The Future of Adult Education
Ooh, we get excited when we talk about education! Especially when we’re talking about adult education. The older you are, the more focused, determined and excited you tend to be about shaping your own path and taking control of your career.
And looking at the future of adult education, it’s only getting more exciting – and here’s why:
1) Technology is Incredible
Technology is becoming the cornerstone of education both in schools and beyond. For adults, technology represents a pathway into distance learning. Our generation is able to learn whatever we want, whenever, and wherever! LMS platforms, online tests, video conferences, rich media and more have all helped make online learning as immersive and effective as being in the classroom.
What’s more, the type of technology is getting more and more advanced. VR, AI, and simulations are not science fiction anymore, but real classroom practices.
2) The Need for Adult Learners is Increasing
Perhaps not so exciting for businesses, but exciting for adult learners – there are huge vocational skills gaps throughout the UK and around the world. Academic study has reached saturation point, leaving huge potential for tradespeople and vocational professionals to succeed. Engineers, healthcare workers, plumbers, electricians, mechanics…we need these skills. There’s never been a better time to train or retrain in a vocational career – the future is definitely in support of apprenticeships and NVQ learning. And this would appear true if only supported by the sheer amount of funding offered to vocational learning schemes.
3) Learning is becoming a lifelong commitment (but in a good way!)
The workplace is faster-paced than ever before. It’s now no longer enough to complete your degree, diploma or apprenticeship and then turn your back on any further education. Industry standards and technology are changing so fast that lifelong learning is the new ‘it’ word for employers. CPD training, NVQs, and online learning are coming at us left, right, and centre. The opportunity to learn is rife in the modern workplace – and, what’s more, many employers will pay to upskill you!
4) Learning is only becoming more flexible and accessible
The options for adult learning are infinite. You can go online and find a course for practically anything that you can complete in the comfort of your own home, in your own time, and get an accredited qualification at the end. Adult learning has never been more accessible to everyone. And the future is more of the same – a world of knowledge at your fingertips.
The ability to be so in control of your own learning and career path is a pretty breath-taking change. Doesn’t the prospect excite you? You can change careers easier than ever before, meaning you can always pursue the role that brings you joy.
So, what is the future of adult learning?
Adult learning in the future: better, faster, more.
Learning as an adult has never been easier or more accessible. With technology making distance learning a very real and affordable prospect, people are becoming ever more in control of shaping their own careers.
The trend is leaning far more towards vocational learning becoming more and more desirable – both for employers looking to fill skills gaps and for learners looking for a profitable and stable career.
Adult learning is also becoming inescapable. The landscape of work life has changed. It’s now essential to keep upskilling to keep up with how quickly technologies and practices change.
Speak to Brooks and Kirk today
Adult education is a booming industry – and you can be at the forefront of the change. If you’ve got experience in a vocational career, considering training in assessment could be a great choice for you. We can guarantee there is going to be no end of learners seeking those crucial vocational skills, which means there will always be a place for a fully-trained NVQ Assessor.
Contact us today to find out more!