9 Reasons you Should Complete an Online Course in 2024

Online learning is more accessible than ever in 2024, with courses opening more options for you and your future. Have you thought about starting an online course but you’re not 100% sure about it? You’re not alone. Here are 9 things to consider when thinking completing an online course.

Increase your career prospects 

With hundreds of courses available to you, in a variety of different areas, online learning gives you the potential to upskill and further your career prospects. Whether you’re thinking about taking the next steps in your career as a team leader or thinking about moving industries into something like business administration, the ability to learn online provides you with the skills and knowledge to take these next steps. 

Earn a Nationally Accredited certificate 

Not all online courses that you find will be accredited. With The AIM Group though, all our courses are nationally accredited, which means that they’re recognised by employers across the UK. Adding one of these certificates to your CV is an excellent way to stand out and show your credentials to hiring managers. 

Stand out from the crowd 

Unlocking new skills and abilities helps you to stand out from the crowd, particularly when it comes to the job market.  

Getting a job is hard. Especially at a time when the UK is experiencing a labour shortage due to a lack of skilled workers. Gaining crucial new skills in the industry you work, or want to work in, will give you a huge advantage over other applicants for the same job role. 

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Learn a new hobby 

Learning a hobby is vital for improving your own confidence, mood, and self-esteem. Learning something that you can master will enhance your quality of life and can give you a greater sense of purpose.  

By completing a course online and picking up a new skill or hobby, you can take that with you for the rest of your life. It's a great way for you to open new doors and opportunities by learning something you love. 

You can do it all from home 

Working from home has become a huge part of our culture in recent years and has made us think about what else you can do from the comfort of your own home. Having the ability to learn what you need to take further steps in your development from your sofa removes obstacles like getting to and from college, working with other people, and anything else that might disrupt your learning. 

Work in your own way 

As well as working in your own environment, you have the potential to work at your own pace and in your own way. Everyone has their own way of learning, so being able to focus on your own learning style makes it easier for you to understand the topic and fully develop your skills. 

Save money on your skills development 

With a variety of free courses available on our website, you’re guaranteed to save money on your learning. We work with The Department for Education, and source a number of our courses via colleges who receive funding through The Adult Education Budget. These free courses enable learners who are over the age of 19 to unlock new skills and take the next steps in their professional development.  

We also offer over 100 paid courses on our website that anyone can complete at any time. 

You can find out more about how our courses are free here: https://theaimgroup.co.uk/content/how-are-these-courses-free  

More variation in subjects 

With an online qualification hub, you have access to hundreds of courses right at your fingertips. When studying in person, you’re limited to a number of courses that your college or university provides. With online learning, your ability to learn is expanded.  

Being able to view multiple different courses in a variety of industries gives you a far greater insight into the skills you can learn and will further your learning potential and career development. 

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Learn faster online 

A recent study Brandon-Hall Group study on eLearning in the workplace showed that individuals spend 40-60% less time to finish their course when studying online, as opposed to studying in a traditional classroom setting.  

With online courses, you’ll get the benefit of speeding up the time it takes to unlock new skills and enhance your career. 

How to study online 

The AIM Group provides endless learning opportunities within our qualification hub. With accessible courses, both paid and free, you have the potential to take a leap ahead of your peers and future-proof your career in this uncertain job market. 

Find the right course for you, whether it’s to take the next step in your career development, or to get started on a new hobby, we’ve got the course for you.  

Find your course today: https://theaimgroup.co.uk/courses  

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