The Benefits Of Distance Learning And Studying From Home

Gaining qualifications through higher education is undoubtedly a smart way to progress and gain success in the working world. Many people believe that to achieve the qualifications they want through education they must enrol in an institution where they sit in a classroom for hours on end every week. However, this is not the truth. Thankfully, there is an alternative that better suits the needs of many people wanting to further their education – distance learning.

Some people have misconceptions about studying online, from their homes. Many people worry that employers will not value online education/distance learning qualifications as highly as they would a traditional education, or that the qualification is not worth as much, however, this is not true.

In fact, online classes and home learning can be incredibly beneficial in many ways and make much more sense than studying through a traditional classroom setting. We have listed some of the main benefits of learning from home via distance learning courses.


Home learning is an incredibly cost-effective way of achieving a qualification and can save you a substantial amount of money. Many people who go to university on-campus end up getting themselves into a lot of debt, especially if they are moving out to stay in campus accommodation. There is the cost of the course, the accommodation, money to pay for food and groceries every week, as well as the cost of all the things you need to move out to start with.

Even for those who are not moving out to start a higher education course, the savings can be considerable. As you are studying from home, you won’t have to pay for any travel expenses to and from a campus multiple times a week. All your learning resources are online, so you won’t have to purchase expensive books to revise from.

Also, because all our distance learning courses are completely flexible you can complete them in your own time, at your own pace. This means you can continue to work whilst you gain your qualifications, so you will have a steady income and work experience for when you finish your course, which will make it easier for you to progress and gain promotions in the future.

Flexible learning, at your own pace

Distance learning courses, where you study from home, are incredibly flexible. They allow you to learn at your own pace, so you can complete your qualification from anywhere between a few months to a few years. Many people need to work to be able to afford their education or have families to support and bills to pay. It can be hard to find jobs that work around a traditional class schedule, which can lead to you missing classes and failing your course for not attending. Distance learning courses give you the ability to earn whilst you learn.

With home learning courses you can access your study resources at any time, allowing you to learn at your own pace. Learning online allows you to set a much more flexible study schedule, so you can study around work, at night time, on weekends or whenever works best for you.

Bring the classes you’re interested in, to you

Online courses

A lot of the time, the courses learners are interested in and want to do are not available in colleges nearby where they live, which forces them to either travel long distances, move away or not be able to do the course they want to. With distance learning courses, you can bring the courses you want to you, allowing you to gain the qualifications you want in the comfort of your own home.

Learning for any age

Online learning is for anyone, of any age. It is ideal for younger people who want to gain qualifications straight from finishing school, to people who have been working for years and want to further their education now they are older.

Some may want to take courses which help them progress in their careers, to gain a promotion and make them more valuable to employers. Others may want to take a course to change their career path later in life. For these people studying from home is ideal, as they can learn whilst they work, at their own pace, in the comfort of their own home. Many may feel uncomfortable enrolling in courses on campuses where they have to learn alongside individuals who are far younger than they are, but with a distance learning course, this is not an issue.

Comfortable, relaxed learning

Everyone learns differently. Some people can study better in the mornings, others are more alert at night time. Some people need to get up, get dressed and sit in a working environment to be able to focus, whilst others prefer to be relaxed, in comfortable clothing, surrounded by snacks. How often have you seen the image of a student falling asleep in their 8 am class and missing everything?

An agreeable learning environment brings out the best in any learner. When you learn online from home, you can study in conditions that are best suited to you. You can learn first thing in the morning, in the middle of the day, or at night. Study through the week or on weekends. Wear your pyjamas all day and listen to music in the background or get up, get dressed and sit at your desk in silence. The choice is completely up to you. When you study at home you can create the perfect learning environment for you, so you can produce the best possible work.

Access to your education, no matter the circumstances

With online learning courses, once you have enrolled you will have access to all your learning resources at any time, from any device. This means that nothing will get in the way of your learning. If you attend an institution and it needs to be shut down or you can’t attend for any reason, such as illness or injury, then you will still be able to access your resources to continue your course, no matter the circumstances.

Study at home with UniCourse

Further your education from the comfort of your own home with UniCourse’s online distance learning courses. We offer flexible distance learning courses for those looking to develop and expand their knowledge and education and obtain higher-education qualifications in engineering, business, and leadership management. We have easily accessible study resources hosted on our online learning platform and expert tutors available 7 days a week, giving you the flexibility to study whenever and wherever you want.

No attendance is required, and you can learn at your own pace, without exams or deadlines. Start your career-changing course whenever you want, at any time, you don’t have to wait around for September to start your course. We have a broad range of courses and modules for you to choose from, so you can shape your qualification to suit you and your employer. For more information about our distance learning courses, contact UniCourse today on 0151 236 1982, or email us at

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