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May 26, 2022
Opinion Piece

Benefits of Short Courses

Time and money.

Some say time is money. Others say time is more valuable than money.

At Oakfields College, we believe in saving you both when it comes to your dreams.

For every 100 students, only 36 pass Grade 12. Of those, only 14 do so with a valid university exemption for tertiary study. And the drop-out rate of students enrolled in a four-year degree is 33%.

Short courses are proving to be one of the most popular and effective educational tools in the modern education system where the demands of full-time study and rising economic pressures are changing the traditional tertiary model.

Clearly, there cannot be only one way to upskill yourself and focusing on only one option is both costly and short-sighted.

It’s exactly why Oakfields College has identified short courses as one of the fastest-growing sectors within tertiary education.

For the school leaver unsure of where to even begin with a degree or diploma, a short course is the perfect opportunity to develop a feel for an industry while gaining a qualification in the process.

For the lifelong learner, short courses are perfect in their flexibility and cost-effectiveness as a means of continual upskilling for the market place, while at the same time bolstering a CV with value-adding qualifications.

In this age of thinking fast and moving even faster, short courses are a powerful tool to improve yourself on your time.

All of Oakfields College’s short courses are run by qualified lecturers who are actively involved in their industries. The courses are run during the day or in the evening and on Saturdays.

With an Oakfields College short course, there has never been a better time to learn.

So sign up today at and give your long-term dreams a short course of action.

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