Whether you’re a student still in school deciding whether to carry on with your education or an adult looking for a new career, one question you are likely to be asking is ‘are qualifications important?’. The quick and simple answer to this is yes, but why are they important?
Even if your aspirations for your career aren’t you becoming a lifesaving Doctor or high flying Lawyer, qualifications are still important. Although a qualification might just seem like a bit of paper, a qualification demonstrates to potential employers that you have a certain level of ability within a certain field. It also shows that you are committed and dedicated enough to complete a course.
In many respects, the level of the qualification isn’t overly important. Even a simple Level 3 Diploma is sufficient to show that you have taken the time and effort to learn about a subject, understand the fundamentals of it and apply yourself to gain the qualification. So employers know that if they hire you, you’re going to know from the start exactly what needs to be done and how.
It’s a well known fact that the more educated and qualified a person is, the higher their salary will be. So again, this demonstrates perfectly why qualifications are important and why you should hold them. Thankfully, with the introduction of Diplomas, it’s now possible for people to gain high levels of qualifications without the expense of having to go to University, meaning that those higher paid jobs are still accessible even if you don’t want to go to University.
If you feel ready to begin gaining qualifications, then why not speak with our helpful team and get yourself on the path to success with Open College now.