Guide to learning at work
If you are over 50 and are looking to change your career or improve your chances of finding work, there is help available for over-50s. Work-based learning doesn't have to be formal – you can learn in the community and share your skills.
Become a coach or mentor
Older people's skills and experience are highly valued in communities. You can put your work experience to good use by becoming a mentor or coach. In return you can develop your own inter-personal skills, become more insightful and remain active and involved in your community.
Learning outside the classroom
Finding the time to learn is not always easy, but there's a wide range of flexible learning opportunities to help you fit learning around your life. You can choose when and where you learn, and get help and support with your learning.
Learning through voluntary work
Volunteering can be a great way to use your skills and experience to help others, and at the same time learn something new, which may lead to a qualification. There are many volunteering opportunities so it's worth thinking about what you want to do and what you want to get out of it.
Personal learning and careers advice
If you’re looking for personal learning and careers advice, you can get it in a way that suits you. You can meet an adviser and talk face-to-face, have a conversation over the phone or contact an adviser by email.