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!

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Part-time studying is a lot like buying a puppy

I really (really really) want to buy a new puppy. I’m not sure what I want to get yet: either a royal corgi; a pedigree beagle; or a straight-up animal-shelter straat brakkie. Regardless of which one I end up choosing, doing research beforehand is pretty important, I’ve come to realise.

Part-time studying is a lot like buying a puppy

 

At first it may sound like a good idea to get a fluffy little puppy that will lick your face each afternoon when you get back home from work. What you may not realise is that there are many things you need to take into consideration before getting one of these cute little instant mood-lifters:

 

1. Are you really ready for a dog?

 

Raising a puppy takes an unexpected amount of work. You can’t just buy a doggie to keep you company. You need to train it, exercise it, give it attention, feed it, and more (it’s basically a hairy four-legged baby). If you get home from work in the afternoon, will you be too tired to give your puppy attention, or to take it for a walk?

 

Raising a dog is a lot like starting with part-time studies

 

Raising a dog is a lot like starting with part-time studies: you need to give it enough attention, while balancing it with your personal and work life. If you get home from work in the afternoon, will you have the dedication to sit down and start studying? (Suddenly playing with a puppy after a tiring day at the office doesn’t seem all that demanding).

 

At College SA, however, we want to make part-time studying as easy as possible. To us, part-time studying should allow you to balance your work life and your studies quite easily. Part-time studying at College SA means:

• You will have a dedicated tutor to help you wherever he or she can. Your tutor’s job will be to listen to your problems, to assist you with your course-related questions, and to see that you finish your course!

• You will be allowed optimal flexibility when it comes to the length of your studies. If you can’t cope with the workload, you can choose to extend your course for another month or two.

• You will have a limited number of free study breaks. If you are having a difficult time, you can take up to three months off from your studies.

 

2. What breed are you going to get?

 

Different breeds have different needs and personalities that should be taken into consideration. My sister-in-law studied veterinary science, so I just send her pictures of all the puppies I’m thinking of adopting, and she then gives me her expert (and often quite frank) opinion:

“No, you can’t get that breed, except if you are willing to go jogging with him every day.”

Or: “Are you sure? Those dogs are high maintenance and need a lot of grooming.”

Occasionally she’ll say: “These are perfect! They are medium-sized and aren’t too energetic, yet they are playful and friendly.”

 

Choosing a 'breed' also applies to taking the right course for your part-time studies

 

Choosing a ‘breed’ also applies to taking the right course for your part-time studies. A great way to figure out what to take is to start with a College SA short course. Taking one of these in your field of interest will allow you to test the field before committing to a more demanding 2 or 3 year study programme. (You don’t have this luxury when choosing a puppy).

 

If you enjoy the short course, you will be able to go directly into a more advanced course. Some of our short courses will even allow you to move on to a full diploma programme if you decide to keep on studying.

 

3. Where are you going to buy your puppy?

 

It’s important to find a reliable seller, since there are too many instances of people buying falsely advertised or sick puppies without being aware of it. I’ve gotten a couple of sketchy e-mail replies from puppy owners (“Just transfer the money and then we will ‘courier’ your puppy to you. We promise!”). You need to make sure the puppy actually exists; is healthy, inoculated, and dewormed; and that it has the correct documentation.

 

Now, a distance learning course cannot be ‘inoculated’ and ‘dewormed’, nor does it have ‘breeder papers’. But you can research your college. Go take a look at our ‘About Us’ page, as well as our ‘Accreditation’ page, to find out exactly who and what we are.

 

At the end of the day, I’m still not sure what kind of puppy I should get. At least I know what to look for now. Likewise, if you want to take a part-time course, it is important that you know what to expect. If you want to find out more about part-time studying at College SA, simply give us a call on: 0800 21 23 22.

You need to make sure the puppy actually exists

Do you say “I do”?

Saying “I Do” To Your Future

I swear – if I get invited to another wedding, I am going to scream. I don’t know what is happening lately, but it seems like people everywhere are getting married.

