In an industry as competitive as HR, a recognised and accredited qualification is a key requirement for a successful career. Studying an accredited HR course will not only equip you with the skills that you need, but will also give you the academic credentials that employers are looking for in their HR personnel.
So what exactly is accreditation?
Accreditation is there to ensure that the courses and qualifications you complete will be recognised by employers and other institutions. And with HR careers being in high demand, it is important that your HR studies be recognised in the corporate world. The accreditation process is carried out by various accrediting bodies, and involves reviewing the quality of courses, qualifications, and training providers to ensure that they measure up to the relevant standards set by the relevant accrediting bodies.
Accreditation, therefore, is an indication that a course or qualification complies with certain industry standards.
Where to find accredited HR courses
There are many HR courses to choose from in South Africa, including courses from a variety of academic institutions. At Oxbridge Academy, for example, you can choose to study any of the following accredited HR courses via distance learning:
National Qualifications (N4 – N6)
- National Certificate: N4 Human Resource Management
- National Certificate: N5 Human Resource Management
- National Certificate: N6 Human Resource Management
- National Certificate: N4 Human Resource Management (Legal)
- National Certificate: N5 Human Resource Management (Legal)
- National Certificate: N6 Human Resource Management (Legal)
- National Certificate: N4 Business Management (Labour Relations)
- National Certificate: N5 Business Management (Labour Relations)
- National Certificate: N6 Business Management (Labour Relations)
How do I choose the right course?
It can be difficult to choose the right HR course, especially when you have many institutions to choose from. To help you with your decision, here are a few tips for choosing the right HR course:
- Think about your career goals and where you would like to be in the next 5 – 10 years.
- When comparing different HR courses, make sure that you pay close attention to the course details and the subjects that will be covered.
- Speak to HR professionals (such as course tutors, HR managers, and recruitment officers) and ask for career advice.
- Make sure that your course is recognised and/or accredited.
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