SGS Academy is Umalusi accredited and offers more than 170 training courses across 20 categories, leading to formal qualifications. Additionally, tuition is available is a range of languages. Focused on contributing to continuous improvement strategies by providing an integrated approach to health, safety, environmental and quality risk management, SGS Academy training empowers the individual, while also recognizing and formalizing their knowledge through education.

Further education plays a vital role in the attainment of South Africa’s key priorities. The creation of a skilled and empowered workforce underpins sustainable success in growing an inclusive economy and creating jobs, as well as youth development, rural development, fighting poverty and disease, and ending inequalities.

SGS Academy courses recognize existing levels of knowledge and experience, providing a combination of theory and practical exercise for staff at all levels of an organization.

Recognizing the diverse needs of businesses, SGS Academy offers a variety of options to ensure that client training requirements are met:

Public courses: Available on pre-determined dates and set locations, one advantage of this type of learning is gaining other organizations’ points of view.

In-house courses: Running a course on-site allows the message and style to be tailored to the client’s organization. A convenient and cost-effective solution if you wish to train a number of staff, or when confidentiality is an issue.

e-Learning courses: Developed specifically to provide quick and effective training to large numbers of staff, with the benefit of ongoing management reports on delegates’ progress.

“Through our broad selection of high quality professional training you can strengthen your workforce and increase your productivity. Our training programs cover a wide range of topics related to areas such as quality, performance, health and safety as well as accredited training for auditor development. We draw on our years of worldwide experience to provide effective learning and development opportunities,” said: Elfriede Giard, SGS Academy Business Manager. “We make a difference to individuals, teams and businesses, nurturing talent and enabling continuous organizational progression. Our specialists partner with course participants, identifying improvement objectives and supporting the professional journey.”

Employing an accredited training provider also gives SGS clients access to Sector Education Training Authority (SETA) funding. Clients will be able to claim training expenditure incurred under the Skills Development Act from the relevant SETA.

Find out more about SGS Academy training courses

For more information, contact:

Sisi van Zyl
Business Development Manager
SSC: Training Academy

Marina Sander
Operations Manager
SSC: Training Academy
t: +27 11 681 2550


SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 75,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,500 offices and laboratories around the world.