Christmas tree: check, Wham on repeat: check, a great course: oh wait…
With over 31,000 courses live on the site, a new qualification could be the best gift you could give this Christmas. Whether you’re looking to learn something new yourself, or you’re still searching for a way to impress that Aunt who has everything – there’ll be a course to tick every possible box (no matter how obscure the topic).
To help you finish your year on a good note, here are three of the top courses you could be doing (or gifting) this December:
Digital Marketing Level 1 Certificate
Nothing says Christmas like the iconic Coca Cola truck appearing on TV screens worldwide.
And with the biggest brands also pulling out all the stops when it comes to producing the perfect (and Christmas spirit inducing) advert in time for December – advertising is certainly at its peak when it comes to the holidays.
This also includes an onslaught of online ads, posts, and videos designed to persuade you to buy all of the festive things – whether it’s food, drink, gifts, or a 10-pack of mulled wine. Because if you can’t be indulgent at Christmas, when can you eh?
Think you can do better? This course could be for you.
Split into three modules, this online Digital Marketing Certificate is designed to teach you the core foundations of marketing; SEO, PPC and social media.
And with sub topics including everything from SEO strategy building and content creation, to PPC/social media advertising and performance tracking, you’ll be equipped with all the knowledge you need to understand and harness the power of digital marketing.
What do I need? A passion for all things marketing (and also, a persuasive streak).
How long will it last? Six months, taken at your own pace.
Perfect for: People who don’t want to skip the adverts.
Sage 50 Accounts Level 2 Training Session
With Christmas around the corner, there’s never been a better time to learn the importance of managing money.
OK, so we can’t guarantee the state of your bank account once January comes around, but we can provide you with a course that makes understanding finances that little bit easier. You might even land a new role in accountancy as a result.
This Level 2 course teaches everything you need to know about using Sage 50 accounts for bookkeeping, helping you learn all the technicalities of the software. This includes a range of topics, including everything from setting up companies, customers, suppliers on Sage accounts, to petty cash, bank reconciliation, and VAT returns.
So whether you’re looking for a career in accountancy, you’re a small business owner, or you’re an Accountant wanting to establish your own practice firm, this course could be the perfect way to achieve your goals.
What’s more, the course is entirely classroom based, allowing you to gain practical accounting work experience – in addition to building on your knowledge.
What do I need? To live and breathe numbers (and be in London for two days).
How long will it last? Just two days.
Perfect for: People who want to learn fast.
It’s official: the festivities have begun. But are you prepared to make the most of the most wonderful time of the year? In other words, do you even know how to mull anything?
If the answer is no, don’t panic.
Luckily, there are a number of courses to help you indulge your Christmas spirit (and convert even the most scroogiest of scrooges), from holiday baking and edible gifts, to Christmas party planning, Christmas decorating, and creating a perfect family Christmas.
So whether you want to create holiday-themed gifts, bake a Yule log like no other, decorate the most coordinated tree, manage in-law related stress, or you just want to learn more about the Christmas season, there’ll be a course for you.
Let’s face it, there’s no better excuse to spend this month learning how to mull wine, set cake on fire, and inundate your family with copious amounts of fruitcake. It’s what Santa wants.
They’re also the perfect gift for that friend who lives and breathes Christmas (from November onwards, but you’re totally not judging). And with over 14,000 additional discounted courses (in everything from languages to fashion) on the site this December, there’s bound to be something to suit…basically everyone you know.
That’s Christmas wrapped up.
What do I need? A love for all things festive.
How long will it last? Study time varies from course to course.
Perfect for: People who have already listened to Mariah Carey 27 times this month.
Not sure which course is right for you? View all available courses now.
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