Looking to put a spring in your step? It might be time to go back to school…
Now that winter is almost out of the way*, March is the perfect time to wipe away the cobwebs and start learning something new. Not only could a new qualification take a matter of months to complete, it might even help you develop a whole new passion – not to mention kick start a career you never thought was within your reach.
To help you finally start making 2018 your year, here are three of the top courses you could be taking this month:
Estate Agent Diploma
Exciting new course on offer – must be seen to be believed.
That’s because this Estate Agency Diploma covers everything you need to get started in the industry – allowing those with no previous experience to get qualified in the property sector quicker than you can say ‘semi-detached suburban semi’.
Modules covered include everything from what’s involved in selling a property, and setting up viewings and valuations, right through to rental agreements, and property management.
It comes with all the mod cons when you sign up, including an NUS card (which offers discounts to 1000’s of Britain’s biggest companies), all-inclusive exams and tutor support. You’ll even get a fancy new IVCAS approved qualification to add to your CV.
A new qualification, an NUS card, and a new career – all for less than £50? Viewing HIGHLY recommended.
N.B. cliché property jargon not included
What do I need? A keen interest in the housing industry.
How long will it last? This course is self-paced – so completion times are up to you.
Perfect for: People who want to get on the property ladder.
Diploma in Games Testing
Want to turn playing FIFA into a full-time career? You’re in luck.
With this CPD certified Games Testing Diploma your dream job (and your controller) could be well within your reach.
Far from being an unrealistic goal, their role is an absolutely integral part of the games industry – meaning jobs are in abundance. All you need is a passion for playing video games, and the right training. You see where we’re going with this?
Covering core gaming and testing principles, as well as CV advice specific to the industry, the package serves as a perfect introduction into the world of QA. And, as it’s open to anyone aged 16 and above, no previous experience in testing is necessary to get started.
However, as you might expect, you will need a good level of knowledge when it comes to consoles or PC gaming. Not to mention the ability to pick new things up quickly.
Those still waiting for Commodore to make a comeback need not enrol.
What do I need? An eye for glitches, as well as the patience to play the same game/level for hours at a time (we’re looking at you, Aztec from Goldeneye).
How long will it last? Around 6 hours.
Perfect for: People who really know their Ryu from their Raiden.
Graphic Design course
OK, so you can’t buy excellent design skills. Wait, you can? Carry on…
This comprehensive Design Diploma provides you with all the fundamental principles of graphic design, as well a detailed introduction to more advanced practices, such as UX, UI and branding.
And although we can’t necessarily guarantee you’ll go on to become the next great artist of our time, you will get a good grounding in what it takes to succeed in the industry.
You’ll even get to put a portfolio together of the work completed over the duration of your course – which will be the perfect way to show off your skills to potential employers.
Still not sure? When you enrol in the diploma, you’ll receive a free membership to the United Kingdom Graphic Design Association, allowing you to make valuable connections with other design professionals.
Oh, and did we mention that it’s being offered at over 90% off RRP all throughout March?
Move over Manet… (and other, more contemporary design-based references).
What do I need? A passion for design.
How long will it last? 40 hours.
Perfect for: People who really don’t like the look of this page.
*Feel free to disregard if still stuck under six feet of snow.
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