Deciding on what you are going to study is just as important as where you are going to study.
Before simply choosing a course, think about what you want you get out of the course and the type of qualification that you’re longing for. Are you aiming to just receive the qualification, or are you more interested in studying the course to build towards your career goal?
Tips for choosing a course:
Compare the course content – Take a look at the different courses available in the same subject field. Compare the course structures and what each of them entails.
Compare the course providers and the locations – What do they offer you? Are there any benefits? How far will you have to travel to get to the college? Is it really worth your while to travel there every day?
Ask others what they think – Talk to your friends, teachers and siblings. Ask their opinions about the course. What do they think about the quality of the course, and the qualification you will get?
Find out what the course requirements are – Do you have the necessary level of education, knowledge and skill to study this course?
Find out about prospective jobs – Will you be able to pursue your dream job with this qualification? Will you be able to earn a good salary? Is there potential for promotion and higher management positions?