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Why online learning at UP is winning the race

As part of the University of Pretoria’s hybrid learning environment – Professional Online Development (PODs)® – our online and blended courses provide you with lifelong learning opportunities presented by thought leaders right at your fingertips.

Literally access online programmes anywhere, at any time – perfect when you are strapped for time.

Course and supplementary materials are immediately available and feedback happens in real-time.

Technology-based learning and multimedia approaches provide more effective and far-reaching learning opportunities.

Learn at your own pace and complete assignments, case studies and online quizzes at your leisure.

Choose from a multitude of online courses that suit your professional and personal development goals
all in one place and right at your fingertips.

Complete any of our online courses and receive a certificate of completion from the University of Pretoria.

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Online Course: Introduction to Neuroscience Coaching Image
Online Course: Introduction to Neuroscience Coaching
Starts: 18 February 2019
Price: R6 700
R20190218
Online Course in Food Microbiology Image
Online Course in Food Microbiology
Starts: 1 March 2019
Price: R5 800
R20190301
Online Course in Higher Exercise and Nutrition Sciences Image
R20190304
Online Course in Project Risk Management Image
Online Course in Project Risk Management
Starts: 4 March 2019
Price: R4 900
R20190304
Online Course: Introduction to Project Management Image
Online Course: Introduction to Project Management
Starts: 4 March 2019
Price: R7 050
R20190304
Online Course in Cost and Management Accounting Image
Online Course in Cost and Management Accounting
Starts: 2 May 2019
Price: R6 500
R20190502
Online Programme in IT Project Management Image
Online Programme in IT Project Management
Starts: 11 May 2019
Price: R10 600
R20190511
Online Course: Introduction to Neuroscience Coaching
R20190218
Online Course: Introduction to Neuroscience Coaching Image

The Online Course: Introduction to Neuroscience Coaching
provides you with a comprehensive overview of the neuroscience
approach to coaching in both organisational and personal contexts.
During the course, you will explore how brain-based coaching
delivers professional and personal results faster, how this is done
to achieve more sustainable results, and how you can apply
neuroscience coaching in your professional practice. You will also gain
an in-depth understanding of important aspects in neurophysiology
and psychophysiology, insights to the brain that will change your
outlook, an understanding of how the brain functions during work
and play, as well as the neuroscience behind leadership. This course is credit-bearing towards FLG327 (30 credits) at the University of Pretoria.

Starts: 18 February 2019
Price: R6 700
Online Course in Food Microbiology
R20190301
Online Course in Food Microbiology Image

The Online Course in Food Microbiology will not only provide you with an in-depth understanding of the general principles of microbiology – with a specific focus on micro-organisms and the intrinsic and extrinsic factors that affect their growth in food – but you will also be equipped with the practical skills and knowledge of its application in the food industry and the prevention of contaminants in food production and/or preservation. The course will also provide you with critical insights in the most recent developments and studies in food pathogens, toxins and microbial contaminants in order to produce and distribute safe food products.

Starts: 1 March 2019
Price: R5 800
Online Course in Higher Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
R20190304
Online Course in Higher Exercise and Nutrition Sciences Image

The Online Course in Higher Exercise and Nutrition Sciences provides you with essential information and insights to exercise physiology, biomechanics, anatomy, motor learning and nutrition as a novice personal trainer. The course covers various aspects of screening of clients, performing strength, flexibility and risk assessments, and developing training programmes that focus on cardio-respiratory, resistance and flexibility training. You will also gain invaluable knowledge on the personal training environment that can be applied in any practical setting, including behaviour modification, the business of personal training, structure and policy issues, economics and finance management, as well as marketing and professional relations

Starts: 4 March 2019
Price: R19 000
Online Course in Project Risk Management
R20190304
Online Course in Project Risk Management Image

The Online Course in Project Risk Management provides you with the insights and knowledge to better determine and quantify uncertainties in a project, and consequently develop controls or action plans to enhance its chances of success. Whether you need to execute projects successfully, finish on time, within budget and deliver the required performance and quality, this course will help you to obtain the required theoretical knowledge of project risk management with an emphasis on the tools, techniques, procedures and processes to manage various risk factors prevalent in projects. This course earns you credit towards the Programme in Project Management (PPM).

Starts: 4 March 2019
Price: R4 900
Online Course: Introduction to Project Management
R20190304
Online Course: Introduction to Project Management Image

The Online Course: Introduction to Project Management provides you with practical skills in the management of the scope and quality, time and cost, risk, human resources, communication and procurement processes of any project. As organisations are increasingly structuring and managing their operations on project management principles, the success of adopting a project approach in all work aspects, and acquiring and mastering project management skills, are increasingly important in today’s professional environments. This course offers you the fundamental knowledge base in project management to gain the necessary insights to set you apart in a competitive job market or already established career.

