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Lifestyle Education

Lifestyle Education


For some highly-academic learners in England and Wales, the path through education is simple and traditional. Students aim to earn at least five GCSEs when they are 16 years old. At 18 years old they can choose to earn three A-Levels grade A-E, and then they can choose to go on to university where they can earn bachelor degrees (grade 1st class – 3rd class) or diplomas (distinction-pass) at age 21-23.

However, for most learners, the path through education is not so traditional. Education is not compulsory after 16 years old (18 in England), and traditional UK universities and colleges keep raising their entry requirements and price...


Right now, learning has a bad rep. This is in part due to a few myths about learning (that it’s too hard, or only for young people, or too expensive), but it’s also partially because people no longer think of learning as powerful.


This hasn’t always been the case. King Solomon, known to Judaism, Christianity and Islam, valued wisdom above his riches, power and long life. The Greek philosopher, Aristotle, declared that human rationality was shared only with the gods. The medieval English scholar Aelfric of Eynsham claimed that humans were different from animals only if they improved themselves and learned. The French...

ADL prides itself in being flexible when it comes to study. We offer everything from eBooks to long courses that get you really stuck into the meat of a subject. But with all this convenience, what is the benefit of throwing yourself at a long, drawn out course of 1200 hours, the amount of time it takes to complete a higher advanced diploma?


Why a Diploma?

There are many benefits to taking a Diploma. If you're coming back to study after a long break, a Diploma can help enhance your current skill set and refresh what you have learned in the past. A Diploma is also excellent if you're starting a subject that you have very...


We all worry at certain times. It would be strange if we did not.  A challenge in our work, an exam, an unwell friend or relative or a fear about the future - these worries are perfectly understandable and cannot be avoided from time to time.


However, constant worrying can have an immobilising effect on the mind, drawing on emotional energy, raising anxiety levels, and interfering with daily life and sleep patterns, leaving you feeling restless, ill at ease and with excessive stress hormones in your body.


Worrying has been defined as the misuse of imagination, and for people who listen to your worries, it may seem...

We all ask and answer questions as part of our daily living. The ways that questions are asked can be helpful or otherwise in gaining the best responses and the cooperation of those involved in the interaction. This is especially true if we are aiming to help another person. ‘Control’ and ‘authority’ seem to be strong words, but these things are important to consider when discussing good questions a therapist or counsellor may ask. If you are aiming to help someone, why are you doing it? Do you think you know what is best for that person? Or do you believe that they can be trusted to know what is best for them? Can your questions...

Experts inform us that it is essential that we "show, don't tell," but then rarely explain what this means.

‘Show, don't tell’ means that you indicate to your reader what you want them to explore rather than just telling them about it. This means that readers engage more fully with what you write, and use their imaginations to create their own mental pictures of what is going on.

This is best explained by an example:

Telling: Cassie was not a good mother. She found the children challenging and difficult to cope with. She wanted more time for her own interests.

Showing: Cassie couldn't believe how much work was involved....


What is a Hobby?

Hobbiescanhelp us relax and unwind after a long day at work or to enjoy at weekendsafter a hard-working week. They are important for our mental and physical well-being because they enable us to change the pace of life and allow us to “switch off” from the pressures we experience in our lives. 


Good hobbies to take up can be indoor or outdoor and the types of hobbies available can be recreational or constructive. Popular hobbies can include DIY, hobbycraft and activities in the garden. They can also include things such as table-top games, board games and sporting activities. 



You seem like a very busy man! How are you finding the time?


I invest time planning! That’s all it is, I plan my life as if it were a project at work. I apply my administrative techniques and use technology to help facilitate activities and procedures.


What does your typical day look like?


My day starts at 4:00 am and finishes at 22:00 pm. Each day has its projects and each project has certain tasks and activities involved. My most important project is my work. I like to think of my work as a type of gym, where I am building my professional skills. My job offers me many challenges and difficulties that I can...


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