Benefits of Studying a Short Course

Enrol with us and enjoy the benefits of studying a short course. From filling the gap on your CV to elevating your skills, gain the skills that will help your career thrive.

Whether you want to kickstart your career or learn new skills, short courses are the way to go. The benefits of short courses will help you go above and beyond in your profession so you can reach your goals. Get up to speed on why this study option is perfect for you.

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What is a Short Course?

A short course is a study programme which you can complete in a short amount of time. These courses range from two to six months, but are not longer than one year. They are the first step into a study programme and opens the door for further study opportunities.

Benefits of Studying a Short Course

These courses may be short, but they are packed with  essential knowledge. They aim to give you the basic skills you need that will help you excel in your career. Below are some of the top benefits of studying a short course:

  • Quick way to gain quality skills
  • Save time and money
  • Looks great on your CV
  • Further your career
  • Insight into an industry
  • There are plenty of courses to choose from
  • You can study without matric
  • Great way to learn workplace skills
  • Elevate your hobbies

Quick way to Gain Quality Skills

If you want to gain quality skills in a short time, then a short course is the way to go. You’ll gain practical skills you need in your career which will help you complete your tasks. These skills will also complement your experience.

Save Time and Money

Studying for years at a university can become costly. Your tuition, textbooks and resources can all build up to a pretty penny. When you study short courses via distance learning, not only do you save time, you also save on travelling costs and accommodation. 

Looks Great on Your CV

Have a few gaps to fill on your CV? Or are you fresh out of matric? Whatever it may be, short courses look great on your CV. You’ll be able to showcase the skills you’ve learnt, and prove that you are determined to gain new ones. 

Further Your Career

If you already have a successful career, that’s great! But it doesn’t mean the learning has to end. Between work and your responsibilities, you might not have enough time to study further. So studying a short course is a great way to learn skills in your thriving career. 

Insight Into an Industry

Choosing a course can be difficult. Your job and career depends on it. If you want to gain knowledge in a field, a short course will give you the insight you need. You’ll learn the basic functions and duties expected of you in the industry.

There are Plenty of Courses to Choose From

Short courses aren’t just limited to one field. There are a variety of short courses available that match the top careers in demand. From beauty to computer courses, you’ll be able to find a programme fit for your profession.

You can Study Without Matric

The best part of short courses? You can study without matric. That’s right. Not having matric is often an obstacle for many. But since our courses are open access, they are accessible to students far and wide. 

Great way to Learn Workplace Skills

Working and completing your duties are rewarding, yet stressful at the same time. Studying a workplace skills course will help you cope with the many challenges you may face. This will increase your productivity, improve your work ethic and help you stay organised.

Elevate Your Hobbies

Who says the short course should be limited to your career? You can use them to elevate your hobbies as well. You’ll learn new techniques and knowledge that could perfect your interests. Who knows, you might be able to make some extra money with your new skills.

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With a variety of programmes available to you, our Short Courses are your best bet. Study with us and learn skills that will take your career to the next level. Contact our course experts for more details. You can: 

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Last Updated: June 20, 2022

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Charnell Ward
Charnell Ward
Charnell is a top-class content creator at Skills Academy. She creates engaging content with the aim to provide useful information on distance learning and further study opportunities. Her passion for writing goes beyond her career, as she enjoys writing short stories and volunteering as a writer in her free time. View my LinkedIn profile