When you're a parent, the thought of studying while looking after your children and possibly even working at the same time can seem exhausting. You might be curious about studying but worry that you'll find it too much on top of your other commitments. Fortunately, there are things that you can do if you want to fit study around the other things in your life.
Look for a Part-time Course
One option is to look for a part-time course. This means that you won't have a full workload, and you should still have time for work, family or other commitments. On a part-time course, you will likely only study one or two modules at a time. It might take a bit longer to finish, but it's worth it to avoid the stress of full-time study.
Designate Study Time
However you choose to study, it's important that you have time to get your work done. While you might attend classes, lectures or workshops, independent study is necessary too. You need to make sure you have a schedule that allows you the time and space that you need to learn.
Parents can often seek support from a number of people and places. Firstly, you can get support from friends and family. If you have a partner, who can support you, make sure you get their help. You can also receive support from the institution providing your course or their student services.
Do an Online Degree
An online degree can make your study more flexible. You can gain access to valuable courses in up-to-date skills like data science.
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