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As National Apprenticeship Week highlights the opportunities available for apprentices, UK-based charity Education and Employers launches a report, Teenage Apprenticeships: Converting Awareness to Recruitment. The Government want to have recruited 3million apprenticeships by 2020, and the report investigates why the number of school leavers becoming apprentices has flatlined.
As National Apprenticeship Week begins, QA Education works with teen magazine Future Mag to find out about the new degree apprenticeships and how you go about getting one...
Degree apprenticeships – what are they and how can you get one?
On paper they make perfect sense. Degree apprenticeships are just that – a university degree and apprenticeship rolled into one – most are level 6 (bachelor’s) with a few leading to 7 (master’s).
Degree apprenticeships offer students the chance to work, study and earn at the same time in subjects from biomedical engineering to digital marketing. QA Education worked with teen magazine Future Mag to find out about these new apprenticeships and how you go about getting one.
Degree apprenticeships are new, uptake is still low and employers and universities are wary of red tape involved. But the good news is numbers are rising, and there are 27 new schemes launching in September 2018, which should – if all goes to plan - create thousands of new opportunities.
Balance between knowledge and skills key to Northern Powerhouse, determine experts at BESA seminar
The British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA), partnered with YPO, the UK’s largest public sector buying organisation, to host a seminar to discuss the role of schools in building the Northern Powerhouse. Deputy Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Education MP Andrea Jenkyns spoke at the event, highlighting the importance of a well-rounded education focusing on both knowledge and skills.
Sixth formers urged to evaluate teaching methods and technology adoption
Quality of teaching, teaching style and technology are the key factors current undergraduates advise sixth formers to consider when selecting their university choices this year, new research reveals.
Think Physics, at Northumbria University, is running a series of evening talks for North East sixth form pupils to show why physics is important and the career paths it can lead to.
Carla Rio Alves, Savings Champion at Moneysaving website Flubit.com
Thousands of students have now received their A-level results and for many it signals the start of university, which can be an expensive few years! But, while there are hefty debts involved, students can save the pennies elsewhere. Flubit’s Savings Champion, Carla Rio Alves shares her tips for snapping up the best deals, without damaging the bank balance.
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New research has revealed that 87% of undergraduates had to ask their parents for money on average five times per study year, asking for £457 per time, in order to help pay their rent and buy food. According to the poll, however, over half of those asking for money weren’t entirely honest with their parents about the money that they were asking for.
Students unconvinced that courses prepare them for the workplace
Concerns about whether university prepares graduates for the world of work is casting doubt over the value for money it provides students, new research suggests.
The younger that students decide higher education is for them, the more likely they are to go to a ‘higher tariff’ university, according to UCAS’ widest ever student survey.
Being certain about higher education by age 10 or earlier means a child is 2.6 times as likely to end up at a more competitive university than someone who decided in their late teens. The most advantaged young people are more likely to be focused on university at a young age than their more disadvantaged peers.
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