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News: Blog — 4 rea­sons why it’s worth doing an online course

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Online cours­es are becom­ing more pop­u­lar, but you might be won­der­ing if they are real­ly worth it. Here is a blog post explain­ing 4 of the main benefits. 

It has exam­ples from our own online cours­es, which are designed for adults aged 19+. 

1. An online course is good for your CV

Often peo­ple ask if employ­ers recog­nise online cours­es, and if they can help you get a job. The answer is yes! 

Evi­dence of learn­ing some­thing new can be a great thing to add to your CV. Build­ing on your exist­ing knowl­edge is also a good idea. 

If you want to make sure you get a good qual­i­ty online course, try choos­ing a rep­utable learn­ing provider. For exam­ple, you could choose some­where like a fur­ther edu­ca­tion col­lege or a university. 

2. You can get an accredited qualification from home

You might won­der if online cours­es are accred­it­ed, or whether they are as good as face-to-face courses. 

Cours­es across the web do vary. But you can get qual­i­ty cours­es online, and even earn qualifications. 

For exam­ple, at Not­ting­ham Col­lege, we are a recog­nised edu­ca­tion provider. We have accred­it­ed online qual­i­fi­ca­tion courses. 

But we also offer short­er options that can lead to a Col­lege cer­tifi­cate. So, you get a choice of options to suit you. 

3. Online courses can be funded or low cost

For exam­ple, we have a wide range of fund­ed online cours­es at Not­ting­ham Col­lege. They have fund­ing avail­able to cov­er the tuition fee, for peo­ple aged 19+ look­ing to retrain or upskill.

There are some excep­tions and eli­gi­bil­i­ty require­ments. You can find more infor­ma­tion on each course page. Or, you can con­tact us so we can let you know if you are eli­gi­ble for funding. 

4. You get flexible study

If you’re won­der­ing how online cours­es work, the answer is that there are a range of options out there to suit dif­fer­ent people. 

Here at Not­ting­ham Col­lege, you can choose from two main options: 

Accred­it­ed qual­i­fi­ca­tions to help you retrain or upskill 

We pro­vide you with guid­ance and study mate­ri­als, and you study online at a time and place you choose, over a few months. 

You also get a tutor to sup­port you through­out your studies. 

Short self-study con­tin­u­ing pro­fes­sion­al devel­op­ment (CPD) courses 

You can find the online CPD cours­es on our CPD cours­es page.

With the online options you’ll get an auto­mat­ic assess­ment at the end. You can study from home or work, whichev­er suits you. These are most­ly 4‑hour cours­es, cost­ing from £28.50.

Plus, we have some options that are pure­ly for self-devel­op­ment. For exam­ple, you could choose a fund­ed online Employ­a­bil­i­ty Skills course, to help with job hunt­ing and applications.

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  • 17th May 2021 (4:05 PM)
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