Hi. It's first time to me posting here. I'm looking for courses .

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    mariahussienagamy
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    I live with my two children  all alone in the UK.as I moved  from Egypt two years ago. live mylife fully for my children. Sometimes I feel like I’m forgetting how to communicate with other from the isolation I live in. I need to meet new friends as my situation.  I need to improve myself by learning that would benefit me to start working. Please advise me..

    Thank you ❤️

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    Ramblinjon
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    Hi Maria,

    Welcome to the forum.

    It might be worth looking up your local college and ask to speak to one of their advisors to see which courses would be best suited to you.

    I would also have a look to see if there’s any local gingerbread groups near to you to help with your feelings of isolation, here’s a link:

    https://www.gingerbread.org.uk/community/single-parent-groups/groups/

    Hope this helps

    Mark

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    mariahussienagamy
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    Thank you. I will go to college today. Hope I can get help

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    Welshdad
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    Hi Maria,

    I don’t know what kind of courses you are looking for but can certainly reccomend some free online ones depending on what you are looking to do.

    https://www.futurelearn.com/courses

    and also

    https://www.open.edu/openlearn/free-courses/full-catalogue

    These provide some taster courses that you can see if you like something and then have the opportunity at studying it at a higher level if you do, you just have a foundation and build on that.

    The main piece of advice I would give regarding any course is pick something you enjoy.  Don’t do something cause you think it will be a good job at the end because job markets come and go and vary depending on supply of skills and demand of workplaces.  It’s far better to choose something you’re really into and at the risk of sounding cliche’ follow your heart.  It’s far easier to learn when you’re interested and you enjoy it, also it doesn’t really matter what you study specifically because there are loads of transferable skills you will learn along the way.  The important thing is to pick something you can immerse yourself in and feel you are going with the grain not against it.

    Hope this helps and good luck! 🙂

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    Welshdad
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    Just a note to add to the above.  Some of the courses are 8 weeks for example but because you learn at your own pace you can do them in longer or much shorter.  They also offer a certificate you can get at the end of them and if you are thinking of applying for any full time course at college it’s something you can bring to show aptitude if you lack formal prerequisites to get onto what you want.

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    mariahussienagamy
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    Thank you so much for all this information. You are completely right about studying the thing that I like. But what I like is graphic design and i can’t find it on the free courses here not web design either. So I really get confused what I should study… Maybe I should study math and English till I be able to go to the university ..

    And again thank you very much. That was so helpful .

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