NID Training draws on the 135 years history and experience of the National Institute for the Deaf regarding services to the Deaf and persons with different degrees with hearing loss.

NID College is the only Private College in Africa that provides for the specific needs of students of Deaf and persons with different degrees of hearing loss.

Since its inception in 2001 as Deaf College South Africa (DCSA) the NID College has strived to provide quality occupational and skills training aimed at the specific needs of our students.

We are renowned for our suite of training programmes directed at gainful employment that will enable our students to become self-supporting citizens.


The NID Training strives to empower students to:

  • Identify and solve problems in which responses demonstrate that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made.
  • Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, community.
  • Organise and manage oneself and one’s activities responsibly and effectively.
  • Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.
  • Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation.
  • Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation.


The purpose of NID Ministry Training (also known as Deaf Christian Ministry Africa – DCMA) is to train Deaf leaders and church members in their local church so that they can reach out to Deaf people in their community and lead Deaf members to spiritual maturity.

Students receive their module training in their local congregation contexts using materials of Veritas College international. All leaders start off with module training and can then move on towards part-time studies to become a minister.

(More information on specific courses is provided in the 2016 NID Training Prospectus)