College Short Courses – Online and Distance Short Courses
Short courses are one of the most dynamic features of the emerging education and training system of South Africa, according to the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).
There are both credit-bearing and non-credit-bearing short courses. A short course is a type of short learning programme. For a credit-bearing short course, credits – in relation to the course’s contribution to a unit standard and/or (part) qualification – are awarded. A credit-bearing short course usually contains less than 120 credits.
SAQA also notes that that Short Course are particularly associated with ‘just in time’, and ‘just enough’ learning to meet a specific need in workplace environments, as well as with continuing professional development. Short courses are “considered a viable and common method for optimal workplace functioning in all contexts and greatly facilitates access to learning in a manageable manner in terms of cost, time, energy and resources, for both the employer and employee”.
SAQA also says that short courses are important where a targeted short learning programme is required to upgrade skills and knowledge to ensure success in their chosen field, playing an important role in development, up-skilling and multi-skilling.
AOY offers a range of credit-bearing short courses across a range of industries and fields of interests to help you advance your career in any industry. Our short courses are offered as online courses or distance learning courses, giving you the flexibility to fit your studies around your schedule.
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