I was talking recently to a couple of very aged ladies – we were on a European coach trip, and were just getting to know each other – as you do on tours. These ladies had both been civil servants, back in the day when, […]
One of my best pals from many years ago has just decided she wants to go back to work after some years away from the humdrum world of office work. She was very surprised how much she has to prepare for even going in to […]
I have neighbours who are sadly moving away from here very soon – we moved in at roughly the same time and have gradually got to know and respect each other greatly over the years. They are down sizing and moving to the coast where there is much more entertainment, sport, leisure activity available for their age group. I do understand this move and also that it takes them a little nearer their grandchildren. As for the leisure time, they could learn a great deal online and not have to move out at all. There re so many fantastic courses for everyone to enjoy and really get to grips with new hobbies. I wanted to learn a new crafting skill and the amount of online help was dizzying! I have not only learnt how to crochet, but also how to market my amazing new items once they’re of good enough quality.
Most big companies nowadays have their own on board job focussed training courses. They see it as their task to educate the masses whilst reinforcing the corporate group message into the brains. For the big companies, the ability to hire in writers and developers of […]
When you want to become a supply teacher in any school, you need to have the requisite training – i.e. be a currently trained and registered teacher with up to date qualifications and the all important teacher status. At least this was the case at […]
In these busy times of trying to juggle careers and home life, it can sometimes be a difficult choice when the chance of training for another pathway presents itself. Admittedly, it’s easier to do an online degree course in a career focused subject than it is to go off to attend university, it takes longer sometimes, but the option of working from hoe is so comforting and makes the enterprise more viable. There are many other home study course options too – just sharpening up the core subjects in readiness for school exams can help a student or younger pupil gain confidence. The need to achieve top grades to get a place at a particular school or university is paramount to getting on the right route for a specific career. A young chap I know has been taking home study courses to get up to the required standard to start his RAF training to be a fighter pilot. Now there’s ambition.
When we get to adulthood it can be a really difficult decision to try and change career paths. So often we get to the stagnation stage of our first choice and suddenly think that a new direction would be great. Getting the means to change […]
There are a number of careers which require extensive skills, such as plumbing, electrician and building jobs. These are known as skilled trades and require lots of experience and skill to complete to a high level. There are ways of getting on with these sorts […]
Not all learning has to be academic! Did you know you can learn to do fun hobbies with online learning?
One great skill to learn, especially at this time of year, is that of flower arranging. These skills can be used throughout the year, and can help you to enjoy a fun hobby. Online courses are great for giving you a low cost way to try out new skills at home.
There are conventional courses you can attend in order to learn skills like singing, musical instruments, swimming, dancing and art, but online allows you to do everything at your own pace, with no chance to embarrass yourself in front of others! If you make a mistake at home, nobody will see or needs to know about it!
When you take on a job offer, you often get it based on your experience and qualifications. What if, you do not have any formal qualifications? Does this mean you cannot get the job of your dreams? Thankfully, now online learning is a large part […]