The Benefits of Being Able to Learn and Study At Your Own Pace

Juggling work, play, education, family, friends, leisure, and a thousand other competing factors can make life pretty tricky. In fact, it can make it hard to have a life at all.

Being able to pace things as they come, and when you have time to do them, can be a godsend. People often trade time for energy; microwave meals or take-away are designed to trade energy and time spent cooking after a long day for money, or time for convenience.

When it comes to studying, we all know it can take up a large portion of your time and resources, however we also know how vital it is for securing a job or career that you’re passionate about. Being able to dedicate yourself to study in bursts when you have time away from the stress of daily life is the perfect way for somebody with a busy schedule to fit something they truly want in. Let’s take a look at some of the other benefits that come with studying at your own pace.

Facilities without travel

At the International Career Institute, all classes are conducted online. This allows people who might have only a couple of hours a day to spare, or a couple of hours a week, to access an entire educational institution from the comfort of their home.

For the majority of students who study on a campus, they’ll be taking an hour, two hours, or more out of their day to commute, just like any job. For somebody who isn’t full-time, that can be more time than they have.

If you’re working a job at the moment (or if you’re running a household, where domestic work accounts for close to an extra full time job), consider the difference between arriving home at 5, driving to school, going to class, and coming home again.

You usually can’t choose a specific time, and assuming a one hour drive each from work to school to home, that’s a lot of wasted time in your afternoon.

Don’t worry if you think you’re missing out on work experience though! We’ll make sure that courses where practical experience is necessary are given more than adequate placements, to suit your needs.

Timetable as you like

In addition to travel time, you’re able to learn at the time of day that most suits you. Work shift-work, overnight work, casual periods without knowing in advance, or go through large crunch-times? You won’t have to work your job and your schedule together in a near-impossible mash, but will be able to do both simultaneously at the ease of your own pace.

At your own pace goes either way

Learning at your own pace can mean a lot more than just being able to study at night after work. By going through your coursework at your own pace, you can fly through it at the bare minimum for required time if you have a free period, in order to quickly and efficiently achieve the goals that you’d like in a short timeframe.

Conversely, if you have a couple of weeks here and there, you’ll be able to shelve and re-apply yourself every so often in order to stop constant stress buildup from managing so much at the same time.

The main benefit of studying with us is flexibility, and this extends in both directions. We’ll help you get the outcomes that you want, rather than a one-size-fits-all course.

Access wherever

By studying online, you bring the entire classroom with you wherever you go. Whether you’re at home, commuting, on holiday, or anywhere in the world – if you’ve got internet access, you have access to your educational facilities.

This also means that online education is perfect for the mobility-impaired and those with an illness, who can learn without putting themselves at a massive disadvantage for time, or potentially making their illness worse.

Save on time, save on cost

On our end, keeping an online classroom rather than a physical campus saves a lot of money, which means that online courses are usually a significant amount cheaper than physical courses to compensate.

Not only that, but every single cent that you save on tuition goes a little extra. Commuting to work costs money, either in petrol, transport fees, or simply being out and about and accruing cost in snacks or meals.

Learning online suits learners with children too, as it allows them to study without investing huge amounts of money in childcare.

Global networking

One potentially unexpected facet of online education is that you’ll have access to a range of students spanning the country or even globally. Instead of a small cadre of local students, you’ll be undertaking classes, and potentially networking with people near and far.

Sign up when you want, complete when you’re able

If you’re thinking of studying online, check out the International Career Institute’s long list of available courses, or contact us online.

Online, career focused education that suits your lifestyle.

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Gladys Mae


Gladys Mae serves as the General Manager and Head of Student Services at the International Career Institute. Gladys holds a degree in Mass Communication - Broadcast Media from the University of San Jose-Recoletos. She joined ICI in 2010 and has over the past 12 years been instrumental in providing leadership and guidance to staff and students alike. Prior to joining ICI Gladys led a multifaceted career with key roles in the banking and business process outsourcing industries.