Our Available Courses

OUR AVAILABLE COURSES
One of the distinctive advantages of choosing IOL is the unparalleled flexibility we offer. Here, you’re not bound by traditional academic calendars. Instead, you have the freedom to register for any qualification at any time of the year. Your learning journey starts when it’s most convenient for you. To further enhance your experience, we’ve structured our submission deadlines to align with your goals. Whether you’re an early bird or prefer a more relaxed pace, you have two submission options: April 15th and November 15th. This flexibility allows you to tailor your learning schedule to your unique needs and aspirations.

POLICING – CERTIFICATE IN POLICING (POLC) (NQF level 5)

The focus of the policing certificate is to provide students with an entry route into policing. Successful completion of the certificate enables further studies towards the diploma in policing (Level 6)

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Applicant must be older than 16 years and have successfully passed Grade 12 or a Pre-qualification in Policing (Level 4)

DURATION

The Policing Certificate is a two-semester qualification for which distance education students receive six (6) semesters, three (3) years to complete the qualification.

POLICING – PRE-QUALIFICATION CERTIFICATE (POLP) (NQF level 4)

This course is designed for students who do not meet the entry requirements for the Certificate in Policing. Successful completion of the bridging course enables further studies towards the certificate in policing (Level 5)

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Applicant must be older than 16 years and have successfully passed Grade 10

DURATION

The Policing Pre-Qualification Certificate is a one (1) semester qualification for which distance education students receive three (3) semesters (one and a half years) to complete the qualification.

POLICING – DIPLOMA IN POLICING (POLD) (NQF level 6)

The Diploma in Policing is a two-year qualification that is aimed at equipping students with both theoretical knowledge and practical skills in policing, police operations, police management and administration. It is designed to cover a wide range of the national and local occupational standards and needs for policing and community policing in Namibia.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Applicant must hold a Certificate in Policing (Level 5) or equivalent qualification.

DURATION

The Diploma in Policing is a four (4) semester (two year) qualification for which distance education students receive eight (8) semesters (four years) to complete the qualification

ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN SENIOR PRIMARY EDUCATION (ACPE) (NQF level 7)

The overall goal of the Senior-primary Advanced Certificate is to develop skilled, committed and insightful professionals who have the subject knowledge and pedagogical skills to promote effective and inclusive learning in primary schools.
The rationale for the proposed level seven (7) Advanced Certificate in Senior primary is to offer a quick and effective one (1) year upgrading qualification to Grade 1-7 teachers but also to surpass the educational goals of Vision 2030 of ‘education for all’ to ‘quality education for all’. This Advanced Certificate would thus ensure a more effective transition to secondary education for all Namibian children that yields a proper starting point for national human resources development.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

An applicant must satisfy one of the following minimum requirements:

(a) Be a holder of a three-year junior or senior primary teacher qualification. The two major senior primary school subjects to be selected in the Advanced Certificate must have been offered in the three-year qualification. Alternatively, at least one of the two majors must have been offered in the three-year qualification and the other major offered in grade 12.

OR

(b) Meet the requirements of mature age entry which means:
• Applicant must be 23 years or older on the day of registration
• Should have successfully completed junior secondary education
• Has at least two (2) years of relevant teaching experience (grade 4-7)

Select any two of the following major combination:

• Natural Science and Health Education + English OR
• Social Science + English OR
• Mathematics + English OR
• Mathematics + Natural Science and Health Education OR

DURATION

The Advanced Certificate in Primary Education level seven (7) is a two (2) semester (one year) qualification for which distance students receive six (6) semesters (three years) to complete the qualification.

DIPLOMA IN JUNIOR PRIMARY EDUCATION (DJPE) (NQF level 7)

The overall goal of the Junior Primary Diploma is to develop skilled, committed and insightful professionals who have the subject knowledge and pedagogical skills to promote effective and inclusive learning in Junior primary schools.
The Junior Primary Diploma qualification is designed to offer a three-year , initial teacher education qualification which meet all Namibian requirements. This Diploma would ensure a proper starting point for national human resources development, because a solid foundation will support further learner success in school Grade 0 – 3.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

An applicant must be a holder of a Namibian Senior Secondary Certificate (NSSC) Ordinary/ Higher or recognised equivalent with a minimum of twenty-two (22) points in five (5) subjects with a C in English and D in Mathematics OR

Mature age entry which means: An applicant should be 23 years or older on the day of registration. Should have successfully completed junior secondary education – Grade eleven (11) OR if applicant only has Grade ten (10), must have two (2) years teaching experience OR

Transfer from the IOL ‘Pre-Primary Diploma’ to this new ‘Junior Primary Diploma’ with recognition for all credits accumulated.

