Mastering the Art of Organisation:

Essential Tips for Vocational Education Success 

Studies show that students who prioritise organisation are more likely to achieve academic success. Organised study habits include the behaviours and skills that have the capability to increase motivation and increase the quality of student’s learning.1

Creating solid study habits are the gateway to academic success.1


In this blog post, we’ll explore key strategies on how to remain organised while studying and provide additional tips to ensure success in your vocational education journey.


1. Utilise Digital Tools:

In the digital age, technology can be a game-changer. Use apps like Study Planner App or Task Management App to organise your study schedule and assignments efficiently. Digital tools not only keep you on track but also provide real-time reminders making it easier to stick to positive study habits.


2. Create a Dedicated Study Space:

Research indicates that having a dedicated study space significantly enhances focus and productivity. Set up a comfortable and organised study area with good lighting and minimal distractions. Students who had a designated study area, and set up their space purposefully, experience a positively effect on their education, such as making less mistakes and an increase the speed of work.2

To ensure your study space encourages effective study try implementing the following tips:

  • Put your phone in another room
  • Find a quiet space with limited distractions
  • Discover whether you work better in the morning, midday or evening/night
  • Invest in a comfortable chair
  • Ensure you have all the materials you need to avoid disrupting your study flow
  • Try and create a permanent space for your study, if having a permanent space is not possible keep all your study equipment together and organised
  • Take frequent breaks to avoid burning out and to maintain longevity.2


3. Time Management Techniques:

Effective time management is crucial for vocational education students who may be juggling:

  • Coursework
  • Assignments,
  • and potentially employment.

Time management techniques like the Pomodoro Technique, that encourages focused work in short bursts, with breaks in between. Studies have shown that this method can improve concentration and productivity. To find out more about the Pomodoro Technique check out the link in the sources below.3


4. Stay Connected with Peers:

Maintaining a strong support network is vital for success in vocational education. Try the following to increase your support network:

  • Join student forums
  • Join a virtual study group to share insights and resources
  • Communicate with your trainers to get the most out of your training.

It has been shown that students who actively engage with their peers increase their quality of learning whether consciously or subconsciously.4


5. Leverage External Resources:

Explore external resources that complement your vocational education journey. Websites like Khan Academy and Coursera offer additional learning materials and courses to deepen your understanding of specific topics.



When undertaking a qualification staying organised is a key ingredient for success. By incorporating these tips and leveraging the latest research, you can not only manage your studies effectively but also excel in your chosen field. Embrace the power of organisation and watch as it transforms your vocational education experience.

Remember, your journey is unique, and finding the strategies that work best for you is important. If you try a technique and it doesn’t work for you, that is ok! You have to keep trying techniques until you find the ones that work for you.



  1. Haleh Jafari, Abbas Aghaei, and Alireza Khatony, ‘Relationship between study habits and academic achievement in students of medical sciences in Kermanshah-Iran’, <,music%20and%20television%20during%20studying.&text=Study%20habits%20are%20the%20most,study%20habits%20affect%20academic%20performance>.
  2. Hargreaves 2021, ‘Study Space’, University of Southern Queensland, <>.
  3. Scroggs, ‘The Pomodoro Technique’, <>
  4. Gray & DiLoreto 2016, p.14, ‘The Effects of Student Engagement, Student Satisfaction, and Perceived Learning in Online Learning Environments’, National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (NCPEA), <>