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COIL Course on Social Entrepreneurship

The Faculty of Business and Accounting, Botho University (BU), Botswana in partnership with the University of Venda (South Africa), is bringing an opportunity to study with an international cohort of students from various countries. This course will inter alia equip learners with knowledge of how social entrepreneurs create solutions to address social, economic, and environmental challenges that drive sustainability in organisations. Moreover, the programme will look to improve the soft skills of students including intercultural competence, technological skills, and the ability to work in groups and to collaborate in international groups, resulting in improved employability of students who took part in Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) virtual exchanges.

What we offer

Benefits of this online programme:

  • Intercultural exposure and competence
  • Collaborative Online learning skills
  • Awareness of Sustainable Development Goals
  • Exposure to Community challenges
  • Capacity building in social entrepreneurship and
  • Development of Technological skills.

Requirements:

  • Access to good internet and a device
  • Ability to work as a team player
  • Students need to attend all online sessions and need to be able to do self-study and complete project
    work.

Training & Assessment Approach:

Mix of webinars, tutorials, role plays, case analysis, storytelling, presentations, project work and report
writing.

Lecture Dates and Times:

Every Tuesday from 1200-1400 CAT (Online)

Certification:

Students who successfully complete the course and meet the requirements will be given a course completion certificate.
 

* Important note: The programmes offered in this website/advert are accredited by BQA and offered at Botho University at the time of publication. Please refer to your offer letter from our Admissions Department for any changes in programme name or duration that may be affected due to regulatory requirements.

Diploma in Cultural Tourism

The Diploma in Cultural Tourism combines practical and theoretical skills and competencies in relevant areas such as Interpretation and Professional Guiding for Cultural Heritage Tourism, Project Management for Tourism Development, Archaeology of Botswana as well as Tourism Product development. The course sets a firm foundation for those aspiring to establish careers in the tourism industry.

What we Offer

As a student of the Diploma in Cultural Tourism you will:

  • Benefit from the holistic teaching approach that instills not just theoretical knowledge but the practical skills that will be deployed throughout your career given its nature
  • Leverage on opportunities to learn directly from peers and professionals in the industry through structured work-based learning internships and placement.
  • A well-recognised qualification from Botho University that will see you become a qualified and competitive professional in your respective area of interest.

Who the course is for?

Countries around the world focus on cultural tourism to help drive local economies, If you are part of this industry then the qualification is perfect for you to grow your profile in the cultural tourism industry as among others, the following:

    • Professional guide
    • Destination management Representative
    • Travel Agent
    • Tour Manager
    • Cultural Tourism Site manager
    • Community-based tourism trust member
    • Tourist Information Centre Manager
    • Community Outreach Manager
    • Tourism officer

Career Prospects

The content of the qualification and its orientation to heritage studies and development opportunities to cultural and natural tourism are universal, which leads to wide career alternatives for graduates of the qualification. Future career prospects include:

  • Entrepreneur
  • Tourist Information Personnel
  • Tour operators
  • Heritage Protection Activity Officers
  • Environmental and cultural interpreter
  • Heritage tourism Site personnel
  • Museum/Art Gallery personnel
  • Tourism camp personnel
  • Community-based tourism outreach personnel
  • World Heritage Site personnel

 

* Important note: The programmes offered in this website/advert are accredited by BQA and offered at Botho University at the time of publication. Please refer to your offer letter from our admissions department for any changes in programme name or duration that may be effected due to regulatory requirements.

Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety

The Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) qualification is intended to produce individuals with competence to identify workplace hazards and implement appropriate mitigation and preventive strategies to achieve a compliant and sustainable OHS system within the context of established codes of practice and relevant legislative framework. The qualification will render the beneficiaries eligible for registration and accreditation with relevant national, regional, and international professional bodies.

