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January 11, 2018

8 Reasons You Should Choose Distance Learning

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Distance learning is a way of studying that is completely flexible. If you study at most colleges, you need to attend classes and submit work face-to-face. Distance learning takes away the hassle of travelling and having a timetable.

You can study from home, when it suits you. Working remotely means you have access to the support of an experienced tutor, you get fast feedback on your assignments and you can complete work online, or post paper copies.

What is distance learning used for?

Fitting in time to study is difficult, but distance learning has many advantages:

Earn and learn at the same time. You don’t need to give up your job to study, so you can prepare for a new career path, or get qualified for a promotion.

Family life doesn’t have to suffer. You don’t have to struggle to write essays, or stay up all night to meet deadlines. You can fit your work in whenever you have the time.

It’s more affordable. You can cut the costs of studying by choosing to learn from home. You won’t need to buy your own materials, or pay for petrol to get to college every day.

You can get qualified quickly. You won’t need to wait for other students and there are no term dates, or holidays to slow you down. You can complete your course in a few weeks, or months and get going on your new career.

There’s more choice. You have the option to learn more about hundreds of new topics and you don’t need to travel around the country to find the right course.

It’s private. If you’re not ready to shout about your studying, you don’t have to. Distance learning can be as discreet as you like and you won’t be under any pressure to pass.

You can keep studying. If you enjoy learning new things, you can keep taking new courses. It’s easy to enrol and you can even study several courses at the same time.

Develop independence. Grow your confidence as you write your own study schedule and develop the skills you need to go on to a degree, or get promoted.

Why choose Stonebridge?

Unlike other online colleges, we don’t put a time limit on your studying. We understand that life gets in the way and you may want to take time off studying and come back to it.

We also offer payment plans, so you can split the cost into affordable monthly installments. If you’re 19 or over, you can apply for a 19+ Learner Loan for many of our courses. This means you don’t have to pay anything when you enrol and only need to start paying back every month once you’re earning over £21,000 a year.

We think learning should be for everyone. That’s why we offer courses to help you get your dream job, or go to University.


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2 Responses

  1. Rajkumar Rai says:

    I am interested in distance learning course in particular GCSE in English, can you let me the validity of course? Or how long Is the course completion time?

    • Admin says:

      Hi Rajkumar, once you have completed this course, you will need to take your exams at a school or college. Once both our course and the exams are complete, you will be awarded your GCSE from EDEXCEL. It will take around 300 hours of study to finish the course. Stonebridge

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