How to Upskill in High Demand Fields with College SA
As a result of the COVID-19 crisis, hundreds of thousands of South Africans have lost their jobs, and this number could increase into the millions. Despite this, people with skills in information technology, business management and accounting are still in high demand.
It’s well-known that South Africa is faced with a huge skills shortage, but this is a challenge that can be overcome through “upskilling” (increasing your skillset) by taking a vocational course in some of these in-demand sectors. Vocational courses are typically shorter in duration and can award you with a recognised qualification which puts you in higher demand as a potential employee!
College SA offers a range of accredited information technology, business management and accounting courses that can help improve your career opportunities! These courses are offered via distance learning which means that you can study part-time from home (a great option for those who would like to improve their skillset during the national lockdown). Most of these courses can also be studied without a matric certificate, which makes it a great option for those who are struggling to get into college or university. Our easy payment options allow you to pay your studies off in manageable monthly instalments, which means you don’t have to worry about high interest rate student loans. If you are ready to take control of your future, register for an accredited course with College SA. Read on to find out more about our information technology, business management and office administration, and accounting courses.
Information Technology (Microsoft Technology Associate)
Information technology refers to computer and telecommunications systems that are used for storing, retrieving, and sending information. In the 21st century, almost every business on earth relies on computers and phones, and so having a good understanding of how they work (and a certificate to prove that!) will make you incredibly valuable to any business. College SA offers various Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) courses covering several different aspects of information technology, all of which are accredited by Microsoft. These are perfect for those interested in a career in information technology, as well as those wanting just to enhance their information technology knowledge and skills. College SA offers the following MTA courses:
- Windows Server Administration Fundamentals:
This course allows you to learn the skills needed to install, manage and maintain IT servers.
- Database Administration Fundamentals:
This course will teach you about core database concepts, as well as how to create database objects and how to manipulate data.
- Software Development Fundamentals:
This course focuses on developing a core understanding of programming and web applications.
- HTML Application Development Fundamentals:
These MTA programmes will teach you essential technical concepts, assess and validate your knowledge of technical concepts of information technology, and increase your technical credibility, making you a highly sought-after candidate in the information technology field! Click here to find out more about our MTA courses.
Business Management and Office Administration
Every business needs skilled business professionals to help manage daily operations and ensure the smooth running and success of the company. College SA offers a number of business management and Office administration courses which are accredited by the ICB (Institute of Certified Bookkeepers). Studying one or more of these courses will give you the skills needed to work in business management, improve your knowledge of the business world, and make you a star candidate in the field! College SA offers the following business management and office administration courses:
- ICB Business Management Programme:
Learn how to manage and grow every part of a business.
- ICB Business Entrepreneurship Programme:
Learn how to start, manage & grow a small business successfully.
- ICB Office Administration Programme:
Learn how to plan, implement and manage administrative processes within a business
A qualification in business management and office administration can open many doors, especially for entrepreneurs. Whether you want to work for yourself or join an established business, our courses will give you the skills you need! Click here to find out more about our Business Management and Office Administration courses.
Accounting and Bookkeeping
Every business, whether it is a for-profit company or non-profit organisation, needs to keep track of its finances, and that’s where accountants and bookkeepers come in. Accountancy and bookkeeping skills have been recognised as being scarce in South Africa and so having these skills will place you in high demand. College SA offers a range of accredited accounting and bookkeeping courses. These include professional courses that are accredited by either the ICB (Institute of Certified Bookkeepers) or CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) depending on the qualification. College SA’s courses include:
- ICB Financial Accounting Programme:
This programme will take you from the basics of bookkeeping right up to a professional qualification in financial accounting.
- ICB Public Sector Accounting Programme:
You will learn specialised skills needed to work in accounting in the public sector (government).
- CIMA Accounting Programme:
This certificate lays the basic foundations of management accounting and is the first step towards a professional management accounting qualification.
Regardless of which course you choose, you will learn vital bookkeeping and accounting skills that will qualify you to work in the field and help run businesses and organisations smoothly! Click here to find out more about our Accounting and Bookkeeping courses.
Source: The Good Things Guy