Advantages of Distance Learning

Advantages of Distance Learning

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With the price of a degree now ranging from £6000 – £9000, many are turning to home learning to further their knowledge without a degree, and for a fraction of the price.

With the price of a degree now ranging from £6000 – £9000, many are turning to home learning to further their knowledge without a degree, and for a fraction of the price. When you choose distance learning, it gives you the option to study wherever you like. You can squeeze in half an hour during your lunch at work, or you can choose to work on your studies during long commutes. If you travel a lot, the work can even be completed from abroad.

Studying from home prepares you for your chosen career by developing your basic skills. These skills, such as planning, research and sticking to a proposed schedule are all transferable to a wide range of jobs. They are a great way of boosting your CV when applying for jobs, as these are the requirements many employers look for at an interview. The fact that these accomplishments can be backed up and referenced to the time spent studying a course from home boosts your credibility and suitability for a role.

Many people find themselves struggling to complete further training at a local college, whether they are busy parents or have a busy job. Rather than having to attend a college a few times a week, home learning allows the person to complete their studies at a time that suits them. It can be worked on at any time throughout the day and night, and with no regular schedule of lessons to attend it is the most adaptable and flexible way of learning.

Some people are not able to attend a college due to physical circumstances, such as a disability, if they are elderly or if they live too far away from any education centres. Home learning gives them the opportunity to further their studies in a suitable method for them.

Many people wish to develop skills that are necessary for them to progress in their chosen career path. However, as they already have a job, they are stuck in a catch-22 situation. This means that they are in a situation where they don’t have the time to study and develop their skills, but the skills they require are essential if they wish to progress.

With online learning, you are awarded the possibility of furthering your knowledge and developing your professional skill set in your own time, away from work. This means that there is no need to sacrifice an existing career for the chance to further it, as you can complete your course in your own time, wherever you are.

Some people may find that they require a certain certification within a short amount of time, and some learners are in no hurry to get through the work. With a home learning course, there is no specific schedule of work to stick to. Whether you want to complete your course in a matter of months, or really take your time to work through it, it’s up to you! With the option of extensions on your tutor support, you can even spread your learning out over more than a year. As long as you have the time to work on your course, the length of time it takes is in your hands.

Whilst many look back at their time in school fondly, many are not so keen to remember their school years. Unfortunately, it is not a positive experience for every learner, and some people may be put off by the thought of returning to a classroom setting. Those who choose to learn at home have the advantage of furthering their skills and knowledge, without the added stress of returning to a school or college classroom.

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Nick Cooper
Nick is NCC's resident blog author and covers a range of subjects, including teaching and health & social care. NCC is an international learning provider with over 20 years’ experience offering learning solutions. To date, NCC has engaged with over 20,000 employers, and delivered quality training to over half a million learners.
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