How to Succeed in Distance Learning: Tips for Staying Motivated and Organised | Bridgwater & Taunton College

Distance learning is a great way to get an education, but it can also be challenging. There are no set classes or schedules, so it can be easy to get lost or fall behind. However, there are a few things you can do to stay motivated and organised so that you can succeed in distance learning.

  1. Set goals and deadlines

The first step to succeeding is to set goals and deadlines for yourself. This will help you stay on track and motivated. When setting goals, be sure to make them realistic and achievable. You should also break your goals down into smaller, more manageable tasks. This will make them seem less daunting and more likely to be completed.

  1. Create a schedule

Once you have set your goals, it is important to create a schedule for yourself. This will help you stay organised and make sure that you are making progress towards your goals. When creating your schedule, be sure to factor in time for studying, completing assignments, and taking breaks.

  1. Find a quiet place to study

One of the biggest challenges of distance learning is finding a quiet place to study. If you have a lot of distractions at home, you may want to consider going to a library or coffee shop to study.

  1. Take breaks

It is important to take breaks when you are studying. This will help you stay focused and avoid burnout. When you take a break, get up and move around, or do something that you enjoy.

  1. Ask for help when you need it

If you are struggling with a concept or assignment, don’t be afraid to ask for help. Your assigned tutor will be able to help you.

  1. Don’t give up

Distance learning can be challenging, but if you stay motivated, organised, and ask for help when you need it, you will be well on your way to success. We are here to help you every step of the way.


For further information or advice regarding our distance learning courses, please contact the Distance Learning team directly by emailing or by phoning 01823 366612. Our office opening hours are Mon-Thurs 8.30-5pm, Fri 8-4.30pm.

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