Want to upskill? Get a free online course with higher education institution Shaw Academy

July 20, 2016

Photography. Digital marketing. Graphic design. Photoshop. These are just some of the courses I plan on taking with international online learning platform Shaw Academy. I'm at that stage where I really want to gain some new skills and knowledge, especially when it comes to this blog.

I would love to take better pics, and learn editing skills beyond an Instagram filter and a crop. And instead of using free online design templates, it would be cool to be able to design my own stuff, even if it's basic stuff like party invitations or stationery.

If you're feeling something similar, or a bit bored, and want to learn something new – or old – from the comfort of your home or a coffee shop, then you can sign up for a free Shaw Academy course.

The courses being offered are usually R7 000 each, but Rattle and Mum readers can get one for free, for an unlimited time. There is no catch, and you don't have to do anything in return – Shaw Academy is just doing something awesome for you.

This is what you can expect when you sign up to a course:

  • Learn at your own pace with access to the recordings of your live classes
  • Live lessons from professionals with fully interactive bonus Q&A sessions
  • Upon course completion an accredited diploma will be available, which is great for the CV

Here are the cool courses you can choose from:

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To sign up for your free course, click here.

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6 Comments

  • Chantelle

    I had to log a support query as I couldn’t register for the course. 🙁 I hope they get back to me soon as I would really enjoy a course.

    July 20, 2016 at 11:47 am Reply
    • Tanya

      If not, please let me know and I’ll contact them.

      July 20, 2016 at 4:08 pm Reply
  • MrsFF

    Oh wow.. Thanks for sharing this. Better I sign up quick. I’ve been wanting to up my photography game and this is a perfect opportunity to do just that

    July 21, 2016 at 6:30 am Reply
  • Brenda

    Hi Tanya, I was browsing the Shaw Academy home page and clicked on the Social Media Marketing course to look for more information but as soon as you click on it for info, it started a 24 hour countdown clock and I don’t want to enrol just yet with a big conference next week. I was hoping it would allow me to sign up in a couple of weeks and not within 24 hours of just looking at a course? Hope all is well with you and the bump!

    July 26, 2016 at 9:11 pm Reply
    • Brenda

      Looking again, I see the courses only start in August so I must just pick 1 before tomorrow night and enrol 🙂 The social media one is catching my eye, could be useful for work. Thanks! XX

      July 26, 2016 at 9:37 pm Reply
  • KERI-LEE

    This has been my biggest wish so far yet!*

    August 8, 2016 at 2:19 pm Reply
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