Re-taking A levels

Not all students were jumping for joy when they received their A Level results, but whether your results were expected or a disappointing surprise, you need not be maudlin for long. For many, A Levels are the gateway into university and the majority of courses require students to achieve specific grades to enrol on a

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vocational education


Think apprentice; do you see the stern faced Alan Sugar, sitting at a desk, lecturing the fame hungry contestants before he tells them “you’re fired!”? Hmmm me too, but we have begun to hear a lot more about apprenticeships lately, it’s become a bit of a buzz word. Apprenticeships aren’t a new concept though, many

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Joining the regular Army

Whether it’s something you’ve always wanted to do or a career that you’ve recently become interested in, joining the regular army is a big step. Unlike other jobs, you don’t just work nine till five then come home and forget about work until the next day. However, an army career can be very rewarding and

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Choosing a university course

Choosing a university course is a huge decision to make. Your choice must take into account multiple factors: the subject, the university, your financial situation and career prospects in the future. Firstly, you must decide if you actually want to go to university, independent of pressures from family, friends and teachers. There are multiple other

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What are Diplomas?    Diplomas are courses aimed at 14 – 19 year olds who prefer a more practical than academic approach to studying. Although some schools and colleges provide courses to 14 year olds, most students begin a Diploma at age 16. Universities and employers have contributed to the development of Diplomas in order

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Trainee on laptop

What is a Traineeship?

A traineeship is a program where young people engage in work based experiences to improve their use of English and Maths in a job environment and get them ready for full time work. How does a Traineeship work? It provides essential skills to help on the path to gaining an apprenticeship or getting a job

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