Deciding to complete any type of learning programme is often a big decision and the same can be said for a digital marketing course. There are many different courses available now from a large array of institutions, but did you know that choosing the right accredited course can make all the difference to your career in this exciting industry.
The digital marketing industry is booming which makes it a very competitive industry, therefore any course that you complete accredited, in other words, the institution should be registered with a professional educational body.
But you have to be careful when selecting your preferred course provider as many often claim to be accredited by certain governing bodies. You’ll want to make sure your course credits and credentials count towards your final qualification, otherwise your course diploma may not even be of value to you.
People are realising that there is a pressing need for highly qualified digital marketers who know what they are talking about. But, with the plethora of colleges out there offering digital marketing courses, how do you know which is the one to go for so that you can be assured that the qualification that you get, at the end of the day, is worth the paper it’s printed on?
Why does completing an accredited course matter?
You should only consider doing an accredited digital marketing course because a lot of time and money goes into completing a reputable course and an accredited diploma will add value to your career within digital marketing.
Before you sign on the dotted line and hand over your money, make sure you ascertain whether that particular educational institution is accredited with reputable education bodies. It’s definitely worth taking the time and effort to verify this for the course provider you’re considering.
Exactly what does an accredited course mean?
So, carefully considered which course provider you want to study digital marketing with and you’re feeling confident with their facilities, course material and cost of the course. But, wait just a minute. Is your course accredited? And do you fully understand what being ‘accredited’ means?
Let’s take a moment to decide what an accredited course is exactly before you finalise your decision.
At its core, an accredited course is an online or physical learning programme which adequately meets industry standards of that particular subject.
An accredited course also means that it is recognised on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) or SITA and ensures that your qualification will be recognised by other institutions and employers.
Benefits of completing an accredited digital marketing course
The scope of digital marketing is huge and is increasing all the time. For this reason alone, choosing a career in digital marketing is an excellent choice. However, you also need to keep in mind whether the courses you complete in digital marketing are accredited or not.
The benefits of choosing an accredited course are huge and their importance should not be overlooked.
Let’s take a closer look at the main benefits of choosing an accredited digital marketing course.
- Higher-quality education – The quality of your chosen course may well be lacking at a non-accredited institution. Remember the quality of your course determines the quality of your future career.
- Be professional – As the number of digital marketing jobs increases so too do the number of courses on offer. Be professional and make sure your digital marketing courses are accredited.
- Increased career options – Completing a course that is adequately accredited will undoubtedly increase your career options as employers specifically look for this accreditation.
- Better salary – Although it may seem like a lot of money at first, it’s worthwhile taking an accredited course as you will automatically increase your options to earn a better salary.
Why choose a digital marketing course with the Digital School of Marketing?
The Digital School of Marketing (DSM) is South Africa’s preferred provider of accredited digital marketing education. Our educational institution is unique due to all of our marketing courses being accredited by (MICT SETA) the Media, Information and Communication Technologies Sector Education and Training Authority. In addition to this, we are a member of the IAB South Africa.
DSM is also an endorsed member of the CPD Certification Service of the UK. Our courses are therefore internationally transferable and endorsed. Our college offers an extensive array of digital marketing courses, at the most competitive prices. All courses have easy and flexible payment options, making learning highly sought-after digital marketing skills within everyone’s reach.
All of our courses are comprehensively designed and perfectly suited to the demands of the digital marketing industry.
DSM is the only college to offer accredited education in the digital arena. We are accredited by the MICT SETA. We invite you to visit our website so that you can see how we can help you supercharge your career!
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