5 Reasons why an onine course could be perfect for you, finding a way to study around the kids and other commitments

The internet is one of the best inventions ever, I can’t go a day without going online. I’m currently phone-less after Archie pee’d on my iPhone & killed it and I’m struggling not scrolling through Twitter & Facebook daily but I’ll have a new phone very soon.

Anyway, back to the internet. Best. Invention. Ever. It’s enabled us to do so much more, see so much more, be so much more. Pretty much everything is easier online, including studying.

5 Reasons why an onine course could be perfect for you, finding a way to study around the kids and other commitments

I’m currently working on a Creative Writing course through NCC Home Learning and am loving the fact that I can study online. It fits so well with us as a family and for so many reasons an online course could be perfect for you.


The courses at NCC range from teaching to beauty, science to wedding planning. There’s so many to choose from whether you want to further your career like me, or even if you want to completely change direction.


The way my course is structured means that I can study when it suits me. If I’ve got a free afternoon or evening I can work my way through a whole module, if I’ve only got an hour then I can grab a brew & just complete a couple of exercises instead.

5 Reasons why an onine course could be perfect for you, finding a way to study around the kids and other commitments


When I was a single mum at Uni it was hard. I had major mum guilt for leaving Brandon with my mum whilst I went to lectures but at the same time I knew that getting my degree would be the best thing for us. This time around I can study around the kids and fit it in with our family life.


Again, thank you internet. By studying online you can study anywhere. I love that I can take an hour to pop out to Starbucks, grab a coffee & slice of cake and study in peace or grab the laptop in the evening when the hubby is watching golf.

5 Reasons why an onine course could be perfect for you, finding a way to study around the kids and other commitments


This one is one of the most important factors for me. There’s no pressure to complete the course in a set time frame, you can go as fast or as slow as you need. If I’ve got a busy week with Archie’s medical appointments or therapy then I can take it a little slower or have a break altogether. Other week’s I’m able to work a little faster through my modules without any pressure to catch up.

I’m really enjoying my course and so glad I decided to go for the Creative Writing. What sort of course would you love to do?


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  1. June 23, 2016 / 10:49 am

    So true! and you can study at your own pace. I’ve been looking into psychology and counselling courses on line as have so little time to attend an actual couse – just so much available! #ablogginggoodtime
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    • June 24, 2016 / 7:44 am

      There’s so much choice that you can find one that really fits with what you want. When I was looking at college courses some had part of what I wanted and parts that were not relevant. At least when you choose something online you can choose the right one for yoy
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  2. June 24, 2016 / 1:40 am

    So glad to hear you are enjoying your creative writing course. I love online study and it’s such a wonderful way of leaning and improving your skills. I’m currently doing an HR course which I would never have been able to do if it hadn’t been available online. #ablogginggoodtime
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  3. June 24, 2016 / 8:14 pm

    Online courses are such a vital source for so many x

  4. June 24, 2016 / 8:34 pm

    Online courses are great. MOOCS are a good option. Massive online open courses totally free and at your own pace #ablogginggoodtime

  5. June 25, 2016 / 12:24 pm

    I’m glad I read this as I am embrake on a course online on Monday I never done it before but looking forward to trying a different style of learning plus it was free so had nothing to lose X #thelist

  6. June 29, 2016 / 8:40 pm

    I am always so tempted by online courses and could sign myself up to a million of them but I have to be so restrained because I am seriously lacking in time!!

    Thanks for linking to #ablogginggoodtime

  7. July 3, 2016 / 9:02 am

    I do love a good online course. I always think about doing the wedding planning one as I’m already an event manager so it would be nice to look at something different that I could do for myself. I don’t have quite the time at the moment but one day I will sign up for it when that offer comes through! Glad you are enjoying yours! Thanks for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday
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