Career Advice

UniCollege launches Workplace Readiness Programme

In July 2018, we introduced the Workplace Readiness Programme aimed at providing students with the necessary soft skills to enter the workplace. The skills covered in the programme are key in assisting students to succeed in their studies and ensure they are employable. Read More

how to study part-time when working full-time

Top 5 tips for studying while working full-time

1. Create a plan. Record all your class times, assessment and examination dates on your calendar. Also split up any reading you need to do over the duration of your course.

2. Inform your employer. Let your employer know what you are up to. Get their attention by showing them how serious you are about your job. If you can make a few sacrifices in terms of holidays and breaks, it should be easier to negotiate a more study-friendly environment at work. Read More

Get your National Diploma step-by-step

If you are looking for a more practical and vocational study path to follow, then you should consider studying towards a National Diploma. Recognised by industry and universities, the National N Diplomas are approved and issued by the National Department of Higher Education and Training in Pretoria. They cover the key competencies in each career field and include a practical on-the-job component.
To study towards a National N Diploma, you need to have passed your Grade 12. Read More

The long-term benefits of short courses

Short courses give you the opportunity to update your knowledge and skills in only a fraction of the time it would take to study a degree or other higher qualification. They build on your existing knowledge and qualifications and formalise skills you have gained in the workplace.

For working people, short courses offer flexibility and affordability. They can also be key in unlocking job prospects or new career ventures and are perfect for getting you motivated again. Read More

It’s time to learn how to TouchType

Most of us spend a large chunk of our time responding to emails, writing documents and google-searching. The quicker we type, the faster we can do all of the above. So to be more productive, why not invest just 3 hours a week to learn this underrated skill! We guarantee you won’t regret it. Read More

What Careers will be hot in 2020?

If you are thinking of enrolling at college, starting a new career or investing in yourself by upskilling, it’s useful to know what skills are guaranteed to be in demand now and in the future!

The following career fields look to be flourishing by 2020 and beyond: Read More

Getting ahead at work

Do you feel like you’re working hard but it’s been months or even years since you’ve had a promotion or any recognition of sorts? If this sounds familiar, here are the 8 most common reasons why you might not be getting ahead and what you can do about it immediately. Read More

Transferable Skills

Ever heard this term before?  These are skills and competencies that can be used in all jobs – they are often not taught but can be learnt.  Having these skills and competencies will set you apart from other job applicants in today’s tough job market.

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Perfecting the cover letter

Applying for a dream job requires more than a CV. In order to stand out amongst all the applications, you’ll need to impress prospective employers with a great cover letter. Here are a few tips to improve your job application cover letter…

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Five steps to better presentations

You’ve been asked to present your idea to a room full of people. It’s your chance to shine but you’re more worried about sweating and stammering through your speech!

If the thought of public speaking sends you into a flat panic, you’re not alone. Read More