3) Take on industry accredited qualifications
Many people are unaware about how many different qualifications are available, across several industries and sectors, which provide jobseekers with just as much knowledge as university degrees do. This means that you can basically just skip university altogether.
In simple words, industry qualifications are similar to university degrees, with the only difference being that they are primarily focused on practical skills. They concentrate on work-based learning and putting all the knowledge and theory taught throughout the course into practice, equipping students with the necessary knowledge and skills to excel in their chosen careers.
University degrees on the other hand tend to be a lot more theory-based, relying heavily on students’ academic capabilities in order to succeed.
You can choose to study industry qualifications, oftentimes at college, on a full-time or part-time basis. However if you are in full-time employment or have other personal commitments that don’t allow you to dedicate so much time to your studies, you can always study such qualifications completely online, flexibly and remotely, working them around your schedule.
As you can imagine, the type of qualification you study is fully dependent on the industry you wish to kickstart your career in. Most industries have an accreditation body responsible for maintaining and regulating quality and standards, as well as issuing recognised, industry-specific qualifications.
You should also note that each accreditation body will have different levels of qualifications, depending on what stage of your career you’re at, from entry-level qualifications all the way through to senior management level.