a full-time student is not the only way to learn. If you’re
working, unemployed, have family commitments or are unable
to travel, you can still study and get qualifications.
and home study requires a lot of self-discipline, but if you’ve
got the determination you can do it!
day and evening classes
community education centres, colleges and universities run
all sorts of part-time day, evening and weekend courses leading
under 18 you won’t usually have to pay any course fees. If
you’re over 18 but claiming state benefits or on a pension
you may be exempt from course fees or pay at a reduced rate.
unemployed and claiming benefit you may still be able to study
part-time during the day up to a certain number of hours without
it affecting your claim, under the New Deal programme. Check
with your Jobcentre or Benefits Office.
study at home or at work through distance or open learning
courses using materials and support from: ·
colleges and universities
College of the Arts
books, videos and CDs
and radio programmes
services like the BBC’s Learning Zone
these include personal support from tutors by telephone or
E-mail and occasional seminars or short courses.
for your course
government’s free hotline, Learndirect, on 0800
100 900 can give you details of part-time and distance
learning courses which might suit you. They also offer
advice on qualifications and funding.