• What is the Role of a Health and Social Care Assessor?

    health and social care assessor at work

    Interested to know what a health and social care assessor does? This article gives you a break down into the daily responsibilities of a health and social care assessor, the perks, the requirements and salary expectations.

    What Does a Health and Social Care Assessor Do?

    Health and Social Care Assessors are responsible for designing and delivering learning and development sessions to help improve both knowledge and skills for staff in a social care setting.

    Assessors could either work for a health and social care employer and deliver staff training sessions within the organisation, or they could work in an independent training

  • What are Distance Learning Courses?

    tudent learning on one of your distance learning courses

    Distance learning is fast becoming a popular learning route for those looking to have flexibility and more control over their study schedule so it can fit it in with their work and home life.

    In this article, we take a further look into what a distance course is, how they work and the benefits of distance learning.

    What is a Distance Learning Course?

    A distance learning course is a type of course where students learn the course material remotely without having any face-to-face contact with a teacher in a classroom setting.


  • What is a Further Education College?

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    There are 48 Further Education colleges in London that offer a wide range of courses including vocational, academic, technical and professional level qualifications.

    According to the Association of Colleges, Further Education colleges in the UK have helped approximately 2.2 million students in improving their employability skills and broaden their career opportunities.

    But what are Further Education colleges? And what type of courses do they offer?

    What is a Further Education

  • Robots in Child Care: Yes or No?

    robots in child care   For me, the thought of children being looked after a robot can bring a shiver down my spine. I mean, it is definitely not humane, and neither is it normal. But similar to how robots have benefitted the elderly care sector, there is an argument which says that robots in child care can benefit the sector. In this article, I'll take a look at both sides of the argument. Related Learning: Level 2 Certificate for the Children ...
  • Male Child Care: Why Men Avoid Child Care?

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     One in three councils throughout the UK hire male child care workers in the sector. The female-dominated sector, of which 98% is female, has been encouraging more men to join the workforce in an effort to improve diversity.

    But with such little uptake, what are the reasons as to why men don't pursue a career in childcare?

    Male Child Care is Not Macho Enough

    Diving into the realm of social gender stereotyping here, but the fact is, a lot of men don't see it as a “man's” job. Society has been conditioned to believe that men are the de-facto bread-winner, and women look after dome

  • 9 Ways to Engage and Encourage The Millennial Workforce

    Millennial Workforce The millennial workforce now forms a significant section of the workforce and the number is just increasing by the day. Some adjustment must be made in the work culture to accommodate this highly demanding yet very efficient and productive generation in the workforce.
    1. Employee Engagement

      Employee engagement must become the motto of every organization in order to keep up with the millennials. They are raised in a manner that they always consider themselves special, valued
  • Legionella: What You Need To Know

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    Legionella is a type of bacteria (not a virus) that causes respiratory infection in humans. Types of infections include Lochgoilhead fever, Pontiac fever and Legionnaires' disease. Any infection that is caused by the Legionella bacteria strain is referred to as 'legionellosis'.

    What are the Health Risks of Legionellosis?

    Both Lochgoilhead and Pontiac fevers are flu-like illnesses which are non-fatal.  But Legionnaires' disease, which is similar to pneumonia, is fatal in approximately 12% of cases. 

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  • How Creative Activities Can Benefit a Child's Development

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    Creative activities play a vital role in a child's development. In fact, there are numerous studies which support this.

    But as child care workers, it is imperative for you to plan in creative activities as part of your daily program. You have to remember that not every child has access to resources and materials to allow them to exercise their creative juices. Some children will have never had a chance to paint or draw until they've stepped into a nursery for the first time. It is a sad fact, but it is true. 

    In this p

  • Green Cities: What Are They? And How Can We Build Them?

    an image of singapore, one of the best green cities in the world

    More than half of the world's population live in cities. With urban population predicted to grow, and the threat of climate change expected to worsen, we must take the initiative to make better use of renewable energy and transform our cities to become cleaner, greener and more economically viable.

    What Is A Green City?

    They are cities which have chosen to focus on sustainability. They are cities aiming to decrease their pollution and to reduce the negative environmental impact they create. They do this by recycling, reducing emissions and waste, and more.

    Why The Need For Green Cities?

  • 3D Printed Homes: Future of Construction?

    an image of 3D printed home

    Ever since the world's first family moved into a 3D printed home in France back in June 2018, as reported by the BBC, it has opened up new possibilities for more affordable and quicker housebuilding.  

    3D printing has become one of the hottest emerging technologies of our time. Some have even dubbed the introduction of 3D printing technologies as the birth of the third industrial revolution.

    What is 3D Printing?

    3D printing was originally invented by an American engineer, Chuck Hall, in 1986