Stay Ahead of the game with GetSmarter’s October promotion

With the new year fast approaching, now is the best time to get ahead of the pack and fulfill some of your upcoming resolutions. It’s vital to plan for the future – and it often pays off too.

These days, most working professionals think they don’t have time to acquire a new skill set or to study something valuable. But GetSmarter’s wide range of part-time online courses makes brushing up on new techniques and furthering your knowledge a breeze. They’re specially designed for working professionals, current students and people who want to gain new, valuable skills but who don’t have the time or inclination to take a costly contact-based course.

Alex Trengove Jones and Anna Malczyk

GetSmarter works with industry leaders like the University of Cape Town and Random House Struik and presents courses on financial management, creative writing, project administration, internet marketing and guest house management, among others. You can learn a new trade or hobby, improve your business skills or make your CV more marketable: the courses are very practical and give you real, valuable skills you can use right away. It you’re serious about achieving your goals and getting ahead, a GetSmarter course could be just the motivation you need. GetSmarter will have trained over 2,500 students by the end of 2010.

Claire Allison and Anna Malczyk

All of the courses are presented online, making them ideal for busy working professionals who are looking for an affordable, convenient and supportive learning environment. The courses, which typically run over 8 to 10 weeks, include detailed course notes written by subject experts, quizzes and videos to make learning more engaging, a discussion forum for students to interact with each other and their teacher, and practical assignments that let students put their learning into practice.

Gareth Cotten

Although GetSmarter is raising the course fees for 2011, in line with annual increases, anybody can take advantage of the October promotion to get university-quality online tuition at the discounted 2010 rate. This special applies to all courses run in conjunction with the University of Cape Town.

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