If one of your new year’s resolutions was to learn something new this year, did you get as far as flicking through a course brochure then gave up because you couldn’t find a course that fit around your work or family commitments? Well distance learning might just be the answer to your prayers.
Distance learning courses give you the opportunity to study around your other commitments, and there’s often no need to attend classroom-based lessons. For many people, they’re an invaluable way to study what interests them and get a qualification.
The benefits of distance learning
- You study in your own time at your own pace
- You can learn where you like-in bed, on the train, in a coffee shop!
- You can read over the course material as many times as you like
- You get to keep the learning materials for life so you can dip into them when you need to
- You don’t have to travel to a college or learning centre so you save money
- It allows you to hone your independent study skills
- It’s another skill and qualification to add to your CV which enhances your job prospects
- It can help you change career
- Completing a course successfully will really boost your confidence
Be a successful distance learner
Even though distance learning works for many people, it can be hard to keep yourself motivated if there’s no obligation to turn up to a class every week. Here’s how to keep your learning on track and pass your course with flying colours:
– Note down any deadline dates for assignments or other pieces of work
– Get your assignments done on time and don’t leave them until the last minute as this causes unnecessary stress
– Keep your course materials organised and in one place
– Make sure all of your work is saved and it’s a good idea to put it in a folder on your laptop or computer
– Remember, avoidance won’t get your work done. If you know that an assignment deadline is looming and you’re tempted to put it off for another evening and crash in front of the TV, just do 10 minutes of work and see how you feel. Even if it’s just some preparation for the assignment, it’s better than nothing.
Our distance learning courses
Are you interested in a studying at home, around work and family life? Distance learning is a way of learning remotely without being in regular face-to face contact with a tutor in a classroom. We have a popular combination of supported open learning available which includes innovative course materials that can be accessed online or manually. We know that some people don’t like going online, or struggle to get online, so there’s the option to do the course the traditional way, with pen and paper!
These courses are also FREE OF CHARGE!
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