Have you got tired of the desk hopping, the tuna sandwiches, and the micro-managers that come with every office job? We all wonder about breaking out of our cubicles and going out into the big bad world alone every now and then. But where would you start? What would you go into? How would you gain the skills and qualifications you need to make it? Well, in the brave new world of the digital age, there are actually a lot more options that you might think. Take a look at our best suggestions for where you can get started on your self-taught journey.

If you’re looking to be a personal trainer: Study Active

While it is a remote learning option, Study Active stands out not only for its field in active careers, but an option that will actually gain you a qualification. By simply signing up to Study Active and taking a course, you can gain yourself a diploma that you can take on to your career in freelance personal training. Take personal training, gym instruction, nutrition, supporting postnatal clients and long-term conditions, managing back pain and even mental health. Additional courses like the latter few will really help you to stand out in the industry and gain more clients with specialty needs. Take level 2, 3, and 4 courses in various packages so you have everything you need for a career in the gym.

If you’re looking to be in creative arts: MasterClass

That title is a little disingenuous. It really should be “if you’re looking to learn from the best”, because MasterClass, ahem, masters in lessons from celebrities. Is it a shame that a lot of celebrities don’t tend to be mathematicians? Yes, but if you’re otherwise interested in art, writing, direction, music, cooking, sports, and other talents that have made people hire a security team, you’ve come to the right place. Learn design from Marc Jacobs, filmmaking from Martin Scorsese, and even science from Bill Nye (The Science Guy). There’s even a mathematician here: Terence Tao.

There is the basic subscription that will allow you access to the full catalogue of celebrity video classes, so if you’re looking to go into space but you’d also like to know how Margaret Atwood wrote The Handmaids Tale, you’ve got that option. But MasterClass also offers “Sessions”, which is a hand-on format. You complete tasks and take on projects as part of a structured curriculum. And the best part is that it’s all included in your subscription.

If you’re looking to become an entrepreneur: LinkedIn Learning

A lot of us have a good idea that could become a business in us all. The problem is that a lot of us also don’t have the know to take a good idea and make it a business. It can seem like a dream more than a tangible reality, and frankly there should be more of them out there. If you’ve got a good idea you think you could take out into the world as a small business, or more, your first stop should be to LinkedIn Learning.

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LinkedIn Learning is particularly helpful in that everything is put simply. The video classes are short but detailed and split helpfully into three categories: Business, Tech, and Creative. The business category will help you put together an elevator pitch or learn personal branding. The Tech category will help you out with software guides and the Creative category will help you create images and videos for content.

If you have a team behind you, you can set up your entire team with LinkedIn Learning. Monitor everyone’s progress and assign people course depending on recommendations from the site for their role.

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