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At the ACADEMY OF LEARNING we believe you can get the career you want. We believe YOU CAN train for that career on a schedule that fits your lifestyle. YOU CAN get a better job or move up in your present job. It's not just a dream. It's not just something that happens to other people and not you. YOU CAN get the career and life you want.

The Brand

Academy of Learning was founded in 1985 as an organisation of colleges specialising in computer and business skills training. Since then, more than 160 centres have opened across Canada as well as in the United States, and in Southern Africa.

Academy of Learning (SA) Holdings Pty Ltd is a South African owned and registered company. All Academy of Learning colleges must comply with Government Further Education and Training regulations.


We fulfil the needs of both learners and the business community, by identifying the gap between formal education and the realities of the working world and by developing a customised programme for each learner, while meeting the requirements that exist for convenient and effective training, at an affordable cost.

To meet the specialised needs of mature learners, some programmes are based on the Integrated LearningTM System—a step-by-step competency based method of learning, supported by flexible scheduling. Learning is results-oriented, which allows learners to define what they’ve learned, and put their new-found skills to work for them immediately. This efficient and cost-effective method has been used to deliver more than one million programmes to date. Other programmes are delivered either by self-study, assisted learning at Colleges or they are lecture-based.

Academy of Learning is committed to raising today’s occupational and training standards, and strives constantly to make lifelong learning a rewarding and viable option for people of all ages and levels of expertise.


Five days training is provided. On-going support is provided by National Office in Midrand, Johannesburg.

Are You Our Next Franchisee?

Prospective franchisees should at least have a post-matric (school leaving certificate) business qualification, sufficient capital, commitment to the training / education industry and to learners in general. Must be marketing orientated and have a passion for education and training.


When It All Began


Group of entrepreneurs

Year Established


1st Franchise Opened

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Elma Hancock

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Available Opportunities

Randburg, Cape Town, Bellville, Port Elizabeth, East London, Durban, Polokwane, Rustenburg, Braamfontein, Midrand, Pietermaritzburg, Angola, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

FASA Membership

Investment (Excl. VAT)

Average set-up cost

R 400 000

Initial franchise fee

R 100 000 (5 days training and intellectual property included).

Initial Working Capital

R 500 000

Minimum owners contribution

Franchise Terms

Management services fee

20% on suggested selling price

Marketing fee

Area dependent

Initial agreement term

5 Years

Renewal term

3 Years
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