Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Stay at Home Mums: An Education

Disclosure: This is a guest post submitted by Kira B.
For stay at home mums, learning new skills is exceptionally rewarding and can facilitate everything from establishing a new career, to learning a new skill, or even starting a business from the ground up.

The world of continued learning can be anything from taking a short course at a local college to delving into the world of online education, and can cover topics ranging from upholstering furniture to growing fruit and veg, to accounting and economics! Here are a few important things to consider when embarking into the exciting world of extended education.

Know Where to Start 
Deciding to take a course of any variety means doing some research prior to enrollment. It’s important to make phone calls and speak to some alumni if possible, to get a first-hand account of the experience and the curriculum.

Take the time to compare a few options and look at everything from costs to accreditation. Sourcing a course that’s right for you takes some time, but is ultimately much more rewarding in the long run.

Take to the Internet 
Web-based learning is a fantastic option for busy mums in need of flexible schedules. Sometimes making it into a class every week just isn’t possible.

Taking courses online offers mums the chance to study something new on their own terms and working within the parameters of their busy home lives. Many online courses offer student support in a variety of forms so mums won’t feel isolated and can easily get answers to questions from professional support staff.

Try Vocational Education 
For a more social approach to learning, technical and vocational education and training ranges from basic diploma courses to post graduate degrees, and can facilitate everything from curious creative pursuits to full blown career conversion.

The decision to learn something new is always going to be a good one; but it’s important to take the time to consider goals, schedules and interests.

Mums are always pursuing new challenges and continuing education, regardless of prior experience, is sure to yield positive and productive results.