Planning a career change? A conversion course may be the answer

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Think of changing career or upskilling? If you need to change or add to your skillset, a conversion course may be the best way to proceed. Here we explain what conversion courses are to help you decide if this is the right choice for you.

What is a conversion course?

A conversions course is a concentrated, accelerated course. It prepares you for a career change, supplements your existing undergraduate degree and  helps you achieve professional accreditation.  These courses can give you an advantage in the job market, boost your career or help you change to a new sector.

A large number of students on conversion courses are recent graduates. A second group workers who need additional skills. Finally, people who wish to completely change careers often do conversion courses as well.

How is a conversions course different than a traditional course?

Conversions courses are more intense. They follow the same structure as standard programmes, but hey focus on accelerated learning. Like any other student, you will do coursework and essays, but the course will focus on providing a comprehensive understanding of key areas for the programme.

What qualifications are needed?

The short answer is that it depends… Most conversion courses expect you to have a degree, but not necessarily a degree relating to the course.

Is a conversion course right for you?

If you want a career change and are prepared to work hard at your studies, you may be a great candidate for a conversion course. For more information, see our article on conversion courses in Ireland.



Anne Sexton

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