So you’re thinking of doing a course online? Not sure where to start?

We’ve put together a quick guide on what Distance Learning is and how it could open doors to many opportunities.

Here at Think Online Training, we believe that distance learning is the future of education. Why? Because there are so many benefits and almost no drawbacks! The ability to complete a course anytime, anywhere can open up so many doors for so many people who might not have otherwise had the opportunity.

What is Distance Learning?

To put it simply, distance learning is exactly what it says on the tin. It’s a way of learning remotely without being in regular face-to-face contact with a teacher in the classroom.

In recent years, the internet has allowed people to speak to another person who is half way across the world. And we’re now harnessing that technology for educational uses.

Many people want to take the next step in their education but cannot find the time. Maybe you work full time and don’t get the chance to attend school. Or you have young children and can’t find childcare while you study. Maybe you need qualifications for university but don’t want to sit an extra year to get them.

Distance Learning and online courses can offer a solution to all these problems.

Why study online?

There are lots of advantages to studying online but one of the main things that draw people to online courses is their flexibility.

When you take an online course, there are no commitments to classroom sessions and you can usually complete it no matter where you are!

Not only does this allow you to fit your study around work and other life commitments, but you can also complete your course much quicker than with a regular qualification.

The course can be done entirely at your own pace, meaning you’re not waiting around for next week’s lesson. It’s your learning journey and you choose how quickly (or slowly) you progress through it.

Common concerns

You may have a few questions or concerns about completing an online course.

How will I stay motivated?

Research shows that people who step back into education after some time are actually more motivated by their own goals. Remember: you’re doing this for yourself, for the chance of a better job or to go to university. Our online qualifications are an investment in your future.

How will I fit it around other commitments?

One of the best things about distance learning is the ability to learn to matter where or when. Access your course on the train to and from work. No need to worry about childcare when you can fit in a few hours after the kids have gone to bed!

What if I need support?

Not to worry. Our friendly tutors are always on hand to give you that extra bit of help when you need it. And they’re there to give you a little push when you need a bit of motivation because we pride ourselves on seeing you succeed!

Is distance learning expensive?

Definitely not! Our courses are affordable and we can even set up a payment plan if you need it. As we’ve said before, education is an investment in the future, so we think it’s worth it.


So what are you waiting for? Take the first step towards your goals with an online maths or English course. View our full range of courses here(link) or give us a call on 0800 433 7896.