British International Colleges and Schools

Illuminate et Optimus

British International College - Distance College
EMIS Number: 700400111

About us

The College has been running for over 20 years.

  • Student Advisors are available from 8am-5pm weekdays to mentor and assist students and offers guidance throughout their studies.
  • Our students can succeed completely unaided by private tutors because our course materials are so comprehensive.
  • We offer online virtual classes which afford improved learning experiences to supplement our high quality programmes.
  • The latest and best Cambridge approved textbooks are imported and included in your study material. Text books often cost more than half the price of the course!
  • Materials can be collected or are couriered to students far afield at no additional charge.
  • Exam preparation tutorials and laboratory workshops are held twice a year and ensure a real boost for final exam preparation.
  • We offer students alternative examination centres nationwide. We are the only institutions accredited by Cambridge to offer this service. This means all your examination administration is taken care of by us.
  • Our students have achieved excellent results in their Cambridge exams, obtaining a number of first and top ten places in the world as well as first places in South Africa in subjects as diverse as English, Science, Computer Studies, Business Studies, Psychology, Economics, Maths, Afrikaans, French, Sociology, Music, Art, History, Biology, Geography and Accounting.
  • The majority of our students achieve university exemption (Bachelor degree admission) and get into a degree of their choice and at the University of their choice whether in South Africa or internationally. Other students earn a Cambridge Matric or school leaving qualification.

The BIDC Difference

British International Distance College is very different from other Cambridge course providers!

  • Our Tutors are Cambridge trained and teach the courses to full time students.
  • Our Tutors understand the needs and difficulties of self-study.
  • Our Tutors are knowledgeable about Cambridge exam requirements.
  • Our detailed work programmes provide weekly consolidation activities to assist the student. Online work is incorporated.
  • Our Exam Preparation workshops and laboratory practicals at our well-equipped College ensure the best exam preparation at no extra cost.
  • Online midterm seminars assist students to consolidate their learning.
  • Our Distance students have full access to our Online Student Services.
  • Student Advisors mentor students throughout the course at no extra cost.
  • Assignments are set by Tutors and are marked to Cambridge standards at no extra cost.
  • Cambridge recommended textbooks are provided at no extra cost.
  • Syllabi and past exam papers are standard issue combined with carefully selected course material all at no extra cost.
  • We offer a very wide range of subjects.
  • We have our own examinations centers across South Africa and BIDC students do not incur the costs and difficulties as Private Candidates.
  • Our students have access to our helpline which offers the student support throughout the year of study at no extra cost.

BIDC is recognised by the Education Department as a accredited curriculum service provider for children educated at home (home schooling).

Contact a Student Advisor today to plan your studies!