5 Reasons why it’s Never too Late to Study

By South West Training Services
Posted 16 Oct 2020

Studying a course is not just for recent high school graduates. There’s no age cap on learning and whether you’re looking to take on a business or childcare course – South West Training Services is here to provide. If you’ve ever wanted to tackle a new area of expertise or refresh your memory on a familiar one, but felt like your age was hold you back, then five reasons why it’s never too late to study is the article for you!


1.     Learning is an ongoing process

Some people reach retirement and still continue to learn things. Life is about learning different skills and experiencing new things. And, nothing says learning like a professional course where you won’t only be studying the theoretical side of a topic but actually experiencing the ins and outs first-hand with in-depth practical placement aspects. It’s actually very common for education institutions nowadays to feature students of varying ages so, if you feel you may be an outlier – you absolutely won’t be!


2.     You deserve to follow your dreams

It’s not unusual for people to go through half their lives and realise they want to follow another career path or a passion. The common factor that stops many from making this change is that they think they’ve invested too much into their current career and life. They think that such a large move so far into their lives will take a huge toll and be too much of a burden to become accustomed too. The safe decision is to just keep doing what you’re doing as it’s always easier to go with the flow.

But you deserve to follow your dreams, and this may be the most important point in this article. It’s never too late to study a course because you deserve the chance to try something new or relearn something old. What’s even better is that you have that opportunity available to you regardless of your age.


3.     You’ll have an advantage

Your life experiences will give you a distinct advantage. Whether you’re simply doing a first aid course or childcare course, the knowledge and skills you’ve gained over the years will work in your favour and help streamline your learning experiences. Additionally, the skills you’ve picked up over the years will improve your discipline. Through this, mistakes will be mitigated, and you will see things and think of questions that others won’t, allowing you to get more out of the experience. Essentially, you may end up learning more than if you’d engaged in the course during your youth.

You may also find yourself lending assistance to fellow classmates. Furthermore, once you graduate from your new course, your well-established inter-personal skills will help you network within your new industry which can lead to many benefits both short and long-term.


4.     Learning has never been easier

Whether it’s online or face-to-face, studying a course is so much simpler and more efficient with the use of technology nowadays. You’ll be able to take in lectures on your mobile device if you spend a lot of time on the go and you’ll always know what’s required as well as what will come next by simply logging onto your student portal. If you’re someone who may struggle with technology, then this will also give you a chance to hone those skills.


5.     It can show dedication

Whether you studied at a younger age and have decided to increase your academic accolades or are studying a course for the first time – the fact that you have chosen to study at a later time in your life will impress potential employers. If they see that you’ve recently completed a new course, it will showcase just how dedicated you are to the industry and the lengths you’d go to for the position.


Are you interested in studying with us?

South West Training Services offers a range of first aid, business, theology and early childcare training courses online as well as at our fantastic campus (once Melbourne’s lockdown allows it). With a strong emphasis on community learning, we aim to deliver quality and comprehensive courses so people of all ages and from all walks of life can follow their dream career path.

If you’d like to learn more about our courses, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with knowledgeable and hospitable staff by using the contact form on our website or by calling (03) 9748 9233. We are currently taking online enrolments, so be sure to secure your spot today.  

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