Carer’s passion to keep on learning

The phenomenal growth of people enrolling on distance learning courses shows no signs of slowing down, as more and more people look to undertake courses for both personal and professional reasons, regardless of their age.

After almost a decade working as a carer, Shelly Anderson’s passion for her job was also the inspiration for her to undertaken a distance learning course with Oxbridge Home Learning.

Shelly, who is from Romford in east London, is currently undertaking the CACHE Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care, which she says benefits her both personally and professionally.

Shelly said: “I’m taking the course for both personal and professional reasons. On the professional side, I’ve been a carer for eight years and I love it. I already have the Level 2 qualification but I wanted to progress, which is why I’m doing the Level 3 course. I’m gaining a lot from the course, which will only help me with better opportunities in the future,

“In terms of the personal aspect, doing this course helps me increase my knowledge and it’s always great to learn new things, regardless of how old you are.”

Among the things that Shelly has found most appealing about the course is the structured approach to the learning, as well as the flexible nature of the course so she can fit it in around her work.

“The course offers really good and clear study notes,” she said. “In addition to that, the knowledge I’m gaining is appropriate and relevant to my job.

“While I have not yet had to use the course tutor for support, I feel confident that there is someone available to help if I have any questions or concerns.

“I found out about Oxbridge Home Learning after an internet search for a course provider. Then following a conversation with Simon Ore, curriculum and learning manager at Oxbridge Home Learning, I felt confident that this was the right course provider for me.