Short courses are a quick way to acquire new skills, but what exactly are short courses?
Unlike certificate and diploma courses, short courses are only a few months long. They are designed to introduce and transfer new skills in a very short period of time. Short courses rely on the application of your newly acquired skills - there are no examinations at the end of the courses, as you will be required to submit assignments as you progress through the course material.
Should I be nervous about studying a short course?
There is no reason why you should be nervous about studying a short course. Distance learning short courses are conducted in such a way that students are able to feel relaxed and comfortable while studying. Good distance learning institutions, such as Skills Academy, will even provide you with access to academic support from a tutor via various communication channels.
How quickly can I finish my short course?
Short course assessments are assignment-based, and you have the freedom to progress through the material at your own pace. There will often be fixed deadlines for submission, but if you complete your assignments early, you will be able to submit them and move on to the next module. You won't be held back by other students who work more slowly than you do.
What do I get when I finish my short course?
A short course will help you to learn new skills in a short period of time. If you study through Skills Academy, you will also receive a short course certificate upon successful completion of your studies.
Can I study a short course if I live in Cape Town?
People usually associate Cape Town with unspoiled beaches, laid-back citizens and award-winning wines. However, there are many short courses on offer in Cape Town for those who would like to acquire new skills. With so many beautiful locations in this picturesque landscape, people who enrol for photography short courses will never run out of ideas for the perfect picture.
One of the advantages of distance learning is that you can enrol for short course training in any part of the country. There are no night classes to attend and you do not have to travel alone at night either. You can study most short courses from the comfort and safety of your own home, and at your own pace.
Why should I study a short course?
The value of a short course lies in the fact that you can gain a number of new skills in a relatively short period of time. As this type of education is mostly done in your own time, you can choose to study one or two courses per year to update or enhance your skills. By taking this seemingly slower approach to self-enrichment, you will allow yourself time for unforeseen distractions relating to work or family commitments.
Job seekers often enrol for short course top-ups in order to gain formal acknowledgement of skills that they already have. It shouldn't be a case of "why should I study a short course?", but rather a question of "what should I study next?" There will always be new things to learn and new skills to acquire.
Many short courses are aimed at saving you time and making you more efficient. They do this by teaching you practical skills that you can implement in the workplace in order to increase the quality and efficiency of your work.
There are many reasons why people decide to enrol for a short course. Why not enrol today?
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