This insightful and encouraging book offers practical advice on such issues as: types of learning opportunities and qualifications available; where to find help and guidance; financial costs and support options; coping with change, lack of time and financial commitments; and how to take advantage of the practical benefits.Contents: 1. Reasons for returning; 2. Learning options; 3. Understanding British qualifications; 4. Seeking advice and guidance; 5. The financial cost of returning to education; 6. Obtaining financial support; 7. Overcoming barriers to learning; 8. Coping with change; 9. Staying the course?; 10. The benefits of returning to education.
Dr Catherine Dawson has been a researcher specialising in educational research and a tutor working with adult learners for over fifteen years. She is also a well-known contributor to academic journals on the subject of education. Her other books include Learning How To Study Again, also for How To Books