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
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.
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 knowledgeand skillset.
- You can study a non-accredited course to help you
inyour 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
skillsetin 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.