Sometimes it can be difficult to get into training or keep up with your study if you have work, family or other commitments that keep you busy during the day. And sometimes you need to be able to work through things at your own pace, in your own way, with help when you need it. Perhaps the course you want is not available in your local area, or maybe you just want to be able to pick the time and place where you do your study rather than have to stick to a course timetable.
Online courses can give you the flexibility you need, to do your study when and where you want to. Whether you do it at home or in a library, on the train or at the park, on your computer or laptop of even phone, online study- or eLearning - can help you to fit a course into your life. Although you'll still need to follow a schedule for when assignments and tasks are due for completion, you will be able to work with your trainer to negotiate your own timetable for when you do the actual course work.
You will still receive support and hands-on assistance from an experienced and qualified trainer, and often you can still participate in activities and discussions with others in your class – just in a virtual way, rather than in-person.
Online courses combine theoretical study with interactive activities and some even utilise journals and blogs, social media, videos, quizzes and web quests to keep things interesting. Some training providers even give you the option of a combination of online and in-person training, so you can do some units online and go to classes for others.
To find out more about online study, use the course search to find a course that you're interested in and then read the information provided to find out whether it's available online.