Improving your education can seem difficult as your career progresses and you get older. You may be feeling like your current education is holding you back from a promotion or a career change into your dream job. But if you are someone who fits into this category, how can you further your education and help improve your job prospects or fuel your career change?
At work qualification
Apprenticeships are the most well-known version of an at-work qualification. But many people don’t know that apprenticeships can be technically be done by anyone of any age. All an apprenticeship consists of is doing an on the job qualification. As long as you have a training provider who can provide a relevant qualification. Your qualification will have to be relevant to your job though as you will be required to use your experience to fill out the required coursework.
Online graduate course
Studying online for a degree is a more expensive option but it allows you to study in your own time. Many universities and colleges are now providing graduate degrees online that you can register for providing you meet the relevant requirements. If you want to consider studying an online graduate degree then you can see what is on offer at studyonline.rmit.edu.au. Of course, it is a full graduate degree so you will be required to pay for it. Just remember that if you decide to go for one.
Free certification courses
There are plenty of free certificates and certification courses available out there for people to take up as and when they want. Most don’t require you to be working within a particular job or area of work.and they are fairly easy to sign up to. Some of these styles of certificates are offered by some training providers so have a look around to see what providers are offering. You don’t have to go to a provider though as there are hundreds of courses available online. If you want an example of a great free set of marketing certificates from a reputable source, check out Hubspot for some free marketing and sales certifications.
If you have plenty of free time at home and are willing to spend it wisely, you can speak to a local college or school and see if there are any evening courses on offer. These are considerably cheaper than doing an online graduate degree but provide valuable skills for those who want to improve their career prospects and education. Courses can be taken in anything from accounting to basic IT skills and more. They often run in cycles so you may have to wait to see when a course opens up before starting.
Your education doesn’t need to stop just because you are no longer at school and are working full time. In fact, it should be continuing at the same pace as there is always more to learn. Hopefully, you have picked up a few ideas as to what you can do to help improve your education and career prospects later on in life.