The Advantages of Short Courses and Short Term Training Programs

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As the capital city of the South Africa, Johannesburg is one of the top destinations as a place to work for people all over the world, and as a result this is also one of the top global hotspots for professional training. With many short term educational institutions such as Petra Institute of Development along with many private training institute, a whole host of topics are covered by the professional trainers working in the city.

One of the major draws of people coming to Johannesburg to study and further their professional skill development is that English is the one of the language of South Africa. With English being the language of business and very much the international standard for communication, receiving training delivered in the language is considered very valuable.

As well as attesting to the level of skill of the international business person in English, there are also more experts delivering training in this language than in many other global locations, forming another reason more people than ever are choosing to study in the city.

With that said, there are a number of training courses available, from the businesses degree to an intensive two-day management course in Johannesburg. The choice of which course to take all depends on the needs and goals of the course participants, but it is fair to say that short courses are growing increasingly in popularity.

One of the main reasons for this is that here are many advantages to these, especially when undertaken in a city such as Johannesburg & Pretoria. Here are a few of the benefits that a professional can enjoy by taking an intensive short course here and not an extensive one.

Firstly, one of the benefits of a short course is that they generally involve a lot less financial investment that a longer course. Although Johannesburg boasts some of the world’s best universities in the form of University and College Johannesburg, tuition fees are high and not every professional can afford study here.

Furthermore, the financial investment of taking a lengthy degree or management course in Johannesburg is matched by the fact that this also takes a lot of time too. A short course can not only allow a professional to learn new skills and knowledge on a smaller budget, but also in a much shorter amount of time too.

As Johannesburg is easily accessible by airlines from all over the globe, these short courses are often very possible for many working professionals. With low-cost airlines serving the city too, it is possible to fly here to study on a budget and stay for just one week or two and experience some significant professional skill development.

Another advantage of shorts courses is that they are often very focused on a particular topic. For this reason, some of the most popular types of financial or management courses in Johannesburg include subjects such as ‘Finance for Strategic HR Management‘ or ‘Risk and Crisis Management‘, which are also very concentrated on their subject.

This is especially useful for those who would like to gain knowledge in a particular area but are unwilling to sit through and pay for knowledge that is ‘extraneous’ to their purposes. A short course instead makes it possible to hone in the most important topics relevant to a particular person and their career path.

It should be noted that – as Johannesburg has a vast selection of training bodies all offering professional courses – that there are many short courses to choose from. Those looking to expand and deepen their knowledge of some particular subject area relevant to their careers will surely find what they are looking for.

Although Johannesburg and Pretoria is a hub for all kinds of learning, short professional training courses are one of the most beneficial types of training that one can do in the city. These range from affordable training and easy accessibility via international transport right through a great choice of quality instruction in a range of topics available.

Petra Institute of Development Pty Ltd is one of the South Africa’s fastest growing training institutes with over 400 short courses on offer in more than locations country wide. Delivering results-centric training program and highly relevant courses, Petra Institute of Development brings its focus to real-life education that inspires and impacts far more profoundly than traditional classroom models. Petra Institute currently offers public training courses, workshops, e-learning and bespoke training in subject areas as diverse as Finance, Banking, Health and Safety, Management and Leadership, Food Technology, Communication Skills, Engineering and Production, and many more. To find out more and discover the full catalogue of training courses available, please visit: