13 Nov 2015

Why You Should Take up a Short Course

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Starting January 2016, Singaporeans aged 25 and above will start receiving their SkillsFuture Credit account activation letters. This is all very exciting news, but what does this mean for you?
The existence of such programmes is indicative of the government’s dedication to lifelong learning. No matter who you are now – whether you’re a student, someone just starting out in your career, a stay-at-home mother, or a senior citizen – you are now encouraged to upgrade yourself through short courses.
If you are still hesitant about taking that that first step towards self-improvement, then here are some benefits of short courses to help convince you to start your journey.
They Provide a Taste Test
There may be a topic that you are interested in exploring, but you’re still unsure if you have the dedication to follow-through with it. Because of their duration, short courses are the perfect way to engage in various subjects before deciding if it is really right for you.
They Make for a Good Reintroduction to Learning
If spending years on a degree or higher qualification is not your cup of tea, then short courses are the way to go. Courses run between for a few weeks only, so you don’t have to worry about overcommitting.
They Let You Maintain Your Current Lifestyle
One of the best things about short courses is that they are planned with convenience in mind.
Short courses are offered at convenient times for those who are working full-time, running mostly at night and on weekends. They can be completed on campus or via distance learning. No matter what your needs are, you will be able to find a course that complements your lifestyle needs. There’s no need to disrupt your career in order to upgrade yourself.
They Help Enhance Your Career
The working world today is fast-paced and constantly evolving, requiring you to continually upgrade yourself in order to keep up. Short courses help to fill gaps in your knowledge and give you a competitive edge.
Furthermore, taking self-development courses such as ones on leadership and workplace communication can demonstrate your interest in a higher role in your workplace to your employer.
With all these benefits, you can see that there is no shortage of reasons why you should take up a short course. So don’t hesitate and look for one now. Check out our list of training providers and see if there’s anything that suits your fancy.