5 things to consider before enrolling in a course

Published by Jacob Flint
Professional Development

5 things to consider before enrolling in a course

New year, new you? The start of a new year is always a great time to make resolutions for the year and establish goals for yourself to accomplish. Additionally, it is a great time to consider how you may advance your skills. There are always possibilities to learn and develop through professional development courses. Whether you want to improve in your current position, change careers, or even start a new business venture.

Here are our five easy steps to consider when looking to professionally develop your skills in 2023:

  1. Identify your needs

Before looking for courses, take some time to consider what skills you want to develop. Are you looking to improve your technical skill, to keep up with the pace of digital transformation? Or do you want to work on your leadership, communication, or coaching skills? Identifying your specific end goal will help you find the right course to fit your needs.

  1. Consider online options

Explore the different learning methods that are available that are best for you by determining your availability and what works best for you. There are many opportunities for people to take control of their education thanks to the growth of online learning.

So, do you prefer face-to-face or online learning?

  1. Invest in yourself

Taking on a new course can be an investment of time and money, but it is an investment that will pay off in the long run. By developing your skills, you will be more valuable to your current employer, or more marketable to potential employers.

  1. Learn from experts

Many courses available to you from providers will have partnerships with universities or industry experts, allowing you to learn from the best in the field. Look for courses taught by experienced professionals who are leaders in their field.

  1. Take advantage of accreditation

Many courses now offer accreditations upon completion which can be a great addition to your portfolio, showing potential employers that you have taken the initiative to improve your skills.

Taking on a new challenge like enrolling in a new course is a great way to develop your skills and stay ahead in your career and here at Salford Professional Development we can help you achieve your career goals this year.

We offer a wide range of accredited and non-accredited training, delivered by highly knowledgeable tutors, to over 9,000 clients per year across both the public and private sectors. Along with tailoring courses to match the industry you are serving and offering both face-to-face and virtual learning options. Click here to view courses

To summarise, take the time to identify your needs, explore online options, invest in yourself, learn from experts and take advantage of certifications, to make the most out of your learning experience.

5 things to consider before enrolling in a course
5 things to consider before enrolling in a course

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