With over 55 years’ experience helping people of all ages gain qualifications and meet their career aspirations, we know how important it is to make the most of opportunities and resources.
National Careers Week (NCW) celebrates and promotes free resources and careers guidance in educational institutions across the UK. Focusing on careers guidance at this important stage of the academic calendar gives providers the best chance of reaching out to young people who are coming to the end of compulsory education. However, it is also a good time to find useful resources if you are looking to progress in your career or pursue long-held aspirations.
To celebrate National Careers Week, we have published three brand new Career Tracks guides. Whether you want to become a nurse, physiotherapist or teacher, these free guides will show you the routes into your desired profession, provide invaluable resources and give you more information about how NEC can help.
Case study: Anna Ellis left school at sixteen to work with horses. When she was 18, she had a riding accident and spent a long spell in hospital because of a broken pelvis. Once she’d recovered, she went to work in an office. Having children and putting her career on hold made her think again about how to earn a living. Looking back at her time in hospital as a teenager, she made the decision to become a nurse. She had already studied A levels with NEC and topped up her qualifications with maths GCSE. After a period of work experience as a part-time healthcare assistant, Anna was accepted to study for a degree in nursing. On qualifying, she worked in the community and at her local NHS Trust as a staff nurse in the oncology department.
How do you get the best out of your revision? How do you avoid common mistakes? How do you perfect your exam technique? We understand how stressful exams can be. That is why we’ve put together a useful guide of where to get started with your revision and to make the process as stress-free as possible.
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