Distance Learning: 7 Important Frequently Asked Questions
As a professional or newly graduated high school student, it’s important to look at the various study options available in South Africa in order to create a brighter future for yourself and allow for the best opportunities to come your way. Thus, distance learning often becomes the least expensive and most convenient method for improving your future.
If you are interested in studying further online, you may have a few important frequently asked questions on your mind that need urgent answers.
So, here goes!
- “How computer savvy do you need to be for online learning?”
The great thing about studying online at LearnEx is the fact that anyone can do it. You don’t need specific computer skills in order to navigate your way through your course. With online help from our facilitators, you’ll never have to worry about getting lost or not knowing where to go next after each module.
- “How do I know if online education is right for me?”
As it is a very personal question you’d need to ask yourself, it depends on each individual’s personal needs. If you’re a full-time professional, it may not be as easy to attend classes at a physical institute, in which case it becomes a lot more convenient to study online, Alternatively, some individuals may not have the budget required to study at a physical college. However, if you are looking for one on one interaction and social activities, you may be better off skipping online education.
- “Is online education more expensive than in-person training?”
Depending on the institute you choose, distance learning may be the way to go. Apart from the lack of travelling costs and time, distance learning is also a lot more convenient. Physical institutions tend to have higher study fees and require daily commuting in order to get there.
- “Will I be writing any exams?”
In order to receive your certificate/diploma, you would need to write a few exams; especially if you enrol in an accredited online course. Don’t worry though, help is always on stand by if you feel lost.
- “Is there any time limit on the courses?”
As a student, you can take as long as you need to complete the course (within a reasonable time that is). However, it normally takes up to a year to complete a course, depending on the subject and your familiarity and dedication to the course.
- “I don’t have a Matric, can I still study?”
At LearnEx, you can study bookkeeping or accounting by being in possession of a Grade 11/12 certificate with mathematics as a subject. However, our provider programmes only require that you obtain a Grade 10 certificate in order to enrol – taking into consideration that you’re fluent in English.
- “How do I get my study material?”
Having the correct study material on time is important, which is why we courier or mail all the necessary study material to your home or workplace in order for you to begin studying as soon as possible.
Need more information? At LearnEx, we offer various accredited online courses for individuals who’d like to improve their future in an affordable way. Contact us for study option and course info.