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Why You Should Consider Taking A Short Course After School

by | Jul 1, 2019 | Education Insights

If you’ve just finished matric, you’re probably under pressure. Not everyone knows what to do after high school, and it can feel like you’re supposed to decide how you want to spend the rest of your life – immediately. Preparing for life after school should be a well-researched process, and you shouldn’t commit yourself to a degree or formal qualification when you aren’t sure what you’d really like to do. Taking a short course after school can also help open up parts of yourself which you never thought you’d be interested in to further discover, and may truly lead you to your purpose without any external influences from peers, parents etc. If you aren’t ready to commit to full-time study but also don’t want to immediately leap into a career, choose a short course which can add value to your life already. Here’s how it could benefit you. 

It’s An Introduction To Formal Learning 

A lack of discipline and inability to deal with the workload causes many students to drop out in their first year of university. As short courses are introductory, building onto formal qualifications, students can adjust to higher learning slowly. They can assess how well they cope and decide if they want to study further. A valuable course school-goers can start with is the Facilitator Course offered by Assessment College. This course focuses on how to confidently present information or learning topics to other people in a variety of ways. It further promotes skills for problem-solving, working in teams, organising and managing oneself, collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information, communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills and how to use science and technology in learning. These skills are all very valuable to any employer.



You Could Discover Another Career Path

You might be determined to pursue a specific career because it offers high-earnings, or it seems to be in demand. However, this doesn’t mean you’ll be well suited to it and will want to do it forever. By taking a short course, you might encounter a field you never knew even existed. In this way, you become aware and even passionate about an industry based on what it’s actually like and not what you decided it would be like in school. 



It Can Support Diverse Careers

As mentioned before, short courses can give you insight into careers you might not have considered. They can also help you build a generic portfolio of knowledge and skills, which are valuable qualities in the job market. Potential employers choose candidates that are constantly learning, self-discipline and self-motivation or who possess diverse knowledge.

If you’re still undecided on what to do after school, contact Assessment College today and a whole new world might open for you.