Short Courses

Do you want to improve your knowledge but don’t have time to commit to years of studying? We’ve got you. With our Short Courses you’ll be climbing the ladder to success in no time.

Available Courses

Crèche Management: Short Course Certificate

Creche management is one of the many wonderful careers in Child Care. In this short course you will learn the basic skills and background knowledge you will need to succeed.

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Child Psychology Short Course

The Child Psychology: Short Course Certificate is the first level of Child Psychology. Here you get a short introduction to this field that involves the world of children.

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Child Day Care: Short Course Certificate

The Child Day Care Short Course sets the foundation for you and your career. Learn about diversity in early childhood, growth and development, and more.

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A three-year degree is not the only way to have a successful career. Our Short Courses are a great alternative for those with limited time on their hands. Fill the gaps in your knowledge in only a short space of time, without compromising the quality of your education.

Benefits of Studying Short Courses

Advantages of studying a short course include more career opportunities and a chance to increase your earning potential. Enrolling in a short course is also a great way to show employers that you are committed to improving yourself. But that’s not all, here are some more benefits of studying Short Courses:

Learn Skills Quickly

We know how busy life can get. A short course is a great option if you don’t have much time to study. Skills-based courses such as ours focus on the most important knowledge you need for the job you’re interested in. 

Save Money

Since you will only be studying for a short amount of time, you won’t be spending that much money on your coursework. Studying with us via distance learning also means that you save on transport costs. 

Trial run for Your Future Career

It’s okay if you don’t know what to do with your life. A short course can help you figure it out. You can do a course you find interesting and see if you like it enough to study further or turn it into a career.  

Skills you Will Learn From Short Courses

The skills you’ll gain will differ from course to course. But make no mistake, these courses are sure to help you make a success of any career path you choose. So enrol with us today for a chance to boost your CV.

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Our Short Courses

We certainly have no shortage of short courses for you to study. We offer courses in some of the most popular industries on the job market. So what are you waiting for? Explore your options below and enrol with us today! 

Management Courses

These courses are designed to help you become the leader you were meant to be. Before you know it, you’ll be able to lead and inspire a team in an industry of your choice. Get equipped with skills to take any organisation to brand new heights. 

Computer Courses

Having computer skills is vital for the modern job market. Many businesses depend on technology to get the job done. Don’t get left behind. Study our Computer Courses and have your CV end up right on top of the pile.  

Tourism Courses

Be part of an exciting, booming industry with our Tourism Courses. From creating travel packages to understanding customer behaviour. With us, you will learn skills to help you give tourists a memorable experience. 

Beauty Courses

Become a buffing and shining boffin with our beauty short courses. Get clued up on everything from contouring and concealer, to keeping your client’s hair, skin and nails healthy. We can give you top skills to be everyone’s go-to beautician. 

Office Management Courses

Do you have a passion for admin and keeping things in order? Well then you should study our Office Management Courses. We will equip you with knowledge to take charge of any office. Learn to communicate in professional settings, build relationships with clients and much more.

Customer Service Courses

If you enjoy working with people and believe that the customer is always right, then these courses are for you. Gain the skills to deal with difficult clients so you can provide them with high quality service. 

Child Care and Educare Courses

Gain knowledge on how to take care of little ones who get placed in your care. With our courses, you can learn how to give children the best start to life. You can help them develop a love for education while supporting their emotional well-being. 

Creative Courses

Our courses will have your creative juices flowing all the way into a successful career. Here you can also get clued up on other skills such as decision-making and problem-solving. These abilities will help you daily throughout your creative career.   

Entry Requirements

There are no special entry requirements for these courses. We believe that everyone deserves a chance to study, whether they have matric or not. This is why we have created open access courses. This means you can study our Short Courses at any age, without matric!

Where to Study Short Courses in South Africa

No need to keep looking. You can study right here with us. We are a distance learning college which means you can study from the comfort of your own home. Location certainly won’t be a barrier for your education. We’ll courier your study material to wherever you are in the country – for free!

How Long Does it Take to Study Short Courses?

That all depends on the subject you want to enrol in. Our short courses vary from two to twelve months. With us you’ll have a lot of flexibility in your studies:

  • Study at your own pace – Since there are no classes, you can create your own study schedule. If a course lasts four months but you complete it in two, you only pay for the two months you studied.
  • There is an opportunity to extend your studies – Not sure if you’ll be able to finish your studies on time? No need to panic. You can call us and we’ll arrange to extend your course at an affordable price. 

Are Short Courses Right for Me?

Enrolling in a short course can benefit anyone. No matter what your educational background is, it will add value to your career. If you are looking to upgrade your knowledge and skill set, then a short course is definitely the right choice for you. 

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I would like to give my compliments to all the staff who contacted me during my difficulties and more specifically to Kenneth who convinced me to enroll with skills.
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Early childhood
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Skill academy is an affordable college and a good one.
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Awelani Jennifer Ramulongo
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Carine van der Westhuizen
Beauty Therapy
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Shahida Dawson
Financial Accounting
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Taryn Duplessis
Beauty Therapy
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Kholeka Nqobile Xintolo
Child Psychology
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Mpho Vilakazi
Child Day Care
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If you’re ready to take that next step and reach your study goals, contact us today. We will put you on the path to greatness. To start this process, you can:

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Last Updated: November 4, 2021

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