A Diploma a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

by Jord Tury 6 months ago in college

Learning anything and everything in preparation for something

A Diploma a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

It's fair to say that we all enjoy the idea of learning. The only issue is a lot of people tend to derail shortly after school and make up the rest along the way. And, as for those secondary skill sets and mock diplomas, well, people tend to brush them off before biting the bullet and facing the burden of seeking employment. Sadly, however, it's those unusual qualifications that make up for the downfall of an application. And, more often that not, those things we never thought to study somehow become more applicable than expected.

When it comes to enrolling in a course it's only natural to expect huge financial stress and stacks upon stacks of expendable hours. However, what if I told you there were other ways of gaining recognisable qualifications with little financial investment? And, what's more, a lot of places offer remote courses which evolve around your specific lifestyle, too. Because of this, students are able to study at a pace decided by them and still have the same sense of achievement as a pupil binging the course.

Open University is a viable option when it comes to busy schedules. It bodes well for full-time parents, workaholics, and essentially anybody who fails to reserve enough time to study during a standard routine. With 24/7 access to online tutors, curriculums and exams, students have the world at their fingertips whenever, wherever. It's not exactly a new thing, Open University, but it is something a lot of people still fail to notice.

Scour the web and you'll notice a course that matches your expertise. Dig a little deeper and you'll be amazed to see the bargain prices you can purchase them for. With the same in-depth classes and globally recognised qualifications, online courses can offer the same education for a more affordable price with bitesize learning segments.

So, why am I telling you this? Surely you're already clued in on the choices available when it comes to secondary education? Well, because amazingly enough, there are still millions of people worldwide who are unaware of the service that's essentially on their doorstep. And, chances are, if you speak to a student nowadays they'll lumber you with pessimistic rants about tuition fees and sketchy employment standards. But, with Open University, you can scrap the reckless payday loans and start looking towards the future with a more optimistic outlook on life.

It doesn't stop there. There are, actually, many more alternatives to Open University. Reed, Udemy, Alison, to name but a few. These websites allow you to learn the same amount but with even more cost-effective solutions. Say, for example, a writing course with a batch of in-depth units and a nice little qualification at the end of it. For that, you're looking at paying a standard fee of around £30. No, that isn't a joke. And yes – it is legit.

From six hour classes in first aid to six hundred hour courses in programming; online learning accommodates to anybody willing to learn. That is why, we as a species, should never stop learning. Because where there lies an affordable way of learning something in a time decided by us, there also lies a vast array of opportunities in later years, too. And, those little achievements picked up along the way, well, they might just go a little further than you'd expect.

We should never stop learning, to be honest. It's something that can affect both our mentality and our vision on life as a whole. And, by loading up on extra knowledge, we craft out brains into these perfect pocket-sized encyclopaedias that can, at times, carry us to goals we never once dreamt of reaching.

So, what are you waiting for? Pick up that extra credit. Take on that diploma in street photography like you've always wanted but never been able to afford. Learn business ethics. Dive in to Photoshop. Learn at your own pace and become a much more well-defined version of yourself. Do it because you want it. Do it because you can.

Never stop learning. Ever.

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Jord Tury
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Jord Tury

Just a regular guy living in the West Midlands, UK.

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