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What about me? A personal development course for carers in Wales
What about me? A personal development course for carers in Wales

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Session 4: Clarifying my goals and planning for the future


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In Sessions 1–3 you’ve looked at where you are now and how you got there. In this session you’ll think about where you want to be in the future.

You may currently be in work or studying. If not, it may be the time is right for you to consider returning to work or resuming studies that have been put on hold, or even to change direction completely. This could involve building on the knowledge and skills you’ve gained from caring and thinking about studies that lead to care-related employment. Or you might want to start something completely new.

Your own starting point for study will depend on many things: your personal circumstances, previous educational qualifications, the length of time away from formal education or training, and opportunities for getting on to the courses that interest you.

Researching the study, role or career areas that you are interested in will help you with your plans, ensuring that you make an informed decision, and don’t end up on what you feel is the wrong path. It may be that you’re not in a position to act on your future goals yet, but thinking about it may be a useful process.