Welcome to College SA's Short Courses page:
From an Affordable & Accredited College of Distance Learning
Take a look at the short courses we offer.
Why Study a Short Course at College SA?
College SA offers an array of short courses. The reason for this is that we want to make quality education accessible for everyone. Short courses are an ideal way for us to offer valuable training to people who do not have the time or money to enrol in a full-time programme.
Taking one of College SA's short courses is an ideal way to get ahead in your career: it offers you an affordable, quick, and accessible means to professional (and personal) self-improvement. Short courses are easy to take, offer great advantages, and can teach you a number of unique skills.
College SA is also a distance learning college. This means that we bring quality education to you. Whether you want to take a short course in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Mthatha, or anywhere in between- you will have equal access to our short courses and student support networks.
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What exactly is a short course?
A short course is a learning programme that offers condensed content or specific skills training in a short period of time. A short course can take anything from 1 to 12 months to complete and can be offered in any field or subject.
The precise definition of a 'short course' will, however, differ from institute to institute, and from subject to subject. There is a wide variety of short courses you can take in South Africa: from online short courses to university short courses, residential college courses and distance learninf short courses such as those offered by College SA.
"Short course provisioning is one of the most dynamic features of the emerging education and training system of South Africa".
- The South African Qualifications Authority (Source: www.saqa.org.za, 17 March 2014)
Short courses training plays an important part in developing South Africa into a better country. Because short courses are so affordable and easy to take, they provide a perfect way for many workers to become skilled, to upgrade their skill sets, or to develop multiple skills. Fostering skilled labour is a big part of building a better labour force and national economy.
Why take a short course?
Your short course might only be 3 months long, but you will permanently reap the benefits thereof. Your short course training programme will always be part of your CV.
Adding training courses to your CV will mean a lot if you don't have anything like a university degree or college diploma. Completing a short course will allow you to promote yourself as having a certain level of training.
Even if you already have a university degree or a diploma - how will you stand out from other qualified job candidates? Having a number of short courses on your CV will make a great difference when applying for a job, as it will show that you are:
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It will also show that you have more training and skills than other candidates - that you are, in fact, more qualified.