Are online short courses worth it?

Are online short courses worth it?

20 Oct 2020

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Now more than ever, people are turning to online short courses to continue their professional development. But we know there are people out there who may be hesitant to take that first step into distance learning and would like some reassurance on whether it’s the right approach for them.

Whether you’ve been on furlough, are actively seeking a new role or simply looking to further your skillset, we’re here to help. Here are four reasons why an online short course is of great benefit to both you and your career prospects going forward:

Refreshing your knowledge

Industries move fast. Blink, and you’ll miss a whole range of new technologies, processes and ways of working being brought in all around you.

Investing the time into completing a CPD online accredited course enables you to adapt positively to any of these changes in your line of work or industry and fill any knowledge gaps. Ensuring you’re at the cutting edge of these shifts makes you a better asset to both your business and your profession.

At your own pace

Online diplomas can be completed on your terms, from home.

While your course provider will give minimum requirements for each month, this is designed to be a manageable figure. So if you have to fit your revision in and amongst the hustle and bustle of your daily commitments, you’re able to take it at your own pace.

Similarly, if you’re looking to progress as fast as possible, then this type of programme is also of benefit. Due to the online nature, online CPD accredited courses are generally much faster to complete than university and college-based courses, meaning you can get that vital learning quicker.

Career changes

It’s important to remember that career paths don’t have to be linear. If you don’t find the profession for you at the start, that doesn’t preclude you from re-training and trying something new. It may well be the best decision you ever make.

Online short courses can give you that first step up, quickly teaching you the fundamentals of a new profession. We have CPD accredited courses for a wide range of sectors, including construction, finance, healthcare and more.

CPD accredited courses

The job market is a competitive one, and any advantage you can get over your fellow applicants should always be considered.

Continuing professional development and being able to showcase a certification on your CV will not only display your dedication and expertise but will help your CV stand out from the crowd.

A certificate of attendance will be made available to you on completion, which can be shared with potential employers.

You can take a look through all the courses currently available on our website here, or for further information, please contact our team who’ll be more than happy to discuss your requirements further.

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