Entrepreneurship

Very few people want to work for bosses. However few people can afford to be their own boss. It isn’t easy and takes a lot of hard work to become your own boss or to get to the point where you don’t really have one boss, just equals.

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However there is two ways this can happen, hard work from inside a company or secondly, you could be an entrepreneur and start your own business. Being an entrepreneur requires many things that may seem difficult but at the same time, the requirements seem lacking.

 

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Do you know what qualification you need to start a business? Nothing!

You don’t need a degree you don’t need a diploma or certificate none of that is necessary.

Now a degree or diploma may help if you are starting out and applying for financial aid but there are examples of many great people succeeding without degrees.

A few examples are:

  • Bill Gates

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  • Mark Zuckerberg

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  • Steve Jobs (When Steve Jobs first dropped out of college he recycled cans to make get by)

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Just because these successful people dropped out doesn’t mean that you have too or that you necessarily should. This just goes to show how you don’t need a degree to be successful. Now we know what someone doesn’t need to be a successful entrepreneur let’s look at what he does need.

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The first thing is to do what you enjoy. Starting a business that has the foundation of something you love. This will motivate you to care more about the business and work harder to make sure it is successful; in this regard it is better to focus on passion then just pure money.

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However you do need to start a business that will make money and have an income, research all your options thoroughly and make sure you are providing something that consumers want or need. This doesn’t necessarily have to be new but if it is similar to others businesses you need diversity as well as be able to compete with your rivals.

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A business is all about the customer, knowing your customer, what they want and how to appeal to your customer. This means that you need to know your target market. The age group of who you appeal to what fluctuations in their income will cause and how this will affect your business.

Also you need to know how to advertise to your target audience. Obviously as the business grows you will hire people to help you with the day-to-day running marketing and so forth of the business but in the beginning when designing the structure of your business you need to know how to appeal to consumers from the beginning.

Finally be organised and delegate.

A business needs to be organised knowing where everything is, is important. Never try to be the sole person in charge of your business you can’t do everything yourself therefore hire people to work for you and delegate responsibilities. These tips should give you a better chance to succeed.

If all else fails there is another solution:

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College SA has Small Business Management Courses that can guide you and equip you to start your own business successfully.

Good luck!

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Project Management – Promotion

Have you ever thought about studying a course in Project Management?

Project Management is a very popular field of study, because it is so versatile. People who study Project Management do not necessarily want to become a Project Manager (although this is definitely an option). Rather, many people take up Project Management in order to learn a valuable set of skills that is beneficial in any working environment.

Some of these skills include:

  • Time management skills
  • Planning and organisational skills
  • Leadership
  • Effective communication skills
  • Working well under pressure

In other words, completing a course in Project Management not only has the potential to prepare you for a specific career in Project Management, but the skills and knowledge that you will gain will make you better equipped for ANY type of job!

College SA offers a fantastic FET Certificate in Project Management. This course is offered via distance learning, which means that you do not have to give up your full-time responsibilities in order to study.

The FET Certificate in Project Management is a top quality course. It is a national qualification accredited by Services SETA, and is thus recognised throughout the country.

With this qualification behind your name, employers will recognise that you possess a unique and valuable set of skills, which can surely increase your marketability.

If you are interested in studying towards an FET Certificate in Project Management, then we have great news for you! College SA is giving away a FREE short course for every student who completes their FET Certificate in Project Management.

For your free course, you can choose from the following:

  • College SA Subject Certificate in Delegating for Results
  • College SA Subject Certificate in Managing Performance
  • College SA Subject Certificate in Organisational Skills

So, not only will you have an FET Certificate in Project Management behind your name, but you will also have an additional College SA Subject Certificate! This will definitely add a “WOW” factor to your CV!

Get your free course here

You will get your free short course once you finish the FET Certificate in Project Management.

Contact us now to kick-start your career!

It’s now or never:

Around August or September each year, most academic institutes already start closing their doors to applicants for the next year. “Sorry,” they say, “try again in about 12 months’ time”.

It’s not nice being rushed when making that crucial career choice. Matrics of last year will be all too familiar with this feeling. Maybe you were eventually pushed into make a decision you weren’t completely sure of yet. Or maybe you were so stressed out over the whole business that you completely missed the registration deadline!

Even if you are already working, or have a degree behind your name, timing is not always on your side when starting your studies again. Often you have to wait months and months before being allowed into a new programme.

Missing short window periods of registration usually means having to put off your studies and postpone your future. At College SA, we don’t want this to happen. We believe the following philosophy should apply to academic institutions as well:

Supported distance learning.

Not “tomorrow”, not “next week,” and definitely not “next year”. The best time to start studying and building your career is “right now”!

You can register, start and finish your studies whenever you want to. At College SA, you are welcome any time of the year.

With this study opportunity comes a very big responsibility, however. Suddenly your future is in your own hands. You can’t just sigh and say: “Oh well, I’ll just have to wait another year…” Now you actually have to take action!

