Where to Find the Best Upskilling Courses for Your Sector

Whether you’re looking for a new role in your current sector or wanting to switch to a completely different job, additional skills and qualifications can help to set you apart from other applicants.

For many would-be upskillers, time and cost are two of the main barriers to further development. But with the recent rise in flexible working and an increase in more affordable online learning courses, there has never been a better time to learn new skills or improve existing ones.

Depending on which sector you’re seeking a position in, it can sometimes also be worth spending a bit extra to take a course that will earn you an accredited qualification upon completion.

We take a look at where to find the best online courses for your job sector…

Accounts

An accountancy qualification grants you access to a vast range of lucrative roles such as a bookkeeper, payroll manager, financial analyst or even a chartered accountant.

ICS Learn offers a range of AAT courses online— from a Foundation Award in Accounting Software and a Level 3 Certificate in Bookkeeping to a Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting.

All the chartered and certified accountancy bodies in the UK recognise AAT accounting qualifications, and as such, they are highly desirable to potential employers. Plus, with ICS, you can spread the cost with interest-free monthly payment plans.

Administration

Office admin skills are valuable in many different industries. iStudy’s award-winning Office Administration Course Online is ideal for anyone wanting to learn these key professional skills and has been both CPD certified and IAO accredited. This course is designed for both part-time and full-time study — and you can become qualified in as little as four days if you wish.

The Open University also offers an NVQ Certificate and Diplomas in Business and Administration.

Customer services

Whether your job involves working with customers face to face, over the phone or via email, excellent customer service skills are essential. High Speed Training’s CPD-accredited course aims to provide those working in the customer service industry with the information and skills needed to go the extra mile.

Ideal for call centre workers, front-of-house, front-line sales and online support staff — as well as those who are self-employed or working in the trades — the full course and assessment take only about two hours to complete. Upon completion, your certificate will then be posted the next working day.

High Speed Training also offers a specific Patient Customer Service Course for those working in the healthcare industry, as well as a Retail Customer Service Course.

Legal

Law studies help you develop several transferable skills such as research and analysis, critical thinking, problem-solving, communication and teamwork. So, even if you don’t necessarily want to work in legal practice, studying law is a smart career move. These transferable skills are highly prized by employers and can be applied in almost any area of work.

A leader in flexible learning, The Open University Law School offers courses for people at every level, and its undergraduate law degree is the most popular in the UK.

Events/hospitality

ACS Distance Education offers a selection of unique courses built around experiential and problem-based learning rather than competency-based training and assessments.

The courses vary from certificates in Food & Beverage Services and Wedding Planning to diplomas in Hotel Management, Hospitality & Tourism and Event Management. ACS also offers different payment plans to help spread the cost.

Marketing

 If you’re looking to kick-start or progress your marketing career, the Chartered Institute of Marketing is a fantastic place to begin. CIM offers professionally recognised qualifications in both traditional and digital marketing.

Designed to develop the core skills needed to succeed as a professional marketer, the courses are suited to all levels and provide a wide choice of study methods, including online options. You can also buy the courses through ICS Learn and pay in smaller, interest-free monthly instalments.

There’s never been a better time to upskill. So, why not take the plunge today and start furthering your career?

To find out which courses would be best suited to your desired role, get in touch with On Track Recruitment today. You can call us on 01252 727887 or drop us an email at info@ontrackrecruitment.co.uk.