Rating Summary based on 102 reviews
Advantages Study when you want, what you want, where you want, how you want etc
Disadvantages Keeping the motivation can be tough, no physical lecturer there to engage you!
Advantages you can study in your own time, at home
Disadvantages Fell isolated ( only at first)
Advantages Flexibilty, excellent materials and value for money
Disadvantages You need to be prepared to put in regular work over a period of years
Advantages No qualifications needed for entry, excellent teaching and materials, cheaper than going to Uni
Disadvantages Not the same as going to Uni, not the same student interraction, can seem expensive
Advantages Open to all. No age limits. No formal qualifications required. Flexible. Fun. Challenging.
Disadvantages Requires dedication, commitment, persistence and discipline
Advantages Learning from the comfort of your own home
Disadvantages Hard to get motivated
Advantages distant learning, flexible, optional tutorials, fantastic support, financial help
Disadvantages can be expensive if you earn more than £30,000
Advantages Fit study in with other commitments.
Disadvantages It can be difficult to motivate yourself to study alone.
Advantages more flexible, more organised, cheaper
Disadvantages lack of motivation for some students