Study Calendar – How to Pace Your Nated Course

Struggling to keep track of your coursework? No problem, find tips to help you create a Study Calendar – How to Pace Your Nated Course.

Get tips on how to create a Study Calendar and How to Pace Your Nated Course right here. Studying can be overwhelming but there are ways that you can study and stay level headed. Don’t lose your head, follow our tips and say hello to success. 

Should I Follow a Study Calendar? 

Whenever you register for a distance learning course, you will receive a study calendar. The point of a study calendar is to show you how to pace out your work. But you won’t have to follow every step. However, if you register for classroom learning, you should inquire about this with your instructor. 

Take it Month-by-Month

You might be studying a three year course and that can feel like a lot. But all you have to do is take things one month at a time. This means that you should take one month to concentrate on a subject before moving on to the next one. 

Registration Period for Nated Courses:

February – May/June exam

August – October/November exam

The example below shows you how to plan out your Marketing Management N4 course you registered for in February. If you choose to follow this example,  you will qualify to write your N4 Marketing Management exams in November. 

Month 

Module 

April 

Computer Practice N4

  • Assignment 1
  • Assignment 2
  • Internal Exam 

May 

Marketing Management N4

  • Assignment 1
  • Assignment 2
  • Internal Exam

June

Management Communication N4

  • Assignment 1 
  • Assignment 2 
  • Internal Exam 

July 

Entrepreneurship and Business Management N4

  • Assignment 1
  • Assignment 2
  • Internal Exam
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How Long do Nated Courses Take to Complete?

Nated courses all have an estimated duration of three years. This means that you will have 12 months to complete each course. In your 12 months you will complete your average of two assignments, one test and a final exam. 

Nated Courses Offered via Distance Learning

You may not know this but distance learning colleges such as Skills Academy, Bellview Institute and Matric College offer nated courses. So you can get your diploma without attending classes and experience the exclusive benefits that come with studying via distance learning. 

Below are the Nated courses you can find here at Skills Academy: 

Business Management 

If you have a mind for business, then our business management courses are for you. This course consists of N4, N5 and N6. It has a duration of roughly 36 months and is accredited by the QCTO. 

Educare 

Looking to take your love for kids to a professional level? Then our Educare course can help you. The duration of this course is around 36 months and it is accredited by the QCTO. You will go through N4, N5 and N6 to get your National N Certificate. 

Financial Management 

A career in financial management can be very rewarding, and if you have a head for numbers it can be even more rewarding. This course consists of three stages, namely N4, N5 and N6. It should take you roughly 36 months to complete. 

Human Resource Management 

This human resource management course is accredited by the QCTO. In this course there are three levels you have to successfully complete in order to get your National Diploma. These levels are made up of your N4, N5 and N6 course. 

Legal Secretary

Interested in expanding your knowledge on law and office practices? Do it with this nated legal secretary course. In 36 months you will go through your N4, N5 and N6 which are all accredited by the QCTO.

Management Assistant  

Every manager needs a skilled assistant. Make yourself valuable with this management assistant course. Before receiving your National Diploma, you will complete your N4, N5 and N6 over the span of 36 months.

A student using our Study Calendar - How to Pace Your Nated Course tips to study.

Can I Really Study as Fast as I Want? 

Yes, you can! If your course is longer than nine months you have the option of completing it as fast as you would like. So you don’t have to spend three years on your nated course, you can complete it in a year and a half. But do note that this is just an added benefit, you don’t have to rush your studies. 

Related Benefits 

Online tutors and study groups: Just because it’s distance learning, doesn’t mean you are on your own. We have tutors and study groups that are just a click away. 

Study guides: Textbooks aren’t always enough. That’s why we give our students study guides which explain your course topics in a more simplified way. 

Learning Materials Delivered: Gone are the days of running from bookstore to bookstore. We courier all your study materials for your convenience. 

What is a N6 Qualification? 

Understanding NATED terminology can be really confusing and can be a reason why you choose to study a provider programme. But fear not, it’s not as difficult as you may think. National Diplomas are made up of three levels:

  • Level 1 – N4
  • Level 2 – N5 
  • Level 3 – N6

You have to complete each level successfully in order to achieve your national diploma. So whenever you see N4 or N5 or N6 in front of your qualification, just know that is the different level for the course. 

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Last Updated: June 9, 2021

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