According to a new national survey, more than two-thirds of men (70%) have not completed any form of education since the age of 30.
The study, which was led by a survey by distance education experts Open Study College, encourages more men to invest in their education to improve their employability and career prospects, as part of a nationwide awareness campaign launched on the occasion of International Men’s Day (19 November).
This coincides with recent news that the number of job vacancies in the UK has hit a record 1.1 million, according to the Office for National Statistics.
The survey was conducted to coincide with International Men’s Day 2021
The research, which surveyed 2,000 British men, explored why men didn’t want to invest more in their studies and found that a quarter (24%) admitted to having no motivation or motivation to study, while almost half (43%) said they did not think additional qualifications were needed to advance in their careers.
The survey also highlights the need to do more to help men’s mental health:
• More than two-thirds (69%) of 18-30 year olds surveyed said they had had mental health problems in the past two years.
• 42 percent said they started studying as a way to improve their mental health.
Samantha Rutter, CEO of Open Study College, which commissioned the study, said: “This new research is not surprising because only 20% of our own learners are men.
“We understand that there are many reasons for this, a number of which highlight the differences between male and female learners.
“Men feel less compelled than women to give themselves all the advantages to advance in their careers because they are not affected by the ‘glass ceiling’.
The study showed that 70 percent of men have not studied since the age of 30
“Men are also less likely to take breaks from work, so they don’t feel like they need further education, but in today’s competitive world of work, our research shows it. It is more important than ever to give yourself every chance to improve your employability and career prospects, whatever they may be. your gender.
“At Open Study College, our philosophy has always been to make education accessible to everyone, which is why we pride ourselves on our flexible learning solution, eliminating the pressure of set deadlines and the need to physically attend school or a middle-school. We hope that this research will shed light on the opportunities available and encourage more men to jump into higher education.
To learn more about Open Study College and explore over 700 distance learning courses, visit www.openstudycollege.com.