Many people reach a point in their lives when they feel they would like to go back into education; perhaps you do too. Are you ready for a career change? Do you have more time now that your family has left home? If so, how do you know when you’re ready to take the plunge and start studying all over again?
You have a secure job
You have a steady job and a regular income; this could be a 9 till 5 working day or a self-employed, freelance schedule. You don’t have to worry about money because you have a predictable salary, unlike the first time you went to university when you were always broke and living on baked beans.
Many graduate classes at Mont Rose College in Ilford are scheduled to take place in the evenings or straight after a working day, so you could still attend class. There’s also the option of distance learning which you can do in your own time, much of which takes place online.
You’re not working at all
If you’re not working, this could be a great time to fill your hours with a college course. Not only will this keep you busy but it will also give you something else to add to your CV which might just get you that job in the end. Mont Rose College is a great way to make new friends and build your network and you might make some very useful contacts which could land you a job.
You’re ready for a change
If you didn’t go to university but started work straight from school instead, you may have reached the stage in your career when you’re ready for a change. Perhaps you now see your school days as wasted time and regret not moving into further education back then. If this is how you feel, now could be the time to do something positive about it and enrol in an HND or degree course at Mont Rose College.
You need an extra qualification to stand out from the crowd
Degree inflation is a real pain. Increasingly these days, recruiters are being faced with equally well-qualified applicants and competition is tough. It may be worthwhile taking an extra course or degree to give you that leg up you need to stand out from the crowd.
These are all good indicators that you may be ready to re-enter the education system as a mature student. Why not have a chat with the helpful team at Mont Rose College to see how you could benefit from the courses they offer?