Distance Learning

Study from anywhere and earn a National Vocational Qualification

OVERVIEW

Are you looking to fast track your career by acquiring vocational training skills and progress from a National Vocational Qualification to an International MBA without leaving your home or job? Our distance learning Vocational Training program has been carefully designed with you in mind.

Why FELA?

Fotabe Entrepreneurial Leadership Academy (FELA) was accredited by the Cameroon's Ministry of Employment and Vocational training to train men and women who are eager to make positive contributions in their communities.

What makes the Distance Learning Program exciting?

The program has been carefully designed to make studying exciting and fun. All writing material have been prepared by MBA subject matter experts. The material are easy to read, with local examples and end-of-chapter excercises to help you test your knowledge.

In addition to study material, all students can access our partner website -www.make-it.co  to access books for further reading. Students are assigned personal tutors who guide them throughout their studies.

Students attend a one-week residential program in one of our campuses during the course of their studies. The one-week residential program allows students to have face-to-face lectures in three courses, namely Leadership, Inter-religious dialogue, and Entrepreneurship. Students also have the opportunity to meet with other students from all over the country and network with students, faculty and CEOs of the major companies accross the country. During the residential program, students are responsible for their lodging and subsistence.

 STRUCTURE

FELA’s distance learning program have been structured into various levels. The difficulty of the level determines the content and the structure. Students can progress from level 3 to level 5 within two academic years. After level 5, the students can enroll into many universities and higher institutions to further their studies.

The Level 3 qualifications aim to introduce students into the world of practical business management. It provides the students with the foundation needed to have a good understanding of deeper concepts and to be able to apply that knowledge in real life situations. The School-to-work Level 3 Diploma has 12 mandatory units. Students must complete all units within 3 months, in order to be awarded the qualification. Students must also write a detailed report about their work experience following a structure provided by FELA.
The Total Qualification Time (TQT) for each of the S2W Level 3 Diplomas is 390 hours, divided into 30 hours per course. Each of the S2W Level 3 Diplomas is worth 42 credits.


The Level 4 qualifications aim to prepare students to have a broader understanding of the business environment. It provides the students with the skills, experience and attitude needed to perform at a professional level and to progress to level 5. The School-to-work Level 4 Diploma has 7 mandatory units- 2 general units and 5 specialised units and a final report. Students must complete all units within 6 months in order to be awarded the qualification.
The Total Qualification Time (TQT) for each of the S2W Level 4 Diplomas is 384 hours, divided into 64 hours per course. Each of the S2W Level 4 Diplomas is worth 30 credits.


The Level 5 qualification aims to prepare you for progression to a higher level of study through their coverage of core business and management theory, and their credit value of 120 credits make them an ideal springboard for academic progression. The core theories are balanced with application and skills development to prepare you for the next step in your career. Each of the Level 5 Diplomas consists of six mandatory units. You must complete all six mandatory units and achieve a minimum of a Pass in all units and complete a final Project in order to be awarded the qualification. The first four units are the general units and the last two are specialization units from a specialist stream. The Total Qualification Time (TQT) for each of the Level 5 Diplomas is 240 hours. Each of the S2W Level 5 Diplomas is worth 48 credits.

After Level 5, students can progress to the final year in a university. 

Students can apply for exemptions from a course, but never from a level. Please contact the academic office for more information.

 PROGRAMS

FELA's programs have been designed to equip students with skills to meet the needs of the job market. the following programs are offered:

Business and Data Analytics

About the program

This program will equip you with data-driven decision making skills so that you will be able to synthesize relevant business analytics information and develop and use analytics tools of different types and forms to improve decisions throughout an organization. Business analysis capabilities are given a lot of importance in all activities such as Marketing, Logistics, Manufacturing, Finance, Retail and both for private and public sectors. With the huge amounts of data (big data), it has become crucial for organizations to take advantage of the progress in analytics, and need qualified specialists at the management level to oversee the collection and use of data. Nowadays, we are creating data at a much faster rate than we can produce qualified professionals that can exploit it for the benefits of organizations.

Duration: 1-9 months

Certificate program -1 month

Diploma program - 6 months, 9 months

Awarding body: Ministry of Employment and Vocational training.

COST

1 month                   -  19, 900FCFA

9 months                  -  84, 200FCFA

Cost/Study Material   -    9, 900FCFA

Posting and Handling -    4, 999FCFA

 

Logistics and Shipping

About the program

Shipping logistics management is faced with a big challenge to develop solutions for various shipping needs, varying from labor to fossil fuels.  This challenge extends to solving the problems of increased labor and fuel costs due to growth in freight transportation and consequently the increased demand of labor and fossil fuels.
Also, shipping logistics management includes finding solutions for the negative environmental impact of increased consumption of fossil fuels. It is also concerned with safety and security of the transported items.  Shipping logistics management extends to the management of fleets of vehicles used in the shipping process.  By using Global Positioning System (GPS) vehicle tracking systems it is easy to increase the productivity of the fleets and decrease fuel consumption. 

