When it comes to this awkward time of year between Christmas and New Year, people’s thoughts often turn to new careers and New Year’s resolutions. Unlike most New Year’s resolutions, the decision to get a new career is much more achievable!
First things first, you need to give some thought to what it is about your current work that you don’t like. For example , if you hate the number of hours that it requires or the shifts, then there is not much point in you going into another career that has the same sort of requirements. However, if it’s more you want to feel like you’re making a difference or you want to do more than just pay the bills doing it, then you’re on the right tracks.
So, now you know what sort of new career you want to do, it’s time to start working out how you can get there. A quick Google search will be able to tell you the usual educational requirements for you to get into the sector, with any luck, you may even find that you already have many of the needed qualifications and it’s just a case of updating them with a few Level 3 Diplomas or Short Courses.
If your new career has higher requirements such as A-Levels or a degree, then you’re going to need to start working out which subjects you need and what sort of timeline you want to work to. Unlike Diplomas, A-Levels and Degrees are a bit more regimented and need you to sit examinations at set times each year.
Now you have your plan and you know what you want to do, it’s just a case of getting your head down and starting your studies. With Open College, we offer enrolment on all courses all year round, so you are free to begin your new educational journey as and when you feel ready. If you would like a chat, get in touch with our friendly team for some advice.