Why choose us?
As part of UWC, participants are guaranteed world-class courses backed by an academic legacy of more than 60 years. All of our courses are created by leaders and experts in their fields and are presented directly by UWC’s lecturers and facilitators as well as external parties affiliated with UWC, one of South Africa’s leading research-led universities.
Whether you’re seeking skills and training or looking to maintain your continuing professional development (CPD), choose from a range of Online, Blended or Contact learning modalities that accommodate the needs of an increasingly digitised world.
Our learning methods
At Pillar Seven, we believe everyone should be given the opportunity to learn in ways that are most advantageous to them and their circumstances. This is why we offer courses, degrees and diplomas across three learning modalities.
Online allows participants to learn from anywhere – whether that’s in South Africa or halfway across the world! It’s ideal for those who prefer to study by themselves or those who often travel for work or other purposes.
Blended learning combines majority online studies with contact sessions in a classroom environment. While some courses will only require this once or twice, others will have more regular sessions to help consolidate the knowledge acquired online.
Contact learning is the traditional in-person classroom setting where the educator and participants can engage with one another to create a deeper understanding of the course materials and a more sociable learning environment.
Mainstream versus Continuing Education
Pillar Seven offers participants a variety of ways to achieve their academic or professional goals. This includes a selection of Continuing Education courses (also referred to as ‘short courses’), as well as mainstream degrees and diplomas offered through the University of the Western Cape (UWC).
Credit-bearing mainstream degrees and diplomas are generally offered as contact modalities, where a student will be required to attend in-person lectures or classes. Learning of this type is usually over a number of months or years, requires assessment and, on completion, the student will receive a degree or diploma.
Pillar Seven will in future be offering Mainstream Programmes via this Pillar Seven platform. Please watch this space.
Continuing Education (CE) courses allow participants to upskill themselves using the different modalities of online, blended or contact learning. At the completion of a CE course, the participant will receive either a Certificate of Competence (where assessments have formed part of the learning experience) or a Certificate of Attendance, where no formal assessments were required to be completed.
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How to learn with us
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In their own words
Irfaan DalvieActing Director - Pillar Seven Pty Ltd
Director - UWC Business Development