How You Can Make Studying Suit You With Distance Learning

 How You Can Make Studying Suit You With Distance Learning

The current financial upheaval has caused no end of headaches for millions of people across the country. Unemployment and underemployment have remained stubbornly high, with the number of vacancies far lower than the number of people out of work or looking for a full-time role. With the situation in the Eurozone still causing many concerns and consumer demand sluggish at home, it seems as if there’s little prospect of a rapid turnaround in economic conditions. However hopeless things might appear, though, there is an alternative. A change of career could be just the answer you’ve been looking for, helping you get out of your own personal cul-de-sac. The question, of course, is how to go about taking up a new profession.

The ability to learn new skills is a valuable trait and can help you keep pushing on to new heights in your working life. Not only does it show employers that you’re willing to push yourself if you feel you need to, but it can also be rewarding for you – both financially and otherwise. However, the recent increase in student fees are likely to act as a major deterrent to those thinking of taking up a campus-based course. What’s more, full-time university or college courses simply aren’t an option for a lot of people. Many of us have existing work and family commitments to consider. Simply quitting your job to go into full-time education comes with a lot of risks attached, and if you have children to look after, you may find that this kind of arrangement simply isn’t flexible enough.

There is, fortunately, another way. Distance learning courses provide you with the opportunity to boost your knowledge and learn new skills, without disrupting the rest of your routine. You can learn in your own time, so you needn’t worry about your studying commitments conflicting with your job. Home learning has proven very popular over the last few years, and it isn’t hard to see why. The convenience and affordability offered by these courses makes them a great choice for anyone considering a change of career, but wary of taking the risks and incurring the costs associated with full-time, campus-based education.

By choosing to take a distance learning course, you can choose how and when you want to study. You can learn over the weekend instead of having to cram it in after work through the week, or whenever else happens to suit you. The key to home learning is that it puts you in control. There are no tutors breathing down your neck, and you don’t have to worry about having to stick to a rigid timetable of seminars and lectures.

Furthermore, distance learning can be particularly useful for those students who are perhaps a little socially anxious and feel they don’t work as well in face-to-face tutorials. There’s less social pressure involved – on campus-based courses, it’s easy to feel somewhat intimidated by other students who you perceive to be more comfortable than you when it comes to learning a particular subject. Distance learning courses also provide you with all the assistance you’ll need to get the right results.

If you’re thinking of distance learning, then consider NCC Home Learning where you’ll find an extensive list of courses suitable for your needs.

Wendy is the The Career Coach – helping you to find fresh perspectives on your Job Search and Career. She helps you work towards your goals and aspirations, in a way that fits in with both work and home life. Email her at wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com,  find her on Skype at wendymason14, or call +44 (0) 2081239146 (02081239146 for UK callers) or +1 262 317 9016 if you are in the US.

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