Make sure that the school you join for your long distance learning is accredited so that once you complete your course or diploma, it carries a certain worth. There are many that offer programs that are not accredited and thus carry very little value with them.
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Method of Instruction
This is also a very important factor to consider. Some courses will offer books and instruction materials in writing. Some offer you assistance over the phone and through email as well. Others may also give the options of online classes that you can attend at any time in the week but obviously cannot participate in them. Further there are courses that offer webinars from time to time and you can discuss with an instructor about the issues you may be facing. Think about what works for you and choose accordingly.
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Do a cost benefit analysis at the time of enrolment. You do not want to spend a fortune on a course or diploma that only adds slightly to your existing skills and resume. Find a school that will not only help your resume but the program also plays a part in improving your skills and costs reasonably as well.
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This is also another important factor to consider. You will have an idea that how much time you will need to finish the work. Ideally have a program that allows you to work at your own pace and has little by the way of deadlines. You do not want a program that does not have any deadlines as this will probably leave you slacking. But make sure that the program is flexible enough that if there are delays or you need to work on your own consistent pace, it should not be a problem.
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