Getsmarter is a leading company offering online learning to busy professionals. The company was formed in Cape Town in 2008 and the first university they worked with was the University of Cape Town - UCT. Today they also work with the University of Stellenbosch, London School of Economics and Political Science, Harvard, University of Cambridge, University of Oxford and University of Chicago.
The courses that Getsmarter offer have been developed by academics at leading universities. They use a 'high touch' methodology to help their students finish their courses. They claim that they achieve an 88% completion rate on their courses.
All the work is conducted online and all learners have a tutor who will assist them if they have any problems. They are now owned by 2U.
You can apply now for university courses available from many of the top United Kingdom universities. There is an increased interest in British courses for South Africans - some are worried about the situation with South African universities and others are looking at moving overseas in the future. British university courses are respected across the world so open up many opportunities in most countries of the world.
All courses are open to South Africans, and there are free digital upgrades available to South African citizens who are taking the courses via the FutureLearn platform. The British Council is the United Kingdom's international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities and is a registered charity.
Learnerships have many advantages over other ways of getting a qualification. You can apply for learnerships at any time of the year as they don't always start at the beginning of the year.
Another advantage of a learnership is that you don't have to pay for the tuition. The company that employs you pays for the training and you will also be paid while you are learning. There is a stipend that all learners will be paid when they are on the learnership.
There is a lot of demand for learnerships so you will have to quickly apply when you hear that a learnership is open for applications.