Do children have to go to school if it’s too hot?

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With summer in full swing and a suspected heatwave on the way, the UK has been enjoying some much-needed sun the last few weeks. But while our children finish the last leg of the school term, should we be worried about this increase in temperature? And can we keep our children at home if it gets too hot?

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Your Education, Your Future… Carpe Diem…!

Education is the most empowering experience in anyone’s life.

The work you do now as a student whilst studying and gaining an education, will ultimately stand you in good stead for the future, in whatever chosen path you decide to venture onto. Whilst giving you a better understanding of life, past and present and the world in which we live in.

An education will add extra knowledge for your everyday life, give you valued skills for future opportunities, but also give you a better standing for decisions and progress of any career path or further education route that you might choose.

So, as the phrase from a Latin poem goes…. “Carpe Diem!” or as it translates “Seize the Day”!

Try to absorb as much knowledge as you can while you are still in education and take advantage of all or any opportunities to learn from or be involved in. As there are always many different things available for young people and especially for youthful students, if you want to do something about your future, start today!

So, if you want Training in Northampton as a student and you are looking for a Northampton education to advance your education for future entry into university and take the next step for your career future at you local college.

Carpe Diem…!

After A-Levels, whats next…?

A-Level Education, whats next...?

With the exam season over for most students, there’s a ring of Alice Cooper’s “Schools out for summer” in my ears. But on a serious note, what is the next step after A-Levels? Well there are various routes you can take as a student and the desired direction you are planning for your future.

Depending on where your plans are for your future development will depend on the next step for life after A-Level exams. If you not planning to go straight into the workplace or a working vocation and you are planning to carry on with further education and possibly university, then it is a good time to plan your next move.

Although you will want to have a well earned rest over the summer months, try to get the wheels in motion and make plans and enquiries for your future progression after receiving those all important A-Level exam results. The “Clearing Process” normally takes place around beginning of August, so it gives you an ideal opportunity to see what your next step is, once you receive your exam results.

Check with your local college or with the “Exams Results Helpline” as they can help with any advice or assistance with queries relating to taking the next step. Ideally you should have short listed and applied for a range of universities or further education colleges and courses that you would like for that next step. If you have a hiccup and have an exam result or two that will need improving, you can either apply to re-take the exams again soon, or apply for a different University or College based on the exam results you have achieved, there are plenty of options.

If you are an A level Northampton student and you are looking for a Northampton education to advance your educational future for entry into university and take the next step for your career future path, get in touch with your local college today!

Study and Employment Two Big Subjects

College Student Graduates

In these troubled economic time’s students and more dilemmas’ to face, than just selecting a course of study they would like to do to gain there preferred or desired qualifications. With many people suggesting students should first look at and analyse the area or sector they are planning to work within before selecting a course.

Employment sustainability is a buzz word being banded around currently in these economic unsure times, many employment and business specialists are urging students to look at sectors of the business world that offer better long term stability or a good start on the employment ladder as a good foundation for future employment prospects.

As the 2011 national UK unemployment figures show that more than one in five young people out of work, the government is now trying to instigate initiatives for businesses and employers to offer more apprenticeships and graduate schemes to students when finishing their education to help them into work.

For financial reasons many students are extending their study time at college by taking a part-time course option, which will allow them to work, earn an income, reduce their study debt burden, whilst gaining valuable employment experience along the way through work / study option. Many employers like this as it shows commitment and a hard working ethic from a young person who is not just an academic seeking employment.

If you are looking for Northampton education to improve your skills, or you would like a Further Education in Northampton to advance your education for future entry into university, then make sure you research the area of business you intend to seek future employment in before you take the first step in you career future.

Focus on Digital Skills IT Subjects for Students

Learn “Digital Skills” leading to a better career future

With unemployment currently at a high in the UK for the under 25’s and school leavers, getting on the right courses and having the right education is vital for the future. Many in education, employment arena as well as the political sector feel that the way forward is to focus more emphasis on I.T (Information Technology) training and digital skills in the main.

As many feel that the I.T jobs relating to the internet and general IT skills as growth area for students and school leavers alike. With more company’s increasing the way they do business in the UK now via the Internet, there has never been such a good time to gain the much needed skills and training in the I.T and Digital vocational areas.

According to the “CBI” (UK’s top business lobbying organisation) known to many as the voice for UK business, as they feel it will only become more & more important as the UK moves much closer to the high-skilled jobs market, and the CBI feel that opportunities for those without the right qualifications will fall sharply. As I.T and Digital skills in particular now vital for education and employment: we know that you’re 25% more likely to get work when you have web skills, and, once in that job, you’ll earn 10% more.

Even the biggest public sector union Unison, which has conducted a national skills survey from over 1.25 million of its members, found that almost half of middle-aged, low-paid women (in non-office jobs or jobs with minimal IT requirements) highlighted that lack of digital knowhow, skills and training was their most serious skills gap. Other surprising figures shows that nearly 4 million of around the 8.6 million adults in the UK have never used the internet are from our hardest-to-reach groups or more deprived areas on low income base.

The Northampton College booth lane offers a wide range of courses in all subject categories including IT (Information Technology) and Digital Skills, so why not look at BTEC Courses in Northampton for a valued qualification leading to a better career future.

Guide to Full-Time Learning at Northampton College

It’s just a matter of months before thousands will be enrolling in one of the many full time courses in Northampton College.  Here they provide a great video that shows you what you can expect from your college experience. The video is also useful for those who are taking their GCSEs and are deciding on their future in further education.