Looking for a career-changing course? Start this summer.
OK, it might not seem like the top of your priority list right now (see: tanning and/or buying an umbrella), but that doesn’t mean you can’t see what’s out there. Not only are the majority of our courses flexible enough to fit around your current schedule, they’re also available to be taken on almost any device. At the very least, it’ll be enough to make laying by the pool actually productive.
To help inspire you, here are three of the top courses you could be starting in August:
Masters in Cyber Security
With the rise in high-profile cyber security incidents over the last few years, the demand for professionals within the industry is at an all-time high.
But what happens if you don’t currently have the skills to get ahead? You find the right course to help you get qualified (obviously).
This MSc in Cyber Security will provide you with both advanced and specialist knowledge and skills in the field of cyber security – allowing you to start a career in the lucrative industry almost as soon as you get qualified.
You don’t necessarily need a degree in cyber security to get started either. Not only will other tech degrees be considered, so will previous relevant work experience. So even if you’re just looking to get officially certified for your career, this course has you covered.
Ready to start a career in software engineering, network design and management, network security, artificial intelligence or IT consultancy? Just like the way an MSC sounds on your CV?
What do I need? A degree in any subject OR relevant prior work experience.
How long will it last? One year.
Perfect for: People who want to add letters to their name.
In many ways, employees working in payroll are the unsung heroes of a business.
Think about it: without them, you literally wouldn’t get paid. So whether it’s missed mortgage payments, rent that’s due, or any other type of outgoing – they’re vital to ensuring you stay out of trouble.
So, how long do you think it’ll take to become one of these business VIPs? Well, not too long, as it turns out.
This nationwide Combined Payroll Theory & Sage Payroll qualification is the perfect way to get started in the profession. And it only takes three days, from start to finish.
Aside from covering core aspects of basic payroll functions, such as calculating gross pay and statutory deductions, you’ll also receive foundational knowledge of specialised aspects of the industry, such as court orders, student loans, and processing starters and leavers.
And did we mention that all of this is available for just £600 for the rest of August – 20% off the regular retail price? No?
Reed.co.uk courses: Sage advice. Guaranteed.
What do I need? There are no formal requirements to get started.
How long will it last? Three days, full-time.
Perfect for: People who really obsess over their paycheques.
Equality & Diversity
Equality and diversity are key components of any successful workplace.
Unfortunately, staff members don’t always get the memo.
And whilst it may seem like a thing of the past to some (especially those who are unaffected themselves), discrimination at work still happens in a variety of different cases.
This government-funded Equality and Diversity course aims to help students improve their own understanding of the issues some workers face on a daily basis. Whether it’s because of their gender, cultural differences, disabilities, or any other factor.
Not only will you study details of what rights all workers are entitled to, you’ll also learn ways to counteract and deal with stereotyping, discrimination and prejudice when you see it in action.
It’s completely free for aspiring students, and is able to be completed online, making it the perfect short course to add to an aspiring manager or HR professional’s CV.
And did we mention the exam price is included as part of the package?
Because not all courses are created equal…
What do I need? Empathy, an open mind, and a PC.
How long will it take? Around 9 weeks.
Perfect for: People who want to be more cultured.
Not sure which course is right for you? View all available courses now.
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