Short Learning Programmes

Short learning programmes give you the opportunity to study your field of interest in a manner that is quick, easy, and affordable. With EMCARE, you can choose from a wide range of short learning programmes that you can study. Short learning programmes are usually non-credit- bearing courses and are locally accredited by professional bodies.

What Is A Short Learning Programme?

A short learning programme is type of study programme that is short in duration. This type of programme can take anywhere from a few hours to a few months to complete. At EMCARE, most of our short learning programmes can be completed in under a month.

Why Study A Short Learning Programme?

EMCARE’s short learning programmes are valuable avenues of training for those who don’t have the time, money, or need to study towards a full qualification.
However, there are also other specific reasons why you might want to study a short course:

To develop specialised skills:

Short learning programmes are great because they allow you to develop specialised skills. Unlike more comprehensive courses, short learning programmes will often focus on a specific element of
a profession (such as the EMCARE First Aid Level 1 Course, which focuses specifically on life saving CPR skills required in case of an emergency). These courses will allow you to boost your
CV with unique skills that are in some cases, a legal requirement that many employers seek in their workforce. Short courses like these are also a great way to get skills training and vocational knowledge while you work. They act as quick skills-boosters that can help you build your career and move up in the world.

To gain fundamental knowledge of a field:

Other short courses, such as the OHS for Supervisors Course, focus on giving you introductory knowledge and skills in a certain subject. These courses are a great way to test out a
subject before deciding whether you want to commit to studying it full-time. These courses allow you to save a lot of time and money by allowing you to learn the basics first, before deciding whether you really want to pursue that particular direction of study.

Other unique benefits of short learning programmes:

  • Enhance your CV
  • Are easy to enrol for
  • Are ideal if you want to gain new skills quickly
  • Can be completed in a short period of time
  • Don’t require a lot of commitment
  • Are highly affordable
  • Are a good option if you want to work and study at the same time

Studying a short learning programme is always a good idea. Any investment in your education, no matter how small, is an investment in your own future. A short learning programme is thus a short-term commitment, with long-term benefits.

Other types of EMCARE learning programmes:

Course Packages - A group of 2 or more short learning programmes, that are bundled into a cost effective course package or monthly membership subscription.

National Qualifications - These formal qualifications are registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF), and are accredited by the relevant SETA. SETA’s are quality assurance bodies recognised by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).

Occupational Certificates - These formal qualifications are registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF), and are accredited by the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO). Occupational qualifications are associated with a trade, occupation or profession resulting from work-based learning and consisting of knowledge unit standards, practical unit standards, and work experience unit standards.

International Certificates - Our internationally accredited training courses are provided for professionals within the medical emergency, fire fighting, safety and maritime training industry. Arguably the highest quality training programmes that we offer.


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