The top courses to help you get hired September 2020

Looking to start studying this month? We’ve got you covered…  

With a range of industry recognised qualifications available on, kids might not be the only ones going back to school this September. Whether you’re looking to change careers, progress in your current role, or enter the world of work for the first time, there’s never been a better time to work on your skills. 

To help you select the course that’s right for you, here are some of the top industries you could study in this month: 



Accountants are a crucial part of many businesses – making accountancy the perfect area to get qualified in right now. 

Not sure where to start? Try AAT. Short for the Association of Accounting Technicians, it’s the UK’s leading professional membership body for accounting staff. AAT qualifications are designed to give you the practical skills to thrive in an accounting role, not to mention stand out to employers in a competitive industry. 

If you’re brand new to accounting, this online AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate from e-Careers is a great starting point. Consisting of five core units, it teaches everything from bookkeeping transactions, bookkeeping controls, and elements of costing, right through to the basics of using accounting software and how to work effectively in finance.  

Or, if you’re looking for something more advanced, try this online AAT Levels 2 & 3 Package with AAT Membership. Containing both the AAT Foundation Certificate and the AAT Advanced Diploma, it allows you to fast-track your learning from entry-level right through to advanced level; gaining additional skills in topics such as advanced bookkeeping, management accounting, ethics for accountants, and more. 

The added bonus? The Level 2 & 3 package also comes with a free HP laptop, which will be yours to keep even after you’ve finished studying. If that’s not an incentive, we don’t know what is… 

Perfect for: People who want to become AAT qualified. 

What do I need? There are no formal requirements for any of the above courses. 

How long will it last? The AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate will take around 12 months to complete, whilst the AAT Levels 2 & 3 Package can be completed in just over 2 years. Each course can be studied at your own pace. 

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Cyber Security

Cyber security professionals are an essential part of keeping your online data safe. Using their expert problem solving, analytical, and methodical thinking skills – it’s their job to enforce security measures designed to stop cyber criminals in their tracks.  

Interested in joining them? It’s time to start studying. 

e-Careers have already helped over 4,000 students become certified to start successful careers in IT and cyber security, making it clear that this Cyber Security Certification Programme with Job Placement is tried and tested for success. 

Taught by expert trainers with over 15 years’ experience in the business, the course consists of a combination of practical training, challenge labs, and assessments that cover all things CompTIA and ethical hacking; alongside recruitment workshops that will help guide you into employment.  

Not sure if it’s the right career for you? That’s OK too. e-Careers also offer a FREE Cyber Job Assist Event, a virtual learning event that provides exclusive insights into what a career in cyber security is actually like. 

With introductions to the certifications you can gain, Live Labs from HSBC cyber security experts, and one-to-one career guidance, these events are perfect for anyone interested in finding more about this fast-growing industry.  

Perfect for. People who want to protect the (online) world. 

What do I need? All you’ll need is an interest in IT, and an aptitude for learning. 

How long will it last? The Cyber Security Certification Programme lasts 12 months, studied on a part-time basis. The FREE Cyber Job Assist Events are 3 hours long. 

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Project Management

Effective project management is core to the smooth running and successful completion of any project, task, or assignment.

Often, this is done with the help of a recognised qualification. Endorsed as the industry standard by the UK government, PRINCE2® stands for Projects in Controlled Environments, and is a world recognised project management methodology. It’s designed to help you plan a project of any size, using a structure of key activities. 

This PRINCE2® Foundation & Practitioner Package provides a comprehensive look into the field of project management – making it perfect for people looking to break into the industry, or for current project managers who want to progress in their career. 

You’ll start by learning the general principles of PRINCE2®, enabling you to gain a basic understanding of the seven themes and processes. The second stage of the PRINCE2® qualification teaches you how to implement these PRINCE2® principles in any project environment. 

But PRINCE2® isn’t the only project management qualification available. Lean Six Sigma is also a successful methodology used by many organisations worldwide. Not only does it help businesses reduce costs, it also helps them to achieve business retention, improve staff morale, and increase customer satisfaction

This Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Course is designed to teach you the core skills and techniques that make up the Lean Six Sigma methodology. On completion, you’ll have the knowledge needed to pass the Lean Six Sigma exam and confidently implement your new-found expertise within your organisation’s projects.

Perfect for. People who take group projects very seriously. 

What do I need? There are no formal prerequisites for the PRINCE2® Foundation & Practitioner Package. You’ll need a GCSE level (or equivalent) understanding of Maths to study the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Course.  

How long will it last? The PRINCE2® Foundation & Practitioner Package is self-paced, but is estimated to take around 50 hours in total. The Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Course takes five days to complete. 

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