Going back to study after 3+ years off — is it worth it?

Thursday, February 1, 2018

back to studying

Parenting, travelling, casual jobs — there are many reasons people have a time away from studying for a year or even a few years. While going back to studying can feel daunting, it can definitely be worthwhile.

Our students come from all walks of life and have taken anything from a year to a couple of decades away from studying! It really doesn’t matter how long it has been, you can start training with Practical Outcomes right away and we’ll make sure you have the support to do so.

Reasons to return to study

Our students have a range of reasons why they ended up returning to study. Some of the more common reasons we come across are:

  • Ready to try something new, new career direction
  • Want to gain formal qualifications for job
  • Wasn’t able to study until now due to personal reasons

Whatever your individual reason, there are many benefits that make going back to studying worth your while.

Gaining qualifications is a valuable endeavour. Completing a course can help you to:

  • Access more jobs
  • Progress in your industry
  • Earn more money
  • Give you more options to create the life you want

How does returning to study feel?

For some students, taking up training is straightforward and they are able to work study into their lives seamlessly. For others, it can take a bit more adjusting.

Feeling overwhelmed at first is not uncommon as you work out how to balance your existing work and family commitments with your course. A good schedule and some routines can help with that. Don’t forget to ask family and friends for their support during the transition to study too.

If your coursework is causing you stress, your trainers can guide you and give you the help you need. Your success is their priority, so you never need to struggle with your course alone — assistance is always there for Practical Outcomes students.

If you’ve had a few years away from studying but feel it’s time to get the qualifications you want, take action now and contact us to chat about the next step.



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