Re-training for a new career is not as out there as it might sound! It’s very rare for someone to stay in the same job or role for the whole of their professional career and whether it’s through choice or need, re-training can be a simple process.
First things first, you need to sit down and decide what you want to change career to. Try and think about what skills you already have, what you enjoy doing and where you see yourself in a few years time. From there, you should be able to shortlist a few career ideas for you to work towards. If your choices are quite wildly different, then it might be an idea to have a think for a bit longer, or even see if you can volunteer in the sector to get a better idea of what each role entails.
Now you know what you want to re-train to become, it’s time to work out what you need to get there. If you need A-Levels then the sooner you start, the better, as they rely on you completing examinations that are only held once a year. For Diplomas, things are quite a lot simpler, these are usually coursework based or the examination to attain your final mark is done online so you can complete them as quickly as you want or need.
If you’re not sure on the exact qualifications you need for your re-training, then a quick Google search or check on the UCAS website will help you to find your way. Then it’s just a case of getting your head down and achieving your qualifications ready for your new career and journey.