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Five ways you can get ready for September

With the mathematics GCSE exams safely over for another year, you might be lucky enough to have some ‘gained time’ this half term. Usually, thoughts will turn to how best to prepare for the next academic year.

Whether you are planning how to engage with subject-specific CPD, reviewing your scheme of work, developing...

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Government’s post-16 skills plan: educational reforms that have created T levels

Technical level qualifications or ‘T levels’ are new technical study programmes that will sit alongside apprenticeships within a reformed skills training system. 

A levels are not classed as technical qualifications and, therefore, are not affected by the reforms.

What are T levels?

The reforms are at the...

Engineering degree apprenticeship

Why choose an engineering degree apprenticeship?

Traditionally, a university degree was viewed as the optimum route into an engineering career. However, many students are now looking into other options. One alternative is a degree apprenticeship.

Apprenticeships have been used in engineering within the UK for hundreds of years, although they declined in popularity...

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Join in: Schools micro-Gravity Rocket Experiment

Bletchley Park based science innovation company offers school children the opportunity to fly a sculpture into space on board a NASA rocket for free.SμGRE-1 (pronounced ‘sugar’- Schools micro-Gravity Rocket Experiment) is an exciting opportunity for schools, colleges and home-schooling households to design a sculpture to be part of a micro-gravity...

Updates to our website terms and conditions

We take the care of your personal data seriously. As a result, we have made some changes to our website’s terms and conditions and updated our privacy policy.Our privacy policy is designed to help you better understand how we use your personal data.The other changes to the terms and conditions reflect the new products, services and programmes that...

Get involved with the CyberFirst Girls Competition

A unique opportunity for teams of girls to compete in fun online cyber security challenges, the CyberFirst Girls Competition has returned for another year.CyberFirst launched this competition to provide a fun but challenging environment to enthuse the next generation of females with computer science and cybersecurity.Aimed at students in Year 8 (...

Deliver effective STEM activities with our programme of online CPD

STEM Learning has developed a free programme of online CPD, aimed at STEM Ambassadors and other volunteers who undertake STEM activities with young people.In 2016, we undertook some research and asked our community of over 30,000 STEM Ambassadors about their training needs as volunteers. The consensus was that learning how to undertake practical...

Don’t forget to enter the BP Ultimate STEM Challenge

The deadline for entering the Ultimate STEM Challenge is fast approaching, make sure you enter your team before the 12 January 2018.Now in its fourth year of running, the Ultimate STEM Challenge aims to build confidence and team working skills in students. It is also the perfect way to inspire students with STEM careers.This year’s theme is ‘My...

The Smallpeice Trust: programme of 2018 courses released

The Smallpeice Trust has released the first phase of their programme of residential courses for 2018.Over the last academic year, through 700 residential and STEM day programmes, The Smallpeice Trust helped more than 50,000 students to imagine the great things they were capable of achieving in STEM subjects.Following on from their success in the...

What the industrial strategy means for you

Last week, the Government released their Industrial Strategy: Building a Britain fit for the future. But what does it mean for you?Currently, around 40% of employers report a shortage of STEM graduates as being a key barrier to recruiting appropriate staff. Similarly, the number of students studying STEM-related courses reduces as they progress...

Get ready for spring with 100% discount on selected course fees

We’ve selected a handful of spring primary and secondary and FE courses that will get you set for 2018 and put a 100% discount offer on the activity fee to make it even easier to access our high quality CPD.PrimaryTo get 100% off the activity fee for the following primary CPD activities, use the discount code SPRING18PRI when booking. Take a look...

Government announces new careers strategy

Today the Government has released a new policy paper: ‘Careers strategy: making the most of everyone’s skills and talents’.Focusing on four key elements, the paper unpacks the Government’s vision for a partnership between education, industry, government and partner organisations to raise the quality and diversity of careers advice for young people...

Calling all secondary schools: apply for the Polar Explorer grant award

Deadline for applications is 14 February 2018The Polar Explorer grant award is open to all state-funded secondary schools that wish to improve the transition in STEM subjects from primary to secondary using the Polar Explorer programme to underpin this. Secondary schools can apply for an award of £2,500, which aims to focus on the following...

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