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Why study an online short course?

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Why it is the perfect time for you to study an online Short Course

We are a few days into lockdown and many of us have prepared for our “new normal”. That means you’ve probably been thinking about how to fill up your spare time, which can be daunting. Here at iQ Academy, we say time is a gift, use it wisely!

During uncertain times it can be beneficial to focus on positive interventions and we think planning for your future is one of them. Studying an Online Short Course is the perfect way to make your spare time work for you!

Special note: In order to continue supporting you, we’re happy to announce that we are operational during lockdown. Our student advisors are here to assist you during the enrolment process so you can take the next step toward your goals.

Here’s a few reasons why we think this is the perfect time for you to consider studying

Develop in-demand skills

Our online Short Courses are designed for the South African market to help you develop in-demand skills that you can demonstrate. When you are relying on experience alone, you often learn by making mistakes. And in business, mistakes can be extremely costly, so it’s important that you invest in developing your skills and staying up-to-date in industry trends.

“Experience is a hard teacher, because she gives the test first and the lesson after.”

Vernon Law

Our next intake is coming up soon

Registrations for the next intake of our Online Short Courses close on 30 April 2020 and 08 May 2020. So now is the perfect time to make a decision for your future. Speak to a student advisor about which intake you’d like to enroll for!

We run intakes on our Short Courses every 2 months, so if you miss this registration date you can register for the next intake during May and June.

Studying online is flexible and convenient

Taking an online Short Course allows you to study from anywhere at any time – right now that might be from the comfort of your own home, in a few weeks it could be during your lunch break at work. Our online Short Courses, therefore, afford you the flexibility to study on your schedule from a location that’s convenient for you!

 Why choose to study online with us?

  • All course material included.
  • Access all study guides and modules through our innovative data-lite student portal, iCan.
  • Manage your studies fully via iCan.
  • Get access to expert tutors online.
  • Connect with 1000’s of like-minded students via our student community.
  • Student support through your favourite online channels.
  • Flexible and affordable payment plans.
  • All students receive access to additional FREE online micro-courses, DO Life.

iQ Academy Short Courses are learning programmes that give you specific skills training in a short period of time. Our Short Courses lean towards the more practical side of things and have less theory than a university course or degree – that means you  can develop more hands-on particle skills within your field of interest.

Studying online is easy, and fits into your schedule

  • All you need is a laptop or smartphone and an internet connection, and you are ready to begin. Our iCan student portal and courses are easily accessible through a laptop, PC, tablet or most smartphones. Your course material can also be downloaded so that you can study offline.
  • All assessments are completed online, gone are the days of posting, emailing or faxing your assignments! Your results are also made available online via iCan when they are released.
  • Our dedicated tutors are conveniently available online to provide academic support and answer any course-related questions. They can easily be reached via iCan or email.  Read more about our Student Services here.
  • You have the flexibility to plan your studies to suit your needs, but we also provide you with a course schedule on where to start and how to set your pace so that you keep your momentum and don’t fall behind. If you stick to the guidelines that are provided, you will find that your study experience will be optimised.

Get certified

Once you have completed your Short Course, you’ll be awarded an iQ Academy Certificate of Competence that is industry ready. You can easily add this to your CV and LinkedIn profile to increase your marketability for a new position or even a promotion! Many of our students have had great success in being promoted or improving their career prospects after studying with iQ Academy. Here’s a few success stories from our students:

 Hands on experience

iQ Academy Short Courses are learning programmes that give you specific skills training in a short period of time. Our Short Courses lean towards the more practical side of things and have less theory than a university course or degree – that means you  can develop more hands-on particle skills within your field of interest. We offer specialised business courses in 6 key areas, so we have no doubt you will find the one that’s right for you! View all iQ Academy courses.

Are you ready to take the next step? We’re happy to announce that we are operational during lockdown and our student advisors are here to assist you. Simply complete this form