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Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Post-16 Options ~ It Pays to be Careful



Career options post sixteen. Choices after Year 11: further education, college, sixth form, apprenticeship, job.


One of the big issues for young people and parents today in trying to decide on the next step after school is the problem of marketing.  Schools,  FE colleges,  training providers and universities are all competing to attract “customers” onto their programmes.

Marketing messages are everywhere.  Adverts on the telly, on the web,  in newspapers and even on the sides of buses.  Go to a careers fair and you will return home laden with brochures and flyers.  Further education and training (apprenticeships etc) is a huge market and the sums of money involved are immense.

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Early Years Advanced Apprenticeship Bursary Doubled to £3,000


careers and jobs advice


The Department for Education has doubled the funding available for the early years bursary scheme to £3,000 in a bid to encourage more applicants.

Back in June I reported on the new bursary scheme beginning on 5 September.  The DfE has announced it is increased the funding but only for the next 200 successful applicants.  The move suggests that the number of successful applications to the scheme has been lower than anticipated. Up to 1,000 bursaries are available in total.

Wednesday, 13 November 2013