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Apptrepreneur = App + Entrepreneur

Launch your career in App Development, coding and Web Design with an accredited 1-year national qualification in App Development.

R24 995


R2 495 per module

Your stepping stone to an amazing career

From Zero to Job-Ready in 12 Months!

What is this Course About?

Apptrepreneur is an accredited App Development course that is aimed at preparing you to be an exceptional App Developer, Website Designer or Software Developer.

On completion of the course you will receive a National Certificate in Systems Development (SAQA ID:48872, NQF level 5, 131 credits).

What will I Learn?

The qualification is designed to:

  1. Provide qualified learners with an undergraduate entry into the fields of Information Communication Technology (ICT) and Computer Sciences, specialising in the Systems Development area
  2. Prepare qualified learners for initial employment into the ICT and related industries. Qualified learners will have a solid understanding of computer industry concepts and to able to work in areas of Systems Development with intermediate technical complexity.
  3. Allow the credits achieved in National Certificates relating to Information Technology at NQF level 4 to be used as prior learning for this qualification, where applicable.
  4. Allow people with workplace experience in the Systems Development areas covered, to request assessments and get recognition for prior learning.
  5. Allow the qualification to be acquired in the traditional way of formal study as well as in the workplace, through Learnerships Schemes or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
  6. Assist with professionalisation across the Information Technology Sector. It is intended to allow qualified learners to gain membership of registered professional bodies in the ICT industry.

By the end of this course you will learn how to:

  1. Communicate effectively with fellow IT staff & users of information systems
  2. Understand the role of technology in the business context.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of problem solving techniques, and how to apply them in a systems development environment
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of Systems Development, with all its implications
  5. Relate business problems and information technology solutions
  6. Apply the principles of creating computer software

What is covered in the modules?

In this module you will write your first lines of code and learn the basics of coding apps and websites. You will be introduced to two coding languages: HTML and CSS.


Apps you will Build:

Image Gallery App

In this module you will learn to develop your first apps. You will start off with a basic app, and progress towards more complete and amazing apps. You will take your HTML and CSS skills much further.


App you will build:

Superhero App

Online Store App

In this module you will learn how develop apps that respond to the size of a devices screen.


Apps you will build:

Pine City Zoo App

Pine City Mall App

In this module you will learn how to make use of colors and designs in a way that works together with your app and looks good.


Apps you will build:

Recipe Book

Restaurant Menu App

In this module you will learn how to implement “drag-and-drop” functionality into your apps and websites. You will do this by developing two fun apps that use drag-and-drop.


Apps you will build:

Funny People

World Map

Puzzle App

In this module you will learn how to add basic animations to your websites and apps using nothing more than HMTL and CSS. You will do this by creating an app that provides information about the Solar System.


Apps you will build:

Solar System

In this module you will learn how to add hover effects on images using CSS.


Apps you will build:

Travel the World

In this module you will learn how to develop websites using the popular platform, WordPress.


Websites you will build:

Portfolio Site

eCommerce Site

In this module you will take your first steps in coding with JavaScript.


Apps you will build:

Calculator App

In this module you will learn how to access and make use of JavaScript’s Time functions.


Apps you will build:

Countdown Timer App

World Clock App

In this module you will learn how to fetch data from a server and display it in an app


Apps you will build: 

Advanced Recipe Book

In this module you will learn how to use the Bootstrap framework for CSS to improve the design of your apps and websites.


Apps you will build: 

Image Gallery Plus

Mini Blog App

In this module you will learn how to develop apps that can fetch and add data to a database.


Apps you will build: 

Contact Book App

Study Mode

Online learning and assessments


12 Months

Admission Requirement

The learner is required to have a minimum of Grade 12

Learning Material

All learning material included in tuition fees


Online via email, chat, forums and webinars

Difficulty Level



A Certificate from the MICT SETA is awarded on completion

Course Fee

R24 995 or

R2 500 per module

What Skills Will I Learn?

You will learn to:

  • Create beautiful, user friendly apps for the web and for mobile devices
  • Analyse client needs
  • Plan and develop your apps
  • Use various software development tools used by experienced software developers in order to streamline and simplify the development process
  • Test and debug your app
  • Take your products to market

What are My Career Options?

This course will prepare you for a career in:

  • Web Design
  • eCommerce Development
  • Data Analytics
  • Mobile App Development
  • Software Development
  • System Analysis

Whether you choose to work for a company or start your own business, you will have all the required skills.

How Do the Assessments Work?

The assessment process covers

  1. Measure the quality of the observed practical performance as well as the theory and underpinning knowledge behind it;
  2. Use methods that are varied to allow the learner to display thinking and decision making in the demonstration of practical performance;
  3. Maintain a balance between practical performance and theoretical assessment methods to ensure each is measured in accordance with the level of the qualification; and
  4. Ensure that the relationship between practical and theoretical is not fixed but varies according to the outcomes being assessed.

Who Will be My Instructor/Mentor?

Hi there! We are Maseeh and Bilal, and we designed the Apptrepreneur course. We’ll also be your online teachers and mentors.

We are both award-winning app developers with many years of experience. Our App company, Xander, has received a number of awards, like the Vodacom AppStar Award and MTN App of the Year Award.

Our apps were downloaded more than a million times!

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. Apptrepreneur is accredited by the MICT SETA and by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).

By successfully completing the course you will receive a National Certificate in Systems Development (SAQA ID 48872, 131 credits, NQF level 5).

Not at all. In this course we will assume that you have never written a single line of code in your life. All you need to know is how to use a computer and an internet browser.

No matric, no problem! You can still study with us by applying for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Give us a shout to find out how.

Not at all! There is an old myth that you have to be good at maths to be a coder.

Anyone can learn to code, even kids.

We do not offer bursaries, but if you need one, we will be happy to submit an application to various funders on your behalf. Please contact us for more info.

Need more info?

We would love to hear from you! 😀