Whether you are returning to study after a break or starting a new venture later in life, there are many benefits to being a mature-aged student. Here are just a few of the reasons why it’s never too late to learn something new or upskill for a career with National Training’s online courses.
First of all, older students tend to be more focused and motivated than younger students. This is because they have usually already had a taste of the ‘real world’ and they know what you want to study in order to achieve their goals. Many older students have also had previous study experience, so they tend to be more independent and self-disciplined than their younger counterparts. This is an important skill to have when studying online, as it allows you to manage your time effectively and get the most out of your studies.
Secondly, they have a wealth of life experience to draw upon. This means that they can relate their studies to real-world examples, which can make the learning process more interesting and engaging. By drawing upon past experiences or previous study, it can help deepen their knowledge, and can share their experience with other students.
Mature-age students also tend to have a greater appreciation for learning. At 18, study is often pressured into or compulsory and students can take it for granted. When they study later in life, however, it’s because they want to be there and they are more likely to appreciate and value the experience.
If you are considering returning to study or starting for the first time, don’t let your age hold you back – there are plenty of benefits to being a mature-aged student! Discover a wealth of online learning courses at National Training, Australia’s leading online tertiary qualification provider.