Studying next to the profession is booming
The topic of "Lifelong Learning" has become increasingly important in recent years and therefore I would like to acquaint you with the various forms of part-time studies here. Because maybe you would like to further qualify next to your full-time job?
In Germany, more and more people are studying part-time. For them, such an accompanying study program is a very good variant, for example, to acquire academic qualifications after an apprenticeship and during a permanent apprenticeship, thus accepting new challenges and taking steps on the career ladder.
Due to this increased demand, the market for extra-occupational study programs has also risen sharply in recent years. As can be seen in the distance learning statistics of DistanceLearning, the number of distance students has grown by about 5% in the last 50 years - from just 60.000 to 90.000 people.
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Where demand is demanded, the range is also rapidly expanded - in the meantime one can study in dozens of academies, distance and technical colleges, and even universities.
No matter which provider you decide on, you should make sure that the offered study has been checked and confirmed by an accreditation agency and that the provider is state-recognized. So you have the certainty that the part-time degree earned in business practice is also appreciated accordingly. The different study options
There are two study variants for a secondary course. The first variant, the Fernstudium, is often also used as a synonym for a career-accompanying study, although this is not so appropriate, because even an evening study can be a suitable alternative for many interested students. What are the differences between the two types of studies?
As the name suggests, you study from afar. This means that as a student, the learning materials are regularly delivered by post or as a download and then they have to fight alone through the learning material.
The larger universities offer their students the opportunity to organize learning groups in the different cities, but a maximum of half of the distance students make use of this. Most learn in their spare time, in the train on the way to work or even on vacation. A distance learning course offers a lot of flexibility in the temporal classification, but the self-responsible learning from books is not everyone's case.
During an evening study (or "on-the-job attendance study" called) one spends his time as a student also physically in the university. You attend lectures together with your fellow students, which take place, for example, twice a week in the evening from 18: 00 and on Saturdays all day. Due to the interactive lessons in a group, the learning success for some part-time students is higher for the evening study variant.
The downside, however, is that employees who can not leave the office around 17: 30 watch often miss the lectures and then have to learn a lot from books again. In addition, not every course of study can be studied within a reasonable range from the place of work.
Is the degree recognized as in a normal course?
This is probably one of the most frequently asked questions when working part-time. Many aspiring students are afraid that completing a distance or evening study is less valuable than completing a "normal" full-time student.
Of course, this is by no means the case, and employers often reward the extra effort and willpower associated with it. Those who take care that the education provider, as mentioned above, is state recognized and the degree "Bachelor", "Master" or "MBA" is officially accredited, can be sure that he receives a worldwide recognized degree.
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