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5 strategies to aid reflective practice

Siobhan Neary and  Claire Johnson A key focus for professional practice is the importance of reflection and being a reflective practitioner.  Reflective practice is one of the core competences you are expected to address in initial qualifications for all helping, career and teaching professions and for the career development sector the NOS: CD requires you… Read more »


Writing your personal statement when applying for Business and Economics

You’ve decided that Business & Economics is the course for you, you have managed to whittle down your choices to your top five and are in the process of writing your UCAS application. Probably the most important part of your application is your personal statement. You are introducing yourself to the people that may be… Read more »


National Careers Week: Become a Spa Therapist/Technician

In honour of National Careers Week 2018, we’re profiling some of the latest jobs from Careers 2018. Next in the list of roles is Spa Therapist/Technician – download a PDF of this job profile here: Spa Therapist job profile Qualifications and courses Spa therapists must have qualifications in the treatments or therapies they wish to offer… Read more »


National Careers Week: Become a Costume Designer

In honour of National Careers Week 2018, we’re profiling some of the latest jobs from Careers 2018. Next in the list of roles is Costume Designer – download a PDF of this job profile here: Costume Designer job profile Qualifications and courses Entry without qualifications may be possible, however most people have a Foundation degree,… Read more »


National Careers Week: Become a Biochemist

In honour of National Careers Week 2018, we’re profiling some of the latest jobs from Careers 2018. Next in the list of roles is Biochemist – download a PDF of this job profile here: Biochemist job profile Qualifications and courses A degree in biochemistry or a related subject is required for entry to this profession…. Read more »



National Careers Week: Become an Economist

In honour of National Careers Week 2018, we’re profiling some of the latest jobs from Careers 2018. Next in the list of roles is Economist – download a PDF of this job profile here: Economist job profile Qualifications and courses Candidates with only a Foundation degree or HND will not be able to enter this… Read more »



Let’s show more respect for non-academic training and education

Some things in life are inevitable: swallows migrating; dodgy bank holiday weather; toast falling butter-side down. Also inevitable is the release of the A-level and GCSE results being followed by a swarm of media pundits arguing about educational standards, and schools boasting about the number of their students who have gained university places. In 2001,… Read more »