As life is opening up again, many of us are finding that we’d like to achieve goals we’ve been thinking about for a while. Gaining a new qualification is a brilliant way to achieve a wide variety of goals – both personal and professional.
But what are the benefits of learning as an adult? Let’s explore what learning as an adult means.
Learning as an adult is something….
You choose what you study. This means learning about something you’re passionate about. Suddenly time spent learning can feel different; growing up it can feel like something you’re doing because you’re supposed to yet learning as an adult means you’re learning something you want to.
When not learning anything new, it’s not uncommon to feel bored. Taking up an adult course is a way to explore something that inspires and excites you. Taking that step to returning to education can be daunting, but it’s just the first step on a journey full of increased confidence, achievement, and wellbeing.
…For your career
It sounds like one plus one, but gaining a new qualification brightens your professional future. It provides you the chance to gain that promotion you’ve been after, increase your pay or swap careers to one that better suits your interests. Becoming better educated opens doors to your ideal future and broadens your horizon.
…For changes in the world
The world doesn’t stand still, nor should it. Our societies, technologies and places of work are always evolving – you may have experienced just how fast this can be in the face of the pandemic. Change can be great, but it’s important to remember that all change is made by people. People who are driven to make the world a better place. We live in a time where many of us will need to update our skills or learn entirely new ones. It’s an exciting time, and if you’d like to keep up with this pace of change then our adult courses are for you.
…For changes in yourself
For most of us, our priorities, passions and plans change over time. This isn’t a bad thing – in fact, it shows that you’re growing as a person. It shows that you’re managing to either hone in on what makes you tick, or accept that you’d like to see a change in the way you go about things. Realising this is one step, and the next often requires you to develop current or new skills to reflect the person you want to be. Our adult courses, offered across a variety of curriculum, provide the opportunity to explore skills suited to individual aims.
At the end of the day, this is an opportunity for you. It’s not like when you were growing up and had expectations from family or felt you needed to conform with friends – learning as an adult is a wonderful chance for you to be the go-getter you know you are or can be.
It’s an open door to a brilliant future; maybe you want to learn about something because you enjoy it, want to develop your career, swap jobs, keep up with changes in the world or in yourself. It doesn’t matter. This is for you – and we’re here to help you succeed no matter what your goal is.
Get in touch
Want to find out more? Our friendly Careers Coaches would be happy to run through any questions you may have. They can also help you with CV Writing, Mock Interviews and can provide impartial Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance. You can get in touch with them via 01709 722656 between 8.30am and 5pm Monday to Thursday and 8.30am to 4.30pm on Fridays or email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Want to visit us? Our next Open Event is Wednesday 17th November 2021 3.30pm – 6.30pm at Worksop Campus and Thursday 18th November 2021 3.30pm – 6.30pm at Retford Post-16 Centre.