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Distance Learning

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Distance learning was once an unknown term, now many students prefer this method of study to advance their education and ultimately give their career a major boost. It involves working remotely at your own pace to complete a course and become qualified. Once you sign up to study, you will be able to instantly forge your path to success at your own pace!

Difference between Online Learning and Distance Learning 

Online Learning is well known as eLearning, students are generally studying together in a classroom, with an instructor or lecturer and working together on digital lessons. Online learning leans more toward traditional class-room learning as the set-up is the same, the only difference is that it takes place digitally. Distance learning focuses more on the student working from the comfort of their own home, while the lecturer assigns them work. The student will work at their own pace using distance learning and will  not attend physical classes. 

Advantages of Distance Learning

You can decide where and when you study

You are able to plan home and professional life. Students with kids or full-time jobs can benefit from this. The convenience of distance learning is the top one reason students opt for remote learning. 

You can get a qualification from anywhere in the world

You are able to obtain any qualification through an international  university or college. This would only be possible if you were to pack your bags and relocate to another country. Through this choice of study, international studies are now possible and easier than ever to achieve. 

More Cost Efficient 

Distance learning will often set you back way less than traditional studies. Students also work remotely from home and avoid travelling costs. Most distance learning institutions provide free study material as well, if not, at competitive prices compared to a 600 page textbook. The only cost to expect besides tuition is internet connectivity, as you will  be using this resource primarily. 

Types of Distance Learning 

Video Conferencing

This type of distance learning will make use of video conferencing tools. Such as Skype and Zoom. This enables  students to engage with their lecturer face to face from the comfort of their homes

Open Schedule 

This type of distance learning gives the student the most amount of freedom. Students are given a  flexible deadline for work to be done, however they are allowed to do it at their own pace. This type of learning works best for students who work well independently.

Hybrid Distance Education

This style of learning is flexible and strict, providing the student with a firm deadline but still allows them to do the work in their free time. This would be good for a student that has other priorities but still needs structure. 

Fixed Time Online 

This is the most popular form of distance learning, these courses are offered online, but the student needs to login at a specific time remotely. This is a less flexible type of learning due it being compulsory to login to engage on live chats. 

Courses offered through Distance Learning

These are only but a few courses offered by distance learning institutions. Many colleges offer various courses and qualifications to choose from. The below are the most popular distance learning courses. 

  1. Business Administration
  2. Human Resources Management
  3. Computer Application Science 
  4. Financial Management
  5. Business Management
  6. Marketing Management
  7. Educare
  8. Law
  9. Hospitality
  10. Legal Secretary 
  11. Management Assistant
  12. Bookkeeping
  13. Entrepreneurship

Is Distance Learning courses accredited?

Yes! Most distance learning courses are accredited with different regulatory boards in South Africa. Accreditation means the qualification will be recognized by future employers, once they see you have studied a course. An employer is more likely to hire you if your qualification is accredited because it means you are credible and qualified in your field of study. You still need to do research on whether the course you want is accredited are not, because not all courses are. You can call your chosen institution to find out which of their courses are accredited to get started! 

4 Institutions that offer Distance Learning

Bellview Institute 

This institution offers you a premier distance learning service, these courses are accredited and offers qualifications to professionals. The aim of Belview Institute is to upskill working professionals to ensure career advancement and take them to the next level! This includes offering foundational courses as well as top-tier Diploma Courses. If you have previously studied and are looking to improve your skills then this is the right fit for you. If you have not studied before, but have been working in a specific field for some time, maybe it’s time to upskill yourself with a course from this private institution.https://institute.edu.za/

Oxbridge Academy 

Oxbridge Academy offers various short courses and certificates in disciplines such as journalism,social media and digital marketing. The institution is accredited by different regulatory boards such as SETA, DHET and UMALUSI. This college allows you to further your education even if you do not have matric.https://www.oxbridgeacademy.edu.za/

Skills Academy 

This institution has been offering distance learning since 2009.The college is registered with the DHET. The qualifications offered are also accredited with the South African Qualifications Authority and offered various short courses  in different disciplines. The  courses being offered are events management, entrepreneurship, childcare and accounting among many others. Skills Academy allows the students to stop classes should their financial circumstances change at any point. https://www.skillsacademy.co.za/

Matric College

Matric College— Accredited by FASSET, QCTO, ICB, is a distance learning institution where students can up-skill themselves towards a brighter future. Matric College is a Distance Learning specialist that helps you get your Matric. They offer both Adult Matric and Matric Upgrade options. Adult Matric is commonly referred to as Senior Certificate (Amended)Study Online Matric to help reach your dream career. Interested in working with children? Then you should have a look at the Educare course they have to offer. We believe education should be available for everyone regardless of their background. It is their mission to empower their students to be able to achieve the qualifications they have always deserved.https://www.matric.co.za

Why choose Bellview Institute?

Bellview Institute will offer you a competitive education while considering your pocket. You will receive a premium education which aims to increase your chances of progressing in your career. We believe that making real world knowledge available through their courses, it makes learning a lot more in a shorter time possible! 

Bellview Institute Value’s 

 Bellview Institutes’ value lies in producing Quality Education, in order to help each student pass. Professional Services from well-trained staff to deliver the utmost client satisfaction and service delivery. Career Focused courses, by producing the accredited courses which are relevant and recognized.And finally, Direct Delivery, all study materials will be couriered to you, and grading’s will be done in days, which means less waiting and wondering. Taste success by joining us today!

Home Study and Distance Learning with Bellview Institute 

Home study and Distance learning enables you to focus on other priorities you may have as a professional. At Bellview, we offer you a unique learning experience with quality and professional services. 

Last Updated: 21 December 2021
Matthew • 17 mins

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