If you want to get on in life, you have to keep learning.
Learning new skills makes you not only better at any job, but also faster. This combination means you are more confident and have less stress. Which is always a good thing. Many employers do not provide training courses for staff, so you have to look out for yourself. While other people are self-employed or unemployed, or returning to work and are looking to keep their skills updated.
Not all training courses cost money either. Check out Vision2Learn if you live in the England, there is Government funding available to pay for your course, and the courses they provide lead to a worthwhile recognised qualification.
Vision2Learn provide IT training including the NVQ qualification in Essential IT Skills at Work. You could get an NVQ in Work Skills for Retail, or a Business Administration NVQ, Customer or a Service NVQ and even a Team Leading NVQ. There is even a course on Healthy Living ... and don't forget, these courses can be completely free if you live in England under a Govt training grant - and Vision2Learn sort all that out for you.
Studying a vision2learn online course will help you to:
Vision2learn courses are suitable for people aged 16 and as they lead to national qualifications are eligible for government funding in England...which means you may be able to study for FREE*.
With vision2learn you can:
Choose from over 20, practical, flexible, FREE online courses and NVQs
Learn online at your own pace, in your own time
Study from home or work, with no classes to attend
Receive expert help from an online tutor employed by a college in your local area
Achieve a qualification online.
The ECDL qualification is a real winner if you are new to computers or just want to know more about them. The ECDL qualification is a series of modules - you choose 5 out of the 8 to get a pass. Once you have the ECDL qualification you will really understand your PC and Microsoft software (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook Email, Access databases) as well as the Operating System itself and where your files are on your PC or on a network if you are working in a company that has a network.
In fact, if I were an employer I would not employ anybody who did not have the ECDL qualification or could prove they were up to the standard because it really does make you much more productive than those that are not PC literate. In my opinion, the ECDL level is the level at which you can start to say you are PC literate. ECDL courses take complete beginners and turn them into confident users of common office software in a very short time and they can be done online or in classroom training in many areas.