Just remember: throughout history, each great endeavour, each journey or discovery, each quest or accomplishment was triggered by the same simple decision. And that decision has now come to you as well: is it going to be now or never?

So what are you going to do about your studies? Are you going to put it off another year by yourself, or are you going to step up and start your career today?

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What are Institute Programmes?

As a Private FET College registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training, College SA is able to offer a variety of different types of courses.

 

One of the types of courses that we offer is called Institute Programme courses.

 

What is an Institute Programme Course?

These programmes are examined (assessed) and Certified by an Institute. The Institute can be internationally or locally recognised. With Institute programmes, College SA will offer the study support, but we will refer you to the Institute for the exam and the Certification. These programmes are often (but not always) accredited programmes; however the responsibility for accreditation is with the Institute. Institute programmes are often the best way to get recognised and qualified for a specific formal job.

 

For Institute Programmes you must make sure your college is approved by the relevant Institute to offer its programmes.

 

College SA has teamed up with a variety of prestigious Academic Partners and Professional Institutes College SA proudly offers a comprehensive range of highly sought after qualifications that are industry recognised and have various endorsements.

 

The academic partners / institutes that College SA has partnered with are:

 

  • The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).  They are a global body and their qualifications are internationally recognised.
  • The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB). They are a local institute whose qualifications are registered on the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) and their qualifications are accredited by FASSET (Finance and Accounting SETA). So, if you study one of their qualifications through College SA, you will be studying a SETA-accredited qualification and have your results loaded on the National Learner Results Database (NLRD). Even though the ICB is a local institute, they have strong ties with many international partners.
  • The Exercise Training Academy (eta). So, if you study one of their qualifications (the full qualifications and NOT their short courses) through College SA, you will be studying a SETA-accredited qualification and have your results loaded on the National Learner Results Database (NLRD). Like the ICB, they are a local institute with SAQA registered qualifications. Their qualifications are accredited by CATHSSETA (the SETA responsible for Culture, Art, Tourism, Hospitality and Sport Education). They also have strong ties with many international partners.
  • Strategic Investigations and Seminars (SIS). The SIS is a highly-respected local body that offers SAQA-registered qualifications and their qualifications (the full qualifications and NOT their short courses) are accredited by SASSETA (the SETA responsible for the Safety and Security Sector).
  • The South African Institute of Management (SAIM). This is a local body that promotes the South African management industry and encourages networking among South African management professionals.
  • The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA).  They are a very well known international body in the IT industry. With more than 19,000 members in 89 countries, CompTIA is the leading global IT trade association with influence in all areas of the IT industry worldwide.
  • Microsoft. College SA offers several IT-related courses that have external exams that students need to pass in order to get their international Microsoft certification.

 

Remember…. no course or qualification can ever guarantee somebody a job or a promotion.

 

What are the kinds of things an employer looks for?

  •  Work experience
  •  Relevant qualifications
  • Will you fit into their work culture and team?
  • Membership of relevant professional body
  • Positive references from previous employers

 

Dear Readers, if you would like any more information about our Institute courses, please contact us so that we can answer all of your questions:

  • If you want advice RIGHT AWAY and you would prefer to speak to one of our very friendly Course Experts, then the best thing to do would be to call the College –0800 21 23 22.

 

Take care Readers and chat soon,

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Why you should REGISTER NOW for one of our Services SETA accredited National Qualifications

College SA proudly offers Services SETA accredited National Qualifications. Why should you register NOW for one of these National Qualifications?

 

College SA offers Services SETA accredited National Qualifications

 

Reason 1 WHY you should  register for one of our 3 Services SETA Qualifications:

Because you DO NOT have a Matric:

You DO NOT need to have a Matric to register for one of our 3 Services SETA Qualifications. In other words, a Matric is NOT an entrance requirement for these qualifications

 CLICK HERE to read more about the Services SETA accredited National Qualifications that College SA offers

 Reason 2 WHY you should  register for one of our 3 Services SETA Qualifications:

Because you DO NOT have a Matric and you need a  Matric-level qualification:

By successfully completing any one of these three Services SETA qualifications, you will be awarded an NQF Level-4 qualification, which is the same as a Matric-level qualification.

 CLICK HERE to read more about the Services SETA accredited National Qualifications that College SA offers

 

  Reason 3 WHY you should  register for one of our 3 Services SETA Qualifications:

Because you DO NOT have a Matric and you need a Matric-level qualification, but you do not want to have to pay extra money for exam and membership fees:

There are absolutely no exam or membership fees that will need to be paid in order to complete any of these 3 Services SETA qualifications. You will save money!

CLICK HERE to read more about the Services SETA accredited National Qualifications that College SA offers

  Reason 4 WHY you should  register for one of our 3 Services SETA Qualifications:

Because you want to study a SETA-accredited qualification:

All three of these qualifications are SETA-accredited

 CLICK HERE to read more about the Services SETA accredited National Qualifications that College SA offers

  Reason 5 WHY you should  register for one of our 3 Services SETA Qualifications:

Because your student wants to study a Services SETA-accredited qualification:

All three of these qualifications are Services SETA-accredited.

