In this period of commemoration of the Armistice in 1918 we have been totally swamped on tv and radio with memories, tapes, recordings and words that have been hitherto squirrelled away in attics, store cupboards, precious memory boxes. Technical advances have meant we can confidently […]
One of the more fascinating aspects of getting older is looking back and seeing what we thought we knew from years ago, how relevant it is to today’s learning. Having to learn times tables in arithmetic – these have been one of the best things […]
I very happily belong to most of the heritage organisations in this country. I made the decision some years ago that I would try to support anything to do with historic houses, gardens and properties in general, within my very limited scope as an untrained but interested onlooker. Having visited many properties over the last few years, I wish now that I had taken training to become something more useful than a private secretary. There are some great courses out there – I’m not sure if learning to repair and restore tapestries would be amongst them, but I know for sure that e-learning and degree courses have really come on leaps and bounds since I was a teen growing into an awkward adult! I scoff at my own achievements but these days, being a fantastic hands on personal secretary is something to be proud of and courses can get you to that very easily and effeciently.
I was talking recently to a couple of very aged ladies – we were on a European coach trip, and were just getting to know each other – as you do on tours. These ladies had both been civil servants, back in the day when, […]
One of my best pals from many years ago has just decided she wants to go back to work after some years away from the humdrum world of office work. She was very surprised how much she has to prepare for even going in to […]
I have neighbours who are sadly moving away from here very soon – we moved in at roughly the same time and have gradually got to know and respect each other greatly over the years. They are down sizing and moving to the coast where there is much more entertainment, sport, leisure activity available for their age group. I do understand this move and also that it takes them a little nearer their grandchildren. As for the leisure time, they could learn a great deal online and not have to move out at all. There re so many fantastic courses for everyone to enjoy and really get to grips with new hobbies. I wanted to learn a new crafting skill and the amount of online help was dizzying! I have not only learnt how to crochet, but also how to market my amazing new items once they’re of good enough quality.
Most big companies nowadays have their own on board job focussed training courses. They see it as their task to educate the masses whilst reinforcing the corporate group message into the brains. For the big companies, the ability to hire in writers and developers of […]
When you want to become a supply teacher in any school, you need to have the requisite training – i.e. be a currently trained and registered teacher with up to date qualifications and the all important teacher status. At least this was the case at […]
In these busy times of trying to juggle careers and home life, it can sometimes be a difficult choice when the chance of training for another pathway presents itself. Admittedly, it’s easier to do an online degree course in a career focused subject than it is to go off to attend university, it takes longer sometimes, but the option of working from hoe is so comforting and makes the enterprise more viable. There are many other home study course options too – just sharpening up the core subjects in readiness for school exams can help a student or younger pupil gain confidence. The need to achieve top grades to get a place at a particular school or university is paramount to getting on the right route for a specific career. A young chap I know has been taking home study courses to get up to the required standard to start his RAF training to be a fighter pilot. Now there’s ambition.
When we get to adulthood it can be a really difficult decision to try and change career paths. So often we get to the stagnation stage of our first choice and suddenly think that a new direction would be great. Getting the means to change […]