Pursuing traditional learning methods such as college, universities and distance learning, can be costly, with course payments running into the hundreds if not thousands. Teaching yourself via self-study methods allows learners to pursue their desired career paths by gaining qualifications at a pace that suits their needs combined with maximum cost-effectiveness. Self-study (also known as independent study and home study) removes all traditional study obstacles such as adhering to class and term times and arranging your personal and professional life around studying.
Self-study like distance learning allows learners to study when and where they want with the additional benefit of significant savings in study costs for learners. Many potential learners may think why use self-study as they don’t have any support via tutors, this is not specifically true a majority of self-study courses are accompanied with built in testing software, which will help guide learners when help is needed and unlike mainstream and distance learning there is no set course expiration date. Additionally the internet has all the resources needed in abundance learners need to complete their studies.
Popular Self-Study Courses
Just like mainstream and distance learning courses, self-study has hundreds of options to choose from, so choosing a course that can enhance your career prospects can be a job within itself. Recent studies show (KPMG) that there are four specific subject areas that are desired by employers currently and that are forecasted to increase in demand over the next decade. Required skilled areas in needed include Microsoft Office applications (Word-Processing, Spreadsheets, Databases and Presentations). All applications can be incorporated into the globally recognised ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence), ICDL (International Computer Driving Licence) and ITQ (Information Technology Qualification) qualification syllabuses. Free ECDL Advanced, ICDL Advanced, ITQ Advanced course syllabus samples are available via our Teach Yourself Guides page, they include:
By Paul Buggs...