The Russian Language: What You May Not Know

Posted 06 June 2019

Russian is one of the biggest languages in the world. But how much do you really know about it? Delve into 5 interesting facts about the Russian language that are bound to get you hitting the books with this blog post!

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National Growing for Wellbeing Week: 3 Ways Gardening Improves Your Wellbeing

Posted 04 June 2019

Have you always wondered why so many people are attracted to gardening as a hobby? Or maybe you're looking for reasons to take up a shovel yourself? Look no further. This blog explores just 3 ways that gardening and green spaces can improve both our physical and mental wellbeing.

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Common Distance Learning Issues and How to Solve Them

Posted 17 May 2019

Distance learning provides a fantastic opportunity to get back into education later in life. But, with anything in life, there can be some hiccups along the way. In this post, we address some of the main online study issues learners face and offer solutions to them so that you can have a smooth and enjoyable study experience.

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7 Benefits of Learning a Language

Posted 29 April 2019

There are many benefits to learning a new language. Here's 7 that are bound to get you hitting the books or learning a new language via an online course.

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How to Become a Nail Design Guru with Online Academies

Posted 05 April 2019

Learn about 7 online nail technician courses that could transform your career in the nail art and design industry.

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Where Can Criminology Take Me?

Posted 05 April 2019

Criminology is a fascinating subject to study, but what jobs are there relating to it? And how can you kick-start your career? Discover how to become a police officer, prison officer, probation officer or youth worker with Online Academies!

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5 Reasons to Be a Teaching Assistant

Posted 04 April 2017

The key purpose of a teaching assistant is to support the teacher in the classroom and ensure pupils can gain the most benefit from each lesson...

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Is Online Learning Right For You?

Posted 18 October 2016

The way we can learn new information and complete qualifications has changed to become so much more than chalk and talk. From short quizzes on Buzzfeed to degree courses with the Open University, online learning and testing has changed beyond recognition. But is online learning the right route for you? Check out some of the views from our experts – hopefully these will help you decide!!

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What no-one tells you about writing your CV…

Posted 06 October 2016

Employers spend an average of JUST 6 SECONDS reviewing CVs for a job role! At learndirect we’ve spent years helping people boost their careers, develop new qualifications and of course, interviewing people. Check out our top tips to help boost your CV so you stand out from the crowd!

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On your marks, get set – teach!

Posted 27 September 2016

If you’re passionate about education and helping children achieve their potential, our Teaching Assistant Diploma is a great stepping stone to get you into a career as a teaching assistant or to boost your qualifications and experience if you’re already in the job.

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