'My school days were the happiest days of my life; which should give you some indication of the misery I've endured over the past twenty five years.' So said Paul Merton.
We’ve all had them, loved them or loathed them. However, the best education should not just be a means to an end but an end in itself. Learning for its own sake, as something to be enjoyed and appreciated is as good a reason as any for enrolling for a college course or a degree and no-one should tell you otherwise.
At its most basic, education is an essential element for finding a job and it is becoming more difficult to get any kind of work, apart from the most menial, without the requisite piece of paper declaring your qualifications.
If, in your post divorce life, your desire to extend your education is focussed upon a particular job or career then it should be quite straightforward finding something suitable. Learndirect has lots of advice to help you look for and find, the best options even if you are not sure what you want to do but just know that you want to do something new.
Before launching yourself headlong into a huge new commitment it is wise to address the practical issues of finance, childcare and other costs such as travel, books, computers etc. Funding for adult, further and higher education is complicated and will depend upon the type of course you choose and on personal circumstances.
This is the only fully comprehensive guide to all courses and funding for the UK. It is also the official UCAS (University and Colleges Admissions System) guide to higher education. Listing everything from courses in aromatherapy to degrees in bio-chemistry, Hotcourses is the place to visit for anyone wishing to return to education.
There is no doubt that the job market is tough and likely to be so for many years to come. However, it doesn't all depend upon qualifications and experience. If you try very hard and are the right person for that business then you will succeed.