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    Arthur Goldstuck is a journalist, media analyst and commentator on Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and he made the statement that the internet can be seen as “The Quiet Engine of the South African Economy”.

    With the latest stats from Mill for business, this is indeed true as:website stat

    As per our calculations approximately 380 new websites are created every minute!

    380 new website every minute! In this modern world where we rely on websites for so many business functions, the website has truly become the digital hub of enterprises.

    Prestige Academy offers two programmes, namely the Higher Certificate in Graphic Web Design on (NQF Level 5)  and the Advanced Certificate in Web Development (NQF Level 6) to address this need in the market.

    Let’s learn more about these highly sought programmes:

    What does it involve?


    Higher Certificate in Graphic Web Design

    This one-year higher certificate will equip students with web design skills and techniques essential to develop interactive websites and animation. This programme includes graphic design because the output will be consumed through a visual medium.

    Advanced Certificate in Web Development

    This programme builds on the Higher Certificate in Graphic Web Design.  It is a vocational qualification that has been developed for the business sector (small, medium and large enterprises).

    The content of the programme is based on what is regarded as common practice in the industry today.  Students are equipped with all the necessary competencies to perform professionally as a Web Developer in the multimedia and ICT environment.

    What will YOU become?

    The programme is outcomes-based and covers theory (knowledge) combined with opportunities for the development of specific relevant skills and hands-on experience in the application of new knowledge through work-integrated (experiential) learning.

    The specific modules covered in the Higher Certificate in Graphic Web Design (NQF Level 5):

    • XHTML and CSS
    • Image Creation and Composition (Adobe Photoshop)
    • Interactive Creation (Adobe Animate)
    • Website Design
    • Advanced e-Graphics and Illustrator (Adobe Illustrator)
    • Digital Audio Manipulation
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Experiential Learning (for the Higher Certificate in Graphic Design).

    The specific modules covered in the Advanced Certificate in  Web Development (NQF Level 6):

    • JavaScript
    • Advanced Database Creation (SQL Query Language)
    • Web Development (ASP.Net) (PHP)
    • Content Management System (WordPress)
    • Web Animation Scripting
    • Web Marketing
    • Work-based Learning (for the Advanced Certificate in Web Development).

    These modules ensure that students learn not only Graphic Website Designing and Development skills, but other transferable skills such as Web Marketing and Entrepreneurship as well.


    In Web Marketing students will be equipped with knowledge regarding the marketing of products or services using digital technologies, mainly on websites, but also including mobile phones, display advertising, and any other digital medium.

    Web Marketing includes search engine optimisation (SEO), search engine marketing (SEM), content marketing, social media marketing, e-mail and mobile marketing and Pay-per-Click advertising.

    In the module Entrepreneurship, students will learn more about the process of designing, launching and running their own business. This ensures that the programme encompasses many different skills and disciplines not only in the production and maintenance of websites but the efficient marketing of websites for enterprises.

    Where could it take me?

    At the exit point, the qualified student will be able to function as a website designer and developer, either within an organisation or company or as an entrepreneur.

    Here is a list of some future careers available in the field of Graphic Web Design and Graphic Website Development:

    • Front End Web Developer
    • Website Designer
    • Net Developer
    • PHP Developer
    • JavaScript Developer/Engineer
    • Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
    • Web Marketer
    • Web Project Manager


    How to find out more?

    Prestige Academy, proudly part of Stadio Multiversity, is celebrating 25 years of Excellence in the Private Higher Education and Training sector. One of our great accomplishments during 2019 was to be awarded the African Business Excellence Award for the Best Private Higher Education Institution in South Africa. 

    To celebrate our accomplishments, we have decided to give you a celebration discount of 25% when registering at our Enrolment Evening. Conditions Apply. .

    Prestige Academy’s Enrolment Evening will be held at Prestige Academy’s campuses (Bellville Campus & 1023 Bank Avenue, Centurion) on Thursday, 29 August 2019 from 16:00 – 19:00. Book your spot HERE.

    We look forward to having you part of the Prestige Academy family!