Further education used to be considered just for students straight out of college that were looking to get their foot in the door where starting a career is concerned.
However, more and more older people are deciding to do first degrees or looking to further their education with Masters and other further education paths as they are very aware of the ever-changing job world where there is also new talent coming through the door armed with many qualifications.
Learn New Skills
By choosing further education means that you are going to learn a new skill set, for example, if this is your first degree then you will acquire a level of discipline perhaps not needed in your professional world as you will have to adhere to deadlines and guideline set out by the university.
If you have already invested many years in graduate education, further education can hone the skills you have acquired at your current job, for example, if you do a further degree in enterprise and entrepreneurship.
Improving your Employability
Employability is making yourself the most employable you can be so that you are more likely to be successful within the job and the wider economy, and this can be done by gaining new skills and knowledge.
Many institutions where you can further your career have a more comprehensive framework of skills to be incorporated into postgraduate syllabuses and the courses have then been tailored to accommodate this. This will be beneficial to you long term as you won’t just need it in your current job, but it can then be transferred into any job you do in the future. It also makes you as an employee look a lot more appealing as you can show that you are willing to always improve on your professional life, and you have the discipline to study.
In Your Own Time
The beauty of technology now means that you can study online to progress in your career with further education. As mentioned above, there are a number of reasons why you should try to progress with education but it’s working out how it can fit into your current professional role and day to day commitments with life in general. An online degree which you choose the amount of time you will be studying is perfect for a hectic life.
An MPath is a unique pathway which means you can progress in education either with a traditional 15 week semester course, a 7 week accelerated timeline or a flexible program based on which course you are doing. With this flexibility, this means you can quickly achieve a new qualification with a view to continuing in your career, such as sonography or psychology.
As long as you really research into the benefits of why undertaking further education is right for you and then once you have come to the answer, having a detailed plan about why and where you will do it will ultimately mean that you can be successful in your degree with little disruption to your career and personal life.
*This article was contributed.