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  1. Many people believe that once you’ve reached a certain age, you’re simply too old to study.  Pitman Training are here to tell you what utter nonsense that is.  You’re never too old to learn!  In fact, mature students often have the real-life experiences, discipline and motivations that make them perfect for continued education.  So, to prove that an old dog can learn new tricks, here are five benefits to studying for the more mature student:

    1. Learning keeps the mind stimulated as you get older

    Yep, that’s right!  It’s proven that learning new skills and adopting new technologies can help improve your memory, benefit reactions and actually reduce or delay cognitive changes associated with ageing!

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    2. Aid in career progression

    Stepping into adult education allows individuals – at any age – a chance to learn new skills and explore new opportunities.  So, why not step out of your comfort zone and equip yourself with the skills required to progress in your current career?

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    3. Great for career changers

    Mature students often have a clearer idea of what they want to achieve in life.  If you’re stuck in a rut and want to switch careers, adult education could be the answer to all your problems.  Returning to education also demonstrates to potential employers that you are willing to work and to adapt to new challenges.

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    4. Meet new people

    An adult education course is great for meeting like-minded individuals.  It allows you to share your experiences, perspective and ideas with other students.  And who knows, you may meet a friend for life!

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    5. Keep up to date with current trends

    Over the past year, how people work, communicate, travel and even study has been altered forever.  AI and VR are no longer science fiction, they’re here and being used in everyday life.  An adult education course can ensure you keep up to date with the constantly evolving technological world.


    Pitman Training pride themselves on being an inclusive training organisation.  So, no matter your age they can guarantee there’s no intimidating classroom atmosphere or competition!  They ensure a comfortable, safe and friendly learning environment for all adult learners.

    Pitman also recognise that being able to train around your hectic schedule is important for mature students.  Therefore, they provide flexible training hours and online learning to allow you to earn a diploma or certificate with minimal disruption to your daily schedule.  You’ll be able to balance your education with your employment and your family.

    With continuous enrolment, it is never too late for you to start, so why not call on 01202 031712, or email [email protected] to find out how they can help you!

  2. RockReef is an all year, all-weather attraction on the end of Bournemouth Pier which is based on adventure sports and includes 28 Clip n Climb fun, themed, indoor climbing walls providing varying degrees of exciting challenges suitable for all abilities and all ages from 4-94!  Other activities include a Vertical Slide drop, a ‘Leap of Faith’ jumping challenge, a HighLine high ropes aerial obstacle course and the Pier Cave which is a 65-linear metre indoor fun cave experience.

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    Outside is the awesome PierZip, the world’s first pier-to-shore zip wire, boasting a 250-metre dual zip line.  Launching from the zip tower, thrill-seekers can race out over the top of the waves to land on the beach for a unique and unforgettable experience!

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    RockReef works with local schools and have professionally-developed lesson plans that are curriculum linked for both KS1 & KS2, though they welcome children of any age from 4 upwards.  Children of all ages benefit from challenging themselves both physically and mentally, as well as developing teamwork, problem solving, determination and resilience, while having a really good time. Rockreef also offer a fun venue for corporate events, stag/hen parties and private hire.

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    Children’s birthday parties are always a big hit!  RockReef is the perfect venue for an indoor birthday party full of fun and adventure for children of all ages from 4+.  There are lots of activities to choose from and all birthday parties include a choice of party food in the café plus the birthday child receives a FREE slide on the day and a gift voucher to return!

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    For more information and to book your activity or event, please visit RockReef.

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