Author: Allister Jordan - CASCAiD

T-levels are now open for business!

T-levels are now open for business!

Providers are now able to begin bidding to become the first organisations to deliver the new T-level qualifications. Today (17/1/2018) the Education and Skills Funding Agency has published guidance which invites providers to state their interest, and it also sets out the all-important criteria they will have to meet; the devil is always in the … Continue reading T-levels are now open for business!

2018 is the Year of Engineering

2018 is the Year of Engineering

Today the government announced the start of a year-long campaign, aimed at inspiring young people (7-16) to join the world of engineering – The Year of Engineering. Throughout 2018 the campaign will showcase the huge variety of roles within the engineering industry, as well as identifying the skills and innovative creativity required in the modern … Continue reading 2018 is the Year of Engineering

The Careers Strategy – Our Response

The Careers Strategy – Our Response

Earlier this week we attended the CDI conference where the Minister launched the long awaited careers strategy. Whilst CASCAID welcomes the paper and sees it as a positive step towards building a better careers system for individuals, we feel that it does not quite go far enough to ensure consistent provision for all. Focused around … Continue reading The Careers Strategy – Our Response

T-levels – The Consultation Process

T-levels – The Consultation Process

The government has today launched the public consultation process for the new T-level qualifications. The consultation has been delayed for a considerable amount of time, but it has finally arrived. The consultation takes the form of an online survey and has 45 questions. It will close on 8th February 2018 - and so we have 10 … Continue reading T-levels – The Consultation Process

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

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

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

Higher Level Apprenticeship Surge – encouraging signs

Higher Level Apprenticeship Surge – encouraging signs

The apprenticeship levy was introduced on May 1st 2017, with the intention of boosting employer engagement with the apprenticeship system. However, the first results, reported in October, were not encouraging. During May, June and July total apprenticeships starts fell by a terrifying 61%. Exact reasons for this fall are unclear at the moment, but they … Continue reading Higher Level Apprenticeship Surge – encouraging signs

Internships – a fairer system for all?

Internships – a fairer system for all?

Internships have always been a great way to get the necessary experience to begin applying for jobs in that particular area - especially when it comes to graduate recruitment. If you have completed an internship, it shows potential employers that you also have the necessary drive and ambition required to succeed. So what is not … Continue reading Internships – a fairer system for all?

New Degree Apprenticeship route into Teaching

New Degree Apprenticeship route into Teaching

The Department for Education has announced that a teaching degree apprenticeship will available within the next two years. This opens up a new, exciting pathway into teaching, as the government attempt to close the deficit in new recruits. From April this year, large schools (and other large businesses), have begun paying the ‘apprenticeship levy’. And … Continue reading New Degree Apprenticeship route into Teaching