Short Courses

You can find all of Skills Academy’s wide range of short courses on this page. You can take any one of our short courses and finish it in up to three months. Here you can find everything from business, to computer and creative courses.

 

Skills Academy Offers the Following List of Short Courses:

 

Beauty Therapy Courses

Nail Care Short Course Certificate

This is a four subject course that teaches you the basics of nail care application and professional salon skills. You will only need a grade ten certificate to start with this course.

Facial Skincare Short Course Certificate

The facial skincare short course teaches you all the basics of skincare and can be completed in nine months.

Make-up Application Short Course

The make-up application short course teaches you the basics in this field, and can be completed in nine months.   

 

Child Day Care Courses

Short Course Certificate in Crèche Management

This is a short four month course which covers the basics of creche management, it can be great for anyone looking to run their own creche one day.

Short Course Certificate in Child Day Care

 The short course certificate in child daycare is made up of two subjects and can be completed in four months.

Short Course Certificate in Child Psychology

This is a short four month course which covers the basics of child psychology, ideal for someone who is brand new to child care studies.

 

Events Management Courses

Short Course Certificate in Wedding Planning

The short course certificate in wedding planning is made up of three subjects, and can be completed in four months.

Short Course Certificate in Events Management

This short course is made up of two subjects, and can benefit anyone looking to learn the basics of events management.

 

Hospitality and Tourism Courses

Short Course Certificate in Tourism Marketing

The short course certificate in tourism marketing is made up of two subjects, and can be completed in four months.

Short Course Certificate in Guest House Management

This short four month course teaches you the basics of running a successful guest house. The only thing you need to get started here is a grade ten certificate.

Short Course Certificate in Tourism Management

 The short course certificate in tourism management is made up of two subjects, and can be completed in four months.

 

Decorating and Design Studies

Short Course Certificate in Interior Decorating

This course teaches you all the basics of the interior decorating industry, and can be completed in six months.

Short Course in Google Sketch-Up

This course teaches you all the basics of the interior decorating industry, and can be completed in six months.

Short Course in Interior Decorating and Design

Here you will learn the basics of interior design and communication skills to use in this work environment.

 

Photography Courses

Digital Photography Short Course

The digital photography short course is made up of three subjects and can be completed in four months.

 

Secretarial Courses

Short Course in Personal Assistance

This is a short six month course which teaches you communication skills as well as computer literacy basics, important for any office job.

Short Course in Medical Office Receptionist

Here is a short four month course which teaches you the basics of working in a medical office environment.

Short Course Certificate in Professional Secretary

The short course certificate in professional secretary teaches you computer and service excellence basics which are important to any office job.

Short Course Certificate in Receptionist

This course teaches you the basics of telephone communication etiquette and office communication.

 

Management Courses

Short Course in Customer Relations Management

This course will cover the basics of working with customers and can be completed in eight months.

Small Business Management Short Course

This is a short four-month course, made up of two subjects which cover the basics of starting and running your business successfully.

Short Course Certificate in Office Management

The short course certificate in office management is made up of three subjects. This course can really help you brush up on your skills in management.

Production and Operations Management Short Course

This programme can be a great help to those already working in the manufacturing and service industries. As well as those who are thinking of a career in this field and would like to learn the basics.

Short Course in Sales Management

The short course in sales management will teach you the basics of managing sales staff in any business environment.

Short Course in Retail Management

This short course is made up of three subjects and will teach you the basics of management in retail.

Short Course in Supply Chain Management

To study this course, you will need a grade ten certificate or have completed a certificate on the same level as grade ten. This course is made up of three subjects which teaches you the basics of management in the supply chain industry.

Financial Management Short Course

The financial management short course is made up of two subjects and can be completed in four months.

Short Course in Human Resource Management

The short course in human resource management is made up of two subjects, and can be completed in four months.

Short Course in General Management

This short four-month course is made up of three subjects and teaches you the basics of management in any business environment.

Short Course in Call Centre Management

The short course in call centre management teaches you the basics of working in a call centre and face to face communication.

Short Course in Marketing Management

This course is made up of three subjects and teaches you basic marketing techniques and organisational communication.

 

Workplace Skills

Short courses focus on teaching you a specific skill set in a short period of time. These courses are great for those who are working and need to brush up on certain skills, those looking to be promoted, and those who simply want to learn something new.

 

How Quickly can I Finish my Short Course?

At Skills Academy, you can finish your course as quickly as you would like. If you complete assignments early, you will be able to submit them and move on with your course. You will not be held back by students who work more slower than you do.  However, we suggest that you study for at least three to four months to get the best results possible.

 

What do I get After I Finish my Short Course?

The number one benefit you get is the skills and knowledge that will help you in your career. You will also get a short course certificate of completion after you finish your studies.  

 

Can I Study a Short Course From Where I Live?

You can study any one of our short courses from wherever you are in South Africa. You do not have to travel to any classes at night and you do not have to travel back home alone at night either. You can study most short courses from the comfort and safety of your own home, at your own pace.

 

Why Should I Study a Short Course?

Let’s have a look at the reasons why you should consider taking a short course.

This is Education Most People can Afford

You’ll hardly ever hear someone taking out a student loan to pay off a short course. These courses are much more affordable when compared to full-length diplomas and degrees.

You can Gain Skills Quickly

The real value of a short course comes from the fact that you can gain any number of new skills quickly. Short courses aim to save you time and make you a better worker. This is done by teaching you skills which you can use in the workplace right away. This type of education is mostly done in your own time. We suggest studying one or two courses per year to improve your skills. Why only one or two each year? This gives you time to deal with anything that might take your focus off of your studies, such as issues at work or in your family.

You Should Always Keep Learning

Whether you are still looking for work or already have a job, you should always be looking to learn more. As there will always be new skills and knowledge out there that help you to do your job better. It shouldn’t be a case of “why should I study a short course?”, but rather “what should I study next?”.  

 

When can I get Started?

You can start at any time of the year, whenever the time is right for you!

Here’s how:

  1. Fill in the form on this page and we will get back to you shortly.
  2. Call us toll-free: 0800 39 00 27
  3. Chat to us on Whatsapp: 082 318 8892

 

Written By: Robin Louw

Last Updated: October 24, 2018

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