What we Offer

Candidates who enroll into this programme can benefit from:

  • A competency-based curriculum that places emphasis on the holistic acquisition of essential hands-on operations and management skills.
  • State of the art training labs equipped with contemporary reservations systems for the travel industry
  • Qualified and BQA certified lecturers with vast experience
  • Qualified and BQA certified lecturers with vast experience

Skills you will need

  • Adaptability and flexibility
  • Energetic and an intense desire to learn
  • Passion for OHS
  • Highly organised and effective decision making
  • Communication and networking expertise
  • Attention to Detail and ability to listen
  • Internet skills
  • Language proficiency and cultural sensitivity
  • Enthusiasm and dedication

Career Prospects

  • Risk Control Officer
  • Loss Control Officer
  • Safety Officer
  • Safety Auditor

With time and experience, graduates will have the foundation necessary to work themselves into a manager or junior manager positions within the OHS industry, including:

    • Occupational Health and Safety Management Consultant
    • Safety, Health and Environment Officer

*Graduates can start their own enterprises, such as OHS preventative firms

*They can also work in government or in private in OHS industry health-related marketing organizations.

 

* Important note: The programmes offered in this website/advert are accredited by BQA and offered at Botho University at the time of publication. Please refer to your offer letter from our Admissions Department for any changes in programme name or duration that may be effected due to regulatory requirements.

Diploma in Travel Operations

The combination of practical and theoretical learning in the Diploma programme ensures that graduates are well-grounded with knowledge, skills and competencies required in the travel industry characterised by continuous changes in technology and motivations for travel. The course sets a firm foundation for those aspiring to establish careers or become entrepreneurs in the travel industry.

What we Offer

Candidates who enrol into this programme can benefit from:

  • A competency-based curriculum that places emphasis on the holistic acquisition of essential hands-on operations and management skills.
  • State of the art training labs equipped with contemporary reservations systems for the travel industry
  • Qualified and BQA certified lecturers with vast experience
  • Guest lectures by leading Travel and Tourism experts
  • Plan and organize travel itineraries

Diploma in Travel Operations is a great fit if you’re:

  • Aspiring to establish careers or become entrepreneurs in the travel industry
  • Interested in acquiring skills and competencies required in the travel industry characterised by continuous changes in technology and motivations for travel.

Skills you will need

  • Adaptability and flexibility
  • Energetic and an intense desire to learn
  • Passion for the Travel and Tourism industry
  • Highly organised and effective decision making
  • Communication and networking expertise
  • Attention to Detail and ability to listen
  • Internet Savvy
  • Enthusiasm and dedication

Career Prospects

  • Travel Agent or Consultant.
  • Airline Service Agent.
  • Tour Operator.
  • Travel Information Agent.
  • Travel Specialist.
  • Visitor Information Counsellor

 

* Important note: The programmes offered in this website/advert are accredited by BQA and offered at Botho University at the time of publication. Please refer to your offer letter from our admissions department for any changes in programme name or duration that may be effected due to regulatory requirements.

Diploma in Events Management

The combination of practical and theoretical learning in the Diploma programme ensures that graduates are well-grounded with knowledge, skills and competencies required in the Event industry for effectively planning and managing events. The course sets a firm foundation for those aspiring to establish careers or become entrepreneurs in the Events industry

What we Offer

Candidates who enroll into this programme can benefit from:

  • A competence-based curriculum that places emphasis on holistic acquisition of essential hands-on operations and management skills.
  • State of the art training labs
  • Qualified and BQA certified lecturers with vast experience
  • Guest lectures by leading Events
    management experts

Diploma in Events Managements is a great fit if you’re:

  • Aspiring to establish careers or become entrepreneurs in the Events industry.
  • Interested in acquiring skills and competencies required in the Event industry for effectively planning and managing events.

Skills acquired

The Events Management diploma will close this gap by offering the following skills and competencies:

    • Coordination
    • Creativity, originality, and initiative
    • Problem solving
    • People management
    • Administration
    • Project management

The learner achieving this qualification in combination with industrial /workplace learning will be able: to plan, stage professional, feasible, innovative, responsible, and successful Events, against stated objectives in compliance with project management principles.

