Upskilling and retraining in Wicklow during Covid-19

Upskilling and retraining in Wicklow during Covid-19


Whether you are looking to climb the career ladder at your current company, or are on the hunt for a new challenge, “upskilling” may hold the key to success. Learning new  skills throughout your professional life is now seen as essential to career progression, but what is the best way to start? And what new skills are right for you and your career path?

Many people took the opportunity to upskill or retrain in 2020 as lockdowns and restrictions due to Covid-19 meant more free time, or in some cases reduced working hours or even job losses.

Thankfully, even as more businesses around the county are forced to close their doors to reduce the spread of Covid-19, flexible training options and distance learning mean that you can study and gain new qualifications from the comfort of your own home.

Here are some of the main benefits of taking the opportunity to upskill or retrain now, and advice on how to get started now.

New routine

If your work or home life has changed or suffered disruption due to Covid-19, the new focus that comes with studying for a new qualification or Diploma can give you the routine you need.

Having clearly defined goals will also help to ease anxiety or stress. Whether you have always dreamed of completing a web design course or social media marketing diploma, making a start and having that goal will keep you focused.

New experience

Covid-19 has had a major impact on a number of industries, including hospitality and aviation. Education is a lifelong process and it’s never too late to retrain, while also making the best use of the transferable skills you will carry from previous employment.

Practical and career-focused courses and diplomas, like those offered at Pitman Training Wicklow, can also help you gain experience that is valued by employers before changing career. That means you can retrain in your own time, whether you are studying for a Secretarial Diploma or a Software Developer Diploma.

Flexible study options

While working from home (or “WFH”) has become the norm in 2020, studying from home is also growing in popularity, and provides extra flexibility for every student to train and study where and when it suits them.

At Pitman Training Wicklow, students also benefit from the support of our Centre Tutors who are available in our centre in Kilcoole, by Zoom or phone, or by email.

How to get started

It can be difficult to know which course is right for you, especially with so many options available. How do you know which course or Diploma is right for you, and how can you tell whether the course will be worthwhile?

At Pitman Training Wicklow, we offer free career consultations with no obligation, where we make sure you pick the option that is best for you – regardless of the course provider.

What to do after retraining

With Pitman Training Wicklow, you can start with specific modules that suit your needs, but you may find that you will want to continue studying to Diploma level.

But once you have the skills you want, it’s time to update your CV and get ready for interviews!

If you’d like to learn more about upskilling and what course might be right for you, why not get in touch with us at Pitman Training Wicklow for a free career consultation? Our Course Advisors in Kilcoole are available for career consultations with no obligation, to help you find the right opportunities for you.

To get in touch or to arrange an appointment, call 01 281 2428, WhatsApp/SMS 086 065 8570 or email [email protected]!

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