I had meant to write this a few days ago, but as usual, with so much to do, it ended up forgotten about. I wanted to write this as soon as I had started by course I thought I’d better get on with it!
Anyway, it’s a new chapter for me. I had mulled over doing some professional development for a while. I already do a fair amount of self-study. My brain likes it that way, even if it often interrupted with fibro fog. There is little doubt that it’s a good distraction from chronic pain and I really love learning. (Watch my teachers faint if they ever heard wind of that!) I do feel at times that I am making up for lost time and it’s probably true. Despite my better efforts in my younger years it wasn’t until my 30’s that I caught up with myself.
So, I’ve decided to study a CIPD Foundation Certificate in Learning & Development. It fits best with where I’m currently headed career-wise. It’s going to help me grow my confidence and it’ll give me a valuable qualification that will help me to develop my business where my target audience is private/public sector businesses.
So, having registered a while ago, I officially start this week. Most of it is open-learning with 2 two-day workshops in either Birmingham or London. It’s very flexible and having looked at my study plan given to me by my tutor it looks great.
I started this particular blog on the back of a conversation on a Freelance Trainers Facebook Group that I’m part of. I was asking if anybody else had done this course and someone wanted to know what it was like too. So I suggested that maybe I should write about how I get on.
So, here it starts……………….