You CAN learn to be creative

As part of a series on the employability skills job seekers need to find sustainable employment, Dan Howard discusses creativity and how everyone can unlock their inner creative.

Best wishes from Dan Howard

This is an end of year message for a year like no other and one that I want to use to see past the negative and really focus on the positives and the potential that is all around us. I keep retuning to feelings of immense pride. The education sector, in the face of some […]

Supporting learning with well-developed study skills

When we think about learning, we often only consider the end goal of what it is we need to learn. However, each new learning experience, whether that is changing school, transitioning to further or higher education, starting a new qualification or apprenticeship, or any other CPD training we might undertake throughout our careers, brings with it different challenges or barriers to learning which we must first overcome in order to achieve a successful outcome.

Employability must start with accessibility

As a fellow of the Institute of Employability Professionals, Dan Howard has contributed to the latest IEP Journal covering why accessibility must be central to employability efforts.

Putting the Government’s plan for jobs into action

With the furlough scheme coming to an end on 31st October, we may begin to see the truest picture yet of the economic fallout and the impact on jobs as a result of coronavirus and extended periods of lockdown. Although it has been shown that young people have been disproportionally affected by coronavirus related unemployment, […]

5 Reasons why you should be using an e-portfolio

An e-portfolio is a secure, digital version of traditional paper-based storage files. They allow learners to upload a range of evidence, including video, sound, or image files, throughout their qualification or apprenticeship. E-portfolios can easily be accessed anytime, anywhere with an internet connection by the learner, their tutor, assessor, manager, and internal quality assurer. Using […]