When we were little we dreamed of becoming policeman, ballerinas, doctors or a sports star. But as we grew our ambitions changed, we took courses to match what we were good at. Many of us didn’t know what we really wanted to do when we went to University or chose our first job. But whether you are looking at finishing school in the summer or even thinking about something to keep you active in retirement we never stop learning. We rounded up some of the best and most interesting courses offered by our friends at Stonebridge College.
Fiction & Non-Fiction Writing Courses
Fancy becoming the next JK Rowling or maybe you always hear, “Your life is so interesting, you should write a book”? With online blogs, self-publishing and more first-time writers’ dreams coming true, why not look to writing that book. Maybe you would like to look at improving your writing skills for your own business, write better website copy or even blog.
The UK census in 1891 recorded just 6,000 writers. Fast forward to 2011 and over 92,000 people identified their employment as authors, writers and translators. Courses offered have the flexibility to complete in your own time and can start from as little as just 8 courses. They offer guidance on how to write, topics to write and top tips to develop your writing skills into the next world best seller or Watergate scandal.
Fashion & Design Courses to Realise a Dream
Want to turn your hobby into a career? Did you finish school and move straight into that first job to pay the bills? Maybe when you had children you started making all their clothes. Doing something you love is so important when we work so many hours. Why not turn that hobby into a career?
Ralph Lipschitz came from humble backgrounds. It was not until he was taken to a Polo match that he started to design colourful neckties. In 2015, worth $60 million, he retired as CEO of his self-named fashion house, Ralph Lauren.
Take the time to research the type of fashion or design you would like to go into. You may prefer handbags or shoes. It might be children’s or adults clothing. Either way you could find that you are turning a hobby into a business.
The world of alternative therapies is ever growing and changing. Offering an alternative lifestyle, view on life and culture. You may even decide a slower pace is suited to you. Have you found as you have grown older that you have a natural affinity for people’s pain? Maybe you have always been quite in tune with people’s moods and behaviour.
Not every disease or condition has a cure unfortunately. However, many alternate therapies offer pain relief or comfort. Courses such as Holistic Healing, Massage and even Tarot Reading can give your inner soul a release. Maybe you are not wanting a career change but just to understand a hidden gift better or simply learn about alternates to medicine.
Stonebridge College offers you the ability to train and, more importantly, learn about those areas that interest you. Allowing you to access the inner secrets to a healthier mind, body and soul, it could be the start of a new career or just lifestyle. After all, “knowledge is power”.
Starting Your Own Business
Do you have the next big thing? Are you Lord Sugar, Richard Branson or (whispers) Donald Trump in disguise? Maybe you just need the skills to get your idea into the mainstream. Every great business was one person’s huge gamble. With that in mind, maybe you just need some help.
A course that teaches you about basic book keeping, tax legislation and managerial skills, may give you the knowledge to progress with your idea. Stonebridge Colleges offers a 6-lesson course with savings of 25% in February (not to mention our 20% off code on top) making taking this course the first good business decision and possibly life changing.
Travel & Tourism Qualifications
Do you sit at your desk wishing for the days to pass between each trip and holiday? Do you have a trip advisor account that is religiously updated and maintained? Can you create a holiday itinerary to anywhere in the world for any of your friends?
If you can say yes to the above maybe you need to think about combining your love of travelling with a career. We understand that the bills still need to be paid and you need to earn whilst you learn. But with short courses and flexible payment options offered you could have a qualification in travel writing, cabin crew, tourism and much more before the end of the summer. Not only have you travelled, but now you’re sat in your new job, maybe 39,000 feet in the air, surrounded by sand or in some far-flung destination
Whatever your dream, your next step or maybe your next hobby, you won’t go far wrong with Stonebridge College. Stonebridge College offers 1,000s of courses to suit every interest and ambition. With regular discounts they are the best value as an online course provider. They even offer one off payments and monthly payment options. These courses also offer recognised qualifications that can be used when applying for new roles. Check out their website for more advice, information and guidance.
Posted By: Tegan Groombridge - 21st February 2018