About Credo Business College: Innovative Learning for Professional Success in Accounting

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Bridging the Skills Gap for Professional Growth

Credo Business College is a private college, specialising in the field of accountancy. We provide education and training in line with the government’s National Skills Development Strategy and supports national and sectional growth, development, and equity principles. Credo provides exceptional accounting qualifications for individuals aspiring to succeed in the field, whether they are new to accounting or already employed. Our learner-centered approach to learning sets us apart from our peers. Our accredited courses, recognised by a leading global accountancy body, can improve your career prospects. With over 15 years of experience and a proven track record, we offer the best courses delivered through a virtual platform, allowing you to balance your studies with work commitments. Our innovative model includes distance learning, a flexible schedule, and live online sessions, ensuring a superior alternative to traditional distance learning. At Credo, we prioritise one-on-one support, a well-designed plan tailored to your experience, and the flexibility of three intakes per year.

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Opening Doors to Better Career Opportunities

Our courses offer industry accreditation for better job prospects. Stand out in the competitive job market with qualifications that industry employers value.

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Proven Track Record of Success

Since 2008, Credo has helped thousands of learners to reach their potential. Over the years, we have tested and refined our learning solution to ensure it is the most effective for South African learners.

Personalised Learner Support

An integrated blend of distance learning with live online sessions and personalised support sets you up for academic success.

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Flexible and Accessible Learning

Study from anywhere, at any time. No prior qualifications are needed.

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Shaping Careers and Empowering Lives Since 2008

Credo Business College has been involved in funded and private training projects since 2008. We have vast experience in presenting training in collaboration with various partners. All past projects were successfully concluded within the given timelines and budgets and achieved the contracted outcomes. We can ascribe this to careful planning, close monitoring, and taking corrective measures when needed.
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Accreditation of Credo Business College

Credo Business College is accredited as an Academic Provider of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) to deliver the Accounting Technician qualifications. Academic Provider Number: ATO0027/0117

Credo Business College is accredited with The Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) as a Skills Development Provider.
SDP Accreditation Number: 07-QCTO/SDP310723103821

Credo Foundation Story​

Credo Business College (Credo) has its roots in the establishment of LH Education (LHE) in 2007.  Annie van der Merwe, Susan Gouws, Audrey Legodi, and Ilse Henderson, all involved in Higher Education, shared their concern about the large number of students that dropped out and thus just became part of the lost generation. South Africa’s university graduation rate of 15% is one of the lowest in the world. They asked themselves the question: can we help?

They established an educational institution that would focus on the technician levels in the financial sector. Annie, Ilze and Audrey were all lecturing in the financial field at various institutions.  University training is geared to prepare candidates for the higher-level jobs; but they knew that the sector also needed technicians at the lower levels. They wanted to give young unemployed people a set of job skills so that they can become employable, find a job, and become part of the economic system.  They understood the significance of being part of a professional body and considered this in the choice of qualifications to offer. 

All four women were directors and shareholders. The immediate goal was to become an accredited institution that offer accredited qualifications with the added advantage for the learners to belong to a professional body after graduation. LHE became an accredited training provider for the Association of Accounting Technicians (UK) – AAT(UK) in 2008. In 2017, Credo’s accreditation was transferred to the Accounting Technician South Africa (AT(SA)), an associate body of The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA).

Training started in 2009.  Audrey and Ilze left the company to focus on developing their own careers, and Susan managed the company during the early years. Annie resigned her academic position at UJ in 2010 to give her full attention to building LH Education as an institution of choice. She had the vision to broaden the scope of the qualifications, ensuring high quality in the delivering of the qualifications whilst incorporating excellent learner support. This became the brand of LHE.  With Annie at the helm as Managing Director, giving her all, LHE succeeded in gaining accreditation with QCTO as well as becoming an accredited provider of SAIT.  They added tax qualifications to their qualification mix and ensured that courses were offered through blended learning and distance learning, thus reaching learners across the country. In 2017, the company became Credo Business College.

Over 16 years, Credo was built up as an educational institution where the values that were the foundation of the company remained the same: high quality; integrity at all levels and in all matters; every individual learner is important and would get the best possible support to succeed.

Annie van der Merwe lived her belief that education is a human right, a powerful driver of development, and the most important factor to ensure equity and inclusion.  Steve Jobs said, “You have to be burning with an idea, or a problem, or a wrong that you want to right. If you’re not passionate enough from the start, you’ll never stick it out.

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