Career Prospects

Entry and operations level jobs in the finance industry, including:

  • Events Coordinators
  • Events Producers
  • Events Project planners
  • Conference Organizer
  • Corporate & meeting Planners
  • Venue and Facilities coordinators
  • Gallery and Exhibition officer
  • Sports Events coordinator
  • Fashion Events Coordinator
  • Special Events consultants
  • Festival and concert planners

 

* Important note: The programmes offered in this website/advert are accredited by BQA and offered at Botho University at the time of publication. Please refer to your offer letter from our admissions department for any changes in programme name or duration that may be effected due to regulatory requirements.

Certificate in New Venture Creation

The purpose of this programme is to provide entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs in the small, medium and micro enterprise (SMME) sector with the technical, business, managerial and personal skills needed to create and sustain a business. This qualification is available to individuals who do not have formal training and are working in or wish to work in or manage a SMME business.

Why you should enroll

This programme will help aspiring entrepreneurs and mid-career professionals understand the process of starting a new business or creating new business opportunities within established organizations. Recipients of this qualification will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an ability to identify and create a new venture.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of interpersonal skills required in a business environment.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of basic economics within a market economy.
  • Manage a new venture by applying business principles and techniques.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the role of leadership and management.

 

What this course offers:

These are the topics covered in the Certificate in New Venture programme:

  • The Entrepreneurial Mind – Crafting a Personal Entrepreneurial Strategy
  • The Entrepreneurial Process
  • Clean Commerce and Sustainable Enterprise Movements as an Opportunity for Change
  • Opportunity Recognition
  • Opportunities for Social Entrepreneurship
  • The Business Plan
  • The Entrepreneurial Leader and The Team
  • Ethical Decision‐Making and The Entrepreneur
  • Resource Requirements
  • Entrepreneurial Financing
  • Obtaining Venture and Growth Capital
  • The Deal: Valuation, Structure and Negotiation
  • Obtaining Debt Capital

 

Who is this course for?

  • Individuals/teams who wish to explore a new business idea
  • People who want an insight into the life of an entrepreneur
  • Company founders who want to expand their network

 

* Important note: The programmes offered in this website/advert are accredited by BQA and offered at Botho University at the time of publication. Please refer to your offer letter from our admissions department for any changes in programme name or duration that may be effected due to regulatory requirements.

Certificate in Electrical Installation and Maintenance

This programme teaches the basics of electrical systems and design circuits for industrial and house wiring. Students learn to install electrical components and appliances based on the designed electrical circuits. The training also involves finding faults and troubleshooting electrical power systems. It familiarizes the students with electrical devices, types of wires, tools and electrical machines such as transformers, motors and generators.

 

What we offer

As a student of Certificate in Electrical Installation and Maintenance you will:

  • Benefit from the holistic teaching approach that instills not just the knowledge but the practical skills that will be deployed throughout your career.
  • Leverage on opportunities to learn directly from peers and professionals in the industry through exchange programmes, internships and industrial training placements.
  • Graduate with an internationally recognized qualification from Botho University that will see you become a qualified and competitive professional in your respective industry.

 

Who is this course for?

Our Certificate in Electrical Installation and Maintenance course is a great fit if you’re:

  • Looking to work in the Electrical Manufacturing Industry
  • Adaptable and can take on training and business management duties
  • Inclined towards fixing electrical systems, devices and equipment

 

Career prospects

  • Field Service Technician
  • Maintenance Electrician
  • Quality Assurance Technician
  • Technician in Electrical industry
  • Electrical Equipment Installer
  • Residential Wireman
  • Lineman
  • Quality Assessor
  • Supplier in Electrical shop
  • Electrical Contractor

 

* Important note: The programmes offered in this website/advert are accredited by BQA and offered at Botho University at the time of publication. Please refer to your offer letter from our admissions department for any changes in programme name or duration that may be effected due to regulatory requirements.

Certificate Level 3 in Graphic Design And Animation

Students enrolled in the Certificate in Graphics Design and Animation programme study the fundamentals of graphic design and Photoshop, and animation using Flash. They learn to use technological platforms, trends and language to create visually exciting designs in the creative industry for web-based content such as advertising, news, retail and others. They acquire technical skills and creative thinking needed to design and animate for the multimedia industry. Graduates will be able to work in various fields in the multimedia industry.