Wedding

Marriage is a beautiful thing, and what can be more special than the joining together of two lives? However, I must admit that all these weddings can be quite intimidating … for many different reasons.

I wouldn’t know where to start. I know that hiring a wedding planner can cost a fortune, but it is probably a good way to go, as the stress of getting married puts more than enough on your plate as it is. There is so much to do and organise even with the luxury of a wedding planner.

Studying a wedding planner course can be extremely beneficial. There is a definite need for more wedding planners. From what I can tell, there really never are enough of them.

A wedding planning course can help you to understand the planning and processes that go on behind the scenes at weddings. Wouldn’t it be fun to be able to look at things a bit differently when you go to your next wedding?

In fact, studying wedding planning will enable you to give the best wedding present ever to a family member or friend – the gift of helping them to plan their wedding (and saving them thousands of Rands in the process).

Not to mention that you will be able to plan your own wedding. If you are not already married, you will have the chance to pick up a whole variety of tips and tricks before your own wedding comes along. You will really know how to create a perfect and magical wedding.

 

Take care,

Chat soon.

Bill Gates – Some Inspiration

Information Technology – A Window of Opportunity Awaits You

When the word “rich” is mentioned, it is very common to associate it with none other than Mr Bill Gates. Bill Gates has been ranked on the Forbes list of the world’s wealthiest people.

I have a secret that I wish to share with you. Yes, I know I am putting it on a public blog, but I am still asking you nicely not to repeat this.

When I first saw Bill Gates on TV quite a long time ago, I remember thinking: “he looks like a nerd. Is this the man the whole world has been talking about?” I am sure that I am not the only person who had these thoughts. I am just willing to admit them out loud.

A few years later I started reading up about him. I was honestly intrigued. I was certain that this introverted “nerd” had an interesting story. His achievements have been remarkable.

 

Bill Gates, chairman and chief software architect of Microsoft Corp.

 

 

Yes, maybe he is a “nerd”, but he must be one of the coolest nerds of all time, not to mention one of the richest. We can all only dream about what it must feel like to have the type of money and power that he does.

The truth is, we never know what windows of opportunity await us. Men like Bill Gates may be idealised by many people, but in reality they are still human. They have to breathe and eat like everyone else does.

If a human being is going to become successful, the question we need to ask ourselves is: Why not us? Why can’t it be me or you? The truth is that if we work hard enough, believe in ourselves and push with everything that we’ve got, then it could be you or me.

There is no reason that each one of us can’t reach our dreams – no matter how big they may be.

I have met so many computer gurus in different areas who are earning the big bucks – maybe not as big as Bill Gates, but certainly big enough to buy a few houses. And you would probably never guess so just by looking at them.

I also know many self-made IT guys who are earning good money and could happily retire at a young age if they wanted to. Many of them are weird, nerdy, or strange, yet they managed to gain a highly sought-after skill set.

You can never go wrong with studying a computer course. The best way to start out is to find an area in computers that interests you.

Instead of studying for years on end only to discover that you would prefer to study another field in computers, you could always start out with some computer short courses at College SA.

 

“Be nice to nerds. Chances are you’ll end up working for one”. – Bill Gates

College SA Short Courses

Time is money and money is time.

 

Do you want to study a Short Course? Are you looking to upgrade your skills and knowledge? Do you want a quick boost of information? Do you need a skills top-up?

Did you know that in three months or less, you can earn yourself a College SA Short Course Certificate? That’s right, with Short Courses ranging from Project Management to Sexual Harassment in the Workplace, you are sure to find the right Short Course for yourself.

 

Which Short Courses does College SA offer?

 

Child Care Short Courses

 

Hospitality Short Courses

 

Administration and Workplace Skills Short Courses

 

Sports and Fitness Short Courses

 

Bookkeeping and Accounting Short Courses

 

Click HERE to go to the College SA page all about Short Courses.