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Work Life Week - are we living to work, or working to live?

The average UK employee will spend around 85,000 hours at work during their lifetime – that’s just under ten years*! Globally this number is on the rise, so it’s no surprise that having a healthy work life balance is becoming essential to employed people and their employers – perhaps even more so for those with […]

Celebrating our A Level students

We are proud to be celebrating another year of top marks with an outstanding set of results as 94% of our students who studied distance learning A Level courses passed the qualification. After weeks of nervous anticipation for results day some of our successful students include Dan who achieved an A* in History and Kinley […]

A Level results day 2021

A Level results day is a huge day in the academic calendar for many students across the country. This year, even more so. People waiting for their A Level results in 2021 have had a lot to think about alongside their studies. From the worries of Coronavirus to the numerous lockdowns restricting our normal way of life and […]

GCSE results day 2021 - what next?

It’s been a strange year for GCSE students, particularly those students waiting for GCSE results day this summer. Students have had to battle with lockdowns, changes to exams, and isolation periods throughout the academic year. This, combined with the social and economic impacts of the pandemic, has resulted in many students reconsidering their plans since […]

Why choose an online hair and beauty course?

Hair – Our hair courses cover barbering, extensions, blow-drying, cutting and layering, and colouring hair. View our range of hair courses here. Massage – Our collection of massage courses are popular among our students, with massage courses covering treatments such as bamboo, hot stone, Swedish, Indian Head, and body massage. View our range of massage […]

Learning at work week 2021

Student support team On the topic of counselling, Rebecca who heads up our student support team enrolled on Stress Counselling Level 3. Becky says “As a result of the pandemic, a lot of people around me seem to be struggling with different things, whether that’s the loss of a loved one, too much going on, […]

How to write the perfect CV

Find out how to write the perfect CV with advice from a recruitment expert, including why you need a personal statement, how to list your experience and whether you should include your hobbies and interests.

Online hair courses: everything you need to know

Men’s Tapered and Faded Haircuts Course Produced for intermediate barbers, this course will teach you how to create a range of tapered and faded haircuts using salon-friendly techniques. You’ll learn from industry experts such as New York Barbershop, Gary Woo and Stelios Chondros. Tutorials will cover how to create styles such as razor parting, flat […]

Our top interview tips employers will love

Everyone has had or will have an interview at some point in their life. Therefore, everyone has needed or will need some interview tips, too. There are often myths flying around about certain things to do or what not to do in an interview. Some say to dress formally, others say don’t. Some say ask […]

5 top tips to keep in mind when changing your career

Changing your career, or even making any change, can be quite daunting at first, particularly if it’s something you’ve been looking to do for a while. With the current climate, some careers in industries such as events and hospitality are under threat and it might be time to start considering changing your career path. Rebecca […]