The Oliver's Madhouse

When Life Isn't Complicated Enough

Its Never to Late to Learn

on 22/11/2012

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Over this last few months my brain has been whirring and I have been feeling restless.

Those of you that know me will know this is what I do, after periods of time non learning I get the itch to better myself and end up back at college. This particular restlessness started when my daughter was about a year old when I returned to college to complete several courses at once and finally get my butt moving on some sort of career.

When I left school after my GCSE’s I wanted to work with children and went off to college to gain an NNEB in childcare. After completing I went off to work in a private day nursery and within 6 months I hated the job, I hated working with children and I hated the staff … rapid departure …

After my complete turnaround I found myself in some very random jobs, bingo calling, cellophane packer of Christmas gifts and packing razor blades to name but a few ..

I then found myself pregnant with my daughter and was still unaware of where my life was going. After finding myself single when Beth was 6 months old I had to take stock and knew I needed to get something better for Beth and myself. So I completed the following:

  • OCR Clait
  • OCR Initial Text Processing
  • OCR Intermediate Text Processing (level 2)
  • OCR Intermediate Word Processing (level 2)
  • OCR Intermediate Audio Transcription (level 2)
  • OCR Intermediate Mail Merge (level 2)
  • OCR Intermediate Business Presentation (level 2)
  • OCR Clait Plus – Presentation Graphics
  • OCR Advanced Document Presentation (level 3)
  • OCR Advanced Text Processing (level 3)
  • ILEX Advanced Legal Word Processing (level 3)
  • ILEX Advanced Communication Skills
  • ILEX Advanced Legal Administration
  • ILEX Legal Secretaries Diploma

Yay, check me out!

Now after settling down working for a local hospital I got the restlessness again in 2010 and went off to do something else..

  • ILM Certificate in Team Leading

Then after the initial excitement died once again and the restlessness returned I went back to college 5 months pregnant with Joshua and completed (with only 4 weeks missed after his birth)..

  • CIPD – Certificate in Human Resources Practice

Now it won’t surprise any of you now that I have the urge once again to do something so this week I have had my phone interview and been accepted on a course I start in January …

  • ILM – Level 3 Leadership & Management (all 3 parts)

Who knows why I feel the itch but the longer I stay away from the external work place the more world domination is likely.

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5 responses to “Its Never to Late to Learn

  1. […] some of you will know from one of my previous post (you can read HERE)  I was returning to college this […]

  2. I love that you have tried so many things :), variety really is the spice of life 🙂

  3. 🙂 wow thats a lot of courses! I’m hoping to get back into childcare myself once Eva is in school and we can afford it, I missed one unit so will need to redo the course! I keep considering going over my old course books just to refresh my memory as I don’t seem to remember much of what I learnt before I had Eva lol… Think baby brain got to me more than I thought possible lol! Good luck with the new course I’m sure you will do well 🙂 xx

    • Jaime Oliver says:

      Thanks honey, i am getting pretty nervous now! lol

      Its so expensive so i know what you mean about affording it, its taken a while to get the cash together!

      Fingers crossed you can get back on your course soon x

      • Aw dont be nervous, sounds to me like you’ll get through this course no problem =]

        I know i will be able to once Eva is in school & im happy with that =] xx

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