The UK is still officially in lockdown, with many people working from home, furloughed and some have even been made redundant due to the crisis. 

People are spending their time at home in many different ways, from getting some housework done, watching Netflix and having BBQs during the good weather. That’s all well and good, but many people are using the time more effectively by learning new skills. 

Online learning has become popular as it’s a great way to learn new skills and even develop the skills and qualifications to change your career. 

Mortgage advisor courses have been extremely popular as house sales are predicted to drop off slightly but then recover in the new year. This is the perfect opportunity to start a new career as a mortgage advisor in the UK. 

Studies have shown that UK house sales have been increasing every year, and property prices have also been increasing. This has caused a shortfall of mortgage advisors which in turn has made the career very lucrative for existing advisors. 

With earnings easily exceeding £50,000 with commission it’s a great time to get started. The career is also very flexible as you can choose to work for banks, estate agents, private lenders or start your own consultancy from the comfort of your home. 

To become a mortgage advisor, students must pass three tests at an approved test centre. There are affordable online courses available such as uAcademy’s who have recently been featured on the BBC. 

The course is split into seven units and students which cover everything from the basics of the financial system in the UK to mortgage products. If you just want to practice the exams then you can also choose to buy the online mock exams

Even if mortgage advice isn’t your cup of tea, there are still plenty of online courses available for just about anything. Let’s turn this lockdown into a positive and learn some new skills!