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Counselling as a Late Life Career
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It’s a tumultuous time in the job market.  On the one hand, the “great resignation” continues with millions globally quitting unsatisfying jobs in search of something they find more meaningful.  Others are finding the escalating cost of living difficult to manage.  It is derailing retirement plans and forcing them to postpone plans to quit work

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A beautifully laid out desk with pencils, a ruler, and a coffee cup surrounded by greenery
Education

If you are required to stay away from the office due to the current global situation, now is a great time to sample studying by distance learning from home. If home study is new to you, this is a perfect opportunity to experience the benefits that home study provides. The Academy for Distance Learning has

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A font at the centre of the Enlightenment gallery
Education

Being a Londoner, I have the pleasure of living near some of England’s most exciting cultural institutions. Still, despite all this choice, I find myself often returning to the British Museum. Whenever I visit, I always start my trip at the Enlightenment gallery to get into the right mindset to enjoy the extensive social and

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Education

Your local library is a wealth of knowledge for any subject; you should never underestimate how useful they can be to get the most out of your course. As a distance learner, your self-direction and natural curiosity for knowledge are your greatest strengths, and they are ideally suited for a library environment. Here’s our list

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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

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Filling out your C.V. can be a daunting task, especially for someone who has been in the same job for years and hasn't needed up update their C.V. in a while. But fear not, we are here to give you a few tips and links to help you out. To start with: Make sure your

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Education

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

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Education

The world is in dire need of more conservationists. Is it a well paid profession? No. Is it difficult to get paid work? Yes. Are those working in conservation or ecology some of the most experienced, highly qualified workforce out there? Yes. If you're reading this and you still get a little thrill of excitement

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Education

You are probably aware that sitting down for long periods of times is not great for your health. Back in the 1950s, researchers found that London bus drivers were twice as likely to suffer a heart attack than their bus conductor counterparts. From this point on, the link between inactivity and increased chances of diseases

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Education

Cosy autumn eveings are upon us leading to cold winter nights! It's the perfect time to get your tablet out and take your online studies to the next level. Here are four great courses we are loving this autumn. Cybersecurity With all our lives online, from social life to banking to work, it makes sense

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Education

With our weather becoming increasingly volatile, we’ve had a lot more interest in our Climate Science course. We thought we’d explore some of the jobs you can do within this field if you were taking your studies further. Storm Chaser This is as epic (and dangerous) as it sounds. Someone who literally stays out in

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Education

What does Cui Bono? Mean? The Latin phrase cui bono? can be loosely translated into English idiom as “who’s getting paid?”. The phrase has been central to critical thinking for thousands of years. The first recorded example of it is in one of the court cases of Cicero, a Roman lawyer who lived in the

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Education

I was able to improve and refine my critical writing skills by doing the Academic Writing and Critical Thinking courses via Academy of Distance Learning. I advanced these skills by doing the assignment, where I had to write summaries of texts read and then relay this to my tutor. From there, I was told if

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Education

Critical thinking has a bad reputation in the twenty-first century. People tend to look at it suspiciously. This is partly because of its background. Critical thinking is especially taught at colleges, and as a preparation course for young students hoping to attend the most prestigious universities like Oxford or Harvard. This means that critical thinking

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A Career in Horticulture (General Horticulture)

Just back from the RHS Exam: FAQ This week I sat the RHS level 2 exam in the Principles of Plant Growth, Propagation and Development. I did okay in the mock exams and had been revising so I expected to manage the finals without too many problems, but of course, the exams on the day

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A Career in Horticulture (General Horticulture)

This year ADL is bringing you a great 12 days of deals! If you'd like to get your great 15% discount, simply put in the code CS12D and start 2018 with a boost to your education! It's never been more affordable to start your learning journey.

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COP 27 – What it is and why it matters

COP 27 – What it is and why it matters COP 27 [1] stands for “Conference of Parties” with this occasion being the 27th time the event has occurred.  The non-descriptive abbreviation aside, COP 27 is a climate summit organized by the United Nations to be attended by representatives from up to 200 countries around

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New RHS Course Pricing Options

ADL are proud to offer its students an attractive selection of payment terms and conditions, that will enable individuals to meet their current budgeting requirements for enrolment on the New Syllabus RHS Courses. Our objective is to support individuals in realizing their RHS aspirations through flexible and reasonable payments terms. ADL are here to help

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Cats, Bats and Spiders: Common Animals Associated with Halloween

Spooky Season has arrived again.  You may have noticed a few Halloween-themed decorations and costume pieces between the Christmas goods in your local store (now that Christmas legally begins in August). But have you stopped to wonder why cats, bats and spiders are common animals associated with Halloween? Once again windows will be filling up

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Is Your Neighbour a Witch?  These Deadly Plants Might Tell You

Plants mean potions, potions mean magic and magic means witches. How can you tell a witch apart? By the deadly plants in their garden. If you’re following our singular brand of logic back to its root, you’ll understand that you may well be able to spy a potential witch or warlock from the trees, herbs

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Tips for Writing Horror – Haunted Words at Halloween

For writers, inspiration often comes out of the blue staring them in the face.  At this time of year, that increasingly involves some form of Halloween horror as seeing some plastic knickknack hanging in a store window becomes the inspiration to try one’s hand at horror writing.  That said, writing a proper scary tale is

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