5 distance learning tips

Distance learning is very convenient and requires a different study approach compared to a traditional college. With not having the face-to-face contact with other students and tutors, being self-driven and motivated is key in order for you to succeed. Here are 5 distance learning tips that will help you work your way through your course:

Study environment

Choose somewhere quiet to study and eliminate any interruptions. Try learning in a library or room in your house and avoid places when you are likely to run into your friends or family!


With no strict deadlines and being able to study at your own pace, you should consider setting your own targets. Noting down in a planner or on a calendar when you wish to complete your assignments will allow you to work out how long you have to complete each assessment and measure your progress.


Don’t spend hours or even days on a course that doesn’t need to be completed any time soon. Prioritising your work will enable you to finish assignments in a logical order and prevent you from falling behind.

Ask for help

If you are unsure on anything do not hesitate to ask your tutor, even if you think the question is silly! Your tutor is there to help you any time of the day by email so ask away. They want you to succeed as much as you!

Create study goals regularly

You should aim to come up with new goals at the beginning of each week. Think about what you plan to accomplish and why? This will allow you to keep track of progress.
Now you know have read these 5 distance learning tips you can start studying successfully.

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Sharnie Carter

Passionate about marketing and education. Currently studying a CIM Level 6 Diploma in Professional Marketing via distance learning. When I'm not working or studying, I'm spending time with my young son and husband or hinching!

5 distance learning tips