The route into becoming a Solicitor has always been perceived as being strictly academic, and not largely supported by the vocational route. The traditional route is: Degree Law School Law Exams Trainee position Called to the bar However, whilst traditional subjects, such as Law are of enormous value and should be encouraged, vocational subjects, such … Continue reading The Solicitor Degree Apprenticeship
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The College of Policing has just announced the details of a brand new pathway into becoming a qualified Police Officer – the Degree Apprenticeship! From 2020 there will be three routes into the Police Service, opening up this rewarding career to a section of society who previously may have been prevented by issues such as … Continue reading New Police Degree Apprenticeship – an exciting new opportunity
The construction of the new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point in Somerset, is big – and I mean VERY BIG. Due to officially switch on in the middle of the next decade (if nuclear reactors switch on?), it is predicted that Hinkley Point C will provide around 7% of the country’s electricity, and the … Continue reading Hinkley C – Powering the future
The election is only two weeks away now, but what exactly are the main parties saying on the subject of education? What would a change of government mean for our education system? Not many of us have the time to trawl through each party manifesto, and so I have completed the task for you – … Continue reading Education – what are the main parties promising?
The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Education (APPG) has this week published an inquiry-based paper entitled, ‘How well do schools prepare children for their future?’ This inquiry and resultant paper has been drawn up as a response to the latest stark figures which reveal that youth unemployment currently stands at 13.1% (national average = 4.8%). This … Continue reading How well do schools prepare children for their future?
There are numerous amazing construction and engineering projects being undertaken throughout the UK during 2017 and many more planned for the coming years. I have already written an article highlighting the employment benefits of the HS2 and Crossrail projects in terms of job creation and regional skills uptraining (see link below). These engineering/construction projects are … Continue reading The Queensferry Crossing – a path to success!
The status, value and importance of vocational/technical education has received a tremendous boost with the passing of an amendment to the government’s further and technical education bill. This amendment will ‘force’ schools to give FE colleges and apprenticeship providers access to their pupils, via careers guidance. Schools, including both LA-maintained and academies, will now be … Continue reading A timely boost for the vocational/technical route
The government have announced the creation of a new role within the NHS - the Nursing Associate. It will provide a new route into becoming a fully qualified Nurse; one that hasn’t been available to many people since nursing became a graduate career in 2013. At the moment, in order to become a fully qualified … Continue reading A new pathway into nursing
Curriculum reform is a term which has been discussed, announced and the cause of great debate for many years now. But what exactly is curriculum reform, and how is it and will it affect young people and their studies? My intention here is to provide you with a brief overview of the facts and the … Continue reading Curriculum Reform – What do you need to know?
Like many youngsters, I once dreamt of being a footballer - it didn't work out, mainly because I wasn't very good (although this fact doesn't seem to have stopped some people). However, had I known then what I know now then maybe my dream of working in football would have lived on! The world of … Continue reading I want to be a footballer!