Today marks International Youth Day, an initiative created to gain an insight into young people’s participation in society. With an 87% increase of 18–24-year old’s enrolling on one of our distance-learning courses in 2020 compared to 2019, it is clear that young people are becoming more drawn to the concept of online learning. With advantages such as being a more affordable option than traditional learning and having no exams or set assignment deadlines, UniCourse is the perfect, flexible option for those wanting to kick start their career by gaining a fully accredited Pearson Edexcel qualification.
This rise mirrors the proportion of young people considering an engineering career; increasing from 37% in 2016 to 45% in 2020. Reasons for this include a high starting salary, incredible graduate employment prospects and utilising skills and expertise to positively contribute to society.
To celebrate International Youth Day this year, we have spoken to some of our youngest graduates to gain perspective on their experience of completing an online course with us. Max was 19 when he began his Edexcel HNC Electrical and Electronic Engineering course with us, and has stated that enrolling at a young age meant that he could quickly grasp the course content. This was because he had just completed his BTEC Level 3, so he could seamlessly transition onto a higher level without revisiting core engineering topics. Max also found that he could maintain his work and social life while continuing his education due to our courses’ flexible nature, allowing the HNC to be more enjoyable and relieving much of the stress he associated with deadlines.
Another HNC Engineering graduate of ours, Ciaran, was 21 when he enrolled with us and would have struggled to gain his qualification without our affordable course fees and flexible payment plans. This was because his previous apprenticeship would not fund him to complete the course, and local colleges were charging up to £9,000 a year for the same qualification. Ciaran then discovered UniCourse, and found that he could complete the work at his own pace at a drastically reduced cost, and went on to secure his current job role.
Molly was 23 when she joined UniCourse to study her HNC Engineering course. She expressed that she finished the course in six months while gaining a full engineering wage, rather than spending two years in college studying on an apprenticeship salary. She is now looking to progress onto an HND with us to fast-track her career further.
With September just around the corner, now is the perfect time to sign up for one of our courses if you are still debating your next step. To discover more about UniCourse, please call us on 0151 236 1982 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"You are provided with all the resources you need and the support is fantastic. I would recommend Unicourse to anyone looking for distance learning at their own pace."
"I have enjoyed my course so far with Unicourse, I have found it a lot more flexible and can fit it around my hectic lifestyle a lot easier than attending college with assignment deadlines. Any problem I have had with the course have been answered very quickly. I would recommend Unicourse to others who are busy but want to carry on with education."
"From the start of the enrolment phase, UniCourse admin team made everything simple and clear how the course would be laid out with the program ‘Moodle’ I would be using. The course is a very convenient way to study even if you are already fully employed like myself and lecturers were easily contactable and friendly. Overall I had pleasant experience with unicourse and would recommend them to anyone looking to improve on their education"
"My dream of finishing my studies has been possible only because of Unicourse, they have given me the opportunity to be flexible with my studies and hold a full time job all at the same time. I would highly recommend them for anyone looking to study and work at the same time. I have found them to be very helpful with all my queries and they are quick to help me solve my problems. This is so convenient for me I can study in my own time and in my own home no need to travel to college at a certain time. After finishing my current HNC course I hope to start HND with Unicourse they are fantastic i am very pleased with them."
"With a full time Job and 2 very young kids a normal 9-5 course was not an option. It was becoming increasingly difficult to better my career options. Finding Unicourse on the internet has really opened up my learning potential. Their professionalism, knowledge and flexibility are really first class. To sum them up in one word.... Awesome!"
"I have found Unicourse to not only be a very convenient way to study as I am a self employed full time electrician, but also the course tutor to be very helpful. Whether I require help by phone, email or a live web session he is always available. The tutor also returns marked work very quickly allowing me plenty of time to make any adjustments. I have found Unicourse to afford me the best opportunity to progress my career whilst also continuing to work full time. "
"I have really enjoyed my experience so far with Unicourse.org even obtaining a Distinction on my first module. The staff and lecturers are quick and helpful with their responses to any and all enquiries and the video conferencing platform is very helpful when discussing intricate subject matter. I would highly recommend the course to anyone wishing to broaden their horizons whilst holding down a full time job."
"Great tutors, easy to follow workbooks, great support, would highly recommend."
"Time and place were severe obstacles to me achieving a HND in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Thankfully, the flexible options offered by Unicourse have allowed me to undertake my HND from home with them while working full-time. They have personalised my HND, allowing me to choose from many optional units. The traditional colleges I looked up did not offer option choices at all. I have also managed to complete my HND with Unicourse in a fraction of the time that would have been necessary at other colleges. I am really pleased that I made the right choice. The support I got was fantastic."
"The flexibility of the courses and the professionalism of the staff make UniCourse a great way to improve your personal skills with a chance of a future career."
"If you want to succeed I personally suggest you apply to UniCourse. Why? After many years away from study I did my HNC. It was hard work but with superb help and guidance I obtained 8 Distinctions. This year I am doing my HND in Electrical & Electronic Engineering with UniCourse. Again, UniCourse are pulling out all the stops with high quality assignments, a one-to-one videoconferencing platform, incredible feedback and comprehensive support when needed."