One, if not the biggest asset we have at MOL is our knowledgeable, passionate and dedicated Tutors.
Paul Jager has been with MOL for 18 years and teaches Property Agency, Management and Leadership, Project Management and Digital Learning Design across levels 3, 4 and 5. We spoke to him about his career development and the advice he’d give to learners enrolling on a professional development course.
Tell us about your experience in the industry and/or education.
My career in education started in 2002, after a successful career in business. It began as a qualified apprenticeship assessor. I then took a job at MOL in 2004 and have been here ever since. Originally I joined as a Property Trainer, progressed to Head of Property Programmes and I’m now MOL's Lead Online Tutor. My responsibilities are teaching, developing online study materials and helping others to effectively deliver 'online'.
How and why did you get into teaching?
After a long career as the joint owner of a successful property agency in London, I reached an age where I wanted to try something new. I was lucky enough to sell my company and be able to make the move from the business world to 'academia'.
Tell us why you're so passionate about your subject area.
My passion for the programmes I deliver is borne from the knowledge that they involve subjects critical to the effective running and long-term viability of any 21st century organisation, i.e. the management and leadership of a wide variety of matters from people and change to projects and budgets.
What is the best piece of advice you can give to students who are considering studying a professional qualification?
Nothing that has any worth is easy to achieve. This is certainly true when studying and successfully completing a qualification. It takes time, effort and resilience to overcome challenges along the way. But keep going. If the reason for enrolling on the qualification was powerful enough at the start, then keep reminding yourself of this as you go to see it through to the end.
Undertaking a qualification will take time and effort. It can be daunting. But by planning your studies and dividing it into more manageable chunks of time/effort, spread over the entire duration of the programme, you'll be starting with a plan of action that is far more likely to be followed and achieved.
Why should someone choose to study with MOL?
We have a successful track record, over many years of consistently delivering quality online and face-to-face qualifications, with the added benefit of having a substantial team behind the scenes to support learners throughout their time with MOL.
Learn the latest mix of tools, techniques, processes and skills in project management and achieve an internationally recognised qualification.
Attain high professional standards, adapt to legislative changed and achieve a nationally recognised qualification.