Main navigation on this site takes place in three ways:
First. The top navigation bar (Nav. Bar):
You may navigate back to the organisational home page with the NCTS Home or the Seminary Home page. Other menu options are also accessed through the Nav. Bar.
Second. The Nav Drawer found on the far left of any page you are on in this site.
You can open and close the nav. drawer for further details. The icons on the Nav. Drawer will help you find information:
Third. Around the site you will find various buttons that will direct you as indicated on the button. If in doubt, go to the Home button and navigate from there.
Registering as a student
To register as a student:
Once you have registered as a student, you will be assigned a Dashboard option that will allow you have a "home base" where you will see all your courses and awards.
Your Dashboard can be found by selecting the icon:
Enrolling in courses
As you browse the various courses using the option "Programmes/Modules" in the top Nav. Bar you may find something that interests you. Once you are in the course, you may use the button to enroll or unenroll.
Alternatively you may enroll from the information page where you see the other courses by selecting the enroll button on the course you wish to enroll in.
Many courses have blocks on information that display various bits of information on course completion, contact details and other information that you will find useful during your time of completing the course. These blocks are often hidden and can be accessed by clicking the blue arrow to the right. Simply click it again to hide the blocks.
We have made provision for people who may have sight problems. The accessibility options may can be activated by clicking the icon in the bottom left of the screen.
Registering as a student
If you are visiting as a guest, you will need to register as a student before enrolling in a module or programme. Simply click on the "Log In" button on the top right of this page to be taken to a screen where you will be given an opportunity to register a new account. Alternatively, click the "Signup" on the top navigation menu. Once you are registered as a student, you can select to enroll in any of the modules and certificates and begin your learning adventure.
What are badges?
Badges demonstrate interest in a subject, evidence of personal development or a commitment to studies. Badged courses are highly engaging and cover a range of subjects.
A NCTS digital badge is awarded for completing all sections of a course and passing the assessments. Your badge and Certificate of Completion are downloadable from your NCTS Dashboardand can be shared on social media and displayed in e-portfolio platforms.
What do the icons mean?
Throughout this site, we use symbols or icons to reflect information about the course. These are as follows:
Guests are allowed access to this course to explore and read most or some of the material and see how the course
Once guests have registered as a student, they can enroll in courses that have this icon.
Course difficulty levels
Introductory difficulty level.
Intermediate difficulty level.
Advanced difficulty level.
Programme/Course duration time:
Approximate total time to be spent on completing the course studying part-time or full-time:
3h: It would take approximately 3 hours to complete this course.
3m: It would take approximately 3 months to complete this course.
3y: It would take approximately 3 years to complete this programme.
What are modules/courses?
We use the words modules and courses interchangeably. These smaller units of knowledge help students study various subjects they are interested in without having to commit to a certificate or degree. Selected modules form part of the Certificate programmes where they carry additional assessments.
You may choose to enroll in a module/course.
Modules are individual courses.
Modules carry no cost
Modules can be completed within a few hours.
Modules award Badges and a Certificate of Completion upon successful completion.
The focus of this module is the use of visual media to convey information to an audience. This course focuses on the use of still imagery due to the vast, openly available repositories of visual media and the simplicity of manipulating them. You will discover similarities between the principles of formal writing and the use of visual media in purposeful communication. Humans have the same cognitive needs for information to form meaning regardless of medium.
Management is essential to any organization that wishes to be efficient and achieve its aims. Without someone in a position of authority there would be organizational anarchy with no structure and very little, if any focus. It has been said
that management has four basic functions – planning, organizing, leading and controlling. Common sense dictates that without these principles of management being in place an organization would have trouble achieving its aims, or even coming up with aims in the first place! We will take a look at these basic principles of management and explain them in easy to understand terminology.
Organizational behavior is the study of how human behavior affects an organization. Organizational behavior aims to learn how an organization operates through the behaviors of its members. By understanding people, we can better understand an organization. Organizational behavior is intended to explain behavior and make behavioral predictions based on observations. Organizational behavior studies how an organization can influence behavior. Behavior affects an organization and an organization affects behavior. In order to have a healthy and successful organization, it is extremely important to understand organizational behavior.
This course provides an overview of the principles and practices of organizational communication. Using familiar, real-world examples to help you connect theory to practice, the themes
of systems, culture, power, and how to develop various communication skills for the workplace will be explored. This module will also cover: working on conflict management and leadership skills, dealing with crisis communication, understanding the
nature of power in organizations, establishing confirming communication climates, enhancing creativity, and managing meetings. It is the goal of this module to improve your organizational communication.
Strategic planning is an organization’s process of defining its strategy, or direction, and making decisions about allocating its resources to pursue this strategy, including its capital and people. Various business analysis techniques can be used in strategic planning. Entrepreneurship is a key concept when executives are crafting strategies in the hopes of doing something new and exploiting opportunities that other organizations cannot exploit. This module explores strategic management processes and relation to gaining a competitive advantage through an entrepreneurial worldview.
What it means to be a successful leader in today’s complicated and ever-transforming world is not the same as it was decades ago. Success in leadership today has moved away from the authoritative and heroic styles of past years. In today’s environment, where the workforce is made up of teams comprising diverse, multi-generational, and often global employees, leaders must understand how to influence, inspire, and coach their co-workers to push their potential, while meeting both the individual and the organization’s needs. This module explores what authentic leadership is and how to attain it.
In this course we will explore the basics of the condition known as diabetes. Perhaps you may have been diagnosed with this condition or you know someone who has. This course will introduce you to the subject and give you a basic overview of the definition, types, symptoms and management of diabetes. This course does not allow you to practice as a nurse or health professional. Always seek medical advise from a trained medical practitioner.