Session 6: Deciding my goals and planning for the future


Signpost with directions into past, present and future
Figure 6.1

Your goal may be to learn a new skill or do something that you know will improve your situation. It might be a course of study or even a new career.

In Sessions 4 and 5 you found out about different options for starting something new, and explored your own learning needs. You might be trying something you’ve never done before, like creative writing, or you might want to find out more about a specific health-related condition. Perhaps you have clear ideas about a career you’d like to work towards? Or you may be thinking about picking up from where you left off many years ago?

Whatever feels right for you at this stage of your life, it helps to think through your ideas so that you can take the right steps toward achieving your goal.

As you work through this session make a note of any points that you feel you need more information on, such as study skills and how much a course or qualification might cost and what financial support is available. You might want to refer back to Session 5, or to the useful websites [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)]   listed in the Resources section of this course, to find answers. Keep your notes safe because these will help you with your future plans and in completing this course.

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