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SACAP Global Micro-credentials You Can Study Online

Jan 10, 2023 | By Jenna van Schoor
Micro-credentials you can study online - Global SACAP

A micro-credential is a flexible short course that you can complete online and which can help you upskill and prepare for the future of work. SACAP Global’s micro-credentials are focused on building in-demand skills in the fields of Applied Psychology, People Management, Counselling, Communication, Coaching and Business Management.

The following is an overview of each of the online short courses you can sign up for on our website. But first, why would you want to complete one of these short courses in the first place?

Why should learners sign up for SACAP Global micro-credentials?

In today’s competitive marketplace, it’s important to take a proactive approach to upskilling regularly and making sure that your skill set stays relevant. As people skills become more needed in the workplace, improving your soft skills is also a critical part of being able to grow your career in a changing world. 

SACAP Global’s micro-credentials offer an accessible and affordable way to upskill in key areas, including understanding human behaviour, how to manage and recruit people and being able to communicate more effectively within a team. 

Most of our specialised short courses are accredited by the international OpenLearning platform. This means that students can complete their qualifications on one of the most innovative edtech platforms available. In addition, courses are “stackable”. By completing more than one, you can start to work your way towards a full tertiary qualification, all in your own time.

To better understand what “stacking” means, see the infographics below:

What SACAP Global micro-credentials are available?

To give you an idea of what you can study, here is a brief overview of all of SACAP Global’s micro-credentials you can sign up for on our website, which are grouped into two main categories: Applied Psychology and Management & Leadership.

Applied Psychology

Applied Psychology involves taking psychological theory and applying it in practice. Upskilling in this field will give you a solid foundation for working more effectively with others and understanding yourself better. You’ll also become equipped with skills such as critical thinking and creativity, which will equip you to make a positive impact and respond to the needs of society.

Intro to Human Behaviour

Brief description: In the Intro to Human Behaviour course, you will learn how to better understand yourself and others by studying human development at different stages, personality and social relationships. You will also learn practical frameworks to apply your knowledge in personal and professional settings.

Duration: 6 weeks

Factors Influencing Human Behaviour

Brief Description: Factors Influencing Human Behaviour will help you expand your knowledge about the factors that influence human cognition and emotion, and how attitudes and values are created, gender formation and sexuality. You will also learn more about your sense of self and how you connect with others.

Duration: 8 weeks

Effective Interpersonal Communication

Brief Description: The skills you will learn in Effective Interpersonal Communication will help you develop your communication skills. It will also help strengthen your connections by developing in-demand skills like listening, responding effectively and reading between the lines. 

Duration: 6 weeks

Advanced Interpersonal Communication

Brief Description: Building on from SACAP Global micro-credentials like Effective Personal Communication, the skills you will learn in Advanced Interpersonal Communication will help you learn how to express your emotions, understand power dynamics and develop positive conflict resolution skills. 

Duration: 8 weeks

Counselling Fundamentals

Brief Description: Understanding the basics of counselling will help you build effective helping relationships with others. In Fundamental Counselling Skills, you will also be given tools to conceptualise and apply counselling processes and skills. 

Duration: 6 weeks

Deepening Your Counselling Skills

Brief Description: To expand on the counselling skills you would have learnt in Fundamental Counselling Skills, in Deepening Your Counselling Skills, you will learn how to apply practical frameworks and structures to enhance your helping conversations. These skills will assist in working with resistant and challenging clients, and people from diverse backgrounds. 

Duration: 8 weeks

Management and Leadership

Learning how to lead and manage a team, and run a business, is an ongoing journey, as the global marketplace continues to evolve. With our range of courses in business and people management, you will gain a well-rounded understanding of what it takes to manage teams and people within a successful business.

Intro to Management and Leadership

Brief Description: Intro to Management and Leadership will help you sharpen your management skills to drive business growth. You’ll also learn more about how to manage some of the issues that leaders face – including knowing when to manage and when to lead. 

Duration: 6 weeks

Understanding a Business Environment

Brief Description: Dive deeper into the complexities of contemporary business environments in Intro to Business Environments. In this short course, you’ll explore functional business areas, such as marketing, operations, business and finance, and touch on the impact of globalisation. 

Duration: 6 weeks

Managing and Motivating People

Brief Description: Learn how to manage and motivate your team effectively in Employee Motivation & Wellness, a short course that will teach you how to empower and inspire your employees as well as create a motivating environment for them to work in. You’ll also learn more about how engagement and employee wellness contribute to business success. 

Duration: 6 weeks

Recruiting and Retaining Top Talent

Brief Description: In Recruiting and Retaining Top Talent, you will explore best practices when it comes to HR planning, recruitment and selection. You’ll also learn how to motivate and inspire employees through effective performance management, rewards and compensation, and gain some valuable tools that will help you to manage employee grievances effectively.

Duration: 7 weeks

Crisis and Trauma

SACAP Global has also recently introduced four new short online courses on crisis and trauma:

Summary of the micro-credentials on offer at SACAP Global

As you can see from the list above, our courses cover a wide variety of topics in the fields of Applied Psychology and Management and Leadership. From studying how humans think and behave to gaining a better understanding of how a business operates, our course content will help you to build the people and business skills you need to thrive in the workplace.

Whether you’re interested in a career in mental health, people management and counselling, or whether you would just like to hone your communication and “soft skills”, all our micro-credentials will help build the competencies you need to excel in a constantly shifting and competitive marketplace.

Once you’ve decided which short course offers you the most value, all you need to do is sign up!

How to sign up for SACAP Global micro-credentials?

Interested in signing up for any of the specialised short courses we’ve described above? All you need to do is visit our website, create an account and register. Follow the online checkout and payment steps. Once payment has been made you will receive an email confirmation of the course(s) you have registered for. Need more information? Browse our list of short courses and check the various start dates for each one throughout the year.

We know the list above is full of valuable skills that everyone would benefit from. However, we would recommend focusing on developing the skills that are most relevant to your current role, and then building from there. If you are just starting your career, a course in fundamentals will be highly beneficial. This way, you can kickstart your career with a solid foundation.

If you would like to get more guidance on which of the SACAP Global micro-credentials is right for you, all you need to do is contact us. We will gladly assist you to find the right flexible online short course to help you upskill.

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