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Founded 20 years ago, Varsity College is an educational brand of The IIE (Independent Institute of Education), the largest, most accredited private education provider in the country. Our eight campuses nationwide include Sandton, Midrand, Pretoria, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Durban North, Westville and Pietermaritzburg.
Varsity College offers tuition support for a variety of higher education degrees, diplomas and higher certificates. These include our own IIE qualifications and also those of well-respected external providers including the University of the Free State (UFS), Open University (OU), UNISA and IMM Graduate School of Marketing.
The Business School is a recognised additional tuition centre of the IMM GSM, providing additional tuition for full time and part time.
CLARIFICATION OF THE ROLE OF THE IMM GSM AND ADDITIONAL TUITION FROM INDEPENDENT PARTIES
The IMM Graduate School of Marketing (Pty) Ltd (“IMM GSM” is registered with the Department of Higher Education
and Training as a distance learning private higher education institution (Registration Certificate No. 2000/HE07/013).
Distance learning is regarded as the acquisition of knowledge and skills through mediated information and instruction, encompassing all technologies and other forms of learning at a distance.
As a distance learning education institution, the IMM GSM ensures that students are provided with all requirements
for successful self-study (i.e. a Resource Pack, which includes a Learner Guide per module, a list of prescribed textbooks and DVDs (where applicable)). Online, telephone and e-mail support is available. General and module-specific tutorial letters, for certain modules, are made available during the course of every semester. A student may supplement his/
her tuition at one of the recognised Additional Tuition Centres (“ATCs”). The Business School has received this recognition. For further information of an academic nature, please visit the IMM GSM website at www.immgsm.ac.za
In terms of Section 1 of the Higher Education Act, 1997 (Act No 101 of 1997) (“the Act”), to provide higher education is defined as the execution of the following functions in the institution’s own name:
Registering of students for higher education;
Taking responsibility for the provision and delivery of the curricula;
Taking responsibility for the assessment of students regarding their learning programmes; and
Conferring the qualifications and issuing certificates for these qualifications.
In keeping with the Act, the IMM GSM complies with the above functions as the institution providing higher education.
The Business School asserts that it does not perform these functions and acts solely as a supplier of additional tuition to students who voluntarily elect to receive such support and is not a site of delivery for the IMM GSM.