6 Short Term courses to utilize the vacations after 10th Board

Want to utilize your time after the 10th Board in a better way? Well, why not take up a short-term course that would help you even later. Read on to know about the courses that would help you upgrade your knowledge without being a burden to you.

The 10th Board is indeed a milestone in a student's life. His career and the choice of stream depend a lot on the results of this particular exam. No doubt, the anxiety building up for the results is understandable. The wait for the new session to start after the 10th Boards is a long one. And the long wait adds to the anxiety and eagerness for the new things in store for the upcoming streams taken up by the students. However, it is better to utilize this long vacation instead of just worrying about things not in hand anymore. In short, it is time to prepare oneself for the time ahead.
Here, I am talking about some courses that a 10th class student can take up after his Boards to upgrade his knowledge and have a better perspective about such courses. And the best part is that these courses do not act as any burden to the student. The courses are relaxing, entertaining besides being informative.

General Courses


These days, children take up the course very early and leave it midway due to other academic pressures. But it takes 8 levels and almost 2 years to complete the entire course. But, it is never too late to start the course if you have not done so far, or even you need brushing on it. Moreover, in your age, you will grasp the techniques better and can do the practice better. This way, you can remember them for a longer time and also use them in your higher studies.

Spoken English

This is the time to improve your communication skills in English if you still run out of words while talking to someone. You will need to communicate more in English in the second phase and onward of your academic career. So, take up any short term course and master the language.

Mathematics related courses

If interested, you can also take some mathematics based courses like Trigonometry or Limits beforehand so that you are fundamentally ready for the 11th grade. Few coaching institutes provide such classes. You may also take up Organic chemistry classes if you are interested in the science stream.

Computer Based Courses

Basic Computer Course

One can take up the Basic Computer Course from any good institute in the locality. The course is also quite easy. These days, basic computer is taught as a subject in many schools. However, now is the time to compile what one might have learnt in different classes and utilize them properly with thorough practice.
  • Duration – 3-4 months
  • Skills Required- Good communication, computer knowledge
  • Outcomes - Knowledge on Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office that includes MS-Word, Ms-Excel, Ms-PowerPoint

Short term courses in Web Designing

Web designing has become an attractive job avenue in recent pasts. In simple words, it deals with creating and designing websites and other internet related segments. Few short term courses in web designing can be taken up by the students after the 10th that can be completed in the vacations itself. Further, few Diploma courses and certificate courses in web Designing can also be taken up by the students if interested.
  • Duration – 3 months
  • Skills – Creativity, Computer knowledge
  • Outcomes – Knowledge on Adobe illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, HTML Code, Word Press

Graphic Designing

Graphic Designing is yet another area picking up well in the country. It deals with combining technology and ideas to transform the product into a visually appealing one. Few graphic designing courses can be taken up after the 10th as well. The Photo Editing course, the Photoshop course or even the certificate courses in graphic Designing are the short term courses that can keep the 10th grader engaged and make him acquainted with the field in case he decides to take this as a career later.
  • Duration -2-4 months
  • Skills- Creativity, basic training in computers and internet
  • Outcomes – Software training on Light-room, Photoshop and Adobe Bridge

One may explore more and reach out to new avenues of short term courses as per one's interest. It is important that the time is utilized properly so as to be future-ready.


Author: Swati Sharma19 Sep 2020 Member Level: Gold   Points : 7

A very informative article has been written by the author. The time in the life of a student, which is very important in his career, starts after the 10th. The courses that the author has mentioned will all contribute a lot to the career. Along with this, there are other diploma courses as well -

1.Voice modulation:
Your voice may be very good, but still, you must do this course. Voice modulation is an art. With this, you learn to set the pitch and volume of the voice according to the listeners. If you learn this course better then you can get opportunities to work in ad films, feature films, theatre and radio.

2.Fashion / Art / Design:
If you want to get an academic degree in fashion or design then why not start preparing for it now. Along with the National Institute of Fashion Technology and National Institute of Design, many other institutes offer certificate courses in the summer. Here you learn to sketch, pattern making etc.

3. Foreign Language:
Knowledge of a foreign language is always good for your profile. Especially learning French, German, Mandarin or Spanish is better in terms of getting jobs and earning through travelling. Certificate courses are run in many institutes during the summer holidays. Apart from this, you can also learn foreign languages online through many websites. If you are in Delhi then contact the embassy of the country concerned.

Author: Dr. Sanchita Ranjan19 Sep 2020 Member Level: Gold   Points : 1

Very good article written by the author for new generation student. The time after 10th board is the precious period in a student's life. It must be utilized in developing skill. It is a big turning point from a career point of view. So, every student should think about some courses which would help in building a future career.

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