How can I find a Job?

When you’re looking for a job, it can feel quite daunting knowing where to start and more importantly, how to make sure your hunt for work is successful! So we’ve compiled some great hints and tips to help you along and help you find a job. Your CV First things first, your CV, when was the last time you looked at your CV with a critical eye? I’m guessing that it’s been a while right? If you can, print out a copy of your CV and read through it like a potential employer, are there any spelling mistakes or missing punctuation? Is your last job listed on there clearly, showing… Read More

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Do Universities really care about GCSEs?

As a student looking to go on to university, you may be starting to question whether universities really care about what GCSE grades you achieved and if they really matter. The simple answer to this question is yes! Think about the application process, when you actually apply to attend a university you only have predicted grades, not the actual A-Level results and so it can prove tricky for a university to get a realistic view of your abilities. This is where your GCSEs come in, due to the progressive nature of studying GCSEs and then A-Levels, universities will often look at the grades you achieved for your GCSEs alongside your… Read More

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A-Level Subjects

How to Pick your A-Level Subjects

OK, so you have done your GCSEs and now its time for you to move to the next step and start on your A-Levels, but what A-Level subjects should you choose? There is a vast number of combinations of subjects that you can choose from for various degrees, so it can be quite daunting picking just 3 or 4 courses! In this blog, we’re going to look at a few ways you can make your A-Level subject choices a bit more clear and straightforward, including if you don’t yet know what degree you actually want to study at university (which is actually more common than you might think). A-Level Subjects… Read More

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How to Become a Receptionist

If you’re just starting out with your career, or returning to work after having a break from employment, it really is worth considering becoming a Receptionist. The role can be very varied and is needed for many sectors and so there are always lots of job available for the role. Depending on what company you’re a receptionist for, your role can see you doing everything from greeting customers through to arranging company events and conferences, so it’s safe to say no two days would be the same within the role. What Qualifications do I need to be a Receptionist? There are no steadfast rules on the exact requirements needed to… Read More

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Mental Health Awareness

Mental Health Awareness

Mental health is one of those things that people used to try and ignore or not speak about, especially in the workplace and in schools. Previously deemed or viewed as a weakness in a person’s character, mental health awareness was non-existent. Thankfully, with the incredible work done by charities such as Mind and several celebrities around the world, people are now much more aware of Mental Health and the need to be able to help people when they are struggling with this. Whether you work in a filed that deals with people day in and day out or you are an employer with several employees, you need to ensure you… Read More

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Self Study

What does ‘Self Study Course’ mean?

If you have been looking at studying a course online, chances are you have come across the phrase ‘self study course’, but what does that mean exactly? The phrase is a bit misleading and confusing if you don’t work within education, as it implies you are left totally on your own to fend for yourself while trying to plough through endless course materials. A more accurate way to describe a self study course would be a course that fits around you. So if you’re the type of person who hated school and the restrictions of studying at set times each week, then a self study course is perfect for you,… Read More

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GCSE Grades

Do I have to have good GCSE Grades to study A-Levels?

If you’re a student who has recently sat their GCSEs, there’s a high chance you are worrying about whether you have to have good GCSE grades to continue your studies at a higher level. It’s safe to say you aren’t the first and you won’t be the last student to have these concerns and thankfully, you can be reassured in the knowledge that bad or lower than you expected GCSE grades isn’t the be all and end all of your educational journey. Although most traditional sixth forms and colleges require that you hold at least 6 GCSE qualifications at grade B or above to go on and study a particular… Read More

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work with Animals

What Qualifications do I need to work with Animals?

If you love animals, then chances are you have thought about turning your passion into a career, but the big question is how can you do that? There are various careers and jobs available where you can work with animals from being an Animal Nutritionist through to being a Veterinary Nurse, the options and opportunities really are endless. Some roles that involve working with animals are quite complex and will require you go to university and gain a degree to do them, jobs such as being a Vet or Zoologist would definitely need a degree and so you would need to start with A-Levels and then build from there to… Read More

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Studying at Home

Ways to keep Motivated when Studying at Home

Studying at home can be a great and really effective, provided you don’t let yourself get distracted or de-motivated. You wouldn’t be the first distance learning student who finds it hard to keep on track and get through your course materials, but with our helpful hints and tips, you should find it much easier to achieve your qualification. Create a Timetable Now this suggestion sounds really obvious, but you would be surprised how many distance learning students don’t bother doing this. We know the whole point of you being a distance learning student is so you can study when you want, but even so, you need to know when those… Read More

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Diploma in Adult Care

What job can I get with a Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care?

Unlike the more general Level 3 Award in Health and Social Care, the Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care is tailored specifically towards caring for adults. Classed as an entry level qualification, the entry requirements for the course are not overly demanding, but the rewards of completion are. Once qualified with a Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care, you can progress your career into a range of care roles that include: Lead Adult Care Worker Lead Personal Carer Domiciliary Care Worker Senior Care Worker Support Worker Key Worker Holding the qualification will demonstrate to potential employers ┬áthat you have the correct levels of knowledge and skills to undertake senior carer… Read More

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