5 Reasons to Learn

5 Reasons to Learn

We meet people everyday who decide to learn new skills for a variety of reasons. Sometimes they need new skills for their job or sometimes they just want to learn a new craft. Whatever reason you may have, when you learn a new skill, it has benefits that go way beyond what you might expect. So we thought we would share our list of the top 5 benefits of learning.

1. Your learning speed increases
When you continually keep learning things you stimulate neurones in the brain which actually leads to being able to learn things faster over time.

2. Learning can help fight boredom and depression
Learning new skills is always useful, but research from the NHS shows it can also help improve our mental well being!

3. You could earn more money
You could potentially earn more money in your work life from learning a new and appropriate skill or by developing one that links to the work you do.

4. Learning helps people make new friends
Lifelong learning can help adults to meet new people who have shared interests, by forging friendships and relationships, and enjoying an active social life.

5. You might even live longer!
That’s right, The Harvard Business Review has conducted research that shows a link between how life long learning can lead to a longer life. So what are you waiting for? Learn something new today.

I managed to pass my GCSE, probably one of the oldest learners at age 64. Now I’m looking to get back into learning and hopefully take an A level in maths.”


Studying English Functional Skills, I now have an improved confidence and I can walk around with my head held high.


Helped me find the real me. I now have the confidence and the qualification to find myself a job. Thank you to my tutors who believed in me and pushed me to my limits it sure has paid off.


I have now passed both my functional skills courses and am currently studying for GCSE’s. I must admit it’s much better and I am way more confident.”


I started learning Functional Skills with On Course. I’ve since found work with a charity and am so proud of my qualifications.


Passing my GCSE made me feel super chuffed and means I can now go on to study an access course.


The course is very lovely, I’m now enjoying more learning to work with children. I’ve learned that we can make a difference.


Everybody’s really welcoming, and nobody judges you, and you can be who you want to be. It’s just a great way to get going.


I’ve just received my results and have passed both my GCSE English & Maths. I left school in 1988. Getting the chance to redo them was a great opportunity for me. Such a good feeling to have passed, onwards and upwards for me.