Student Workforce

Adult Learning Courses – Upskilling at any Age

There are still plenty of opportunities to learn, whatever age you might be. If you want to retrain, gain new skills or move into a different sector, it could be that an adult learning course is the right option for you.

To help you decide, do some research into what is available to you. It might be that you choose to study online, or you may need to study in a more practical hands-on environment for courses such as beauty therapy or massage. If this is the case, find out where these kinds of courses are located and when they are run. You may want to look on the internet at your local council’s website to give you a starting point.

Think about costs – you don’t want to set your heart on a course only to find that it costs far too much. Some courses are free, but others will require either fees to be paid or at the very least a small contribution. If you are studying at a higher level, you may be able to take out a career development loan.

Decide what level you want to study at. You may want to take a degree course, or you may choose to study for a diploma. Of course, much of this will depend on what your end goal is. If you’re studying with a particular new career in mind, you will need to find out what qualifications you need and tailor your training to meet the requirements.

If you’re considering upskilling or learning something new, don’t rule out adult learning. It’s so rewarding to have a job that you love and it really is never too late to find something that suits you down to the ground.