It’s official: Black Friday is coming.
OK, so the temperature may have dropped, and it basically gets dark at around midday now. But that doesn’t mean your career has to be left out in the cold. In fact, with discounted courses available in everything from finance to flower arranging, November could be the perfect time to take your skills to the next level.
To help you keep yourself (and your bank balance) in check, here are three of the top courses you could be taking right now:
OK, so there’s no formula for success. Oh, wait…
Microsoft Excel is quite simply one of the most sought-after and versatile skills you can learn – no matter what industry you’re in.
In fact, more than a quarter of a billion of us use the programme on a daily basis. But as many of us haven’t been formally trained, we might not be making the most of all the functions available.
If you don’t know your COUNTIF from your CONCATENATE, you’re in luck. This industry-leading Microsoft Excel Bundle will provide everything you need to make your spreadsheets shine.
And apart from being fully CPD accredited, it’s completely self-paced – meaning you can fit your new certification around your schedule.
It’s also on offer at 75% off the normal price until the end of the month. So stop saying ‘What if?’ and find your Validation now*.
What do I need? Access to a computer, patience, and…no, that’s basically it.
How long will it last? Around 89 hours (taken at your own pace).
Perfect for: People who want to turn the (Pivot)Tables.
Payroll Management course
Just looking for a course where you can get paid? You’re in luck.
Be-A.co.uk are offering their bestselling Payroll Management Diploma at a discounted rate all throughout November – meaning you can get career qualified for as little as £24.
Split into 23 separate modules, it covers all the fundamentals you need to know about working in payroll – including everything from how to set up a payroll system, through to dealing with HMRC, PAYE and even computerised software.
Once completed, you’ll be fully equipped to move into a full-time position in finance, and be able to instantly apply for positions such as Payroll Assistant and Payroll Administrator.
And with no experience needed to get started, and a completion time of as little as 15 hours, there are officially no excuses not to take control of the purse strings.
Your payslip may never be the same again…
What do I need? No previous experience or qualifications necessary.
How long will it last? 15 hours+.
Perfect for: People who want to spend (other people’s money).
Teacher Training course
Some people are born to teach. Unfortunately, that’s not quite the minimum requirement…
To become a qualified Teacher actually takes years of training and experience – something which isn’t always easy to gain when you’re brand new to the industry.
Luckily, that’s where this Level 3 Award in Education and Training comes in. Not only will it provide a key understanding of the responsibilities and boundaries required to teach, but it will also advise you on appropriate learning approaches, help you develop lesson plans, and even familiarise you with different assessment methods.
The course is delivered by industry experts via step-by-step tutorials, and can be accessed on any device. You even get an NUS Discount Card just for enrolling (translation: discounted Christmas shopping).
Help make a difference to young lives and save money?
Oh Captain, my Captain (etc.)
What do I need? A desire to make a difference.
How long will it last? 60 hours.
Perfect for: People who want to go back to school.
*Excel-based jokes may not be included.
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