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As the name suggests, AltSchool Africa is different from the traditional institutions. We are a school for individuals looking to gain technical skills and kickstart a career in Software Engineering. AltSchool Africa takes a non-traditional approach to learning by teaching courses directly connected with the selected track .

Our robust curriculum which combines theoretical knowledge with practical real world applications is guaranteed to transform anyone into a top Software Engineer within one year.



Too busy? No problem

We understand that you might have a lot of commitments and as such we’ve designed our courses and curriculum to work around you and your commitments

Need a new career? We’ve got you

You don’t need prior knowledge or technical skills to participate in any of our programs. Our curriculum is designed to give you the perfect leg up in when transitioning to a career in tech.

Want better work opportunities? We’re your best bet

Gain access to top job opportunities globally through our certifications from reputable international institutions.


Engineering Tracks for you

Frontend Engineering
Frontend Engineers are some of the most sought-after Software Engineers. This program is designed to provide you with in-depth knowledge on how to create functional websites by implementing web designs through the use of various programming languages. You will be exposed to best practices while executing projects with guidance from some of our faculty members comprised of top senior engineers.
Backend Engineering
Backend engineering is an exciting career track. Like the name suggests, backend engineering deals with the part of a website or a software application that the users do not see or interact with. As a backend engineer, you are responsible for building the structure of a software application. In this program, you will learn how to program servers, client-side interfaces and design databases using the various programming languages.
Cloud Engineering
Cloud Engineering combines software development and IT operations to build and maintain cloud infrastructure. Cloud Engineers are in high demand, as more companies continue to move critical business processes and applications to cloud infrastructures. In this program, you will gain hands-on experience with cloud platforms, understand how cloud resources are allocated and paid for and learn how to shorten the systems development life-cycle.

How the Admission Process Works


    Step One

    Fill and submit the application form


    Step TWO

    Take and pass all assessment tests


    Step THREE

    Complete enrolment and begin your journey into Software Engineering

Prepare your company for the future

Our extensive Diploma program is set to produce top Software Engineers 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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I register?

To register, please visit our website (www.altschoolafrica.com) 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, 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 endeavour to thoroughly study the materials provided in the home study kit.

When will the assessment take place?

The assessment will take place in two batches. The first batch will be held in January for people who applied from the application start date till the end of November. The second batch will take place in February when application closes.

What will the assessment be like?

The assessment is in three stages: Basic Communication Test, Aptitude Test and Basic Technical Test. The technical test will be based on the materials sent in the home study kit you will receive after you have successfully applied.

Do I need to have studied computer science or have a background in tech to apply?

You do not need to have any background in tech or computer science to apply. This opportunity is for everyone!

Will I get a certificate at the end?

Yes, you will. At the end of the year, participants will gain a diploma in software engineering from AltSchool Africa in affiliation with a reputable and accredited university.

How much will I pay after I get a job?

Upon completing the program and getting hired, you are expected to pay a total of $500 via an Income Sharing Agreement (ISA). Payment for this can be broken down into $50 over 10 months or $100 over a period of 5 months.

How long will it take to get the certificate/How long is the program?

The diploma program runs for one year. There will be classes for the first nine months and you will be placed in a company for the last three months (internship) to gain experience.

Where will the classes take place?

Majority of the classes will be held online but we will also have community peer learning sessions from time to time.

When will the classes start?

The classes will start in April, 2022.

Is there an application fee?

Yes, the application fee is N10,000.

What will I learn in class for nine months?

You will learn the required skills to become a Software Engineer specialised in any of the following tracks: front-end engineering, back-end engineering or cloud engineering.

I don’t have a laptop, can I still apply?

Yes, you can. We are partnering with some organisations to provide students who successfully get enrolled in the program with soft loans to acquire laptops.

Is this certificate recognisable anywhere?

Yes, it is. We have partnered with reputable higher institutions across the continent to ensure credibility. After completing our 1-year program, you will earn a Diploma in Software Engineering with a major in any of the tracks you choose.

How long will it take for me to gain the certification?

The AltSchool Africa program typically runs learning sessions for nine months and internship placements for three months

Are there any prerequisites for this certification?

No, you do not need to have any prior knowledge or experience in Software Engineering to sign up for this program. It is beginner-friendly and designed to accommodate you at any level of your knowledge.

Are all the classes fully online?

The AltSchool Africa program employs a blended learning approach consisting of Virtual Instructor Led sessions as well as self-paced learning modules.

How much will I pay?

Because we are big believers in not letting cost stand in the way of knowledge, you can enrol for our a Diploma program at no initial cost. We however have an income sharing agreement where you will be required to pay a percentage of your post-AltSchool salary over an agreed period of time.

What qualifies me to get accepted into the program?

To get accepted into the program, you need to have a minimum of High / Secondary School certificate, be computer literate and pass our assessment stage.

New to Software Engineering? Jumpstart your tech career.

Interested in building a career in tech? AltSchool Africa is just right for you. Earn a top-rated a Diploma in software engineering within one year.

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