Select any one of the following Mother Tongues:
• English
• Afrikaans
• Silozi
• Otjiherero
• Oshikwanyama
• Oshindonga
• Khoekhoegowab

DURATION

The Diploma in Junior Primary Education level seven (7) is a six (6) semester (three year) qualification for which distance students receive twelve (12) semesters (six years) to compete the qualification.

DIPLOMA IN SECONDARY EDUCATION (DSE) (NQF level 7)

The Diploma in Secondary Education qualification is designed to offer a quick and effective upgrade of secondary teachers who holds a level six (6) qualification that would benefit both the individual and the national standards of education.
This effective upgrading to a level seven (7) involves school subject content of two (2) school subjects and their teaching methodologies. Understanding of the learner development and teaching science, learner counselling, assessment, inclusive support, teaching-learning resources, curriculum studies and educational management and research are some of the modules covered under this qualification.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

An applicant must be a holder of a three-year secondary teacher qualification such as BETD with a specialization in Junior Secondary OR any other recognised level six (6) secondary diploma.

The two school subjects to be selected in the DSE must have been taken in grade twelve (12) with a (D in ordinary level) OR in the three-year Diploma, as majors in the junior secondary specialisation. OR

Transfer from the ‘Advanced Certificate in Secondary Education (ACSE)’ to the new ‘Diploma in Secondary Education’ with recognition for all credits accumulated.

DURATION

The Diploma in Secondary Education level seven (7) is a three (3) semester (one and a half year) qualification for which distance students receive six (6) semesters (three years) to compete the qualification.

Diploma in Education: Secondary (DES) (NQF level 7)

This level seven (7) qualification aims to develop competent beginner professionals who are skilled, committed and insightful and have the subject content and technological pedagogical knowledge that is required to promote effective and inclusive learning in secondary schools.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

An applicant must have a minimum score of twenty-two (22) points in the five (5) best school subjects. One of the five subjects must be English (as a Second Language) with a C symbol on Ordinary level or English (as First language) with a D symbol.

The two school subjects to be selected as majors in the Diploma must also be part of the five subjects of the grade 12 qualification with at least a D symbol on ordinary level OR

(b) Meet the requirements of mature age entry which means:

• An applicant should be 23 years or older on the day of registration.

• Should have completed the Namibian Senior Secondary Certificate (NSSC) Ordinary/ Higher or recognised equivalent with a minimum of nineteen (19) points in the best five (5) subjects.

• One of the five subjects must be English (as a Second Language) with a C symbol on Ordinary level or English (as First language) with a D symbol.

• The two school subjects to be selected as majors in the Diploma must also be part of the five subjects of the grade 12 qualification with at least D symbol on Ordinary level.

• The applicant should also have at least three (3) years relevant teaching experience at junior or senior secondary.

• The applicant should attach a ‘letter of recommendation’ from a management member of the school where he/she is / was teaching to identify the suitability of the candidate as a teacher.

• The applicant through mature age entry should submit a personal statement about why he/she desires to become a teacher

DURATION

The Diploma in Education: Secondary level 7 is a six (6) semester (three year) qualification for which distance students receive twelve (12) semesters (six years) to compete the qualification.

Diploma in Education – Post graduate Diploma (DE) (NQF level 7)

This qualification is aimed at developing individual degree holders who want to join the teaching profession. The objective for this course is to turn these individuals into skilled, committed and insightful teachers with subject knowledge, pedagogical skills and general education to promote effective and inclusive learning in secondary schools.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

An applicant must be e a holder of a recognised B. Degree worth 360 credits, the degree should contain two (2) school subjects, both up to Level 6-4 semesters.

DURATION

The Diploma in Education – Post Graduate Diploma level 7 is a three (3) semester (one and a half year) qualification for which distance students receive six (6) semesters (3 years) to complete the qualification.

