The arrival of 2013 sees many people resolving to make changes for the coming 12 months, and for a large number of them learning something new tops the list.
Whether that means developing a new skill, learning a second language or studying for a new qualification, a plan to improve prospects and create new opportunities is one of the most frequently chosen New Year’s resolutions.
In fact according to a Which? survey of more than 1000 people it’s the fifth most common, with only intentions to eat more healthily, get more exercise, lose weight and take up a hobby being more popular.
Here at NEC a number of us are planning to learn something new this year. Two members of staff are taking NEC management courses leading to qualifications from CMI, to both help them in their roles and increase their skillsets for the future.
A member of the student support team is studying for a GCSE in psychology, having developed a strong interest in the subject.
And another members of staff is taking an insight into film course to develop his appreciation of cinema – completing the course won’t lead to a qualification, but that’s irrelevant: it’s about learning about something new and developing a greater understanding of something of interest.
If you’ve made a resolution to learn something new this year, NEC can help you achieve your ambitions. We’ve got courses in all sorts of areas, from general education programmes leading to core qualifications in areas such as maths and English, to professional courses to promote your career prospects, to recreational courses to help you develop your writing skills, for example, or your knowledge of the history of art.
Whatever your interests you’re sure to find something suitable for you, and with our current offer giving you a discount of up to 20% on all courses until the end of January, there’s never been a better time to learn something new.
What are your New Year’s learning resolutions? Perhaps you’re learning to drive, or taking a course in something that interests you. Maybe you’re planning to take a professional qualification with a view to a change of career. Or perhaps you’ve got plans to get a GCSE or A level that you never got the first time around. Whatever your ambitions, let us know by posting in the comments section below.