What we offer

As a student of Certificate Level 3 in Graphic Design and Animation you will:

  • Benefit from the holistic teaching approach that instills not just the knowledge but the practical skills that will be deployed throughout your career.
  • Leverage on opportunities to learn directly from peers and professionals in the industry through exchange programmes, internships and industrial training placements.
  • Graduate with an internationally recognized qualification from Botho University that will see you become a qualified and competitive professional in your respective industry.

Who is this course for?

Our Certificate Level 3 in Graphic Design and Animation course is a great fit if you’re:

  • In possession of analytical, communication and excellent IT skills
  • Creative, imaginative with a keen attention to detail
  • Interested in learning about web editing and web development

Career prospects

  • Freelance Web Designer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Web Animation Creator
  • Web Developer
  • PHP & CSS Developer
  • Advertising Designer
  • Flash Designer
  • Multimedia Artist

 

* Important note: The programmes offered in this website/advert are accredited by BQA and offered at Botho University at the time of publication. Please refer to your offer letter from our admissions department for any changes in programme name or duration that may be effected due to regulatory requirements.

Certificate Level 3 in Database Administration

Students of this programme study basic computer activities, how to design and develop entity relationship diagrams, creating and querying databases, developing scripts and functions, as well as creating access restrictions and modifications through triggers using SQL Server 2012. They also learn how to create, configure and delete a database using client and administrative tools. They examine Oracle net services and perform the server-side, client-side and shared server configuration; create tablespaces and datafiles, tables and indexes and views and indexes; and implement the loading and unloading of data from external sources using Oracle 12C.

What we offer

As a student of Certificate Level 3 in Database Administration you will:

  • Benefit from the holistic teaching approach that instills not just the knowledge but the practical skills that will be deployed throughout your career.
  • Leverage on opportunities to learn directly from peers and professionals in the industry through exchange programmes, internships and industrial training placements.
  • Graduate with an internationally recognized qualification from Botho University that will see you become a qualified and competitive professional in your respective industry.

Who is this course for?

Our Certificate Level 3 in Database Administration course is a great fit if you’re:

  • Keen on learning and working with programming languages
  • In possession of good organizational, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Meticulous, logical and have the ability to prioritize tasks.

Career prospects

  • Database administrator
  • Database systems analyst
  • Database developer
  • Database consultant

 

* Important note: The programmes offered in this website/advert are accredited by BQA and offered at Botho University at the time of publication. Please refer to your offer letter from our admissions department for any changes in programme name or duration that may be effected due to regulatory requirements.

Certificate Level 3 in Web Designing

Students enrolled in this programme learn the basics of internet applications and design principles to produce effective websites using PHP at the front end, and MySQL at the back end. Graduates will be able to work in various positions in the IT industry such as Application developer, Web Designer, Web Developer, Database Administrator, Software Tester, among others. In addition, the module on Entrepreneurship equips them the skills to be self-employed if they wish to that direction.

What we offer

As a student of Certificate Level 3 in Web Designing you will:

  • Benefit from the holistic teaching approach that instills not just the knowledge but the practical skills that will be deployed throughout your career.
  • Leverage on opportunities to learn directly from peers and professionals in the industry through exchange programmes, internships and industrial training placements.
  • Graduate with an internationally recognized qualification from Botho University that will see you become a qualified and competitive professional in your respective industry.

Who is this course for?

Our Certificate Level 3 in Web Designing course is a great fit if you’re:

  • In possession of analytical, communication and excellent IT skills
  • Creative, imaginative with a keen attention to detail

Career prospects

  • Freelance Web Designer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Web Animation Creator
  • Web Developer
  • PHP Developer
  • CSS Developer

 

* Important note: The programmes offered in this website/advert are accredited by BQA and offered at Botho University at the time of publication. Please refer to your offer letter from our admissions department for any changes in programme name or duration that may be effected due to regulatory requirements.