Having a sound educational background is vital if you want to be considered a serious candidate for a professional position, in most countries around the world. Furthermore, because of a fast changing work environment, it is no longer enough to simply earn a degree, find a job and then sit back and wait for retirement. Further education is not merely advised; it is very much expected, in most organisations.
Although the majority of people realise the importance of continuing education, busy daily schedules, financial limitations, or even the uncertainty of which type of course to choose as most beneficial , often discourages individuals from pursuing the matter further.
Stepping out of the traditional path and taking a look at all options available might be useful, should you find yourself in a similar situation. Shorter, specialised courses, more flexible and more affordable, can be the answer, This type of fast, sharply focused training can provide you with an insight into a particular subject, and help advance your professional knowledge and career, side stepping major time and financial commitments.
UNICAF Professional Development Short Courses were developed for exactly this purpose. Top academics have put together compressed and insightful short courses on the most popular of subjects, with the aim of providing professional people with the knowledge necessary to help them excel in their line of business.
“I am currently putting all the pieces of knowledge I have acquired together, and I strongly believe that this will lead to the turnaround I have been expecting. My confidence has improved and I am ready to face the competition”
Mr Oghenethoja Umuteme, CEO of Derock Global Energy Resources Company Limited, in Nigeria, has managed to complete, in record time, three of UNICAF’s short courses, gaining the necessary knowledge to be able to enrol on an MSc in Organisational Psychology course with UNICAF. “I am currently putting all the pieces of knowledge I have acquired together, and I strongly believe that this will lead to the turnaround I have been expecting. My confidence has improved and I am ready to face the competition”, Mr Umuteme stated, adding “nothing surpasses feeling like a knowledgeable professional within a business environment, where one can speak the language of business with confidence. This is how I feel right now. I believe I now have the professional competence and the necessary competitive advantage to succeed.”
Short, professional courses have several advantages, including the wide variety of subjects on offer, the laser sharp focus in a specific subject, the option to turn a hobby into a career, the shorter time commitment, the affordable fees. Furthermore, short courses can be used as ‘tasters’ of particular subjects before embarking on a three or four year degree course, can provide new knowledge for people who have completed their studies a long time ago, and help those with no previous academic qualifications step on the career ladder.
As the courses are provided online, there is no need to attend scheduled classes at a specific location and therefore you can study at your own time and pace, during lunch break at the office, while baby-sitting at home, when you find yourself in a quiet coffee shop or even when sitting on a park bench on a sunny day. Short courses follow a similar pattern to traditional university courses, with a lecturer by your side, every step of the way, offering guidance, assistance and encouragement, to ensure that you fully understand the material and absorb all knowledge provided by the course.
For more information about UNICAF Professional Development Courses, please visit https://unicafuniversity.com/short-courses/