How do I know which qualification is right for me?

Choosing the right qualification can be very difficult, especially as everyone’s reasons for studying are different. You not only have to take in consideration the subject of your qualification, but also the level, awarding body and duration of the course. Which is why you need to take note of these 3 tips to help you choose your perfect qualification:

What is the purpose for your studies?

The first question you need to ask yourself is why do I want to gain a new qualification? Is it to develop your knowledge, kick-start your dream career or gain entry into university? This will help you discover the path you want your course to take you on.

What do you want to study?

Is there an area you’re really interested in and want to know more about? Maybe there’s a topic you struggle with and want to overcome your weaknesses? With over 380 courses and a range of employer recognised qualifications such as AAT, CACHE and A-Levels, Open Study College have a course to suit you!

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If you need more help finding your perfect course, contact our friendly student advisers and they will be able to answer any questions you may have. Give them a call on 03300 563100 or contact us.
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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!

How do I know which qualification is right for me?