on April 02, 2020
Are you planning on going to university? If so have you considered Further Education (FE) instead? Further Education colleges come with many advantages and it might just turn out one near you offers a course or qualification that dovetails perfectly with your interests and career direction. No wonder further education is so popular, with one in eight UK students making FE their first choice....
The reasons why Further Education is so popular
First of all, further education colleges and apprenticeships cost a lot less than funding a university degree. If you study from home instead of leaving home to study, your costs will be even lower, a big consideration for students who'd rat
on March 25, 2020
COVID-19 A short message for our valued learners and clients.
We know there is currently much uncertainty due to the COVID-19 situation, it is a challenging time not only for us here in the UK but for many throughout the world.
The health and safety of our employees, clients, and learners is our number one priority, we have therefore made the difficult decision to close our training centres in London to face to face and classroom-based learning. However, we have put processes into place so that your education is not impacted.
Our head office staff members, tutors, and assessors will continue to provide you with advice and guidan...
on May 07, 2019Baccalaureates may seem very similar to GCSE's, but they hold differences that are considered better at teaching students in a more all-round, breadth kind of way. In this article I will discuss them, and why you may choose a Baccalaureate degree vs. GCSE education.
What is a GCSE?GCSE stands for the General Certificate of Secondary Education, and usually taken by pupils aged around 14-16 in secondary education. They are studied over the course of two years and after completion, students can decide whether to leave school education or continue on to do their A-Level qualifications. Although you do get to choose most of your GCSE options, there are some compulsory subjects which are known as the core subjects:
on April 30, 2019Some people may find a great shock when they begin to notice wrinkles and a gain of weight, they are ageing! It is said that exercise can help reduce or even reverse some of these signs of ageing which begs the question, does exercise prevent signs of ageing?
How Does Exercise Slow Down AgeingThere is a study done in 2018 by the University of Birmingham which involved a group of older people who have exercised their whole lives and a group of similarly aged adults and younger adults who do not exercise regularly. The results showed that those who exercised regularly have the immunity, muscle mass, and cholesterol levels of a young person. Researchers have found that doing intensive exercise ...
on April 10, 2019Working on a construction site puts you in the presence of danger, sharp objects, fire, heavy machinery and more. Everyone on the site must have proper training and understanding of the potential dangers that they could face, and how to work properly. In ideal circumstances, you could have a qualification that shows the construction has all knowledge, experience and training to work safely on a construction site. This qualification is the CSCS card!
What is CSCS?CSCS stands for the Construction Skill Certification Scheme. It is a scheme that provides constructions workers with the necessary knowledge in health and safety to work safely and cautiously on a construction site.
Why should you get a CSCS card?Holdi ...
on April 10, 2019Even native English speakers can make unknowing mistakes in their writing. Often times these can be small and innocent mistakes that pass by any reader, but in some cases, even the tiniest of mistakes will go unforgiven. In this article, I'm going to show you 8 great applications to improve your English writing.
1. GingerGinger is a quick and easy grammar checker which comes in many forms. On their main website you can paste in some text for a very quick grammatical analysis and it will tell you exactly what is wrong, what it should be, and even suggest alternatives, if the sentence can be reworded better. You can get Ginger for Chrome, and it is also available for Microsoft Office, Safari, Android and iOS systems.
2. WhiteSmokeWhiteSmoke is ...
on April 09, 2019A time comes when you must go through the daunting task of creating your CV to send out to employers. Some people believe there is a strict method to creating a good CV and some don't know where to begin! Today we're going to talk about the three different types of CV's and how they can work for you.
The Chronological CVThe chronological CV focuses on representing the candidates experience on an employer-by-employer basis, listed in reverse chronological order. Chronological CV's also contain a brief personal statement at the top which talks about the key skills and strengths that the candidate has. This is the most common type of CV. A Chronological CV will typically use the following structure:
- Personal D
Everyone remembers that old nursery rhyme where we sang "it's raining, it's pouring, and the old man is snoring". Well, I do anyway. Back then, infant school teachers or child care workers gave us activities that kept us occupied. Now, things are a little different. If it's raining outside, young children are more prone to spending time on a smartphone or tablet device. Whether it is an online video of Pepper Pig or playing candy crush. But as you may already know, young children who spend too much time on a mobile or tablet device, are doing themselves more harm than good. So it is time we go back to basics, and introduce some exciting activities to keep children away from the screen and have some real fun.
1. Board GamesBoard games are an excellen ...
In this article, we share the main health concerns that affect the elderly in this present day. In writing this post, we gathered statistics from reputable charities and organisations.
1. ArthritisAccording to the NHS, arthritis affects more than 10 million people in the UK. Arthritis often starts between the ages of 40 to 50 years. Women are more likely to get arthritis than men. There are two main types of arthritis: osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. The former is more common out of the two. Osteoarthritis affects the cartilage lining in the joints where it begins to thin. This can be caused by wear and tear, injury or even rheumatoid arthritis. As a result of the thinning of the cartilage, movement becomes more difficult, leading to ...
Back in February 2019, Robert Halfon, chairman of the Education Select Committee said GCSEs should be scrapped, describing them as "pointless", and mentioned that A-level should be replaced by a mix of academic and vocational subjects. However, the Department for Education disagrees with Halfon's statement and defended GCSEs as the "gold standard". So who's right?
The Case Against GCSEsSpeaking to the BBC, one teacher, Johnny from Hastings (he didn't want to give his full name), thought this was an "outstanding" idea: "This is an outstanding idea. I have been a secondary teacher for 10 years, and the relentless chase for GCSE grades has ruined our profession. I see colleagues suffering more and mor ...