Eastern cape, south africa



ISTIA presents an extensive skills programme that integrates a set or cluster of unit standards to formulate comprehensive programs. These programs are accredited with credits on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) and extend to include International Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) training courses as well as CompTIA pathway courses. Tailored to meet specific employer requirements, these programmes are designed to enhance employee proficiency in key areas.

The unique structure of these programmes offers learners the opportunity to progress towards a full qualification, should they choose to pursue the remaining unit standards. This pathway is not only flexible but also caters to a wide range of professional development needs, from immediate skill enhancement to achieving long-term educational objectives. The training, provided by accredited educators, guarantees a learning experience that is both high in quality and relevant to industry demands.

On completing a skills programme at ISTIA, learners are awarded a Statement of Results, officially recognizing their newly acquired skills. Similar to learnerships, ISTIA’s skills programmes are inclusive, benefiting both employed and unemployed individuals by providing diverse opportunities for skills development.

Key Features of ISTIA’s Skills Programmes

Certification: Participants earn certifications upon completion, thereby enhancing their employability and standing within the professional community.

Practical Application: With an emphasis on hands-on learning, the programmes include practical workshops, simulations, and project work, offering learners the chance to apply their skills in real-world scenarios.

Career Orientation: The primary aim is to ready learners for specific career paths or to enhance their skills in their current roles, aligning with the current market demands and skill shortages.
Accessibility: These programmes are more accessible compared to traditional degree programs, requiring fewer prerequisites and thus opening doors for a broader range of individuals, including those seeking a career change or skill upgrade. In essence, ISTIA’s skills programmes are a cornerstone of vocational education and training, effectively aligning skill training with the evolving needs of industries and employers, and playing a crucial role in fostering workforce development and job readiness.


East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa