Did you know qualifications can raise your salary?
When you were a teenager at school studying for your GCSEs, you will probably remember everyone around you drilling into you just how important the qualifications were and how important it was to get a good education. You probably also remember thinking it can’t really be that important or make that much of a difference to things when you’re an adult.
As it turns out, qualifications really do matter and really do make a difference. In the last UK census, there was a staggering difference between average hourly earnings for people according to the qualifications they held.
The Office for National Statistics found that the average person with no qualifications would earn 20% less than someone who held GCSEs (of grade A – C). Even more staggering, was the statistics that showed someone with a Higher Education qualification (such as a Level 5 Diploma), would earn 45% more (on average per hour) than someone with an education level of GCSEs.
What Does this mean for you?
If your current qualifications aren’t where you want them to be, or you feel you want the chance to better your qualifications, it’s not too late to improve. Even if you feel like you’re not academically gifted, there are always ways to gain more qualifications, you can look at studying Diplomas rather than just GCSEs or A Levels.
How to Gain your Qualifications?
You don’t have to go back to school to gain more qualifications, you don’t even have to stop working, you can study part time in the comfort of your own home when you have time. Distance learning colleges such as Oxford Learning College provide adult learners with a flexible method of study that fits round busy everyday life.
The Best Part of Gaining Qualifications?
Not only will gaining more qualifications mean you can earn more money, but with many employers committing to Continuing Professional Development (CPD), you will find that if you approach your employer to assist with the costs of the qualifications, they will more than likely help! And as all Oxford Learning College courses are CPD certified, any courses that you study with us may just be paid for by your employer.
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