When it comes to professional and personal development there is a lot of choice. You can decide to head back to University or college full time and take a cut in income while you live off student loans, or you can earn while you learn.
When choosing your educational options it is worth remembering that there are some excellent courses out there that can be studied in a short time frame and they don't have to be completed online.
Talk to Your Employer
If you're in a job it is worth speaking to your employer about educational opportunities. Employers can gain huge advantages by training their workforce to help develop their health and safety policies, improve the health of their workforce and show they are complying with the law. Health and safety is a major issue for all businesses. One accident can result in massive fines, damaged reputation, compensation pay outs and even a prison sentence.
Poor health of workers also costs the company thousands in absences, retraining, covering duties, health benefits and rehiring. Therefore it's worth putting yourself forward to be trained in health and safety and provide a much needed service within the organisation you work for. Your employer may decide to train you in-house, which is common if there are more than three people taking the course. Alternatively you may be given time off work to attend a course, typically lasting between two and five days, so you can gain vital skills to be used at work.
Take Your Training into Your Own Hands
You may decide to educate yourself off your own back; in which case you might prefer the idea of having access to a tutor yet still being able to study in your own time.
The courses that are provided online are recognised and will help you to develop a strong CV that could see your career in health, safety & care, leadership and management or human resources (HR) improve greatly. As you may not be able to have time off work the e-learning / online study options provide an excellent solution. You can decide to complete the course at a time and speed to suit you and still have a tutor on hand to provide you with support and help as and when you need it.