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IIE Higher Certificate in Mobile Applications and Web Development

Please note, not all programmes are available on all IIE Varsity College campuses. To find out if your programme of interest is available, contact the campus directly.


The IIE Higher Certificate in Mobile Application and Web Development is structured in accordance with the HEQSF guidelines and will provide students with the knowledge, skills, and applied competencies identified by the mobile application and web development industry to be employed or become an entrepreneur in building mobile apps and websites. The purpose of the Higher Certificate in Mobile Application and Web Development is twofold. It will provide students with the basic introductory knowledge, cognitive and conceptual tools and practical techniques for higher education studies in the field of mobile application and web development. The IIE Higher Certificate in Mobile Application and Web Development is aimed at students who are interested in mobile application development as well as web development. This certificate addresses both the need for mobile application development and web development on both the server- and the client-side.

NSC: HC pass with
English 30%
NC(V): HC pass with
English 40%
SC: Endorsement- none
English 33.3%
SC(a): HC pass with
A minimum of 30% in LoLT in NSC/ SC(a) OR with a min. of 33.3% in SC
SAQA ID: 117914
NQF level 7 (360 credits)
  • Junior Web Developer.
  • Junior Web Content Developer.
  • Junior Mobile App Developer.

At The IIE’s Varsity College we are proud of and passionate about our shift away from the ‘traditional lecturing’ methodology to our blended-learning strategy – the VCBlend.

This blended-learning strategy extends learning beyond the confines of the classroom and creates opportunities for our students to work collaboratively, with peers and their educators, to construct their understanding of concepts. Student engagement is supported by the use of a learning management system (LMS) and the online learning materials that have been developed to underpin our teaching strategy.

Due to the VCBlend approach, you will be expected to spend time conducting your own research, study for assessments and work on assignments. To gain the most from the blended learning experience, VC’s Wireless classrooms and campuses, students are required to BYOT (Bring Your Own Technology) such as mobile devices, netbooks, laptops or tablets, etc. so as to develop the necessary academic and digital literacies over the duration of this qualification.

This student-focused approach compels our students to be accountable for their learning while developing the critical skills they will need to thrive in the rapidly changing 21st century work environment.

As such, academic life for our students is dynamic, challenging and relevant.

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The IIE is not only accredited in South Africa but its dedication to providing quality education also led to it being accredited by the British Accreditation Council (BAC) in 2014. The British Accreditation Council is an independent authority in the United Kingdom that accredits private providers globally, including Greece, Switzerland, Singapore, India, Mauritius and the United Arab Emirates. In 2017 The IIE had its accreditation status confirmed by the BAC as an Independent Higher Education Institution confirming our confidence in the international comparability of our standards.

“South African students need to know, when they select a private higher education institution, that the standards offered are equivalent to those of a public University. Our students get this from our extensive local accreditation and registration. The students also benefit from knowing that we meet international standards too. The IIE is accredited as an Independent Higher Education Institution by the British Accreditation Council. Locally and internationally we have demonstrated the quality of what we offer,” said Dr Coughlan, Director, The Independent Institute of Education.

The IIE’s Varsity College students can be confident that their IIE learning experience meets international best practice standards.