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1. University of Cape Town Events Management

Learn the practical skills to design, manage and market events of any size in the South African context.

Start Date: 14 April 2014


2. University of Cape Town Marketing

Learn the fundamentals of marketing in order to manage your own effective marketing campaigns.

Start Date: 14 April 2014


3. University of Cape Town Basics of Financial Management

Understand the world of finance and learn how to benefit from applying sound financial principles in your daily operations.

Start Date: 21 April 2014


4. SSISA Health Profile Assessor

Receive a solid grounding in the theory and practical application of screening methods, physiological testing techniques and motivational interviewing to practice as a Health Profile Assessor and facilitate the adoption of healthy lifestyle behaviours.

Start Date: 28 April 2014


5. University of Cape Town Business Risk Management

Gain the theoretical and practical knowledge to identify, assess, prioritise and manage the potential risks that face a project or business.

Start Date: 5 May 2014


6. University of Cape Town Paralegal Practitioner

Receive a general grounding in South African law and learn how to perform various legal tasks in order to practice as a paralegal in South Africa.

Start Date: 5 May 2014


7. Random House Struik Write a Non-Fiction Story

Learn how to write a biography, autobiography, memoir, travel adventure or historical account under the mentorship of well-known author, Mike Nicol.

Start Date: 5 May 2014


8. University of Cape Town Guest House Management

Learn the practical skills to establish and manage your own guest house in South Africa.

Start Date: 5 May 2014


9. GetSmarter Interior Design

Develop the core skills required to design and decorate interior spaces and practically apply this knowledge by creating 3D models in SketchUp, an industry standard program.

Start Date: 12 May 2014


10. University of Cape Town Feature Writing

Uncover your journalistic talent by learning how to write a wide variety of feature articles for publication in magazines, newspapers, websites and blogs.

Start Date: 12 May 2014


11. University of Cape Town Public Relations

Understand how new media has changed the role of the PR professional. Learn the skills required to create and distribute quality content across all media channels as well as how to manage communications with all stakeholders.

Start Date: 12 May 2014


12. University of Cape Town Copywriting for Online Marketing

Learn valuable online copywriting skills required for digital marketing. Create relevant content and gain copywriting skills required for all businesses to communicate, engage and sell effectively.

Start Date: 12 May 2014


13. University of Cape Town Nonprofit Organisation Management

Learn to confidently and successfully manage a nonprofit organisation within the complex South African legal and economic environment.

Start Date: 19 May 2014


14. University of Cape Town Photoshop

Learn how to create and edit images professionally with Adobe Photoshop and discover how to apply these skills to a variety of creative contexts.

Start Date: 19 May 2014


15. University of Cape Town Accounting

Gain the practical knowledge and skills needed to fulfill an important supporting role within the accounting or finance department of any business.

Start Date: 26 May 2014


16. University of Cape Town Residential Letting

Be equipped with the practical knowledge and skills needed to confidently and professionally manage the private or commercial letting of residential properties.

Start Date: 26 May 2014


17. University of Cape Town Search Engine Optimisation

Gain the skills and understanding to strategically optimise and maintain a brand's online visibility.

Start Date: 2 June 2014


18. University of Cape Town Internet Marketing

Gain insight into the key concepts of online marketing and the latest trends and tools to manage internal or outsourced online marketing campaigns.

Start Date: 2 June 2014


19. University of Cape Town IT Management

Learn how to run the IT function of any business strategically by combining your technical know-how with the management skills needed to align the IT function with strategic goals.

Start Date: 9 June 2014


20. University of Cape Town Practical Labour Law

Understand the South African labour law and its practical application in order to ensure positive working relations.

Start Date: 9 June 2014


21. University of Cape Town Project Management Foundations

Learn how to successfully manage projects across all industries using the most popular project management tools and techniques.

Start Date: 9 June 2014


22. University of Cape Town Occupational Health and Safety

Gain an in-depth understanding of local and international health and safety standards, as well as the skills to ensure that your company is compliant with relevant legislation.

Start Date: 17 June 2014


23. University of Cape Town Commercial Property Broker - Law and Practice

Be equipped with the practical knowledge and skills to successfully facilitate the sale and leasing of commercial property.

Start Date: 17 June 2014


24. University of Cape Town Office Computing

Understand how to use the Microsoft Office Suite effectively in the modern office environment. Learn how to create documents in Word, spreadsheets in Excel, presentations in PowerPoint, manage email in Outlook and more.

Start Date: 23 June 2014


25. University of Cape Town Operations Management

Understand the best-practice approach to operations and systems thinking, strategising and planning. Learn how to improve the efficiency of the administration, forecasting, financial control, production and distribution services of a business.

