When considering your options for the next step of your educational journey, you may find yourself wondering if learning online is right for you. Unlike years ago, when studying online was complicated and more suited to those who were IT savvy, modern day studying is far simpler for students. In fact, you can even study from your mobile on the way to work if you want! The key is finding the right course and course structure to suit your learning style and needs.
The process of distance learning has been tried and tested for many years now and this has enabled online colleges and learning providers to find the best combination of learning techniques to ensure that students really achieve the best of their ability. Most online courses will be delivered through a learning portal where the student can access all the course materials they need to learn and study to complete the course. The materials will be a combination of reading, interactive elements and also (in some cases) videos. Along with all the materials, the students are able to contact their tutor and ask for help or submit work through the same portal.
What kind of Courses can you study with Learning Online?
Believe it or not, you can study almost any kind of course online, from Functional Skills at Level 2 all the way through to Phds if you wanted to. Obviously, there are going to be some courses that you just can’t learn online properly, like plumbing or bricklaying, it just wouldn’t be possible to fully understand the techniques required or how to carry them out with an online tutorial. Students would need to physically witness and copy a tutor to perfect these methods. But that doesn’t mean you can’t do other types of courses and subjects such as below:
- GCSEs – it’s possible to study all subjects online as no practicals are required for them.
- A-Levels – even though some courses have coursework or practical elements, there are exam centres set up and equipped to enable distance learning students to carry these out.
- Diplomas – as these courses are all coursework based, you can study them entirely online and with the lower level courses, it’s even possible to cover courses such as Dog Grooming and Veterinary Nursing.
- Short Courses for CPD – as these courses are to top up your knowledge and update your skillset, it’s possible to study these entirely online also.
As you can see from this article, learning online really has come a long way and is more accessible than ever for all. If you would like to chat further about online learning and which course is right for you, get in touch with our helpful team who are ready and waiting to help you further.