Remote Courses: How to Get a Qualification Without Taking Time Off Work

Making a big career change, or even developing your existing career, can often feel like a huge commitment. So huge, in fact, that many people tend to postpone furthering their prospects, sometimes for years. That can be for a number of reasons, but it’s usually decided by one simple factor: not having enough time. With remote courses at CST Training, you can develop your career without having to take any time off work.

But how do remote courses actually work? We’ll be answering that question, and breaking down some of the benefits of remote courses, in today’s blog.

Remote Courses Explained

Your first step to taking a course with CST Training is picking which skills you’d like to develop. We have a wide range of courses on our website, from construction National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs), to CITB Health and Safety courses, to business management and much, much more. 

Once you’ve chosen the course that’s best for you, you’ll need to complete a registration form. Registering will be a quick process, as long as you have proof of photo ID ready. Then, once you’re registered, you’ll soon be able to start work on your course (and with most of our National Vocational Qualifications, you’ll be able to start within 48 working hours). You’ll complete the course using our online portfolio system. While each course will have a suggested time frame for its completion, you can usually complete it at a faster pace, or at a slower pace- whatever suits your schedule. 

For some courses, you’ll be completing them entirely on your own via online lessons. But for our NVQs, you’re going to have a dedicated NVQ assessor, who will guide you through your course. A lot of the work you do will be through your existing job, and your assessor will assist you with this process remotely. 

One of the best things about our courses is that there’s no expiry date. You can complete them whenever, and wherever, you want. 

With that being said, let’s look at some of the most notable benefits of completing remote courses with CST Training.

Benefits of Taking Remote Courses

Just a few of the benefits to remote courses include the following..

Remote Courses are More Flexible 

If you’ve read up to this point then this probably goes without saying, but online courses are far more flexible than in-person classes. You can work through them at your own pace, and you don’t have to worry about aligning with someone else’s schedule. Not everyone can simply put their life on hold to gain a qualification- and with CST Training, you don’t have to. 

Mental Health Benefits 

It doesn’t really matter how much you enjoy your job; the stress can build over time. And if you’re struggling with your mental health, you’ll probably be far less likely to sign up for an in-person course because of how big a commitment it seems. Remote courses, on the other hand, relieve this burden.

More Affordable

Learning online can also save you a lot of money in the long run. Remote courses tend to just be more affordable in general, but you’ll also be saving when it comes to travel costs and similar factors. 


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