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Saturday, May 26, 2018

2018's top five vocations to study via distance learning | Mail & Guardian

Sanet Nel, Oxbridge Academy inform, "In 2018, five fields have emerged as the top distance learning choices among students who need to earn while they learn, upskill, or gain a qualification to complement their practical experience." 

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These include HR, business and supply chain management, early childhood education, and technical skills development courses such as occupational health and safety and engineering.

"With our increasingly competitive job market and our tough economic environment, fewer people are able to take off a year or three to study, which means that distance learning is a viable and attractive option for thousands of South Africans," says Barend van den Berg, MD of Oxbridge Academy, which serves more than 20 000 students annually.

He says these students are increasingly opting for the distance learning route, and choosing training options that can either strengthen their existing position in the workplace, or that can get them a foot in the door. The most popular fields this year include:

Technical courses
Engineering and occupational health and safety continue to be popular choices, says Van den Berg, given the high demand for competently trained vocational practitioners both locally and internationally...  

"The National Certificate: N4 Educare, which is registered on the NQF and accredited by the QCTO, represents the first of three levels in the Educare stream. With the rising demand for quality early childhood care, this qualification provides a foot in the door for those who want to start their own ECD centre or who want to pursue a career as a day care centre administrator or manager," says Van den Berg.
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Source: Oxbridge Academy (press release)