Category: Young People's Guidance

Apprenticeships – How Do I Apply?

Apprenticeships – How Do I Apply?

What Is an Apprenticeship? You have been looking at university or A level courses and they seem that they don’t suit you. An alternative route that you could choose is an Apprenticeship - but how do you actually apply? Apprenticeships are training schemes that allow you to learn and become qualified on-the-job, while earning real pay. This … Continue reading Apprenticeships – How Do I Apply?

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

Join CASCAID’s workshop and be part of this year’s Leicester Business Festival.

Join CASCAID’s workshop and be part of this year’s Leicester Business Festival.

Here at CASCAID, we are very excited to be part of this year’s Leicester Business Festival (LBF). LBF is the first two-week business festival ever to be run in the UK and, in its third year it is by far, the largest of its kind. The Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) played a key role in … Continue reading Join CASCAID’s workshop and be part of this year’s Leicester Business Festival.

GCSE Shake – Up Leaves Many Schools Missing National Progress Targets

GCSE Shake – Up Leaves Many Schools Missing National Progress Targets

The first set of students have completed the newly reformed GCSEs. However, the results reveal that there has been an unfortunate number of schools who are missing out. There have been reports from The Guardian, Education Executive and Academicis stating that around 370 schools out of 3,000 are due to fall below the standards set … Continue reading GCSE Shake – Up Leaves Many Schools Missing National Progress Targets

Robots as Teaching Assistants

Robots as Teaching Assistants

Hi everyone! It’s Laura here, the Apprentice Research Assistant at CASCAID Ltd, and I have some information for technology lovers and teachers! Technology is a dynamic market – it’s always changing. There are always new phones, computers and software coming out every year, but these new advances may be closer to home; robots could be your … Continue reading Robots as Teaching Assistants

Degree Apprenticeships – Phase One Careers

Degree Apprenticeships – Phase One Careers

Last week I published a blog post which outlined the careers which are being targeted by the second phase of funding from the Degree Apprenticeship Development Fund (DADF) (from September 2018). After publishing this post, I realised, from the feedback I received, that there is very little information 'out there' at the moment regarding degree … Continue reading Degree Apprenticeships – Phase One Careers

Youth Backlash against Social Media

Youth Backlash against Social Media

Hi everyone! It is Laura here, Apprentice Research Assistant at CASCAID, and I have some interesting reports on how young people are rebelling against social media. The TES, The Guardian and The Independent have all reported how young people, mainly year 11’s and Post – 16’s, are deciding to remove themselves from social media. Surprisingly, … Continue reading Youth Backlash against Social Media

Degree Apprenticeship Update – full ‘Phase 2 ‘list of career titles covered!

Degree Apprenticeship Update – full ‘Phase 2 ‘list of career titles covered!

Information on Degree Apprenticeships is often quite hard to locate. A one-stop place to go, is sadly lacking. So I will do my best over the coming weeks and months to put together what I can for you. To start with, here is some information regarding the second phase of apprenticeships that are being offered (apologies for the long list) The … Continue reading Degree Apprenticeship Update – full ‘Phase 2 ‘list of career titles covered!

Conference Season – The Conservative Party’s Education Plans

Conference Season – The Conservative Party’s Education Plans

The leaves are still turning yellow and falling from the trees, and so that can only mean two things – the central heating needs to go on, and it must the political party conference season! I will be looking at the three main parties education pledges over the coming weeks. Last week I looked at the … Continue reading Conference Season – The Conservative Party’s Education Plans

Studying in the USA

Studying in the USA

Hi everyone, it's Laura here, the Apprentice Research Assistant at CASCAID! Here is some exciting information for students wishing to study in the USA. Have you dreamt about having an American lifestyle – living the American dream? If so, students have the opportunity to study abroad in the good ole' USA! With the new university year … Continue reading Studying in the USA