Category: Young People's Guidance

5 tips for writing the best UCAS personal statement!

5 tips for writing the best UCAS personal statement!

As we approach the end of the year, no doubt many of your students will be considering applying to university in January 2019. Writing a personal statement will be at the top of their, and your, agenda. But, how do you actually write a ‘top-notch’ personal statement? It is a big part of their application … Continue reading 5 tips for writing the best UCAS personal statement!

Take a fresh look at the statutory guidance from the Department for Education

Take a fresh look at the statutory guidance from the Department for Education

In January 2018, the Department for Education published the long-awaited updated statutory guidance for governing bodies, school leaders and staff, shortly followed by the statutory guidance for further education colleges and sixth form colleges in February 2018. Well, the truth is that probably feels like a lifetime ago so we thought we’d provide a curated … Continue reading Take a fresh look at the statutory guidance from the Department for Education

Are you getting value for money?

Are you getting value for money?

A member of the CASCAID team was speaking with one of our long-standing customers to ensure the best value is being received from our solutions and services. The customer in question subscribes to our standard Kudos package which amongst many features gives access to LMI, live apprenticeships information, post-16 courses available at local providers and … Continue reading Are you getting value for money?

Eight recommendations to improve apprenticeships –  by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Apprenticeships

Eight recommendations to improve apprenticeships – by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Apprenticeships

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Apprenticeships has made eight recommendations, via its annual report, to help improve the uptake of apprenticeships in the UK. There are eight key proposals that the TES have highlighted as the most important. The government need to ensure that apprenticeships are flexible to better suit small and medium sized enterprises … Continue reading Eight recommendations to improve apprenticeships – by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Apprenticeships

As this academic year comes to a close, are you ready for September?

As this academic year comes to a close, are you ready for September?

As schools, academies and colleges prepare for the end of term, we reflect on the great improvements and updates to Kudos during the past year - all part of our ongoing commitment to provide young people, teachers and advisers with the best services to inspire and deliver careers guidance. Along with a brand new design, … Continue reading As this academic year comes to a close, are you ready for September?

The new Police Detective graduate training programme

The new Police Detective graduate training programme

BBC News have reported that a new three-month training scheme has been developed to tackle a recruitment crisis which consists of a shortfall of 5,000 Investigators across England and Wales. This programme is aimed at graduates and will allow them to work on robbery and crime cases within three months. They will also have extensive … Continue reading The new Police Detective graduate training programme

New features added to Kudos

New features added to Kudos

As the leading producer of careers information and guidance solutions, we constantly work to deliver the most innovative tools which raise aspirations and inspire choices. The latest updates to Kudos are no exception. Released on 22nd May 2018, the Kudos updates include: Merging the best of both - the Action Plan and Career Journey Report to … Continue reading New features added to Kudos

The colleges who will be the first to teach the new T-levels have been announced

The colleges who will be the first to teach the new T-levels have been announced

The government has released a list of colleges that will be teaching T-levels to students from 2020. The selected colleges range throughout England and will give teenagers the opportunity to try something different to traditional A levels. The T-levels will include courses in education, construction, digital and childcare, where the student will also have a … Continue reading The colleges who will be the first to teach the new T-levels have been announced

Will robot teachers replace humans in the future?

Will robot teachers replace humans in the future?

Artificial intelligence (AI) is playing a bigger part in our lives. AI is in phones, cars, social media and helps us with our online shopping. And now it is making its way into education. What does this mean for the future of students and teachers? The TES have reported that, in a survey that was conducted … Continue reading Will robot teachers replace humans in the future?