Apprenticeship Schemes are set up in order to allow those who wish to continue learning to gain experience & qualifications whilst earning a salary.
Research shows that Apprenticeships are an optimal way of training, and helping people develop skills for the future, helping businesses to secure a supply of people with the skills and qualities they need and which are often not available on the external job market.
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Changing Direction in your Career through Higher Education
Higher education isn’t just for traditional ‘high flyers’ with lots of academic qualifications. Whatever you’ve been doing in your working life, a higher education course could give you the skills and recognition you need to begin a new and rewarding career. You won’t necessarily need traditional qualifications as a mature student, and if you do a course related to the line of work you’re in you may get credit for relevant work experience. There are lots of flexible study options to help you fit your course in with work commitments.
Part-time study and Flexible Learning
Around 40 per cent of higher education students do part-time or flexible courses. They’re especially popular with people who have family and work commitments. Foundation Degrees and certificate or diploma courses are quicker to complete than traditional degrees – and can often be ‘topped up’ at a later date. On some courses you build up credits at your own pace, until you have enough for a qualification.
Higher education courses are available at many local colleges, so it’s often possible to study close to home.
Rather than attend lectures, on a distance-learning course you study from home at times that suit you. You’re likely to have regular contact with tutors and fellow students online – and may meet up in person for occasional study groups or residential events.
Access to Higher Education: Updating your Qualifications
One qualification widely accepted by universities and colleges is the Access to Higher Education Diploma. Developed with support from universities, the diploma is designed to provide a good grounding in the knowledge and study skills needed to succeed in higher education. It’s equivalent to A levels, but courses are put together with people who haven’t studied for a while in mind – and most don’t require prior qualifications. There are over 1,000 courses leading to the diploma, in subjects ranging from arts and humanities or legal studies to science and technology or nursing. Many allow you to study part-time or in the evenings. Most local colleges offer Access courses, so there’s probably a suitable one near you – and a number are available through distance learning.
‘Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.’
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