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
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
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
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
You may have heard of some famous YouTubers – Zoella, Pointless Blog, PewDiePie and KSI who are all very popular on YouTube. Some of these have been famous for a long time and have millions of subscribers collectively. But - how do you actually become a YouTuber? What is YouTube? YouTube is a video sharing … Continue reading How Do You Become a YouTuber?
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
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
What is an internship? If you are a graduate student, looking for experience and gaining new skills in your chosen industry, an internship is a great place to start – but what is one? An internship involves a student or trainee, usually aged between 18 – 25 years old, working within an organisation in order to … Continue reading Internships – What Are They All About?
What is the EBacc? If you are looking at your GCSE choices and you are not sure what to choose, there is always the option of taking the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) – but what is it? The English Baccalaureate (EBacc) is a school performance measure, introduced by the government in 2010. It allows schools to … Continue reading The EBacc – What Is It All About?
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?