The top courses to help you get hired September 2019

Is there a better time of year than September?

It’s warm, but not too warm. The days are still long enough to actually be productive. And, if you have kids, they’ve sadly/finally gone back to school for another productive year (delete as appropriate). But they’re not the only ones who can get back into learning this month.

To help inspire you that September is the perfect time to start studying, here are three of the top courses for anyone looking to go back-to-school and get qualified:



Looking to take the next step in your tech career? This is the course for you.

This Computing and IT BSc (Hons) top-up degree has been designed to be the perfect top-up to your current skills, allowing you to deepen your IT knowledge and understanding through research, case studies and practical skills-based projects.

It’s ideally aimed at those who currently hold a HND and want to add to their skills – but those with relevant work experience in the industry will also be considered.

Aside from getting a shiny tech-based degree to add to your CV, you’ll also be able to specialise in the areas that interest you the most with their range of optional modules. So whether you want to go into Network Management full-time, or you’ve always wanted to give Ethical Hacking a go, you’ll be covered.

And because it’s being offered by the University of Derby Online Learning, you’ll get all the benefits of being a student, with the added bonus of being able to do the whole thing from the comfort of your own laptop.

So you get your own online learner advisors, access to their eLibrary and even support services such as student wellbeing, without ever having to set foot in a dorm.

What do I need? HND/Foundation degree in a computing subject OR relevant prior work experience.

How long will it last? One year, part-time.

Perfect for: People who want to get technical (also, a degree).

Computing & IT course


Cognitive Behaviour

More into people than computers? No problem.

The University of Derby Online Learning are also offering their great top-up qualification for those looking to work within the health and social care sector.

With their Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic Approaches BSc (Hons) top-up degree, you’ll be able to build the fundamental knowledge needed to move into areas such as therapy and nursing. And it doesn’t end there.

In fact, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is currently receiving the highest funding from the UK government among all the other therapeutic interventions. As a result, the need for learning cognitive behavioural therapies has seen a significant increase in demand worldwide.

So, you can be sure your skills are always in demand – no matter what area you want to move into.

You also get all the same benefits as their other top-up degrees, including one-to-one support from one of their learning advisors.

And with a range of finance options available for prospective students, you’ll be able to make the qualification work within your budget.

All of the benefits of being a student, without the student debt. Finally, a plan with no drawbacks.

What do I need? 240 credits at levels 4 and 5 in a healthcare or social care-related discipline (or previous experience in health/social care).

How long will it last? Two years, part-time.

Perfect for: People who think, therefore they are (qualified).

Cognitive Behaviour course


Finance Msc

Already have a degree? The University of Derby have got that covered too.

This unique Finance MSc allows you to build on your current qualifications, whilst developing the skills and insights to meet the growing demands of this ever-changing sector.

See also: instantly stand out to employers.

You’ll study core subject areas of Corporate Finance and Ethics & Corporate Governance, along with having a choice of four optional modules including International Finance, Investment Banking, Fixed Income Securities and Commodities Trading to choose from.

It’s the first online university degree programme in the UK to be partnered with the Chartered Institution for Securities and Investment (CISI) – the largest and most widely respected professional body for the securities and investment profession in the UK.

So not only can you be sure you’re in safe hands with this course, you can also guarantee it’s going to look great on your CV.

Want to apply for senior roles such as banker, finance analyst, financial advisor or commodity trader? Just want to add one of the industry’s most sought-after qualifications to your arsenal?

Get in touch with the University of Derby today.

What do I need? A degree in any subject OR (you’ve guessed it) relevant work experience.

How long will it last? Two years, part-time.

Perfect for: People who want their career to add up.

Finance course


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