Taking education further to provide for your family

*This article is a collaborative post

When the word poverty is mentioned, the immediate thought heads straight to poorer countries like Africa who can’t afford clean water, education and food.

While these facts are sadly true and devastating, did you know that in the UK, as many as three children in a class of thirty will be living in poverty and at no fault of their parents? It’s sad to think that these families are having to live on as little as £13 a day to provide everything they need for their family like food, heating, electricity and transport. While the government can provide some sort of help to these families in need, there’s little chance that they’re going to be a able to pull themselves out of this financial state.





To land yourself a highly paid job (or at least a job that you can comfortably live on), it’s likely that you will need a certain level of work and qualifications under your belt. In some circumstances, employers can offer a certain amount of training to their employees, but prefer staff that they are hiring to have some experience already so that their business can stay afloat. So it seems like the solution to this would be to gain further education so that you can find yourself a higher paying job for your family. In theory this might sound easy, but for those that already have families with young children with one parent unable to work, it can be difficult to study while still providing the money your family needs. Here are some ways in which you can take your education higher while still continuing to work and keep your head above water.


  • Apprenticeship

Taking an apprenticeship is a great way to earn while you learn. Be wary that while you’re learning your pay will be significantly lower than you’d expect.


  • Online courses

Taking an online course in your free time to gain the education you desire will allow you to continue working while you learn. Msc accounting online is a fantastic way of gaining accounting skills in your free time. Imagine the job prospects from that training!


  • Take a job with full training provided

Briefly mentioned, taking a job that provides you will all of the training you will need is another solution. These jobs might be hard to come by, and it’s likely that you will have to stay with the company for a certain time after training is complete.


  • Part time college courses

Part time college courses are a brilliant solution for adults with families or little time to study because they allow you to work, and go to college at the same time. Be prepared for busy weeks for the foreseeable future. It will be worth it in the long run!


Try these four ideas so that you can take your education further and provide more for your family. No harm can come from trying to better yourself for the sake of you and your family. Good luck with your future!

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