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Studying Online

October 26th, 2018

If you are looking to further your education or learn new skills, it is not always practical or financially viable to attend a college or university. If you are working, have children to look after, or if your local college or university does not offer the right course for you, an excellent alternative is to study online.

Known as ‘distance learning’, studying online means you can study in your own time around your other commitments. There are a wide range of courses leading to qualifications online, and they carry the same weight as an equivalent course studied face to face at a college or university.
Often, if you wish to change direction or progress your career, having additional qualifications are necessary. Additionally, if you wish to go to university to study, you will often need evidence of recent study, or need to meet entrance criteria.
Studying online through distance learning can help you meet the criteria for entrance to a university.
A wide range of online courses are available, some that require you to sit a formal exam at an exam centre at the end of the course (such as with GCSEs or A-Levels), and those that have assessments and essays that can be submitted online and marked by your course tutor.
Whilst many people prefer the routine and structure of attending a further education college, those who are not able to attend for whatever reason can study online in the comfort of their own home and at their own pace to gain additional qualifications that can help them progress in their chosen career.