The Story of AltSchool Africa

An educational program designed to arm you with the skills and knowledge required to launch your tech career.

About us

While running TalentQL, we realised that there was a huge knowledge gap with some of the software engineers who passed through our vetting process, when it came to understanding basic things about software engineering.

A lot of them were self-taught and while they had gone on to gain good technical skills, some foundational knowledge was missing.

So, we decided to make things easier by creating a school that is not fully a school. An alternative to school. Here you can, in under a year, learn and gain a certification in a myriad of disciplines to give you a great foundation as well as the start you need to go for your dream tech career.

Our Mission is to help you get started on the career you want. Whether you are fresh out of high school, seeking extra education, or want to transition to a career in tech, We will give you the skills and insight to achieve the success you desire.

Why choose
AltSchool

We are not all talk.

Our programs are a perfect blend of theory and practice, providing you with a well-rounded education.

Whatever your style of learning, we’ve got you covered.

Our blended learning approach allows for self-paced learning as well as instructor-led, real-time sessions.

Experienced and Expert Instructors

Our faculty comprises of instructors who are not just knowledgeable but are industry leaders in their fields and able to teach industry best practices

A Diploma in 1 Year

We are not about wasting time. Our curriculum goes straight into the nitty-gritty and teaches up to date and usable skills and knowledge.

Certification from Renowned Higher Institutions

Participants who complete the Altschool year-long program will earn a Diploma in software engineering from a renowned international institution.

How the Admission Process Works

    01

    Step One

    Fill and submit the application form

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    Step TWO

    Take and pass all assessment tests

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    Step THREE

    Complete enrolment and begin your journey into tech

Prepare your company for the future

Our extensive Diploma program is set to produce top tech talents who are able to compete globally. Hiring our graduates guarantee that you have access to highly skilled, passionate and professional tech talent to ensure continuous business success.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I register?

To register, please visit our website (www.altschoolafrica.com), select School of Data and click on the apply button. You will be required to put in a valid email address before you proceed to the application form.

After registration, what next?

Once you have successfully registered, your payment will be confirmed within 48 hours. After confirmation a home study kit with all the materials you need for the assessment will be sent to you. Please make sure you provide a valid email address while applying and check your spam for emails from us. Also endeavor to thoroughly study the materials provided in the home study kit.

When will the classes start?

Class will commence in November. The actual date will be communicated with applicants.

What is the duration of the course?

The duration of the course is 12 months.

Will I get a Diploma Certificate at the end of the training?

Yes, you will. At the 12 months training, participants will gain a diploma in Product. Note that you will be required to pay the sum of $100 to access certification from AltSchool Africa.

Do I need to have studied data or have a background in data to apply?

The Data Analysis and Data Science course requires no prior knowledge and is perfect for beginners, while the Data Engineering course requires a basic programming background (e.g., backend), SQL, and Python experience before you can apply.

What qualifies me to get accepted into the School?

To get accepted into the program, you need to have a minimum of a HighSchool/Secondary School certificate, be computer literate and pass our basic assessment test. If you are about to complete your high school or secondary education, you can apply as well.

How much is the tuition fee?

We have several payment plans just for you. You are required to choose your preferred payment plan, the tuition fee can be paid upfront, quarterly or monthly. Check out the tuition page to see all payment options.

Is the certificate recognisable anywhere?

Yes, it is. We have partnered with reputable higher institutions across the continent to ensure credibility.

Where will the classes take place?

Majority of the classes will be held online on our Learning Management System but we will also have Live classes and Learning circles where students can work together as a team.

What will I learn in class for nine months?

You will learn the required skills to become a certified Data Engineer, Analyst or Scientist.

Deadline for application to School of Data

Data school applications will close on September 30th, assessments will begin in October, and classes will start in November.

What is the cutoff mark for the entrance exams or assessment?

You need a minimum of 85% on the entrance exams to be granted full admission into the school.

Can I get a refund on my application or Tuition fee?

All fees paid to AltSchool are non-refundable

Will I be allowed to move forward if I failed the first semester exams?

No, at the end of every semester, students who don't meet the cumulative cut off mark will be dropped off.

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Interested in inspiring the next generation of top technologists? Collaborate with us. We are committed to helping as many young Africans kickstart a career in technology by providing them with access to quality technical education by real world experts.

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