Our full-time campus, situated in Musgrave, Durban, ensures that students who enrol with us enjoy a full student life that includes lectures, personal development, and an exciting sport and social programme while they study towards this internationally-recognised IMM Graduate School Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) degree.
At NewBridge College, you will attend full-time lectures in support of your BCom Degree which is accredited by the Council on Higher Education to the IMM Graduate School. This qualification will be accompanied by the NewBridge College exclusive Professional Development Programme, and relevant Short Learning Programmes offered through innovative learning platforms like edx.org.
As an independent learning platform and environment, NewBridge College does not offer, provide or confer this qualification. NewBridge College provides support and facilitation towards this registered and accredited qualification from IMM Graduate School. The registered local higher and further education institutions remain responsible for registering students, assessing students’ performance, and providing and delivering the curriculum. Furthermore, as an independent learning platform and environment, NewBridge College curates Short Learning Programmes and non-higher education certifications towards industry and career-aligned programmes and portfolios.
IMM ACCREDITATION SCHEDULE
The IMM Graduate School is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) as a Private Higher Education Institution under the Higher Education Act, 1997. Registration certificate number 2000/HE07/013.
The IMM Graduate School is quality assured by the South African Council on Higher Education (CHE). The IMM Graduate School programmes have been registered by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).
This BCom Undergraduate Degree is conferred through the IMM Graduate School and accredited by SAQA (SAQA ID: 90737).
IMM INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION
Most overseas countries recognise South African qualifications that are registered by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) and compare them to specific levels within the country’s education system. All IMM Graduate School qualifications are registered with SAQA.
NATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS FRAMEWORK (NQF)
The format of all qualifications in South Africa is governed by the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) Act, 2008, that came into being through the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). SAQA is responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of the NQF and provides a standard format in which qualifications may be offered by private and public institutions.
The NQF aims to provide qualifications that enjoy national recognition and, where appropriate, international comparability. It also strives to provide clear learning paths in the qualifications’ structures, and facilitates and supports life-long learning and career advancement.
While the older version of the NQF differentiated between eight levels of qualifications, the reworked NQF now provides for ten different levels of qualifications. Higher education qualifications occupy six levels on the NQF, levels five to ten, referred to as the HEQSF (Higher Education Qualifications Sub-Framework).
The IMM Graduate School was one of the first private institutions to receive accreditation for its programmes in terms of the NQF. As per all higher education institutions, including public universities, the IMM Graduate School has redesigned its programmes to ensure alignment with the HEQSF.