The Importance of Adult Education
Even though most of us left school quite some time ago, we never stop learning new skills. Learning is a life-long process, and no matter what age you are at, investing in your education is important. There are lots of twists and turns that we come across throughout life, giving us new opportunities to develop and grow. The long and short of it is that you are never too old to study! Let’s have a look at some of the ways in which investing in your education can help your future.
You become more employable
Creating a killer CV is the first step towards getting an interview for a new role. A great way to make yours stand out is by highlighting any extra qualifications that you have gained. They could help you to really stand out in the eyes of the employer. If you are applying for an Assessor role, having the Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement on your CV shows that you are a fully-qualified Assessor. In comparison to someone who may have taken the Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Workplace, you would be able to assess learners in any working environment. That already puts you miles ahead of other candidates.
To be honest, just the simple act of studying a distance learning course shows huge initiative and will equip you with other transferable skills, including:
- Time management
- Good communication
It is a chance to invest in yourself
We all lead busy lives, whether you have a family to look after or have a time-consuming job. We often forget to spend time on ourselves and doing something that we really want to do. Although education isn’t quite the same as self-care, it may well just give you the time out from your normal life that you need. Learning something new can be very beneficial, and can really help you to grow as a person.
Also, distance learning is a great self-esteem booster. Remember that sense of accomplishment when you have been working really hard on something and it finally clicks. There is nothing better than sitting down at the end of the day feeling like you have really achieved something.
Start fulfilling your potential
Being stuck in a 9-5 office job starts to get a bit boring after a while and we think that is all we are cut out for. By carrying out studying around your job, you can start gaining skills and knowledge to propel yourself forward. If you have years of experience in a particular industry but want a slight change of career, becoming an Assessor could be the right choice for you.
One of the great things about distance learning is that you don’t have to worry about walking into a classroom full of people. You can learn at a pace that suits you, from the comfort of your own home. Although, we have now transitioned to hybrid learning. With up to 2-years to complete, you are now in complete control of your education.