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  • 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,…

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  • Find out about Idea Skills Badges to develop your digital skills in Stockport

    iDEA Skills Badges in Stockport

    iDEA is the Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award. It’s a fun way to develop your digital and enterprise skills, unlock new opportunities and enhance your CV. Idea Skills Badges are an industry recognised award that will make you stand out from the crowd. Young people and adults alike can work towards an iDEA Skills Badges award…

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  • Support for young people at 16+

    Aside from choosing your GCSE options in Year 9, deciding what you want to do after secondary school is likely the biggest decision of your life so far. You need to choose what type or level of qualification to study, the subjects or course, where to study it and maybe even start thinking about what…

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  • There are a range of transferable skills for students that you can develop during school or college

    Exploring transferable skills for students

    As you start to think about your future career, it’s important to explore what you’re good at and how the skills you’ve developed could help you prepare for further study or work. Without even realising, you are developing and demonstrating new skills every day. From planning what books or equipment you’ll need for your school…

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  • Building confidence in your skills is a really important part of promoting yourself at interviews for college, apprenticeships or a job

    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…

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  • Get top tips for coping with change as you move from school to college to uni.

    A Student’s Guide to Coping with Change

    Starting a new chapter in your academic journey can be both thrilling and daunting. Moving up from secondary school to college or sixth form and later to university or HE college are significant milestones. This is your go-to guide for navigating these educational transitions, complete with insights on coping with change, build resilience, make friends,…

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  • Overcoming Test Anxiety

    Test anxiety is a common experience for students, and it can feel like an insurmountable obstacle to success. The good news is that with the right strategies and mindset, you can overcome test anxiety and perform your best during exams. Check out our top tips for stress-free studying and conquering test anxiety. Understanding Test Anxiety…

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  • Developing student problem-solving skills and resilience can help you tackle the big life changes you face after leaving school or college.

    Student Problem-Solving and Resilience

    As you prepare to leave school or college, there may be problems or setbacks you face along the way. This could range from unexpected exam results or not getting the place you wanted, to feeling like you’ve made the wrong decision about your course or place of study. Our student problem-solving tips can help. Firstly,…

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  • Not sure what is meant by 'employability skills'? Find out what employers are really looking for.

    Employability Skills – what employers want

    Are you struggling to find a permanent job, internship or voluntary position? Do you know what employers are looking for on your CV and during the interview process? In the current climate, competition amongst job applications is fierce. Beyond traditional certificates and qualifications, employers are looking for transferable skills and personality traits when deciding who…

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