Afrodigital Pan University is an internationally accredited online learning platform. Our vision is to work with experienced professionals to create more skill-based online courses called Pan Degrees. Afrodigital aims to develop a wide range of pan degrees for entrepreneurs, digital marketers and leaders. Currently our courses are accredited by CPD (Continous Professional Development) UK
The idea came to life after an observation in the gap between the industry and what is taught in tertiary institutions. The big corporates have structures to train their future leaders to acquire the skills and knowledge they need to keep their business going. Unfortunately the narrative is different for SMEs. They employ raw talent that generally lacks the practical skills required to get things done in the real world.
Pan degrees are designed to give students the skills they need to be able to become effective in specific roles. Pan degrees are designed and taught by professionals who are both experienced and knowledgeable about what is required in the industry for higher performance.
Our vision is to become the largest online courses platform in Africa. Afrodigital will be offering people standard sets of skill that not only make them employable but also able to run their business effectively.
Pan-Degree in Practical Digital Marketing
How We Started
Our founder Trust Nhokovedzo went around Zimbabwe in 2017 conducting training under the Google Digital Skill Training program. This experience gave him an opportunity to see the state of digital marketing practically in Zimbabwe. When then shared his experience with other Google trainers from across the continent – it was clear that the challenges were the same.
After conducting the Google Digital Skills training, most of the students would ask ‘so where can we learnt this further?’. To this question, there wasn’t a good answer except to refer to the internet resources most of which are not Africanized.
This led to the formation of Afrodigital Skills Training as a business in 2017.
When we approached the local educational authorities to get our courses accredited, we hit many brick walls and setbacks. After trying for two years, we decided to get international accreditation and introducing our own qualifications called pan-degrees.
Why our online courses platform?
- Learn from experienced professionals. The instructors in all our online courses, in-person events and corporate training sessions are very experienced professionals in their field. Our mission is to get many people to learn the practical skills they need to excel in any field we are covering. This means you are guaranteed to have high-quality content and very rich content in all our courses.
- Understanding of adult education. Our courses are designed in line with adult education principles. They are built around practical skills that the learners want to have. They only theory that is necessary for participants to excel in their trade. This makes it very different from purely academic qualifications which are knowledge-based. All our courses are designed for people who need skills and do not have time to learn unnecessary content.
- We give back to the community. Not all our online courses and events are paid for! We have free events for people who need to have digital skills but may not afford to get them. For example, we have a free class on “How to use Google like a pro” and “Business Skills for Women Entrepreneurs”. We also participate in other conferences and events to give free lectures and presentations.
- International Accreditation. Our online courses and events are accredited with CPD UK. The certificates from the CPD UK approved programs are recognised everywhere in the world. They also have continuous learning points.
- Community and cross-pollination. We have students from all over Africa at different levels of life plus business. Joining our classes not only leaves you knowledgeable but also links you with the movers and shakers of the business and digital world in Africa. As you will be a great link to others so will they be to you!