Starts: 4 March 2019
Price: R7 050
Online Course in Project Procurement Management Principles & Practices
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Online Course in Project Procurement Management Principles & Practices Image

The Online Course in Principles and Practices of Project Management provides you with the practical know-how to schedule and authorise projects, allocating resources and setting up cost and time estimations. During the course, you will gain insights to develop a business case for a project, initiate the project, plan its lifecycle phase, manage scope changes and deliver a scope statement, identify work packages and identify stakeholders (including their roles and responsibilities) on a project in your organisation – yielding the benefits of project support systems and specialised management planning techniques. This course earns you credit towards the Programme in Project Management (PPM).

Starts: 1 April 2019
Price: R7 325
Online Course in Cost and Management Accounting
R20190502
Online Course in Cost and Management Accounting Image

The Online Course in Cost and Management Accounting is designed to help you better understand the overall costing process and how to effectively determine costs whether in private or public sector entities. As an essential component of financial management, you will gain requisite skills in using cost accounting to advise management on the most cost-effective structures for operative decision making. The course further covers topics of managing funds by means of budgets, the use of management accounting information to make informed and accountable decisions, traditional cost allocation versus activity-based costing, cost-volume-profit relations, as well as absorption, variable, job and process costing.

Starts: 2 May 2019
Price: R6 500
Online Programme in IT Project Management
R20190511
Online Programme in IT Project Management Image

The Online Programme in IT Project Management takes you through the entire lifecycle of a project by interacting with real- time challenges and imminent issues that typically crop up during projects. The programme equips you with practical skills to set up a project budget, plan a project, assign resources and make difficult decisions in times of crises. During the programme, you will encounter projects of real clients and stakeholders, while being expected to manage diverse project teams. The programme includes definite deadlines that a project manager must meet to simulate the pressure of making the right decision at the right time.

Starts: 11 May 2019
Price: R10 600
Online Course: Introduction to Neuroscience Coaching Image
Online Course: Introduction to Neuroscience Coaching
The Online Course: Introduction to Neuroscience Coaching provides you with a comprehensive overview of the neuroscience approach to coaching in both organisational and personal contexts. During the course, you will expl... Find out more
Starts: 18 February 2019
Price: R6 700
R20190218
Online Course in Food Microbiology Image
Online Course in Food Microbiology
The Online Course in Food Microbiology will not only provide you with an in-depth understanding of the general principles of microbiology – with a specific focus on micro-organisms and the intrinsic and extrinsic factors that affect th... Find out more
Starts: 1 March 2019
Price: R5 800
R20190301
Online Course in Higher Exercise and Nutrition Sciences Image
Online Course in Higher Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
The Online Course in Higher Exercise and Nutrition Sciences provides you with essential information and insights to exercise physiology, biomechanics, anatomy, motor learning and nutrition as a novice personal trainer. The course covers ... Find out more
Starts: 4 March 2019
Price: R19 000
R20190304
Online Course in Project Risk Management Image
Online Course in Project Risk Management
The Online Course in Project Risk Management provides you with the insights and knowledge to better determine and quantify uncertainties in a project, and consequently develop controls or action plans to enhance its chances of success. W... Find out more
Starts: 4 March 2019
Price: R4 900
R20190304
Online Course: Introduction to Project Management Image
Online Course: Introduction to Project Management
The Online Course: Introduction to Project Management provides you with practical skills in the management of the scope and quality, time and cost, risk, human resources, communication and procurement processes of any project. As organis... Find out more
Starts: 4 March 2019
Price: R7 050
R20190304
Online Course in Project Procurement Management Principles & Practices Image
Online Course in Project Procurement Management Principles & Practices
The Online Course in Principles and Practices of Project Management provides you with the practical know-how to schedule and authorise projects, allocating resources and setting up cost and time estimations. During the course, you will g... Find out more
Starts: 1 April 2019
Price: R7 325
R20190401
Online Course in Cost and Management Accounting Image
Online Course in Cost and Management Accounting
The Online Course in Cost and Management Accounting is designed to help you better understand the overall costing process and how to effectively determine costs whether in private or public sector entities. As an essential component of f... Find out more
Starts: 2 May 2019
Price: R6 500
R20190502
Online Programme in IT Project Management Image
Online Programme in IT Project Management
The Online Programme in IT Project Management takes you through the entire lifecycle of a project by interacting with real- time challenges and imminent issues that typically crop up during projects. The programme equips you with practic... Find out more
Starts: 11 May 2019
Price: R10 600
R20190511

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