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Few of us get a calling. It’s a fact. Most of us simply have no idea what it is that we really want to do with our lives – whether it’s at 18, 28 or 38 – and it’s often the case that we fall into a role or career without actually choosing it. However, it’s also the case that once we’ve gained some experience, both in the work place and in the big wide world, we have a better idea of what’s available to us and what we need to get there.

It could be that a complete career change is what’s called for. Or it could be that more qualifications are needed to take the next step in your career. Once the decision has been made to study again, one of the best possible ways to do so is through a distance learning course. Here are four main reasons why…

You Can Work at your Own Pace

Doing a distance learning course means you’re not confined to the restrictions of classroom learning, which gives you the opportunity to manage your own workload. And the benefit of that? It allows you to spend longer on areas that you find a challenge and whizz through the areas you find a doddle.

You Get to Earn while You Learn

The main advantage of enrolling on a distance learning course such as a BTEC or A level is that you can carry on your work as normal and complete it in your spare time. As such, it makes advancing your educational – and professional – qualifications very affordable and minimises financial upheaval.

You Get to Learn About Yourself

Education, regardless of what field it may be in, has repercussions that extend well beyond the boundaries of the course. Learning about yourself, for instance, is almost always a given. What are your strengths and weaknesses? And how do you manage those weaknesses and hone those strengths? Organisation, discipline and communication are all attributes you will use regularly to complete the course.

Variety of Courses Available

From BTEC HNDs in Law Studies to A level Biology, the choice of distance learning courses you can enrol on online these days is dizzying. Which means that there’s almost certain to be a course that caters for your needs (or those of your employer), and you will be able to hone the exact skills you wish to gain.

However, perhaps the greatest gift of education is that it teaches you how to learn – an invaluable skill that translates to the work place, and indeed all other areas of life.


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