CLICK HERE to read more about the Services SETA accredited National Qualifications that College SA offers

Reason 6 WHY you should  register for one of our 3 Services SETA Qualifications:

Because you want to a register for a qualification that is listed on the South African National Qualifications Framework:

All three of these qualifications are listed on the South African Qualifications Framework (NQF)

CLICK HERE to read more about the Services SETA accredited National Qualifications that College SA offers

Reason 7 WHY you should  register for one of our 3 Services SETA Qualifications:

Because you want to do a qualification that will give you credits for each Unit Standard that you successfully complete:

All three of these qualifications are made up of a variety of individual Unit Standards. Each Unit Standards carries a certain number of Credits. A student will be given Credits for each Unit Standard that they successfully complete. A record of these Credits is kept on the National Learners’ Record Database.

CLICK HERE to read more about the Services SETA accredited National Qualifications that College SA offers

Reason 8 WHY you should  register for one of our 3 Services SETA Qualifications:

Because you need to complete certain specific Unit Standards:

Sometimes, the same Unit Standards are used in different qualifications. So, if you successfully complete a specific Unit Standard as part of these Services SETA qualifications, then, you will not have to re-study that same Unit Standard you register for another qualification that also has exactly the same Unit Standard.

CLICK HERE to read more about the Services SETA accredited National Qualifications that College SA offers

Reason 9 WHY you should  register for one of our 3 Services SETA Qualifications:

Because you only want to study a National Qualification:

All three of these qualifications are listed on the South African Qualifications Framework (NQF). This means that all three of these qualifications are National Qualifications.

CLICK HERE to read more about the Services SETA accredited National Qualifications that College SA offers

Reason 10 WHY you should  register for one of our 3 Services SETA Qualifications:

Because you only want to study a qualification that involves practical, on-the-job experience:

All three of these qualifications require students to complete practical activities in a workplace. This means that the skills that you will learn will not just be theoretical skills, but real skills that are needed in the workplace.

CLICK HERE to read more about the Services SETA accredited National Qualifications that College SA offers

Reason 11 WHY you should  register for one of our 3 Services SETA Qualifications:

Because your only want to study a qualification that relates to Business or Management:

All three of these qualifications are perfect for anybody who wants to study a qualification that relates to Business or Management.

CLICK HERE to read more about the Services SETA accredited National Qualifications that College SA offers

Reason 12 WHY you should  register for one of our 3 Services SETA Qualifications:

Because you want to study a qualification that could be paid for / sponsored by your employer:

Many employers would consider paying for these qualifications as these qualifications are National Qualifications. Companies can claim money back from the SETA for doing this.

CLICK HERE to read more about the Services SETA accredited National Qualifications that College SA offers

Reason 13 WHY you should  register for one of our 3 Services SETA Qualifications:

Because you want to study one of these qualifications via Distance Learning:

College SA is the ONLY Distance Learning, Private FET College that has been accredited by the Services SETA to offer these three qualifications.

CLICK HERE to read more about the Services SETA accredited National Qualifications that College SA offers

Reason 14 WHY you should  register for one of our 3 Services SETA Qualifications:

Because you want to be able to have a Portfolio of Evidence after you have completed the qualification:

These three qualifications require students to compile a Portfolio of Evidence. Students can be proud of these Portfolios and they can use these Portfolios to impress their future employers with them.

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Our Services SETA Accredited National Qualifications

Do you want to study a National Qualification accredited by the Services SETA?

College SA has been awarded Programme Approval, as a provider of Education and Training from the Services SETA for the following National Qualifications:

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Name of Learning Programme / Skills Programme

NQF Level

Number of Credits

Expiry Date

Qualification Aligned  to Learning Programme

Further Education and Training Certificate: Generic Management: General Management

4

150

2015-06-30

QL: 57712; LP: 74630

Further Education and Training Certificate: Generic Management: Administration Management

4

150

2015-06-30

QL: 57712; LP: 58344

Further Education and Training Certificate: Project Management

4

149

2015-06-30

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College SA is the ONLY Distance Learning college to have received accredited Programme Approval by the Services SETA to offer these National Qualifications.

College SA offers Services SETA accredited National Qualifications

CLICK HERE to read more about our Services SETA National Qualifications!

FAQ’s

  • What is the Services SETA?

The Services SETA is the Services Sector Education and Training Authority

  • When was College SA given accreditation by the Services SETA?

College SA was given accreditation by the Services SETA on 11 January 2013

  • What award type is the student given when s/he completes one of these qualifications?

S/he will be given a Further Education and Training Certificate

  • Who gives the qualification to the student?

S/he will be issued with their FET Certificate by the Services SETA

  • Is there a place where the student’s achievement is officially recorded?

Yes, on the National Learners’ Records Database (NLRD). All students who successfully achieve the outcomes of Unit Standards and Qualifications that registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) will have their achievements officially listed on the National Learners’ Records Database (NLRD).

CLICK HERE to read more about our Services SETA National Qualifications!