So you want to go into Human Resources, but you don’t have the right qualifications for the job. You also don’t have the time to attend a course to earn those qualifications.
There is another option: You could study from home.
HERE ARE 3 REASONS WHY STUDYING HUMAN RESOURCE (HR) MANAGEMENT FROM HOME IS A GOOD OPTION:
There are no travelling costs
By studying HR from home via distance learning, you eliminate travelling time, which means that you have more time to spend on your studies, as well as on your other commitments. Additionally, you save the money that you would have had to spend on transport to get to classes.
You get to determine your study schedule
are flexible. Instead of attending classes at set times, you decide when and where you want to study. You work through the study material at your own pace, which means that you decide how much time you want to spend on each section of the work. Since you don’t have a fixed schedule, you have the freedom to attend networking events, or to arrange meetings with HR professionals to seek advice and to learn more about the HR industry.
You get to work (and earn money) while you study
If you study from home via distance learning, you can either carry on with your full-time job while you study, or you can look for an internship or entry-level job in HR to gain some relevant experience while you are busy working toward your qualifications. Distance learning therefore makes it possible for you to build your CV while you are busy with your HR course.
WHERE SHOULD YOU REGISTER IF YOU WANT TO STUDY YOUR HR COURSE FROM HOME?
You can register with Oxbridge Academy, a distance learning college based in South Africa. You can choose from the following types of courses:
N4 – N6 National Qualifications
These qualifications are registered on the NQF, and will give you the training you need to start, or develop, your career in the HR environment.
Oxbridge Academy Skills Courses
These non-credit-bearing courses are designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to work in HR. These courses are assessed by means of assignments only – no exams.
Want to learn more? Check out this helpful slideshow: How to Study an HR Course From Anywhere in South Africa.
Note: This article was originally published on 5 May 2016, and has been updated for comprehensiveness and accuracy. Updated by: Dale Hes