Short Courses

Ready to gain knowledge or brush up on your skills? Short Courses are your best bet. Get clued in on our courses and why this is the perfect study option.

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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Wondering how short courses will help your career? Well you’re in for a treat. Even though it is shorter in length, it is packed with the knowledge that will help you perform basic duties at work. But that’s not all! The skills learnt provide a world of benefits. Get your fill on short courses here.

Benefits of Studying Short Courses With us

Many people aim to study a degree or diploma course, thinking this is the only way to gain a quality education. Yet to study a Short Course could be just what your career needs. They are the stepping stones to a respected career.

Gain Skills in a Short Amount of Time

If you have a limited amount of time but you would like to gain valuable skills, then this is a great option for you. These courses focus on the most important knowledge need, teaching you the fundamentals on a topic or career you would like to excel in. 

Save you Money

One of the advantages of this type of course is your ability to save money while learning about the field you would like to work in. As the length of these courses only lasts a few months, the money spent on coursework won’t be too much. Studying via distance learning also means that you are able to save on travelling costs. It really doesn’t get any better than that. 

First Step Into Your Career

The first step into your career may scare you, but if you don’t take it, you may never know where you could end up. Studying a quick course may be just what you need to get started. It will give you the basic understanding you need in your job to complete basic duties. It also gives you the opportunity to further your studies. 

Study Without Matric

Don’t allow your lack of having a matric certificate stop you from following your dreams. With us, you can study our courses without matric. As they are skills based courses, they focus on teaching you the practical skills you need that serve as the first step on your road to success. To enrol with us, all you need is the ability to read, write and understand English.

What Skills Will I Learn in a Short Course?

The skills gained in these courses may seem limited, but they aim to give you the practical knowledge to complete daily tasks and become successful in your career. The skills gained may differ from course to course, so enrol with us today, and become a professional in your field.

A clock on a bookshelf. With Short Courses you are able to gain valuable skills in a short amount of time.

Types of Short Courses Offered to you

We offer a wide range of these courses in the most popular industries available. The skills learnt will ensure a successful career with many academic and career benefits. Find the course that suits your needs and take the first step into your future career. 

Management Courses

Become the leader you were meant to be. We offer a variety of courses that will help you manage your team, department, and even your company. Each management short course will teach you skills specific to your chosen career.

Computer Courses

No matter in which industry you find yourself, having computer knowledge and skills will always come in handy. Study a short computer course and you could be well on your way to becoming an IT professional.

Tourism Courses

Allow your career to take flight with our short tourism courses. These courses will teach you the skills you need to thrive in this bustling industry. From creating travel packages to dealing with customers, there is no shortage of skills learnt in these courses.

Beauty Courses

Become decked out with our Beauty Short Courses. These courses will secure your spot in this growing industry that boasts many exciting career opportunities. Improve your skills with our amazing courses in beauty and let your amazing techniques speak for themselves.

Office Management Courses

Take charge of the daily operations in your office. Office professionals are seen as the right hand to every colleague in the office. From dealing with clients to managing supplies and admin, you are expected to fulfill many tasks. Our Office Management Courses will help you do just that.

Customer Service Course

Learn how to deal with customers the right way. Customers play an important part in the sales and success of your business. Gain all the skills needed to manage customer complaints and ensure that they are satisfied with your services. 

Child Care and Educare Courses

Shape the mind of our future leaders today. Learn the basic skills needed to teach children in your care. Pave the way for their education by furthering your studies with our various courses in child care. 

Creative Courses

Gain the basic skills you need to see your creative ideas come to life. These courses will put your creativity to the test, but also unlock other abilities like decision making and problem-solving skills. So register for one of these courses today and boost your career.

Where to Study Short Courses in South Africa

With us of course! As a distance learning college, we bridge the gap between you and a valuable education, no matter where you stay in South Africa. Everyone has the right to an education, and your location should not stop you from getting started. But don’t worry. You won’t miss out on the college experience. With us, you still get:

  • Access to study groups with a community of your peers
  • Excellent student support services
  • Help and guidance from our skilled tutors 

Duration of our Short Courses

Our Short Courses vary in duration. The length of your studies depends on the course you want to study with us. It can range anywhere between 2-12 months long. But you still get a lot of flexibility in your course. 

  • You can study at your own pace – If your course is 5 months long, yet you can complete it in 3, you may certainly do so. Also, only pay for the months studied with us.
  • Opportunity to extend your studies – If you’re not able to complete your studies on time, you can contact us and extend your course length with an affordable extension fee.

If you’re afraid you wont finish your studies, we will ensure you get the help you need to complete your studies successfully.

Should I Study a Short Course?

If you think that studying a short course isn’t the right choice for you, then you are highly mistaken. It is one of the best things you can do if you want to master a certain skill.  If you’re still not convinced in completing one of these courses, there are a few things to keep in mind before enrolling. 

Less Commitment

If you’re not sure of the career you would like to pursue, you should consider studying a short course. This will allow you to get some insight on the industry and what is expected of you. You can always change your direction if you’re not sure about the field you chose. The time spent won’t be wasted. Even if you change course, you will still hold a certificate and knowledge of that industry.

Use Your Time Productively

If you don’t have anything keep yourself occupied with, why not enrol into a these courses? It will allow you to learn valuable skills that might be exactly what you need to help you start your career. Time is precious, so use it wisely.

Opportunity to Study Further

Once you complete your course, you now have the opportunity to further your studies. With your certificate in hand, you have the chance to move up the ranks and achieve your certificate and comprehensive certificate with us. Don’t let this opportunity to study further pass you by.

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Last Updated: August 24, 2020

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