6 online institutions you need to pick-up new skills

An online short course is a great way to make sure you stay up to date with trends in your industry and enhance your career. Find your next program with these institutions.

In today's fast-paced and evolving work environment, the modern professional needs to be a jack-of-all-trades. But instead of spending a lifetime studying towards a degree or diploma (that you’re likely uncertain about), online short courses offer an faster, more convenient way to update your skill set, improve your earning potential and set you ahead of the rest as an attractive job candidate. 

Find your next career enhancer with these institutions:

Udemy

Offering a variety of short courses aimed at developing a student’s skills Udemy courses provide insight into numerous fields, giving you confidence in making decisions regarding your career and future.

Courses:

Business, Clothing and Textile, Engineering, Health and Wellness, Information and Communication Technology, Health and safety and more.

You receive lifetime access to course content.

Duration:

4 weeks - 15 weeks or work at your own pace depending on the course

Fees:

$12 - $100 depending on the chosen course. You have the possibility to preview every course before you buy it.

Certification:

A certificate of Completion will be awarded. 

Educate24

Educate24 offers low-cost online courses, aimed at teaching you practical know-how that will come in handy, whether you want to study further, advance your career, or want to up-skill.  All courses are developed by South Africa’s top academics, industry experts, and leading institutions, and are accessible from your mobile device or PC.

Courses:

Adult English, Practical Stress Management, Business Innovation, Manufacturing, Leadership Principles and much more.

Duration:

Study at your own pace

Fees:

R399 for the average course
R99 - R1299 depending on the chosen course

Certification:

A number of courses are endorsed by higher learning institutions

Red and Yellow

Having formed a close relationship with the industry, the institution offers access to the latest trends and research, highlighting skills that’ll be in demand. Red and Yellow prides itself in being a dynamic institution, in tune with advertising and marketing industry needs.

Courses:

Project Management, Digital Marketing, Online Advertising, SEO, Web Analytics and more.

Duration:

5 – 10 weeks depending on the chosen course

Fees:

±R8 000 depending on the chosen course 

Certification:

Vary depending on the chosen course

The Business School

 Located at Varsity College, The Business School caters to the ambitious, working adult seeking an opportunity to build their skill set with part-time study. Offering both theory and practical application, the school’s programmes offer first-hand, real-world experience.

Courses:  

Business Management, Event Management, Business and Office Administration, Strategic Marketing, Marketing Management and more.

Duration:

8 – 20 weeks depending on the course

Fees:

Vary depending on the course

Certification:

Certified by the Independent Institute of Education.

Blue Magnet Digital

Widely recognised as the first company in South Africa to provide the independent Certified SEO Professional Certification Training Course, Blue Magnet is a performance digital marketing and training company at the forefront of digital marketing assessments, optimisation, strategies, consulting and training.

Courses:

Various Digital Marketing courses

Duration:

1 - 5 day boot camps

Fees:

R2 000 – R8 000 depending on chosen course

Certification:

Delegates receive a Certificate of Completion.

UNISA

The University of South Africa is Africa’s leading open distance learning institution, offering internationally accredited qualifications. Unisa’s short learning programmes are suitable for the individual looking to broaden their knowledge and skills in specific areas.

Courses:

Choose from a variety of short courses from a selection of colleges.

Duration:

3 – 12 months depending on chosen course

Fees:

R1 250 – R5 000 depending on chosen course

Certification:

Delegates receive a Certificate of Completion. NB: Programmes are not regarded as formal qualifications.

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