BACHELOR IN EDUCATION: SENIOR PRIMARY (BESP) NQF (LEVEL 8)

The Senior-Primary Degree qualification is to offer a four-year Namibian designed, teacher education qualification in an area where teachers are in great demand to address the government drive in providing quality primary education across Namibia, and to develop skilled, committed and insightful professionals who have the subject knowledge and pedagogical skills to promote effective and inclusive learning in Senior primary schools.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

An applicant must be a holder of a Namibian Senior Secondary Certificate (NSSC) Ordinary / Higher or equivalent recognised qualification with a minimum of twenty-five (25) points in five (5) subjects.

One of the five subjects must be English NSSC Ordinary (English as a Second Language) obtained with a grade C minimum or English as First language with grade D.

Another two of the five best subjects must provide a relevant basis for the two major subjects to be selected in the degree and passed at a grade C ordinary . OR

Meet the requirements of mature age entry which means:

• An applicant should be 25 years or older on the day of registration

• Should have successfully completed junior secondary education

• Should have at least 3 years of relevant teaching experience

• Submit a ‘letter of recommendation’ from a management member of the school where h/she was teaching to identify the suitability of a candidate as a teacher

• Submit proof that the student is currently teaching his/her major subjects for Grade 5 – 7 for a minimum period of 3 years.

Apart from the generic subjects, BESP has four Major School Subject Electives combinations

(select one from the following combinations)

• Natural Science & Health Education and English

• Natural Science & Health Education and Mathematics

• Social Science and English

• Mathematics and English

BESP also has two Minor Electives from which one must be selected :

• Agricultural Education

• Design and Technology

And three Career Specialisation (select one):

• Teaching and Assessment Mentoring

• School Leadership and Management

• Curriculum Theory and Practice

DURATION

The Bachelor in Education: Senior Primary level eight (8) is an eight semester (four year) qualification for which distance students receive sixteen (16) semesters (eight years) to complete the qualification.

BACHELORS OF EDUCATION HONOURS DEGREE (BEDHONS) (NQF level 8)

Honours degree in Senior Primary or Senior Secondary Education. The rationale for the proposed new level 8 B. Ed Honours qualification is to offer specialisation in a particular professional area to promote quality education as well as preparing teachers for a Master’s in Education.
This degree contributes to proper national human resources development. Alternatively stated, the overall goal of the B. Ed Honours is to develop skilled, committed and insightful professionals who have the subject knowledge and pedagogical skills to promote effective and inclusive learning in upper primary and senior secondary schools.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

An applicant must be a holder of a recognised level 7 teacher qualification or a holder of a BETD plus an Advanced Certificate.

At least one-year teaching experience and a letter of recommendation by the school principal.

DURATION

The Bachelor in Education Honours level eight (8) is a four (4) semester (two year) qualification for which distance students receive eight (8) semesters (four years) to complete the qualification.

CERTIFICATE IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION (CECE) (NQF level 5)

The overall goal of the Certificate in Early Childhood Education is to develop skilled, committed, and insightful teachers who have the subject knowledge and pedagogical skills to promote effective learning in early childhood settings.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

To qualify for admission in the Certificate in Early childhood Education an applicant shall satisfy any one of the following minimum requirements:

(a) Be a holder of a Namibian Senior Secondary Certificate (NSSC) Ordinary / Higher or recognised equivalent with a minimum of nineteen (19) points in five (5) subjects with a D symbol in English. OR

(b) Meet the requirements of mature age entry which means: An applicant must be23 years or older on the day of registration: should have successfully completed junior secondary education (Grade 10) English = D symbol, plus 5 other subjects = 23 points. Has at least 2 years of relevant early childhood teaching experience. OR

(c) Transfer from the IOL Diploma in Pre-Primary Education (DPPE) Level 7. OR

(d) Transfer from the IOL Diploma in Junior Primary Education (DJPE) Level 7.

DURATION

The Certificate in Early Childhood Education level five (5) is a two (2) semester (one year) qualification for which distance students receive six (6) semesters (three years) to complete the qualification.

DIPLOMA IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION (DECE) (NQF level 6)

The overall goal of the Diploma in Early Childhood Education is to develop skilled, committed, and insightful teachers who have the subject knowledge and pedagogical skills to promote effective learning in early childhood settings.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

An applicant must be a holder of the IOL Level five (5) Certificate in Early Childhood Education or an equivalent qualification.

DURATION

The Diploma in Early Childhood Education level six (6) is a two (2) semester (one year) qualification for which distance students receive six (6) semesters (three years) to complete the qualification.

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