Start Date: 23 June 2014


26. University of Cape Town Training and Development Management

Gain a comprehensive overview of the theory and practice of training and development in the South African context.

Start Date: 23 June 2014


27. University of Cape Town Import and Export Management

Gain insight into global trade and learn the practical skills to manage the import and export processes within the South African context.

Start Date: 30 June 2014


28. University of Cape Town Digital Photography

Learn how to operate your digital SLR camera with ease and finesse in order to capture professional photographs.

Start Date: 30 June 2014


29. University of Cape Town Business Writing

Improve your business writing skills and learn the correct layout, style and content requirements for a variety of business documents.

Start Date: 7 July 2014


30. University of Cape Town Social Media

Learn the practical skills to leverage social media platforms and tools to increase brand awareness, manage your online reputation, and achieve your marketing objectives.

Start Date: 7 July 2014


31. University of Cape Town Applied Economics for Smart Decision Making

Empower yourself to make better decisions by understanding how an economy works and how it applies to the business environment.

Start Date:  7 July 2014


32. University of Cape Town Human Resource Management

Gain the insight, understanding and practical tools to effectively create and implement an organisation’s Human Resource Management strategy.

Start Date: 14 July 2014


33. University of Cape Town Copy-editing

Be introduced to the field of copy-editing with specific focus on the book-publishing industry and learn the overarching principles that can be applied to a variety of editorial roles.

Start Date: 14 July 2014


34. University of Cape Town Supply Chain Management

Gain the practical skills needed to successfully integrate all facets of the supply chain into your business.

Start Date: 14 July 2014


35. University of Cape Town Foundations of Executive Coaching

Become an executive coach or internal leader and learn how to manage a professional coaching relationship.

Start Date: 21 July 2014


36. University of Cape Town Web Development

Gain a comprehensive understanding of how to develop a responsive, dynamic and richly interactive website using HTML5, CSS3, WordPress and open-source software.

Start Date: 21 July 2014


37. University of Cape Town Content Marketing

Gain the skills to confidently and successful create, curate, publish and measure content as part of a focussed content marketing strategy.

Start Date: 28 July 2014


38. University of Cape Town Bookkeeping

Learn to record, interpret and report everyday financial transactions in order to keep track of essential business finances.

Start Date: 28 July 2014


39. University of Cape Town Graphic Design

Receive a comprehensive overview of the field of graphic design and learn to execute basic design work using Adobe Illustrator.

Start Date: 11 August 2014


40. SSISA Nutrition

Be introduced to the world of nutrition and gain a solid grounding in the dietary guidelines and principles needed to educate yourself and others on how to best achieve optimal health.

Start Date: 11 August 2014


41. University of Cape Town Advanced Project Management

Expand the scope of the projects you are able to manage and be equipped to apply this knowledge in a broad range of increasingly projectised industries.

Start Date: 11 August 2014


42. University of Cape Town Screenwriting

Receive a solid grounding in the art of screenwriting with specific emphasis on learning to write for feature film.

Start Date: 18 August 2014


43. Random House Struik Creative Writing

Learn the techniques to write a novel under the mentorship of well-known author, Mike Nicol.

Start Date: 25 August 2014


44. University of Cape Town Professional Communication & Management

Gain a solid foundation in professional communication and office management, and learn how to apply these skills to effectively manage tasks in an office environment.

Start Date: 1 September 2014


45. University of Cape Town Sales Management

Learn the practical direct selling skills required for prospecting and closing the sale as well as how to manage and motivate a sales team in today's dynamic business environment.

Start Date: 8 September 2014


46. University of Cape Town Internet Super-User

Learn how to maximize your use of the Internet to become more effective, more efficient and work smarter.

Start Date: 15 September 2014


47. University of Cape Town Web Design

Be introduced to the field of web design and learn the foundational skills and knowledge to create your own aesthetically pleasing and effective website.

Start Date: 15 September 2014


48. University of Cape Town Start and Manage a Small Business

Learn the practical skills that are necessary to establish, manage and grow a small business in South Africa.

Start Date: 29 September 2014


49. University of Cape Town Payroll and Tax Administration

Learn the principles of payroll and tax administration and the practical skills needed to apply them.

Start Date: 6 October 2014


50. University of Cape Town Foundations of Advertising

Receive a broad overview into the world of advertising, including how to create your own effective advertising strategy within the broader framework of your existing marketing efforts.

Start Date: 27 October 2014


51. Business Analyst

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52. Data Analyst

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53. Facilities Management

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54. Mobile Application Development

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55. Mobile Marketing

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56. Property Investment

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57. Social Entrepreneurship

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