UNISA’s Centre for Life-long Learning

Aims and benefits of Short Learning Programmes

  • SLPs play an important role in the development, up-skilling and multi-skilling of human resources.
  • SLPs are meant to update or broaden one’s skills and knowledge in a particular subject  field.
  • SLPs provide for “Just enough, focused” learning approach.
  • SLPs are designed to meet specific learning needs which might be necessitated by one’s employment requirements or interests.
  • SLPs assist employers, employees and individuals to develop meaningful careers and learning pathways in an accessible manner
  • SLPs enable access to learning in a manageable manner in terms of cost, time, energy and resources
  • SLPs facilitate knowledge sharing and dissemination
  • SLPs are part of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) process in education.