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Vocational training could help bridge £45bn unemployment hole in UK
Vocational training could help bridge £45bn unemployment hole in UK

Youth unemployment is having a knock-on effect on the UK’s economy – but can we counter this? PwC revealed that high youth unemployment is costing the UK’s economy a hefty £45bn a year. ...

05th December 2016
Anti-Bullying Week reveals how important social media awareness is
Anti-Bullying Week reveals how important social media awareness is

Did you know that effective social media awareness can play a role in reducing cyber-bullying? I never realised how widespread bullying could be. Earlier this year on a girl’s weekend away I was...

15th November 2016
Government urged to track success of apprenticeships
Government urged to track success of apprenticeships

How do we measure the success of apprenticeships if we’re only focused on meeting large quotas?   Retaining the quality of apprenticeships is something we at Training and Courses have...

15th November 2016
GCSE and A Level results show decline in interest in STEM subjects
GCSE and A Level results show decline in interest in STEM subjects

So how do we make students fall in love with these subjects again? Recent A Level and GCSE results revealed that fewer A* - C grades were achieved in computing, engineering, technology and math...

27th October 2016
Could the tide be turning for apprenticeships?
Could the tide be turning for apprenticeships?

A new study reveals a shift in attitudes just as the new London Apprenticeship Training Group is launched. We’ve been advocating this for a while now. Apprenticeships have been overlooked for...

27th October 2016
Why is there a social divide in online learning – and how do we fix it?
Why is there a social divide in online learning – and how do we fix it?

Is there a way to mend this divide before it becomes even more widespread? A recent OECD report has suggested that there is a social divide within online learning across different countries. The...

08th September 2016
Why aren’t more young people carrying their interest in STEM into adult life?
Why aren’t more young people carrying their interest in STEM into adult life?

Despite young children finding STEM interesting, they’re likely to drop these subjects. A study by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) found that even though 67% of 4 – 12 year...

31st August 2016
Students feel that apprenticeships are designed for men
Students feel that apprenticeships are designed for men

A survey by The Student Room revealed surprising attitudes towards apprenticeships. An astounding 40% of students thought apprenticeships are taken up mostly by men, whilst only 1% of students...

19th August 2016
Department for Education to include apprenticeships and skills
Department for Education to include apprenticeships and skills

Theresa May has made some big changes with a new-look DfE and a new secretary. The appointment of Theresa May has meant a complete shakeup across most departments. One of the more interesting...

04th August 2016
Asda commits to improving apprenticeships
Asda commits to improving apprenticeships

The supermarket has pledged to make apprenticeships better and provide further equal opportunities. Asda has been a big player when it comes to offering apprenticeships and creating...

28th July 2016