Higher and Degree Apprenticeships: An alternative to the university degree

Higher and Degree Apprenticeships: An alternative to the university degree

In recent years, the landscape of higher education has witnessed a revolutionary shift with the emergence of higher and degree apprenticeships. These innovative programs offer a unique blend of academic learning and on-the-job training, presenting a compelling alternative to traditional university routes. In this article, we will delve into what higher and degree apprenticeships entail,…

Building Confidence in Your Skills and ‘Selling’ Yourself for College, Apprenticeship or Job Interviews

Building Confidence in Your Skills and ‘Selling’ Yourself for College, Apprenticeship or Job Interviews

Being asked to ‘sell yourself’ and demonstrate self-promotion is a daunting prospect for most students and young people. But Building confidence in your skills is important, not just for application forms and personal statements, but also when asked in-person to describe your skills during interviews for college, sixth form, apprenticeships or jobs.  First you’ll need…

Accepting a job offer

Accepting a job offer

Not sure how to go about accepting a job offer? We can help… Congratulations! You’ve got the job! After all your hard work in preparing for interviews and trying to impress, these are the words you’ve been waiting to hear. But what do you do next?  You probably feel relieved, excited or maybe even surprised…

Starting your new job

Starting your new job

Your first day, week or month in a new job can be understandably nerve-wrecking. Even though it’s exciting to be starting your new job, there’s lots to learn too. It can be scary and a little stressful trying to make the right first impression with your boss and your co-workers.  But don’t worry, we’ve got…

Creating a Career Pathway Plan

Creating a Career Pathway Plan

Creating a Career Pathway Plan will help you plan for your career goal(s) – including understanding the skills, experience and qualifications required to achieve them. As part of Post-16 Careers Week, we’ve created a series of tools to help young people identify and plan for their next steps after school or college. You can use…

Careers Guidance Interviews

Careers Guidance Interviews

Careers guidance interviews are an impartial, one-to-one meeting between yourself and a professionally qualified careers adviser. Careers guidance interviews are not like a job interview – there are no right or wrong answers. What will be discussed During careers guidance interviews the careers adviser will help you to: The careers adviser will give you: How…

Greater Manchester Higher  

Greater Manchester Higher  

Greater Manchester Higher is a collaboration of higher education (HE) colleges and universities. We offer impartial information, advice and guidance about higher education. The partnership is part of the Uni Connect programme, delivering a nationally coordinated approach to working with schools, universities and colleges to help people access higher education. We aim to improve the…

What comes next at 18+

What comes next at 18+

Whether you’re coming to the end of college, sixth form, an apprenticeship or other training course, there’s plenty of options for what comes next at 18. For some, you might be looking to continue your studies and gain further qualifications (either because you need them for your dream job or because you’re not ready to…

What are UCAS Points? Your Pathway to University Admissions

What are UCAS Points? Your Pathway to University Admissions

In the journey toward higher education, understanding the UCAS points tariff system is crucial. Whether you’re considering A-Levels, T-Levels, BTECs, or NVQs, these points play a pivotal role in determining your eligibility for university admissions. This article will delve into what UCAS points are, how they’re calculated, why they matter, and how you can check…

Developing Transferable Skills with the Universal Skills Builder Framework

Developing Transferable Skills with the Universal Skills Builder Framework

As you journey through secondary school and college, you’re not just collecting grades and facts, but also building a set of skills that can shape your success in the years to come. While good grades are essential, they’re not the only thing that counts. Enter the Universal Skills Builder Framework – your secret weapon for…

Definitive Guide To Writing a University Personal Statement

Definitive Guide To Writing a University Personal Statement

Are you ready to embark on a journey toward higher education? One crucial aspect of your application process is your university personal statement. This definitive guide will walk you through crafting an impactful university personal statement showcasing your uniqueness, passion, and potential to thrive in the academic world. What is a personal statement? A university…

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