I have previously talked about enrolling onto a childminding course with NCC home learning. NCC allows students to work at their own pace which is great for me as getting quiet time to myself is usually when Lucas has a nap. They also have a price match guarantee and payment plans to make learning more affordable. Most importantly, they offer support so you needn’t worry about being on your own

Before having Lucas I have always worked in the social care sector and when looking at other jobs, I have felt quite trapped as that is where my whole working life has been and what I studied at college. When the lovely people at NCC home learning heard that I had decided to have a career change they offered me the chance to study their personal assistant diploma course to not only gain new skills but increase my confidence. 

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The personal assistant diploma provides an overview of key areas of business understanding and personal skills that are required in the role of Personal Assistant including understanding organisations, professionalism in the approach to work, communication, time management, managing business information, office management systems and procedures, customer service, working with others, legal and regulatory requirements and handling difficult situations.

There is currently 30% off courses until the 30th April x

19 Comments

19 Comments on Retraining With NCC Home Learning

  1. Fi Ni Neachtain
    April 28, 2016 at 12:29 pm (2 years ago)

    How great that you’re able to study for your childminding course at home. This would be the only option for me if I was to go back to education.

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  2. Dean of Little Steps
    April 28, 2016 at 12:33 pm (2 years ago)

    That’s great! I’ve also thought of maybe retraining or training for something different too. But I haven’t really thought of what yet. Just reading your post has reminded me that I ought to think of something too. x

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    • Jenni
      April 28, 2016 at 7:41 pm (2 years ago)

      There are so many courses now, I’m sure you will soon find one that is right for you x

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  3. Tori Gabriel
    April 28, 2016 at 3:55 pm (2 years ago)

    I am a big believer in distance learning. With all the technology available today, actually attending a classroom environment is unnecessary. Then again, distance learning requires more self focus.

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    • Jenni
      April 28, 2016 at 7:42 pm (2 years ago)

      Yes the self focus is a definite must and trying to find the time x

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  4. Alina Ghost
    April 28, 2016 at 3:57 pm (2 years ago)

    Sometimes changing your career is best for you and family too – it needs to fit into your home situation so when you can learn in a flexible way and gain something after it that’s perfect. I always look at online studying 🙂

    Alina | home and lifestyle blogger UK

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  5. Helena Feofanov
    April 28, 2016 at 5:36 pm (2 years ago)

    That’s incredible, I didn’t even know you could do that. What a great option for a parent. Good luck! X

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    • Jenni
      April 28, 2016 at 7:40 pm (2 years ago)

      Thank you xx

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  6. laura dove
    April 28, 2016 at 6:53 pm (2 years ago)

    Good for you! I think it’s great to use the time that our children are young to re-train or expand on our studies. Distance learning is the perfect way to do it too, you can complete it in your own time, in your own home, as and when you can slot it around the children! Good luck with it!

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    • Jenni
      April 28, 2016 at 7:39 pm (2 years ago)

      Thank you xx

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  7. Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche
    April 29, 2016 at 10:41 am (2 years ago)

    Sounds like a really useful course and a great way to kick start a career change.

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  8. Jenni
    April 29, 2016 at 3:23 pm (2 years ago)

    I do love learning and I have recently done an online course – it was lots of fun – and I think at home learning is a great way for people who can’t attend formal classes to get new skills and qualifications

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  9. Kara Guppy
    April 29, 2016 at 7:33 pm (2 years ago)

    I am doing the teaching assistant course as want to retrain and work in a school when Sebby starts in 2017

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  10. Rachel
    April 30, 2016 at 9:11 am (2 years ago)

    I think this is a good thing to learn and study, even if you don’t plan to childmind at home x

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  11. Grant R
    April 30, 2016 at 12:42 pm (2 years ago)

    Oh this interests me. I didn’t know you could do this. Thanks for the heads up!

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  12. Ana De- Jesus
    April 30, 2016 at 8:53 pm (2 years ago)

    That is fantastic that they are offering discounted home learning! For me I learn best in a classroom environment but I have taken online courses before and they are brill!

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  13. Vai Chin
    May 3, 2016 at 11:47 am (2 years ago)

    I’ve heard of them. Only question is, are they accredited and what are the job prospects after doing one of their courses?

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    • Jenni
      May 3, 2016 at 9:06 pm (2 years ago)

      They are accredited and the job prospects depend on the individual course and experience as it would with a course studied in a college x

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