Homenewsabout usContact UsWebsite

The benefits of short courses

What are short courses?

Short courses offer the perfect option for students who do not want to complete a full qualification that can take up to four years. These courses, which emphasise the fundamentals of each subject, can be completed within a few months.

A short course can either be focused on developing specific skills or can provide an idea of what you can expect from this area of specialisation (a module from a full qualification) should you wish to obtain that qualification.

Seven crucial benefits of short courses

1. Kick-start your learning

Many people want to do more with their lives but feel that they do not have the time or necessary skills. Short courses are the perfect way to start your learning process and engage in various subjects before deciding if it really is the right path for you.

2. Learn, work and maintain your lifestyle

The greatest benefits of short courses are that they are practical and convenient. They can be completed via campus learning or distance learning. They allow you to continue your current lifestyle while improving your skills and your CV. This is of particular importance to working people, as no income will be lost when studying part-time.

3. Career enhancers

Short courses allow you to fill gaps in your knowledge and gain particular skills that may be needed for a promotion. It also shows your employer that you are proactive and that you value continual learning. Courses that focus on self-development, leadership, workplace communication and conflict resolution could show your employer that you are ready for a more important role in the workplace.

4. Learn and discover

It is natural to be unsure of exactly what you want to do with the rest of your life. Short courses are perfect for people who want an introduction into various fields to discover what they like before making a full qualification commitment. Think of it as trying on a t-shirt to check the fit before purchasing it!

5. The possibilities are endless

New skills are always appreciated in the workplace. Whether it's bookkeeping, first aid or project management, having additional skills will set you apart from your fellow employees. Organisations are increasingly looking for employees who show individuality and drive. Being able to showcase an array of skills will differentiate you in a job interview.

6. Learn and stay young

Continual learning is mandatory if you want to become and remain successful in the workplace. Short courses allow you to continue to learn new skills and ways of thinking. It is also a way to keep your brain stimulated as we often get trapped in the web of our daily duties and forget to look at the bigger picture for our lives.

7. Networking

Networking within short course classes provides a great opportunity to make new business contacts and friends. These relationships may prove beneficial later on in life.

Get started

Make sure that you pick a reputable institution with a proven track record that offers high quality training before registering for a short course. Milpark Business School addresses careers in banking, insurance, financial planning, administration and management across a number of sectors.

Apply now at Milpark Business School for one of the upcoming short courses that start in April 2013. View the full range of short courses or read more about the part-time courses on offer.

20 Mar 2013 12:05


Desiray Viney
Desiray Viney
I agree that the solution to our skills shortage and high unemployment rate is skills development and training - in the short course and/or workshop format. Using experiencial learning methods it is effective and relevant for upgrading our human potential in SA.
Posted on 28 Apr 2013 17:18