List of Courses in College

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Types of courses offered at college:

Colleges offer many different types of courses to cater for students’ varying needs. Some courses are aimed at school-leavers who are looking for a qualification that will enable them to enter the workplace or that will prepare them for a specific career. Other courses are aimed at people who want to upgrade their skills, or who want to learn specific new skills in order to further their careers and to improve their employability. There are also courses that enable people to change from one career to another.

The different types of college courses in South Africa include:

  • Further Education and Training (FET) Certificate courses
  • National Certificate Courses
  • National Diploma Courses
  • Short courses
  • Courses accredited by professional bodies – these are frequently aimed at helping students to prepare for the exams set by the professional body
  • Courses developed internally by a particular college

List of Courses in college offered at Skills Academy:

Skills Academy offers a wide variety of courses on a distance-learning basis, which gives their students the opportunity to study from the comfort of their own homes and at their own pace. Class attendance is not required, which means that students are able to do these courses even if they are in full-time employment or if they have other daytime commitments. Click on the names of the study fields below to view the courses that are offered in each field:

Fields of study at college:

There are courses available in many different fields of study at college. Some colleges choose to offer courses in only one field, or in a few related fields, while other colleges offer courses in a wide variety of subject fields. Most college courses take a more pragmatic approach to subjects that they offer than what universities do. The aim of a college course is generally to prepare people for entry into the workplace and to equip students with relevant skills, while university courses place a greater emphasis on theoretical principles.

Colleges usually offer courses in one or more of the following fields of study:

  • Accounting and Bookkeeping
  • Administration and Secretarial Studies
  • Beauty Therapy
  • Business Studies
  • Child Care
  • Computer Studies
  • Design
  • Environmental Studies
  • Hospitality Studies
  • Management
  • Nursing
  • Paralegal Studies
  • Photography
  • Sports Studies
  • Technical Studies
  • Writing Studies and Journalism

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