Richfield Graduate Institute of Technology - distance learning made simple

2017-09-07 06:00

DISTANCE Learning is a method of study whereby students do not have to attend any face-to-face classes. Students that register for a programme at Richfield pay the registration fee and deposit and receive a Tablet PC with preloaded study material couriered to them, at home or work and they engage with the assignments at their own pace on Moodle which is the Learner Management System.

Many of Richfield’s Distance students are working class individuals and have access to internet in their workplaces and at home whereby different forms of social media as their mode of communication is utilized.

Distance students attend four structured Workshops per semester and receive administrative and academic support from registration to writing examinations to receiving results.

Other institutions may have great advertising, but may not be registered and accredited to offer Distance Programmes. Richfield’s programmes are accredited by the Council on Higher Education and registered with the Department of Higher Education.

Richfield has a track record of 27 years in operation and has received several awards both nationally and internationally for its contribution to excelling in educational services. All programmes offered include a free Tablet PC, preloaded with study material for the student and a 3G sim card. There are no additional costs.

The course entry requirements for Distance Learning is when The National Senior Certificate indicates if a student has admission to register for a Higher Certificate, Diploma or Degree Programme.

Distance learning is much more affordable than campus-based learning. Richfield programmes cover the cost of the study material, ie. Tablet PC. This means that the student does not have to spend extra money on study material at Richfield.

Richfield offers easy payment options. This allows you to choose a payment option that best suits your budget and financial situation. You can choose to pay per monthly installment, or pay the full course fee up front. Richfield offers a variety of Distance Education programmes from Higher Certificates, to Diplomas to Degrees. Higher Certificates are one year qualification, Diploma and Degree qualifications are three year programmes.

Should you not have matric and want to study, at Richfield, access may be granted to a student subject to certain conditions, ie. age exemption and recognition of prior learning.

The application process for distance learning courses is very simple. Prospective students can register and pay online via the website, or contact our call centre on 0861 321 321 or send an enquiry to All details can be found on the website home page.

Assignments and exams is also a part of distance learning. All students that register for a Higher Certificate, Diploma and Degree complete three assignments and a final exam per module per semester.

If you’re a full-time professional, it may not be as easy to physically attend classes, in which case it becomes a lot more convenient to study online. For more information on Distance learning at Richfield you can refer to the Distance Learning Site on the home page to view promotions that are currently in place.

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