How Studying a Short Course can help your Career
What is a Short Course?
A Short Course is a course you can complete quickly and easily as and when you have time. They are based more on professional and vocational areas instead of your more academic topics, so things like Business Management and Healthcare.
They are generally a Level 3 qualification, this means they are around the same difficulty as an A-Level, but don’t let that put you off. Short Courses are Diploma based courses, this means they are modular and based entirely on coursework. Why is that a benefit? Well, no examinations for one thing. You can work through the course as fast as you want, need to have a Management Qualification before the end of the month? Then a Short Course is your answer. Need to brush up on your Human Resources skills before an important work review? Then a Short Course is your answer.
Why are they a good thing to do?
You might be thinking to yourself ‘I have done my time at school or college, why bother carrying on?’, well try looking at it from another point of view, an employer for example. You are an employer and you are looking for the perfect employee, you put out your job description and CVs come flooding in.
You are looking for someone who shows initiative, motivation, drive. Are you going to opt for the CV of John Smith, that last gained a qualification in management in 1995 or are you going to be more interested in Jane Doe, who has a list of Short Courses that they have been studying part time for the last year? Exactly, you want Jane Doe! The one who shows the drive and initiative to not only keep their skillset up to date but also to fund the learning themselves. You want that kind of employee in your company, and what’s more, you want to help and support them to achieve their goals and work their way up through the company.
Or, you can look at it from another point of view, you hate your job, you feel you have no where to go and you want to change direction. What’s the best way to do this? By retraining yourself to have the perfect skillset to suit the role you really want to have. You can’t go back to school or university because you need an income, so part time study online from home is the perfect answer.
How affordable are Short Courses?
Now I know what you’re thinking at this point, ‘that’s easy to say, but what about affording it?!’, that’s the best part about online distance learning, you can spread the cost of your fees, you can opt to pay weekly or monthly and gain the qualifications you are looking for.
Benefits of Studying a Short Course
So to recap, the benefits of studying a Short Course are:
- They are fast to complete
- CPD certified
- Look great on your CV
- Make you more employable
- There are lots of topic options
- Part time study
How to Enrol?
You can enrol at any time on any of our Short Courses, simply find the course you are interested in and click the ‘Enrol’ button.
Enrolment takes no more than 10 minutes and you will be able to begin studying within a few hours.
So what’s stopping you?