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Boosting your skills

Taking on the challenge of a new course can be a great way to boost your skills and confidence.

At times you may feel that your whole world revolves around caring, without much room in it for you.

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Finding an interest outside of your caring role is important, especially for your sense of identity and to boost your confidence. Undertaking a short evening course or a degree course could be a great way to do this.

If you're keen to develop your skills, you could begin by asking yourself the following questions:

  • Do you want to develop an existing interest or skill or learn a new one?
  • Where do you want to do your course – do you want to go to an adult education centre or college? Do you want to do distance learning or e-learning?
  • How much time do you want to spend learning?
  • What level of the course do you want to do?
  • What can you gain through learning?

Note – Making the choice to study may affect your entitlement to benefits so it's a good idea to look into this before making any decisions.

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