When we sign up for anykind of learning course, there is an expectation that the student is capable of applying themselves to the teaching methods presented throughout the course. Some people can absorb a great deal of information straight off the board or screen – reading, comprehending and then being able to give a potted version of it. Others, like me, need a more hands on approach with a tutor explaining the finer points of the exercise. This was always a problem when I was at school – I could always follow the lesson when the tutor was engaging and fun. As soon as homework was involved, I lost interest because I had to sit and work out things for myself. These days with fantastic choices of e-learning courses for every subject under the sun – all kinds of career focused or vocational education back up is there to be made the most of at our own time and pace.