The easy way to study when you are a parent

July 31, 2017 / Sharnie Carter

When you become a parent, you may start to question your choice of career. You could find yourself wondering what careers would allow you to have more time with your children, or provide a better life for them. This could mean that you need to return to education and gain some new qualifications to successfully change careers. Finding the childcare and time to attend college can be a challenge.
Distance learning has many benefits, and provides an easy way to study for parents who want to achieve a new qualification and their career goals.

Take control

The beauty of distance learning is that you get to take control over when, where and how you study. When you have children it can be difficult to find time to yourself. Studying a distance learning course means that you can fit your learning around your family’s needs.

Easy way to study

Unlike attending a local college, a distance learning course allows you to study from the comfort of your own home… you can even stay in your pajamas if you want! Studying a distance learning course means that you aren’t confined to a classroom, you can study anywhere you wish.

More flexibility means less stress

One of the benefits of studying a distance learning course is that you are not restricted to a set timetable. You decide when it is convenient for you to start and complete an assignment, not a tutor. The flexibility means that you won’t feel pressured, rushed or stressed when studying or completing assignments. Being a parent is stressful enough, without adding pressure from deadlines too!

Tutor support

When you study a distance learning course with Open Study College, we allocate a personal tutor to you. You can email their tutor whenever you need help or advice to ensure that you feel supported every step of the way.  All our tutors have knowledge and experience on their allocated subject, so you can feel confident that you are getting the support you need.

Great extras

As a parent, any opportunity to save some money is always great. Our students are entitled to an NUS Extra discount card to help those pennies go a little further. We also offer a free CV Writing service because it can be daunting when venturing into a new career.

How do I enrol?

To enrol on a course with Open Study College you can either:

  • Call one of our friendly Student Advisers on 03300 563100
  • Visit our website and enrol online

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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!

The easy way to study when you are a parent
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