Extra Funding for T-Levels Announced

Extra Funding for T-Levels Announced

In yesterday’s November Budget, the Chancellor Philip Hammond announced that the government will invest an extra £20 million to help colleges to prepare for the introduction of the new vocational T-levels. This comes on top of the £50 million that was announced in July, which will be available from April next year (2018) to help … Continue reading Extra Funding for T-Levels Announced

Why your digital footprint matters

Why your digital footprint matters

With some recent high profile cases currently circulating in the media, this blog will show you why your digital footprint matters. What is a digital footprint? A digital footprint is the trail of data that is collected when you are using the internet. This includes everything that you are involved with online. Some examples include: … Continue reading Why your digital footprint matters

Create valuable evidence of careers activities by using Outstanding Directions.

Create valuable evidence of careers activities by using Outstanding Directions.

We often hear the Government refer to the Gatsby report on ‘Good Career Guidance’ and the eight Benchmarks when discussing its intentions towards careers advice and guidance in schools. But as a busy school, college or organisation how can you ensure that your careers activities are in-line with this report and the Benchmarks? Outstanding Directions … Continue reading Create valuable evidence of careers activities by using Outstanding Directions.

Higher Level and Degree Apprenticeship Vacancies Released

Higher Level and Degree Apprenticeship Vacancies Released

The Government has published a list of higher level and degree apprenticeships vacancies, starting in 2018, on its .GOV website. The document provides us (at last) with a list of over 40 employers who will be offering these apprenticeships. It also lists the roles that need to be filled, the number of vacancies, and the … Continue reading Higher Level and Degree Apprenticeship Vacancies Released

Teaching Pupils to Write More Than Just Code

Teaching Pupils to Write More Than Just Code

You may have read my previous article on the decline of the Computer Science GCSE. The Guardian has an interesting report from the Royal Society about the reality of the teaching of Computer Science in schools. It has stated that more than half of schools are not offering Computer Science at GCSE with only 11% … Continue reading Teaching Pupils to Write More Than Just Code

An emerging career – The Agroecologist

An emerging career – The Agroecologist

Here at CASCAID, we always aim to provide our users with the very latest careers information. This includes providing details about new and emerging careers. Agroecology is one such emerging career. But what is it all about? Agroecology involves the study of how ecology can benefit agricultural production systems - how we grow our food. It … Continue reading An emerging career – The Agroecologist

Cyber Bullying and How We Can Stop It

Cyber Bullying and How We Can Stop It

This week is Anti-Bullying Week where the Anti-Bullying Alliance is encouraging all children, teachers and parents to take action against bullying of any kind. Cyber bullying is no different as the number of incidents of victims being attack online has increased by 37% in the last year alone. But what is cyber bullying? Cyber bullying is … Continue reading Cyber Bullying and How We Can Stop It

Computer Science GCSE On The Decline

Computer Science GCSE On The Decline

It has been reported by the BBC that Computer Science GCSE is on the decline, with only 46% of schools offering it at GCSE. How is this going to affect the future? As students are beginning to think about the future and which GCSE’s they should take, having a decline in schools offering this subject could affect … Continue reading Computer Science GCSE On The Decline