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Articles > Work & Training November, 27, 2015

E-Learning: What You Can Do If You’re Not Going To Uni

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Don’t want to go to university?

If you’re in school thinking about how you really don’t want to go on to higher education, have you ever thought about e-learning? It’s an easy, accessible way to get the skills you need from the comfort of your own home. Here is a super quick guide by The OpinionPanel Community to help you make the right decision for your future.

What can you study?

E-learning covers most courses you can do in university, from business and management to computer and design, and psychology to health and social care. Take a look at the various e-learning resource websites online which allow you to search for the course of your choice.

What are the benefits?

Cost effective – With no commuting costs to a training course or education centre (or accommodation costs) you’re saving hundreds each month to get the same qualification

Saves time – You can do it from the comfort of your own home. As soon as you’re finished learning you can get on with the rest of your day straight away, not having to take into consideration the time it takes to journey there and back

Learn 24/7 anywhere you like – As there are no set hours you have to do e-learning, if you have an unusual schedule you can do it whenever, wherever you like. It’s accessible on ipads/smartphones so you can do it on the go too

Easily track-able – It’s all online, so you can track your progress easily with electronic reports and those monitoring you can also see your progress. Giving you instant feedback on your work, so you can improve while your heads still in the game

International – A lot of the qualifications available are internationally recognised, so if you one day dream of working in sunny Sydney or LA, e-learning can get you there!


Now, I know you’re probably worrying about the cost; nothing in life is free right? That’s true, but e-learning might aswell be compared to traditional university fees.

For example; the Open University offers an MBA for between £15,000 and £17,000 for the whole degree, which is thousands cheaper than your traditional ‘going-to-university’ fees.

So there you have it, all the benefits of e-learning as an alternative to higher education, the fees have gone up but so have the alternatives!




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