Tag: careers education

Did you know ‘CASCAID’ is an acronym?

Did you know ‘CASCAID’ is an acronym?

After reading the following blog, we liked the style and thought it would be good to do a similar style for a CASCAID blog… An A-Z of Business Beasts - Explore our bestiary of business terms - from sharks and bear markets to narwhals and yak shaving Deciding that 26 points about CASCAID and/ or … Continue reading Did you know ‘CASCAID’ is an acronym?

New updates to Kudos

New updates to Kudos

Exciting news! Kudos has been updated as part of our ongoing commitment to provide young people, teachers and advisers with the best services to inspire and deliver careers guidance. Kudos has a brand new design, including improved navigation and functionality to our user-friendly interface with lots more support and information to help the exploration of careers … Continue reading New updates to Kudos

There’s a drop in Level 2 and Level 3 qualifications but what has changed?

There’s a drop in Level 2 and Level 3 qualifications but what has changed?

Recent statistics from the Department of Education suggests that ‘the proportion of 19-year-olds with level 2 and 3 qualifications has dropped for the first time in more than a decade after seeing a steady percentage of young people achieving GCSE & A Level qualification. The article further explained that the percentage of 19-year-olds achieving a … Continue reading There’s a drop in Level 2 and Level 3 qualifications but what has changed?

Sam’s work experience week at CASCAID

Sam’s work experience week at CASCAID

Experiences gained early in a young person’s exposure to work are incredibly important in shaping their future skills and thus, CASCAID being a careers hub, are always happy to offer work placements to students. Sam, aged 15 recently completed a week of work experience at CASCAID and was assigned with various tasks which offered him … Continue reading Sam’s work experience week at CASCAID

Options for improving the quality of careers provision

Options for improving the quality of careers provision

Lin Proctor, Raising Aspirations Director of Future Academies (including Pimlico Academy) recently presented at our ‘How to…’ event in London. She has very kindly written our latest blog. ‘As Raising Aspirations Director at Pimlico Academy my task in essence is to take students into the world of work and bring the world of work into … Continue reading Options for improving the quality of careers provision

Careers – it’s a noisy place to be!

Wow, it’s been quite a year in the careers education, information, advice and guidance world. Since the release of Ofsted’s thematic review, 'Going in the right direction?', last September, it seems like we’ve been bombarded with reports, commentary and statements about CEIAG. Private, public and voluntary sector organisations have been voicing their opinions on careers … Continue reading Careers – it’s a noisy place to be!

National Careers Week- Resources

Career and employability resources can help your students become fully informed, inspired and confident in their choices for their next steps, whether that’s GCSE choices, deciding to take an apprenticeship or choosing to take a year in industry before going to university. The basis of making informed decisions is having accurate, impartial and up to … Continue reading National Careers Week- Resources

Update from the CDI Conference 2013

Earlier this month I attended the first Careers Development Institute (CDI) Annual Conference in Stratford-upon-Avon. The CDI was formed earlier this year as an amalgamation of industries bodies including the ICG (Institute of Careers Guidance). Just under 200 delegates attended representing guidance services providers, local authorities, schools, colleges, universities, training providers and many more. A … Continue reading Update from the CDI Conference 2013

Horticultural celebrities

How many gardening type celebrities can you name? Off the top of my head, I’ve got: Titchmarsh Monty Don Percy Thrower Kim Wilde. A new name could be going on that list - Mark Smith of Swarkestone Nursery, near Derby. I interviewed Mark about his career last week, and as well as being the manager … Continue reading Horticultural celebrities