Newbridge Graduate Institute

About NewBridge Graduate Institute

A modern approach to private tertiary education, designed for the new era

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NewBridge Graduate Institute, formerly known as Centurion Academy, is a registered and accredited provider of a wide range of distinctive qualifications, and boasts a proud 22-year history of pioneering and academic offering that is designed to keep students engaged, motivated and able to enjoy what they are doing while they prepare for their chosen career.

We have taken the initiative to develop and independent, contemporary and responsive educational model offering an array of registered qualifications as well as providing all students with skills-based qualifications, in an environment designed to give you the tools to adapt to our ever-changing world.

An engaging academic journey

Central to our teaching and learning model are small classes, encouraging innovation in both our educators and students. Our education approach is designed to be engaging, while improving understanding, individual development and, ultimately, achievement.

This includes a blend of face-to-face lectures, online lectures, online masterclasses, tutorials and academic support. When combined and used together, these teaching methodologies are collectively known as a Hybrid Teaching Model.

NewBridge Graduate Institute has campuses that are registered sites of delivery, as well as Hybrid Learning Campuses, which specialise in specific hybrid student support. Both our campuses and our Hybrid Learning Campuses utilise the Hybrid Teaching Model, ensuring that all students benefit from our engaging and modern academic approach.

A vibrant campus life

We understand how important campus life is as part of the college experience, encouraging personal growth and development. Our campuses are safe, central and digitally-enabled, offering our students vibrant spaces in which to learn, collaborate, meet new people and have fun.

Our social calendar sees a regular roster of exciting and engaging events, competitions and functions, ranging from health workshops and outdoor adventures to gaming days and social braais.

Sport, fitness and social

Our sports and social programme facilitates the development of our students’ personal sporting, health and fitness objectives, with access to various facilities and opportunities to help you reach your goals.

Once you have selected a campus, you can choose from various sporting options available to you – including access to our gym facilities or membership at prominent local sports clubs.

NewBridge Sports Academy

Welcome to excellence. Here, dreams turn into reality and champions are forged. The NewBridge Sports Academy is a journey in which hard work, dedication and the relentless pursuit of greatness define who you become.

Our unique Sports Academy offering includes comprehensive initial and progress assessments and reporting, individual meal plans, medical screening, sport-specific performance assessments and training, holistic skills, conditioning and coaching sessions, and so much more.

It’s not just training – it’s a commitment to becoming the best version of yourself, both on and off the field.

The Newbridge Accelerate Academy

The exclusive Accelerate Academy equips every NewBridge Graduate Institute student with the skills and insights required to adapt and thrive as you pursue your passions. The Accelerate Academy includes personal and professional development alongside specialist programmes in humanities, leadership, entrepreneurship and technology, giving you the tools to make the most of your educational journey and to follow a prosperous career and life path.

You will gain the following:

  1. Personal and professional development programme
  2. An introduction to international short learning programmes offered by leading online platforms such as edX and Coursera
  3. Knowledge and guidance on finding part-time work opportunities in order to develop work readiness skills

The Accelerate Academy develops pertinent skillsets, giving you the ability to effectively evolve throughout your career, ensuring you remain relevant in the workplace.


Registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a private higher education institution under the Higher Education Act, No. 101 of 1997. Registration no. 2001/HE07/003.

Provisionally registered as a private college in terms of Section 31(3) of the CET Act and regulation 12(4)(b) to offer the Report 191/190 part- qualifications listed thereon until 31 December 2022. Registration no: 2016/FE07/006