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Adult Learners' Week
Adult Learners' Week
Want to try something new but don't know where to get the information and how to start, or daunted by the range of courses available and not sure what to choose? Adult…...
Adult Learning and Disabilities
Adult Learning and Disabilities
Adult learning provides everyone with opportunities to advance themselves in their careers, gain new skills and meet new people, and should be open to everyone,…...
Aim Higher With Adult Learning
Aim Higher With Adult Learning
A look at how starting higher education as a mature student can make big changes. Also, a look into what you will need to consider when starting higher education....
Are You Ever Too Old to Study?
Are You Ever Too Old to Study?
Babies and young children absorb information with amazing ease, and it gets harder (or it certainly seems to) as people get older. So is there any point trying to…...
Checklist: Find the Right Course as a Mature Student
Checklist: Find the Right Course as a Mature Student
Finding the course that is right for you as a mature student is key to getting the most out of your studies....
Checklist: Finding Funding to Help You Learn
Checklist: Finding Funding to Help You Learn
Follow our checklist to find out what funding you are eligible for to help you learn....
Cognitive Differences Between Adults & Children
Cognitive Differences Between Adults & Children
The different cognitive differences between the way in which adults and children learn. How children do better than adults in exercises such as memorisation and…...
Coping With Exams
Coping With Exams
One of the things many people returning to learning worry about is the prospect of exams, especially if they have had bad experiences when they were younger. Some…...
Factors Influencing Adults Returning To Learning
Factors Influencing Adults Returning To Learning
Some of the more common factors which influence adults to return to learn, how it’s important to understand your own motivational reasons behind your decision and how…...
Finding Childcare When Studying
Finding Childcare When Studying
A look at what types of childcare are available for adult learners with children. And, a look into the different types of studying available....
Fit Adult Learning Around Your Working Life
Fit Adult Learning Around Your Working Life
The increasing number of ways in which you can fit adult learning around your working life and other family commitments. How technological advancements have enabled…...
Funding Adult Education: Adult Learning Grant
Funding Adult Education: Adult Learning Grant
How an adult learning grant can help with the costs of books and travel up to a maximum of £30 per week if you are in full or part time work and are looking to…...
Funding Adult Education: Career Development Loan
Funding Adult Education: Career Development Loan
How a Career Development Loan is designed to help you obtain skills, training and qualifications to further your career. How it is run and administered and what the…...
Improve Your Adult Literacy Skills
Improve Your Adult Literacy Skills
How improving your adult literacy skills will open up doors to you and break down barriers both on a professional and personal level. How you can miss out on so many…...
Improve Your Adult Numeracy Skills
Improve Your Adult Numeracy Skills
How we use numeracy skills to one extent or another everyday of our lives and often without even realising it. The importance of having basic numeracy skills and the…...
Learning as an Adult With a Disability
Learning as an Adult With a Disability
A look at how people with disabilities can still access distance learning....
Learning For Migrant Workers
Learning For Migrant Workers
How it’s important that migrant workers are able to take advantage of learning opportunities in the UK and how the ability to speak and to understand the English…...
Learning For Pleasure as an Adult
Learning For Pleasure as an Adult
How many adults choose to learn for pleasure as opposed to learning to pursue any type of formal qualifications or to enhance their career. How it’s often the gateway…...
Learning Languages at Different Levels
Learning Languages at Different Levels
Even though English (whether it’s British English, American English, or any other variant) is pretty much an international language now, it is still really important…...
Learning Together as a Family
Learning Together as a Family
It’s always easier to learn something with someone else, rather than by yourself, and who better to learn with than your family!...
Life As A Full-Time Mature Student
Life As A Full-Time Mature Student
How a positive attitude, a willingness to embrace change and an acceptance of people of all ages and cultural backgrounds and a commitment to learn will probably be…...
On the Job Training - Pros and Cons
On the Job Training - Pros and Cons
How companies and the workforce can benefit from on the job training but why there are advantages and disadvantages to this kind of training and why companies need to…...
Preventing Reoffending Through Adult Learning
Preventing Reoffending Through Adult Learning
Many people who are in prison have not received a good education. Whilst in prison, there are opportunities to learn, and this can reduce the chances of reoffending…...
Taking the Leap Into Adult Learning
Taking the Leap Into Adult Learning
A look at how a leap into adult learning can change your life....
Teaching Yourself: Can it Work?
Teaching Yourself: Can it Work?
Sometimes, fitting a course into everyday life just seems impossible - it’s hard to get the time off for daytime courses, or childcare makes evening courses…...
The Adult Learning Grant
The Adult Learning Grant
Not everyone manages to get all the qualifications he or she wants or needs at school, and starting to learn again as an adult may be the perfect way to top these up,…...
The Best Way to Revise
The Best Way to Revise
Exams are a difficult time for everyone, especially people who are new to adult learning, but one of the best ways to take the stress out of the exams is to prepare…...
The Different Learning Styles Explained
The Different Learning Styles Explained
How each of us tend to adopt a particular learning style which we can relate to better and how learning styles are basically broken down into 3 distinctive types....
What Levels Can You Study At?
What Levels Can You Study At?
exams, tests, qualificatsions, GCSE, A level, BTEC, OCR National, HNC, HND, degree...
Why Go Back Into Learning?
Why Go Back Into Learning?
Going back into learning can be daunting, especially if it’s been a long time since the last visit to the classroom or the examination hall. But it doesn’t have to be…...
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