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Black History Month 2020

Black History Month 2020

This month we as a nation celebrate Black History Month. In the USA, Black History Month has been celebrated every February since 1970, it was not officially celebrated in the UK until 1987 when Akyaaba Addai-Sebo, the activist, organized it. At that time, he was the coordinator for special projects for the Greater London Council….

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Funding Your Tuition Fees and Future-Proofing For Your Loved Ones

Funding Your Tuition Fees and Future-Proofing For Your Loved Ones

Advanced learner loans – A Summary   If you are 19 or above, you could make use of the Advanced Learn Loan that is funded through the Students Loans Company. You can undertake approved qualifications from levels 3 to level 6 with a college or training provider to make use of the loan system which gives…

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World Mental Health Day – 10th October 2020

World Mental Health Day – 10th October 2020

World Mental Health Day 2020 is so important, it’s been a difficult year for us all, with months of lockdown, loss, and added stress, this has had a huge impact on our mental health and wellbeing. “According to research, with over 16,000 people, we know that more than half of adults (60%) and over two-thirds…

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How has Covid-19 affected job security?

How has Covid-19 affected job security?

Around 7.6 million jobs, or 24% of the UK workforce, are at the risk because of Covid-19 related lockdowns. People and places with the lowest incomes are the most vulnerable.  The effects of Covid-19 have seen a huge impact on economies around the world.   It was 23rd March 2020, that the UK went into a nationwide lockdown, to control the pandemic. This seems…

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Coping with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Coping with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

As we see the summer sun fade away, the rainy days and grey skies set in, you might notice that you feel low in mood, sluggish, or see a change in your appetite. This is completely normal around this time of year as many of us suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). What are the…

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Employers can Boost Cash for Hiring Apprentices

Employers can Boost Cash for Hiring Apprentices

The world has changed as we knew it and continues to change as we adapt many of our personal and workplace practices and behaviours to a new normal. Face masks are now an essential accessory, staying at home is the new going out, and working from home has become the new norm. Over the course…

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Continuing to Train & Develop During Furlough

Continuing to Train & Develop During Furlough

Can furloughed employees start a new apprenticeship? Yes. By undertaking an Apprenticeship, the “apprentice” is not providing a “service” or “generating direct…

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How to stay motivated!

How to stay motivated!

I wish I had your motivation. I just can’t get motivated. I don’t know how you manage to eat so well and train so hard. These are probably some of the most common statements that are made to me when I’m talking to friends, family and colleagues about fitness. But the thing is motivation is…

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Generating jobs & supporting business

Generating jobs & supporting business

There’s never been a better time to hire an apprentice. As lockdown eases and companies start to return to “normal”, it’s a harsh fact that some companies won’t be able to afford to bring all their staff back. Nobody likes to talk about it but unfortunately, we can’t ignore it. The income lost by closing…

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It Shouldn’t Be An Easy Choice

It Shouldn’t Be An Easy Choice

Apprenticeship vs University Jon O’Boyle Director of Operations for Eden Training Solutions shares his views on Apprenticeships vs University. Deciding what to do after you finish your studies is a big decision. You might be asking yourself, ‘do I enter the world of work with an Apprenticeship, or should I go to University?’ The “Uni”…

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What to Look for in an Apprenticeship Provider

What to Look for in an Apprenticeship Provider

Have you identified a skill gap your business that needs closing, or maybe you’re looking at ways to bring in new, fresh talent? One of the great benefits of Apprenticeships is that they can be used to train and upskill your existing staff or bring in new recruits. Whatever your businesses reasons for wanting to…

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Is An Apprenticeship Considered Work Experience?

Is An Apprenticeship Considered Work Experience?

There are people who say that working as an apprentice shouldn’t count as work experience because they’re “in training” for the duration of your qualification and it isn’t really work. In my humble opinion, this is hogwash, hooey, poppycock, the stuff of nonsense…. Okay, I think you understand I’m not a fan of that opinion….

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