NewBridge College offers a voluntary and additional blended academic support programme for registered and accredited distance BEd Degrees offered by registered Higher Education Providers.
All Higher Education Providers are required to be registered by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) and Accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) which ensures students are studying towards a registered and accredited South African qualification.
Our support is provided in addition to the comprehensive responsibilities of the accredited Higher Education Provider and is in no way a replacement of any such responsibilities. NewBridge College does not have a contractual agreement with any of the Higher Education Providers as the current South African regulatory framework does not allow for such agreements. As such, NewBridge College does not offer any services on behalf of the registered Higher Education provider; our services are offered as additional support to students who are looking for a campus life and our voluntary blended academic support.
The registered Higher Education providers take full responsibility for the registration of students for their chosen qualifications, develops, delivers, and assesses the curriculum and certifies students on completion of the qualification. These functions are the exclusive responsibility of the accredited provider.
The registration with NewBridge College is therefore specifically for our additional and voluntary academic support programme and does not form any part of the provision of Higher Education. NewBridge College registration additionally offers each student access to our career advisory services, pastoral care, and a full campus life to enjoy with likeminded students and the community life which a campus enables. All of which are not inherent in a distance or online qualification.
Furthermore, students have access to the NewBridge College exclusive Accelerate Academy coupled with our unique Professional Development Programme and relevant Short Learning Programmes offered through innovative learning platforms like edX and Coursera, as well as the NewBridge College Sports Academy.