Shaw Academy sees 795% rise in enrolment since March

Shaw Academy sees 795% rise in enrolment since March

Online education provider Shaw Academy has seen a 795% increase in its enrolments since the Coronavirus lockdown began on 23 March.

Shaw Academy, an online educational platform that provides skill-based courses, has seen an exponential increase in student enrolment since the start of the Coronavirus pandemic-driven lockdown on 23 March.

The organisation reported that its increase in enrolments as 795% across more than 50 courses from students all over the world.

James Egan, CEO and founder of Shaw Academy, said: “This will likely be the first time that many people have had enough spare time to ask themselves what they really want to do and actually do something about it.”

Enrolment growth across all subjects of study for Shaw Academy

The increase in enrolment is in all the courses Shaw Academy offers across a variety of subjects.

Egan added: “Although this is undoubtedly a challenging time for the majority of us, we may never have this extra time to educate ourselves or upskill in the same way again.”

As an example, Shaw Academy said that its Web Development Diploma has seen a great increase of 1,021%, while 11 times more applicants have applied for its Social Media Diploma since the start of the lockdown. 

Shaw Academy believes that most people are interested in the Web Development Diploma and the Social Media Diploma as it is a career that can be done whilst working remotely and neither is it desk-based or industry-specific. 

The pandemic has resulted in educational institutions and companies moving online and making use of remote learning and work and many people have turned to Shaw Academy to upskill during the lockdown.

According to data from Shaw Academy, online learning is most popular in the age group of 25-34 year olds and this age group has enrolled the most on Shaw Academy.

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