Carve out a little playtime for yourself. Join us online!

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Carve out a little playtime for yourself. Join us online!

Do you ever feel it is just too hard to make it to that class, with children to take care of and childcare to arrange, or work commitments during the day?

Now our most popular courses, Playbase 1 and Playbase 3 (SCQF Level 3) are available to study online. You can learn while your baby is napping, or jump on your laptop after work, moving that little bit closer to a long awaited career change.

Learning online is for everyone. Aside from the obvious benefits of being able to learn in your own time, in your bed socks with a hot cup of coffee, there are advantages you may not have thought of.

Consider this: 

Do you ever find yourself at odds with the style of teaching or the pace of a class? We all learn differently and although a tutor can try to accommodate some of our learning quirks, essentially we find ourselves having to fit in.

Learning online lets you control your environment and your experience.

Perhaps you are at your most alert and curious in the early hours of the morning. In the absorbing quiet you can fully engage with that article on creativity in the early years, or search the web for legislation relating to child protection.

Online, there is a structure and a timescale to keep you focused and on track, but you have more freedom to cognitively wander around! If an article catches your interest or lights a fire in you, go off and explore it further. You’re online already, you have the world at your fingertips, so take a break from the syllabus and see what else you can find out…no-one is going to interrupt and bring you back on task, and you never know where it might lead you.

Learning online lets you discuss your ideas, when you’re ready and prepared to do so.

Most of us need time to absorb and process new information. Then we can relate it to our own lives and offer our opinions and experiences. Online, you work at your own pace, with plenty of time to feel comfortable with the material before joining in an online discussion.

Learning online is part of a contemporary education.

Whether you’re comfortable with technology or tentatively taking your first steps, our website has been carefully designed to make it easy for you to find your way around. As you progress through a course, you will upload work, join in discussion forums and search the web, gaining lots of valuable digital skills which you can immediately transfer to other areas of your life.

Ask yourself how online learning fits into your life. Picture the pockets of time you can take advantage of. Is there room for you to play a little?  

Sam Gardner
Training Support Worker