New to sailing, first boat based in Kip Marina

Hello all - about to move from Wiltshire to Kip Marina, Scotland, to live on my 1984 Eygthene 24. Currently doing Day Skipper theory and looking forward to the practical exam. Working in social care for a UK agency and attempting to balance 12 hour nights shifts with time on the water. Genuine total novice so any advice welcome. TIA, Joseph.