Deciding on what you are going to study is just as important as where you are going to study.
Before simply choosing a course such as Bookkeeping courses, think about what you want you get out of the course and the type of qualification that you’re longing for. Are you aiming to just receive the qualification, or are you more interested in studying the course to build towards your career goal?
Choosing a course is very important. It teaches you valuable information that you need in order to do your job. Choosing the right career is also important. You don’t want to be stuck in a job where you are not applying your skills to your career.
Choosing the Right Career
Before you can even think about enrolling in a course, you need to know what career path you want to head into. Choosing the right career depends on a few factors. Some of these are:
Knowing What Your Skills are
It is important to know what your skills are when choosing your career. These include your soft skills, which are the qualities you possess as a person. The other set of skills needed are technical skills. This is the skills learnt through on the job training and experience. Although there are skills needed across fields, such as organizational and time management skills, skills to possess such as interpersonal skills aren’t always needed when you work alone or when you don’t work with customers.
Knowing what you are Passionate About
You can’t choose a career you’re not passionate about. Are there people who choose careers they don’t like? The answer is “All the time”. They could choose to do jobs based on the amount you can earn, the job title, or location they can work it. However, if you don’t like the career you have chosen, you will grow tired of it quickly. You won’t be doing your duties to the best of your abilities. Choose a career you love, something you can build on, and be successful in.
Once you have figured this out, now you can start looking at what career path you would like to take on. Not sure where to look for career options? Why not go on to the Skills Academy Careers page? There you will find all the information needed. There is a wide variety of careers listed, with each career giving you possible jobs in that field. This will give you some insight on the benefits, duties and skills needed that is expected in that particular career.
Tips for choosing a course:
Compare the course content – Take a look at the different courses available in the same subject field. Compare the course structures and what each of them entails.
Compare the course providers and the locations – What do they offer you? Are there any benefits? How far will you have to travel to get to the college? Is it really worth your while to travel there every day?
Ask others what they think – Talk to your friends, teachers and siblings. Ask their opinions about the course. What do they think about the quality of the course, and the qualification you will get?
Find out what the course requirements are – Do you have the necessary level of education, knowledge and skill to study this course?
Find out about prospective jobs – Will you be able to pursue your dream job with this qualification? Will you be able to earn a good salary? Is there potential for promotion and higher management positions?
Business Related Studies
Interested in starting a career in the business management or finance field? Deciding to register with the ICB will give you the best opportunity to study a variety of streams and finish with a recognisable qualification. They are well known and reputable in the industry and a qualification with them will make you more employable. Many of the courses accredited by the ICB provide you with a scarce skill giving you the best chance at starting a career. You can read more about distance learning and ICB courses on Skills Academy’s ICB Distance Learning Courses page, or on Business Management courses here.
Accredited courses offered by TWP Academy
If you want to see what accredited courses you can study via distance learning, you can take a look at TWP Academy. They are a reputable private college that offers ICB accredited qualifications. Here are the courses you can study:
- ICB Financial Accounting
- ICB Business Management
- ICB Office Administration
- ICB Entrepreneurship
- ICB Public Sector Accounting
TWP Academy specialises on Accounting and Bookkeeping Studies. If you’d like to see a full list of courses offered at TWP Academy, feel free to visit their courses page on their website.
All these courses form part of Business Administration. Business Administration covers many different fields and topics like finance, marketing, and more.
Last Updated : February 17, 2020