I am 24 years old and one of my favourite hobbies is to study. I am currently doing a distance learning course run by stonebridge college. I am studying childcare and education which is a level 3 course. I really enjoy this course you learn so so much.
You do have to pay to study with stonebridge college but it is definitely worth the money as you gain a qualification by just learning from home. You submit all your assessments online so it is rather easy. They send out all your course materials out to you. You pay a deposit, then you can pay in monthly installments until the whole course is paid for but their is also the option to pay for your course in full. Once you have completed the course and passed it all they then send out your qualification certificates!
I think learning from home is good if you want to get a job in a certain career and it looks good on your cv too.