This guide is all about passion. Your passion for your course, and for your future career. Because the secret to happiness is being able to love whatever it is you do in life. And what does this all have to do with choosing the right course for you? It all starts here. Find the right course, at the right university or college, and you will be inspired to succeed. So how do you make the right choice? Check our Top 10 tips on choosing your course for the lowdown on getting where you want to be – faster.

Top tip #1: Why?
The most important consideration when choosing your course is asking yourself why you are looking to study.

Do you want to further your career by extending your skill set? If this is the case you should choose a course in a subject that is a natural progression of your existing skills and qualifications. If the aim is to progress further with your current employer selecting a course that is relevant to your work is recommended. Discussing study options with your peers, colleagues or employer can help to determine what qualification will help with your career.

Are you looking to diversify your knowledge or change career path completely? Studying may be necessary if you are looking to change career. If this is your motivation for studying it is important that you consider what career you wish to pursue. Studying can be expensive, so be sure to fully research any prospective career.

In summary: Think about your existing experience and skill set. Consider prospective careers and employment opportunities. Think about what subjects interest you. Talk to your employer, colleagues or peers about which courses are relevant and may improve your career.
Top tip #2:What are you really interested in?
Top tip #3: Where would you like to study?
Top tip #4: Take a reality check
Top tip #5: Do your homework
Top tip #6: What’s important to you?
Top tip #7: How do you like to study?
Top tip #8: Look at your career prospects
Top tip #9: Focus on the detail
Top tip #10: You can always change your mind