Returning to Education

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This may not be an exciting time for kids but thousands of adults are choosing to get back into education and with a vast number of courses out there, it’s never been easier. Gaining an additional qualification can help you start a new career or make you stand out from the crowd when it comes to applying for a new job.

There’s no need to worry about returning to education either. Help and support is readily available, whether it’s financial support or help to create a balanced work and study programme.


We offer a wide range of financial support for mature students, including interest free instalment plans, spreading the cost of the course over 4 months. All first time undergraduate students can apply for maintenance loans and there are also extra financial allowances for those with young children or disabilities. Most distance learning students will study part-time, allowing them to work alongside their course.


There has never been a better time to go back to studying, with an abundance of resources at your fingertips, not to mention studying from the comfort of your own home. Many of our online courses typically last around 100 hours and are flexible, with detailed support documents and a personal tutor, should you need any help.


It can often be difficult to balance work, family and education but not to worry there are plenty of ways to manage the extra responsibilities. Creating a study planner is great to help you keep track of what you need to do and when. It may also be beneficial to speak to your family and discuss what impact studying may have on your commitments and how they can support you. Comprise is key for completing your course, which you will need time to study and a quiet place to do so.


Going back to studying can seem a daunting prospect, but do not panic there is plenty of support and resources out there to help you succeed. Although you may have been out of education for some time, there are plenty of transferable skills you bring to the course, time management, interpersonal skills, focus and not to mention all the years of experience you have acquired from previous jobs. All these added skills, which you may take for granted in your day to day routine may mean you’re ahead of the curve.

Feel free to browse our courses, or make an enquiry today with Distance Learning Centre.