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Start with an IIE higher certificate and end up with an IIE degree

You have just passed matric and didn't get the marks you had hoped for to start your bachelor's degree. Don't give up, the Independent Institute of Education (IIE) offers articulation pathways that will help you work your way up from an IIE higher certificate or diploma and eventually end up with an IIE degree.

Below is a list of some frequently asked questions (FAQs) to help you better understand how you can still get that degree.

Q: What are articulation pathways?

A: Articulation pathways enable students to advance from a completed IIE qualification to another. A pathway serves as stepping stone to upskill and access qualifications at a different NQF level.

Q: Do all IIE qualifications have pathways or just certain ones, and why?

A: IIE qualifications are recognised as an articulation pathway to other IIE qualifications; however, the admission requirements for the qualification still apply.

Q: Who should consider pathways and why?

A: Students who have higher certificate or diploma entry indicated on their matric certificate, and would like to do a degree, should consider a pathway to get access to an IIE degree.

Remember, a matric certificate should not determine your career or even limit your access into further studies. If your matric certificate stipulates that you can only study a higher certificate or diploma, then consider an articulation pathway to grow academically.

Rosebank College

The IIE Rosebank College is dedicated to providing students with a solid foundation, creating future thinkers to build successful careers. Rosebank College is an educational brand of the Independent Institute of Education (IIE), which is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a private higher education institution. The IIE quality accredited qualifications enable you to thrive in today's working world, whether you study at the Braamfontein, Bloemfontein, Pietermaritzburg, Pretoria CBD, Pretoria Sunnyside, Polokwane or Durban campuses, and enrol for an IIE degree, diploma or higher certificate. The IIE Rosebank College is a worthy higher education partner for all students who entrust the college with their career development. For more information, please visit