Classroom Gloom | Learning Without The School

January 10, 2018

In a working world which is dominated by the items on your resume, being without the qualifications you need can be very frustrating. At this point, you’ve already had enough of school, and are long past going back. But, along with this, you also want to learn, expanding your prospects and making your dreams a little less wild. Thankfully, with the right knowledge, this is nice and easy, and this post will be going through some of the options you have to make it even simpler.


Working for free is one of the oldest and most powerful ways to get yourself into a good position. Though you will have to sacrifice a few years of good pay, taking on an internship can be a great way to go down this route. Giving you the chance to shadow someone in the role you’d like to be doing, this can be an excellent way to get a head start in your career. This sort of option works best for office jobs and other non-practical roles.


Of course, while you won’t quite be working for free, the money you make on this will be much less than a normal job. As a benefit, though, apprenticeships usually come with apprenticeship qualifications, making them an easier way to go to another business once you’ve completed the course. Most of the options out there which enable this sort of route are in fields like construction, engineering, and computing.

Under Someone’s Wing

For some people, the two options above will be far too structured, and you might want to be able to enjoy some flexibility in your study. An informal partnership with someone already in a good position can be one of the best ways to achieve this goal. This sort of option is best for those looking to start their own business, as you won’t get any qualifications or experience when you go down this route.

As A Hobby

Like the option above, using your field of study as a hobby can be another easy way to learn without having to go to school. By choosing something you enjoy like this, you will make it much easier to stay focused and keep learning for yourself. There are loads of tools out there which can help you with this. So, it’s worth doing plenty of research before you start, giving yourself the chance to scope out the resources you have.

Using The Internet

The internet will be the very best tool you have when you’re trying to learn without going to school. From blogs and forum posts to online degrees, there are loads of ways to give yourself a good education without having to leave your sofa. Of course, though, along with this, the internet can also be an excellent place to find opportunities which you wouldn’t get anywhere else, like internships.

Hopefully, at least one of these ideas will have struck you and you want to start your own journey. If not, it could be worth doing some further reading, especially with all of the benefits you could get from it.

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