Due to popular demand, we’ve written a blog about 5 reasons to start studying. As an online college, we are frequently asked why people should start studying and of course we’re going to be all for it, as it’s our thing! But aside from that, there really are lots of benefits and reasons for people to start studying courses. Regardless of the course, A-Levels, GCSEs or Diplomas, the end results achieved by students are always positive.
A lot of people who come to us think that studying is one of those things you stop doing once you leave school or college, but that’s not the case at all. Starting studying can have several benefits on various aspects of your day to day life and wellbeing. With the improvement of online learning, there are now thousands of courses available for study that aren’t academic and are just for fun. That’s right, you read that right, people can study for fun or interest as well as academic gain!
After looking at all the different benefits of studying with our students, we have created a list (in no particular order) of what we feel are the top 5 reasons to start studying.
5 Reasons to Start Studying
- Self Improvement – Think about it, what could be a better treat for yourself than improving your understanding about something? It doesn’t have to be academic, it could be something simple like DIY.
- Gain an Education – Maybe at school, things didn’t work out the way you wanted. You didn’t get the grades you wanted or needed. Well, now is the time to get back to those books and get yourself an education.
- Better Career Prospects – OK, we admit it, this one is a bit of cliché, but it’s true! The more qualifications, the better your CV looks and the more driven you look to a potential employer.
- Mental Health – Learning new things exercises your brain and gives it a workout, and just like any muscle being used, the use of it releases feel good vibes!
- It’s Interesting – Now this one is a bit controversial we admit it, but it’s true! Learning new things about any subject or topic can be really interesting and captivating.
So as you can see, there are lots of good reasons to start studying. But what about more specific reasons to start studying certain courses and when to start them? Well let’s take a look at the main types of courses available and when you should consider starting them.
Reasons to Start Studying GCSEs
OK so GCSE courses aren’t just for kids at school. They are an incredibly helpful and useful qualification to hold. They show employers and educators that you have a good and solid grasp of the subject in question. More often than not, GCSEs are required by employers and universities.
What GCSEs can you study as an adult?
Thanks to online learning, there are no rules on which GCSE subjects you can and can’t study, even as an adult. For example, you could enrol and start studying on any of these courses:
For a more in depth look at why GCSEs are important, have a read of our blog here.
Reasons to Start Studying A Levels
Again, A Levels aren’t courses that are only available when you’re at school or college. And what’s more, they are a great qualification to hold that opens doorways. Holding A Levels can get you into Management roles, the police force and the army. They can also get you onto your dream Degree course.
Examples of A Levels you can study online
The above is just an example of courses available. If you’re an adult looking to study A Levels, have a read of our helpful blog here.
Reasons for Studying Vocational Courses
Vocational courses are a wide reaching sector of learning. They can cover anything from personal interest courses, such as Homeopathy, through to recognised qualifications such as RQF Diplomas. The great thing about vocational courses is that they are usually entirely coursework based, so you can start them at any time and complete them as quickly (or slowly) as you wish.