How to Choose an Online Course

Finding the right online course for you is very important. Furthermore, knowing how to choose an online course can feel draining and daunting at times. It doesn’t have to be. Here we look at how to choose an online course but let’s start at the beginning.

What is an Online Course

An online course is where all processes involved in studying further are done electronically. Your study material is accessible online via email in the form of an ebook. You communicate with your lecturer via various online platforms like Whatsapp, email or online study groups. All assignments are also done online or submitted electronically. Skills Academy offers all this and more.  Want to know more about what is an online course click here

Why Choose an Online Course

There are many reasons why to do a course online. With the main reason being that you can work and study online at the same time. Even better is that you can access your course from any device that has internet access like a phone, tablet or laptop/computer. The convenience of an online course does not interfere with your day to day rather you fit it in wherever possible. Check a detailed article on the benefits of online courses here.

How to Choose an Online Course

There are a few steps you can take to choose the perfect online course for you. Follow these easy steps and find your perfect match.

Step 1

Know why you want to study. There are a few ways you can go about it. Here are some examples of questions you can ask yourself to assist.

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Why do I want to study? Do I know what career I want? Is this to improve my skills or learn a new one? Do I want to change my careers and want to study to learn more?

Step 2

Accredited long courses vs Professional short courses. This will depend on the type of qualification you want. For step 2 decide if you want to do a short or long course. Short courses are normally professional courses and long courses can be professional and accredited courses. So what will it be? A short or long course?

Step 3

Decide on a field of interest in this step. When you know whether you are trying to upgrade your skills or change careers now is the time to choose the field of interest. Meaning what direction you should be going to reach the goal that you chose. Either the career, skill or the reason you are studying.

Step 4

Explore your options. Head over the category that best fit your decision up to this point. If you are just upgrading your current skill set short courses would be the perfect choice. Head over to short courses and explore your options. If you are trying to learn a new skill and are looking for an accredited course head over to accredited courses. Browse your Skills Academy options.

Step 5

Read the course description and criteria. This is one of the most important steps. You will see if you qualify for the course and what you will be learning during this course.

Now that you have all the information to choose your course head on over to Skills Academy and browse the available courses currently on offer.

Have you Decided What Course you Want to do?

Reach us on any of the following methods for registration assistance:

  1. Call us for free on 0800 39 00 27
  2. Fill out the registration form
  3. Or chat to us via Whatsapp at  082 318 8892
Last Updated: November 2, 2020

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