According to the Chinese 12-year animal zodiac cycle, 2018 is the year of the Dog. Dog years are believed to be the most unlucky for people born in previous years of the Dog. Not for our ‘Paws’ though… he’s a friendly dog! Developed by our Danish partners, Paws in Jobland was adapted for the UK … Continue reading Happy Chinese New Year!
If you are looking for an unusual degree to start after your A levels and love technology – then a degree in Flying Car Engineering is for you! BBC News have reported that this online ‘nanodegree’ is a degree that you will earn in around 6 – 12 months, learning all the basic programming skills … Continue reading An exciting new degree of the future – Flying Car Engineering!
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!
The TES have recently published an article about how the applicants for Teacher Training is down by a third. UCAS have released information showing that only 12,820 people applied to train as a Teacher this year. Compared with 19,330 applicants in 2016, this is a large decrease of 33%. The Department for Education also published … Continue reading Teacher recruitment down by 33%
Pearson have recently launched an online qualification in Spanish in response to the current shortage of modern foreign language teachers. Schools week have recently reported that from September 2018, students will have access to everything they need to complete their qualification. This includes tutors, tests and any resources they need. The surge in online qualifications … Continue reading The release of virtual qualifications
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
This exciting new route into teaching will give graduates a chance to become a qualified Teacher and be paid to work in a school! The entry requirements will be the same as current graduate Teacher routes so they will need to complete a skills test and have a degree. There could be a possibility of … Continue reading Everything You Need To Know About Degree Teacher Apprenticeships
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
The Department of Education have published details of a law that will force schools to let outside providers talk to their students about further education. This is called the ‘Baker Clause’ which is an amendment written by Lord Baker and Baroness Morris, who are both former education secretaries. From the 2nd of January, all schools … Continue reading Schools will now promote technical education from January
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