If you’ve got your eye on a career in the public sector, then there are a wide variety of courses available for you to study. So, which one should you choose? In this blog, we help you to understand what the various public sector management courses will prepare you for.
National Qualifications (N4 – N6)
National qualifications are the perfect starting point for those who know that they want to pursue a career in the public sector. Let’s take a look at some of the differences between the three streams offered by Oxbridge Academy.
Public Management N4 – N6
This stream prepares you for a general administrative career in the public sector. Once you’ve completed the full qualification, you will have covered the subjects of Management Communication, Municipal Administration, Public Administration, Public Finance, Entrepreneurship and Business Management, and Computer Practice.
These courses will equip you with all the skills you need to work within an office environment in the public sector. In addition, it will help develop basic management skills which is an added benefit if your goal is to progress to a management position one day.
Public Management – Accounting N4 – N6
This specialisation has a stronger focus on the financial aspects of the public sector. The courses therefore include Financial Accounting as a subject, in addition to most of the other subjects you will find in the general Public Management stream.
These courses will be a great option for you if you’re looking to work in the financial department of a municipality or other government body, in a position such as a bookkeeper or financial officer.
Management Assistant – Public Administration N4 – N6
The Management Assistant courses have a more intense focus on office administration. They differ from the other public management courses in that they include subjects such as Office Practice, Information Processing and Public Relations.
With the N4 – N6 courses under your belt, you will be well-equipped for an office administrator job in the public sector. Other careers could include that of a secretary, receptionist or personal assistant.
Remember that with all of these national qualifications, you can work towards achieving a National Diploma after getting your N6 and gaining 18 months of work experience.
Short Learning Programmes
The various short learning programmes are designed to teach you some of the basic knowledge and skills you will need to work in the sector. These courses are a good choice for people who want to first gain a basic understanding of the field before committing to a full qualification. They are also perfect for people who are already employed in the public sector but are looking to expand their knowledge and skills.
The public sector offers many job opportunities, and there is a high demand for employees in the field. If you want to land the public sector job you’ve been searching for, then make sure you choose the right course to study!