Changing your career is a big step, especially if you’ve been established on the same career path for quite some time. We are expected quite early on to decide the general direction of the path we want to walk through life when it comes to employment, but quite often that decision does not stay with us for life.
It can take quite some time for a person to realise what they really want to do with their career, and many end up spending their whole lives in an unhappy area of employment because they don’t feel that it is possible and sustainable to uproot and start again. The thing is, now more than ever is this big switch actually possible, thanks to the open learning system which guarantees everyone, no matter what their situation, access to new courses, qualifications and skills development.
Websites like www.kaplanopenlearning.org.uk, otherwise known as “online universities”, offer students the chance to study for qualifications like Certificates of Higher Education or even honours degrees via the internet. That means no travel, no inconvenience, and much lower fees. Open learning particularly suits those who want to change their career path but can’t afford to quit their job; online qualifications can be studied alongside any existing commitments, including work but not limited. For example, stay at home parents who want to go back to work can study online at their own pace, whilst balancing family commitments.
It’s never too late to change your career, no matter what people may say. Think carefully before making any big decisions, but don’t let anything limit you in life. The accessibility of the open learning system proves that anyone and everyone can obtain the necessary qualifications and skills to do well in any career if they so choose, providing a valuable opportunity to excel.