5 Reasons Why You Should Consider Online Learning

Oct 29 / Utopy

Online learning has revolutionised our approach to education and training. And there are so many benefits - especially if want to upskill whilst balancing a full-time job. 
This year has revolutionised the way we work and socialise. It has also changed the way we learn and, as more of us find ourselves working from home and using zoom to catch up with friends, digital classrooms are fast becoming the future of education, development and training.

No one wants to spend more time in front of a screen than is necessary, but this digital shift is brilliant news for those looking to up-skill whilst balancing a full-time job and other life commitments. 

1. Flexibility

Flexibility is something you can ignore when it comes to learning. Time is so often lost in our commute to and from classrooms, but when you’re studying online you don’t have to worry about that.

You can break your time up into small manageable chunks and make work it around your existing schedule. Of course, this does demand top-notch time-management skills - but your online teachers are there to help and support you along the way.

2. Cost-effective study

Most people don’t have the financial means to take a career break and go into full-time education - not to mention the fear of a CV gap. Online learning allows you to keep working and building up your practical, on-the-job skills alongside your studies - without breaking the bank. 

Distance learning cuts out the costs of relocating to a new city or town, paying for accommodation whilst you’re studying or investing in expensive books and materials. 

3. Learn at your own pace

We all work differently. Some of us are early risers and like working to schedules and tight deadlines, whilst others are far more productive in the evenings. Digital classrooms accommodate different styles of learning, and allow you to move through the content at your own pace. 

Online courses also often integrate an array of different content forms. From workbooks to videos, diverse and dynamic formats will shake-up your learning and keep you interested and motivated throughout the course.

4. Stand out from the crowd 

We know that getting a job at the moment is really tough, so it’s never been more important to stand out from the crowd. Online learning helps you do that, and accreditation can go a really long way in the eyes of the employer. 

If you’re looking to break into the charity sector, Utopy’s Charity Fast-Track Foundation Programme is a brilliant roadmap. It offers a comprehensive grounding in the profession of charity work and breaks down what it truly tales to tackle the world’s biggest problems. If you’re looking for your first job or considering a career change, this is the course for you

5. The choices are limitless! 

Distance learning is accessible wherever there’s an internet connection. This opens up a whole world of learning opportunities that might not have previously been possible. You can take part in discussions and access classrooms in different countries. Digital learning in borderless and gives you a truly global reach. 

There is no doubt that the way we are learning is changing dramatically. It probably won’t ever replace the traditional classroom for younger students, but for those who are looking to up-skill on the job, this digital move has opened up avenues that were previously blocked because of financial or practical reasons. 

As with traditional forms of learning, it’s always best to do your research. Enrolling on an online course is still a big commitment and requires careful planning. Identify what exactly you want from this opportunity and think about how it will support your career development. If you’re passionate, self-motivated and dedicated, online classrooms can be transformational. 

Utopy’s purpose-led courses are designed to support careers with purpose. From innovation in the charity sector to professional career coaching, Utopy’s aim is to help you unlock your potential.

 Ready to get started? Discover the world of online learning today. 


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