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Who We Are

Since its inception in 1997, FPD has been on a journey that would see the institution growing rapidly to where we currently boast having trained in excess of 337 228 students in 16 countries across Africa. We manage and maintain a strict balance between the interrelated nature of teaching, research and community engagement and, therefore we pride ourselves on being a Private Higher Education Institution (PHEI) that fully engages in all these three areas. Whilst we are a self-funded organisation, we also engage with donors to provide students with scholarships for training in scarce skills and high priority areas.

We don`t just offer our students the opportunity of receiving excellent training, but through our community development initiatives, provide them with the assurance that part of their hard earned money goes towards building a better Africa

Because we anticipate the needs of our students, we have attempted to reduce some of their barriers to training, by developing training programmes that are:

Accessible

FPD offers training as close to where participants live and work as possible or through utilising a distance learning approach.

Affordable

FPD provides scholarships to the value of R77 million per annum on selected programmes

Relevant

FPD's portfolio of courses are demand driven and have evolved to meet the needs faced by healthcare professionals, educators and managers working in a rapidly changing environment.

Excellent

FPD faculties are drawn from leading national and international experts in the different fields.

Our Schools

Aligned to FPD’s vision of building a better society through education and capacity development, the FPD Business School focuses on developing transformational leaders. The FPD Business School has a wide selection of management and business courses made up of formally registered qualifi cations, international short courses, short learning programmes and distance education. These management courses cater for all levels of students from entry-level managers to highly experienced executive management. Our teaching methodologies are based on cutting edge educational processes and include: facilitated contact sessions, case studies, group discussions, structured and unstructured group work and action research.

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The School of Education strives to enhance the professional development of educators across the educational spectrum. From early childhood care and education to postgraduate studies, the FPD School of Education off ers a wide range of educational courses that incorporates technology enhanced learning and leadership. Qualifi cations and courses designed to meet the need to educate in the basic and higher education environment.

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The FPD School of Health Sciences has been the leader in training healthcare professionals for more than 20 years, and takes pride in being recognised as the pinnacle product leader and innovator in the healthcare industry. Our research has shown that 54% of all doctors have studied with FPD and continue to do so by earning some of their yearly Continuous Education Units (CEU) points a requirement by the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA).

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The overall aim of FPD School of Nursing is to prepare nurses to meet the dynamic health needs of the South African community through the development of clinical knowledge and practical skills of nursing students and practitioners. Through innovation, sound educational principles and evidence based practice, FPD School of Nursing aims to positively impact the health environment of South Africa. The School is committed to professionalism, caring for the needs of people, improving the healthcare quality and patient safety.

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The FPD School of Information Technology is an active Microsoft Imagine Academy and a Microsoft Global Training Partner. Our speciality is distance/remote, self-paced eLearning via our Azure hosted Learner Management System (LMS). We off er international vendor certifi cations, software licencing, and educator services in the Information Technology space. We are a mobile Certiport testing centre with the ability to remotely proctor international vendor certifi cations anywhere in the world. FPD School of IT is also accredited with the MICT SETA.

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The School of Natural Sciences is a newly established school and will off er short learning programmes in the various disciplines of the natural sciences. These short learning programmes will be endorsed by the South African Council for Natural Scientifi c Professions (SACNASP).

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The school of Public Health is a newly established school and aim to produce public health professionals that are able to adapt and localise international public health policies with the aim of promoting the population health while taking into consideration the good cultural beliefs and practices of our diverse African nations and communities.

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