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Short Courses

Here at North West School of Design, our short courses are a combination of evening classes and Saturday workshops ranging from one –day workshops to two month part-time courses.

In the efforts to make our short course more affordable, the NWSD short courses are offered as non-credit bearing courses, as these courses are not unit standard based. Student therefore receive a non-credit bearing certificate after completing the short course. 

What Does It Mean If My Course Is Non-Accredited?

Are you interested in studying a non-accredited course, but not sure whether it is worth the time and money? Many people are still under the impression that a non-accredited course has no value. This is not true. Non-accredited courses are great for learning a new skillset or building on your existing proficiencies. What’s more, they are shorter in duration, which means that you can gain a new skill set in as little as six months.

What you need to know about non-accredited courses

  • A non-accredited course has no connection to an external accreditation or professional body.
  • Non-accredited courses focus on equipping the student with a specific knowledge and skillset.
  • You can study a non-accredited course to help you in your current and future career, or for hobbyist purposes.
  • Even though it carries no professional recognition, you can still list it on your CV.
  • Non-accredited courses are often shorter in duration.
  • Non-accredited courses are not as expensive as professional study programmes.
  • Non-accredited courses are more affordable than accredited study programmes.

The advantages of studying a non-accredited course.

  • The study material and assignments are not as complicated. Also, there are no exams.
  • Non-accredited courses are often shorter in duration, which means that you can gain a new skillset in a short period of time.
  • A non-accredited course can help you refine your skills.
  • Non-accredited courses are still valuable in the job market.
  • You can build on your knowledge and skill.
  • The entrance requirements for non-accredited courses are not as strict as those for accredited courses.

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