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Get ahead … get AHED
Get ahead … get AHED
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The Access to Higher Education (HE) Diploma is designed for adults and is taken by people of all ages and backgrounds – it’s a nationally recognised qualification for people who left school with few qualifications and now want to go to higher education, with many looking to transition to a new career
There’s no base like home
There’s no base like home
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Stoll is the leading provider of supported housing for Veterans. Most people who leave the Armed Forces transition effectively back into civilian life, but not everyone does. Stoll supports the most vulnerable Service leavers – like Alex – by providing them with an affordable home to rent and the support they need to lead independent lives.
The key difference
The key difference
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‘When I bump in to friends still in the Forces, or talk to customers still serving,’ says regular Quest contributor, Steve Bulleyment, director of Lincolnshire-based specialist auto locksmith company Car Key Man, ‘I’m often asked how self-employment compares with being in the Forces.’ In this, the first of a new series that aims to offer a flavour of what can happen when you’re self-employed, you might find a few answers to that question …
Learn for life and make learning work for you
Learn for life and make learning work for you
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When you ask young children what they want to be when they grow up they are often very clear: ‘I’m going to be an astronaut … a princess … a doctor.’ Not all of us can realise our childhood dreams, but for some they do come true. Find out how QAA-recognised Access to HE qualifications have helped others follow their dreams and change their lives – many of whom thought higher education wasn’t really for them
Get paid – painlessly
Get paid – painlessly
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This article is for you if you’re thinking about self-employment and going it alone, says regular Quest contributor, Steve Bulleyment, director of Lincolnshire-based specialist auto locksmith company Car Key Man. He’s here with more of his customary good advice – this month, very pertinently, his topic is getting paid on time
How to win in the workplace
How to win in the workplace
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Planning on hanging up your rank and uniform on Friday and sliding effortlessly into your new civilian career Monday? Think again! There is serious competition out there, says professional coach and mentor Sarah Davies, and you need to be flexible, focused and fully ready to adapt to the demands of your new role
A new vision for vulnerable Veterans
A new vision for vulnerable Veterans
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Field Marshal the Lord Walker of Aldringham, Head of the British Armed Forces from 2003–2006, highlights one charity’s vision to help reduce homelessness among the UK’s most vulnerable Veterans
HE’s apprenticeship revolution
HE’s apprenticeship revolution
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Apprenticeships are at the forefront of a huge change in the world of higher education – it is now possible to be an apprentice at all levels of learning, right up to master’s
Hands-on higher education success
Hands-on higher education success
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Barney Polden graduated from the College of Osteopaths in 2017 with a first-class degree and was nominated by the College for the Institute of Osteopathy’s (iO) Rising Star award. Here’s Barney’s back story …
Your attention please!
Your attention please!
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Regular Quest contributor, Steve Bulleyment, director of Lincolnshire-based specialist auto locksmith company Car Key Man, is here with the first in a new series of regular features on how not to leave the Forces. First under the microscope is pensions – undeniably boring, but at the same time vitally important to your future

Training See all

Premier Global Training NASM | Distance Learning
Premier Training International and NASM have come together to become Premier Global NASM.
Nationwide, South West
Woodward SHE Ltd | Construction
Woodward SHE Ltd has been awarded NEBOSH Gold Learning Partner status. This is the highest possible status available in the NEBOSH Learning Partner Programme, which was launched at the start of September. We are the only NEBOSH course provider in Cumbria to achieve Gold within the Programme.
North West, Scotland, Yorkshire and Humber

Jobs See all

Hilton Hotels | Hospitality
We understand just how daunting it can be leaving the military and settling back into civilian life. We have many positions across the country that could be an ideal fit for you, and you just don’t know it yet! We welcome anyone to apply and we will go out of our way to show you the renowned Hilton Hospitality.
A guaranteed interview in Hilton hotels

Univeristy See all

Royal Agricultural University | Agriculture & Farming
The Universty is a publicly funded Higher Education University with degree awarding status providing a wide range of courses at all levels Certificate, diploma, Foundation, Undergraduate, Postgraduate both taught, MSc and MBA and Research PhD in a large number of specialist options
South West
Blizard Institute, Queen Mary University of London | Distance Learning
The Blizard Institute is home to a lively postgraduate community, and its Postgraduate Taught (PGT) programmes are led by experts and informed by the latest research. We offer courses both in-house and through Distance Learning, with The Blizard Institute having the largest proportion of distance learning courses found within Queen Mary University of London. We have a wide range of PGT courses run by several of our Centres within the Blizard, which focus on knowledge, theory, research methodology and practical application.
Greater London