Duration: 1-9 months

Certificate program -1 month

Diploma program - 6 months, 9 months

Awarding body: Ministry of Employment and Vocational training.

 COST

1 month                   -  19, 900FCFA

9 months                  -  84, 200FCFA

Cost/Study Material   -    9, 900FCFA

Posting and Handling -    4, 999FCFA

 

Project management

About the Program

A project is a unique, transient endeavor, undertaken to achieve planned objectives, which could be defined in terms of outputs, outcomes or benefits. A project is usually deemed to be a success if it achieves the objectives according to their acceptance criteria, within an agreed timescale and budget.

A key factor that distinguishes project management from just 'management' is that it has this final deliverable and a finite timespan, unlike management which is an ongoing process. Because of this a project professional needs a wide range of skills; often technical skills, and certainly people management skills and good business awareness.

Duration: 1-9 months

Certificate program -1 month

Diploma program - 6 months, 9 months

Awarding body: Ministry of Employment and Vocational training.

 COST

1 month                   -  19, 900FCFA

9 months                  -  84, 200FCFA

Cost/Study Material   -    9, 900FCFA

Posting and Handling -    4, 999FCFA

 

Customer Service and sales

About the program

When a customer buys a product or service from your company, he also purchases the experience that goes with buying it. An experience is a whole process of deriving a benefit from the product. And no two separate departments can accomplish that experience alone. Sales cannot provide this experience - it can start the experience, yes. Customer service cannot provide this experience if it cannot offer products that solve problems and cultivate better experiences.

Duration: 1-9 months

Certificate program -1 month

Diploma program - 6 months, 9 months

Awarding body: Ministry of Employment and Vocational training.

 COST

1 month                   -  19, 900FCFA

9 months                  -  84, 200FCFA

Cost/Study Material   -    9, 900FCFA

Posting and Handling -    4, 999FCFA

Human Resource Management

About the program

Since every organization is made of people, HRM is all about acquiring services of people, developing their skills, motivating them to the foremost level and making sure that they continue to maintain their commitment towards the organization.

In short, HRM is concerned with the management of employees from recruitment to retirement.  Although there are many functions of human resource management, here is a list of its five major functions:

Duration: 1-9 months

Certificate program-1 month

Diploma program - 6 months, 9 months

Awarding body: Ministry of Employment and Vocational training.

 COST

1 month                   -  19, 900FCFA

9 months                  -  84, 200FCFA

Cost/Study Material   -    9, 900FCFA

Posting and Handling -    4, 999FCFA

 

Social Entrepreneurship

About the program

Social entrepreneurship is, at its most basic level, doing business for a social cause. It might also be referred to as altruistic entrepreneurship.

Social entrepreneurs combine commerce and social issues in a way that improves the lives of people connected to the cause. They don’t measure their success in terms of profit alone – success to social entrepreneurs means that they have improved the world, however they define that.

Beyond that, however, there are differing opinions about what constitutes social entrepreneurship. Some believe the definition applies only to businesses that make money and work toward improving a designated problem by selling something to consumers. Others say business owners who work to solve a social problem using grant or government money are also social entrepreneurs.

Duration: 1-9 months

Certificate program -1 month

Diploma program - 6 months, 9 months

Awarding body: Ministry of Employment and Vocational training.

 COST

1 month                   -  19, 900FCFA

9 months                  -  84, 200FCFA

Cost/Study Material   -    9, 900FCFA

Posting and Handling -    4, 999FCFA

 

Digital and Internet Marketing

About the program

Digital Marketing is a broad term that describes a set of marketing processes that encapsulates all available digital channels to promote a product or service or build a digital brand.

Digital marketing has come to succeed traditional marketing and the transition from paper and newspaper ads to Facebook and PPC campaigns.

The channels that make up digital marketing include: Web sites, Social media platforms, Banner placement, email marketing, mobile marketing, SEO, pay per click campaigns, Web TV, SMS, billboards and anything else with a digital foundation.

Duration: 1-9 months

Certificate program - 1 month

Diploma program   - 6 months, 9 months

Awarding body: Ministry of Employment and Vocational training.

COST

1 month                   -  19, 900FCFA

9 months                  -  84, 200FCFA

Cost/Study Material   -   29, 900FCFA

Posting and Handling -    4, 999FCFA

Other Courses

Je Parle Francaise (JPF)

I Speak English (ISE)

 COST

1 month                   -  19, 900FCFA

9 months                  -  84, 200FCFA

Cost/Study Material   -    15, 900FCFA

Posting and Handling -    4, 999FCFA

 Students can begin specializing in any of these programs as from Level 4

EXAMINATIONS

 Assessments are specifically designed to fit the purpose and objective of the qualification. The Diplomas are assessed by a combination of examinations and assignments, both externally set by FELA and supervised by the ministry of employment and vocational training. 

Each examination  includes continuous assessment, which  focus on end- of- chapter assignments; Written exams-which are campus-based are written 4 times per year. The examinations are held annually in: 

  • September 
  • December 
  • March 
  • June 

EXAMINATION CENTRES

  • Buea
  • Douala

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