If you invest some time in learning, you will be equipping yourself for the future. You’ll have a better chance of getting on at work or finding a new job. There are many ways to learn, plus free advice and financial help from the government to help with the costs.
Why are skills so valuable?
Research shows that improving your skills can increase your salary on average by up to £3,000 a year.
Having the right skills is more important than ever before: in less than ten years, it is predicted that there will be very few jobs that require no skills at all.
As well as boosting your career prospects, new skills could be the first step towards that qualification you've always wanted to get.
Skills are also useful in all sorts of situations in life, and can boost your confidence.
Are you thinking about university or higher education?
Many adults in the UK have the potential and ability to study for a degree or professional qualification but have been unable to do so because their education was disrupted due to family, financial, social or personal circumstances.
If this is you, the Access to HE Diploma qualification has been specially developed to provide you with a second chance to go on to degree or diploma programmes in higher education or in other professional areas.
Do you need advice on the next steps?
Visit your local college to see what courses are available and what your options are.
The National Careers Service, can offer impartial advice on how to make sure you’re well equipped for finding a career that is right for you.
You can also get free, impartial and confidential advice to help you decide on the next steps by calling Learndirect. Call 0800 101 901 or visit their website at www.learndirect.co.uk.