Choosing the Right Distance Learning Course for You

There are 3 key factors when deciding which distance learning course is right for you:

  1. The course
  2. The level or grade
  3. The course provider

For most people, studying will have a large impact on their lives, so it is important that these decisions are thought out carefully in order to make the right choice for you.

The Course

This is the most important part of the process. You are paying for this course, and once you have it, there may be no going back.
Ensure that you choose a course that you are interested in. Otherwise you will not be passionate enough about the course to finish it. People tend to learn best when they want to learn about what they are studying.
In addition, if you are using this course to further your education or career, you will need to ensure that the course you choose will be able to do this. There is very little point in studying a Mathematics course if you want to become a Personal Trainer…

The Level/Grade

Similarly to the choice of course, you will need to choose wisely if you plan for this to further your career or education.

  • What level/grade are you at now?
  • Where do you need to get to?
  • Will a specific level/grade help you more than others?

These are all questions you should ask yourself when deciding on the right level/grade to study.
For example, in order to get into university you will need to achieve UCAS points; these are attainable through studying A-Levels so this would be the correct choice for you.

The Course Provider

Finally, is the where/who to study with.
When choosing a distance learning course provider, you want to ensure that you are studying with an establishment that has your best interests at heart. For the duration of your course, you will be turning to them for any help and support that you may need; you need to be able to trust and have faith in them.
This is the easiest choice of them all…
Open Study College are an award-winning distance learning course provider with over 60,000 students already enrolled. When you enrol with us, you will receive:

  • Award-winning tutor support
  • The choice to study online or via a course pack
  • A professional and friendly Learner Services team
  • A choice of over 450 courses to choose from
  • Accredited qualifications such as CACHE, AAT and Active IQ

PLUS, as a handy perk, you will also receive a FREE NUS Extra card to use for the duration of your course.
So at least one part is sorted. Now it’s just time to sort out the others…
If you need some help deciding, give our Student Adviser team a call on 03300 563100. Or check out our website to see which course is right for you.

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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!

Choosing the Right Distance Learning Course for You