Further education

Training to work in childcare

Training to work in childcare

Childcare is a rewarding profession that offers the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives and education of young children. At the beginning of July 2015 Sam Gyimah, the Childcare Minister, announced that those people looking to work in the profession are to be given more help to gain the level of knowledge

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School led teacher training

School led teacher training

If you’ve decided you’d like to embark on a teaching career, there are a number of routes you can take. University-led training is the traditional method – via a full-time 3-4 year degree if you are not a graduate and via a 1 year PGCE if you are. Increasingly though, the government has recognised the

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Fancy a career change

Fancy a career change

If you’re considering a change in career there can be a lot to think about, especially if you have a family to support. It’s definitely not impossible though and life’s too short to spend unhappy at work. So if you fancy a career change here are some tips and points to consider before you hand

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How Does Free Childcare Work

Can I apply for a childcare grant

Being a student in full-time higher education can be exhilarating, tiring, enlightening … and any other adjectives your personal experience cares to throw into the mix. But when you have children the demands of studying become similar to that of a full-time job. You will need childcare if you are going to succeed. For anyone

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Age discrimination when looking for a job

Age discrimination when looking for a job

There may be laws against age discrimination when hiring employees, but the practice is still rife in many quarters. Older job hunters regularly report a sense of unfairness, nothing they can put their finger on, but it’s there. Of course, employers know better than to be obvious about it ‘you’re HOW old!’. Job seekers often

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Thinking of becoming a professional childminder

Thinking of becoming a professional childminder

Being a childminder comes with plenty of rewards. As well as having the privilege of spending time with little characters, you can work from home and usually fit it around other commitments, such as your own need for childcare. However, as you’ll no doubt be aware, becoming a professional childminder isn’t as simple as just

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