Voluntary Work

You’re busy studying at school and you have a healthy social life, then someone mentions voluntary work: are they completely mad, Why would you give up your time to work for someone and not get paid, Surely that can’t...

Vocational Training – Hairdressing

For some people, traditional academic courses can be a little daunting, but thankfully many schools have come to recoginse this and now offer a range of vocational training courses where you will learn skills that will...

Vocational Training – Animal Care

If you are you lucky enough to have some vocational qualifications offered as part of the year 9 options choices, you might find that there is a course to interest you. The vocational courses are designed to appeal to...

Vocational Training – Public Service

Vocational training is designed to give students from year 10 onwards a chance to learn a skill that is actually used in the workplace but is not an academic qualification. Many schools are now able to offer vocational...

Vocational Training – Construction

On offer at some schools are vocational qualifications. These can be chosen instead of more academic GCSEs, and may suit you better if you find learning in a practical way better than learning in a theory based way...

Vocational Training – Catering

Catering is an increasingly popular vocational training course that is offered in some schools. It differs from Food Technology, which has long been a GCSE option, as it looks at commercial catering rather than self...

Vocational Training – Beauty

Most schools offer a range of vocational training courses in place of some GCSE options. This could be the answer you have been looking for if you do not enjoy academic subjects. However, the newer vocational courses...

Vocational Training – Sports and Leisure

Sports and Leisure is one of the newest courses on offer in some schools, and it forms part of the new vocational courses that have been introduced to allow students who find learning in a rigid classroom environment...

Vocational Training – Childcare

The vocational training course in Childcare is offered in many schools where there is access to a college which is already set up to offer Childcare at a higher level. These colleges can offer the school partnership...

Visas for Young Travellers

If you are travelling outside the European Union, you will need a visa to enter a country. There are a wide range of visas to suit varying circumstances, and it is important that you know which one you will need before...

VIP Card

The VIP card is an ideal option for young travellers and backpackers, as not only does it offer discounts on hostels but it also allows its holders to receive money off flights, bus travel, attractions and restaurants...

Career Choices – Vet Nurse

A vet nurse could be an excellent career choice if you enjoy working with animals but don’t feel that you want to spend the time qualifying as a vet, or perhaps feel that you cannot achieve the grades required. You need...

Career Choices – Vet

Becoming a Vet is certainly not an easy task as it comes with one of the longest university stints going: 5 years to be exact. So it is not for the faint hearted. However, it can be an extremely rewarding career and you...

Using a Scribe in Exams

For some GCSE candidates it is appropriate to use a scribe. A scribe is an adult who is employed by the school to sit with a specific child in exams and write for them if they for whatever reason cannot write for...

Using a Reader in Exams

For some children, exams are particularly difficult because of their level of reading skill, and for this reason a reader is allowed to help a specific child in a GCSE exam. The children who need this help will have...

USA Summer Jobs for Students

The USA welcomes a large number of students during the summer months, and going on a work placement will be a great way to get experience of the American way of life. Many of the organisations offer summer jobs in the...

Why Wedding Cakes are White

There are many traditions involving the wedding cake. What many people do not know is why traditional wedding cakes are white. Is there something special about the colour white, Why was it that for many years wedding...

Wedding Cakes on a Budget



Weddings can be very expensive. Many couples try to find as many ways to reduce the cost as they possibly can. The good news is that there are a lot of different ways to save money on wedding cakes. Here are some tips...

Travelling and Money

After you have budgeted for your holiday, organising your money will obviously depend on a variety of different circumstances. As easy as it sounds to change your funds into the currency of the country you are visiting...