TV Broadcasting qualification at Damelin Bramley in 2001. You can spot her as co-presenter on one of SABC 3’s popular shows, Strictly Come Dancing.
- Nicole Flint – Miss South Africa 2009.
- Samantha Brown – Financial Manager – STEALTH Yachts.
- Lindi Mzizi – ABSA Customer Contact Management.
Various other alumni are now making a real difference in the careers of their choice.
Customer Care Centre: 0861 338 267
In 2013, Educor established a centralised Customer Care Centre to handle all escalated queries from the face-to-face and distance brands. The Customer Care Centre was set up as a central location for the Group. The Centre fields queries and complaints from students, parents, regulatory bodies, the media and the community. The objective is to provide procedures to control the processing of complaints as a way of improving services to our customers, and enhances the public image of our brands, ensuring that complaints are acknowledged courteously, investigated efficiently and resolved timeously.
The result has been a dedicated team, logging, tracking and handling complaints within a five day turnaround time. To date, we have put together a Customer Care policy, established Customer Care committees at each campus and site and are currently extending the centralised Centre to be a fully functional arm of Educor, focusing on resolving complaints and prioritising customer care.
Educor strives to be a socially responsible organisation in every way.
Educor’s vision is to lead and inspire quality private education and training throughout Southern Africa and the African continent. In order to achieve this, quality is deeply entrenched in our core values and is seen as a key factor to our success.
Our Group’s approach to quality combines the concept of team commitment and a strong focus on each student. We employ lecturers who are experts in their fields to ensure a high standard of service and high pass rates.
Training and Development
Educor is committed to training and developing employees in line with the dynamic needs of the environment. Employees are encouraged to build on their skills and qualifications through required and the Educor Education Incentive.
Required training focuses on empowering employees to fulfil their current job requirements. An employee requiring training will be identified by the company’s formal Appraisal Review Process, and be registered for whichever course is deemed suitable.
Employees with management potential will be identified by the company’s Succession Planning Process. These employees will choose or be appointed a mentor within the company to guide them in their development, and a detailed training programme will be drawn up for them.
Educor Education Incentive
Employees are allowed to study free at Educor. The direct families of Educor staff (legal spouse and legal issue) can undertake any Educor course at a 50% discount. Terms and Conditions apply.
Our Human Resource Policy of Recruitment, Selection and Induction of Staff governs the appointment of academic staff for all full-time and part-time programmes. All academic staff are appointed based on their qualifications, years of experience and subject matter expertise and pass the benefit of their knowledge on to their students.
The success of the Educor group is reflected in the superior service and educational excellence that we provide. The service quality that we provide is based on the input we receive from staff and students. We treat every student with courtesy, competence and commitment.
The Educor Group is well positioned to capture the South African market by offering programmes which address the prevalent skills shortages. Our degrees, diplomas, certificates and short courses add value to any graduate’s CV, enhancing their marketability and employability. The course content of all brands is developed by subject matter experts. The content is quality-assured and essentially owned by the brand.
All Higher Education programmes are accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE), Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) and are all registered with The South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) and are on NQF Levels 5 or 6. All content is based on accredited syllabus requirements.
Further Education programmes are accredited with various Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETAs) and sites are provisionally accredited by Umalusi (The Council for Quality Assurance in General and Further Education and Training).