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Five things that might put you off learning but shouldn’t

By Jade O'Donoghue 16th February 2017

Been meaning to go back to the classroom and retrain or learn something new but haven’t quite had the guts to do it yet? You’re not alone. Every day we have people getting in contact asking us how education has changed since they were last in the classroom and worrying about...

Get motivated, get certified.

By Mona Huang 16th February 2017

We are three weeks into 2017, and if you’re like me, you’ve probably spent time reflecting on how well you’ve followed through with your New Year’s resolutions. While I may or may not have only been to the gym once since New Year’s Eve, I have my eyes set on something much...

What should a lifelong learning strategy involve?

By Safeera Sarjoo 13th February 2017

Last week’s news about lifelong learning being placed on the government’s agenda was welcomed by many of us in the Hotcourses office. After all, we strive to help this demographic back into education. But as perfect as it may sound having politicians work out a way to...

Can you fit a course into a busy lifestyle?

By Safeera Sarjoo 10th February 2017

Have you ever psyched yourself up to try something new or do something exciting, but then decided against it at the last minute? Bungee jumping is one thing, but wanting to further your knowledge and then stopping yourself can be detrimental to your professional life. With so...

Why forensic accountants are our modern-day superheroes

By Safeera Sarjoo 10th February 2017

Think about your favourite superhero. What do you think of when you visualise them? Strength? Superpowers? Or the way you proudly collect your order when the barista calls out 'Batman?' Our perception of superheroes spans far and wide but more than anything they act...

Why retraining is key to a successful career

By Mandy Garner 10th February 2017

New year, new job? For many the new year is not just a time to think about finding a new job, but to consider changing career path altogether. One group with a big interest in retraining is mums. After going through the huge transition to parenthood many question all...

Is an apprenticeship worth it?

By Jade O'Donoghue 9th February 2017

On the face of it, apprenticeships seem like the ideal way of learning – you’re there in the workplace, learning practical skills, meeting people who are doing what you dream of and best of all, getting paid to do it. They do involve a lot of work though, you’re keeping your...

Government to include lifelong learning in their agenda

By Safeera Sarjoo 2nd February 2017

A green paper released on 23 January made reference to the growing challenge when it comes to training for older people. Robert Halfon spoke to FE Week saying that, ‘We wouldn’t have put this in the industrial strategy if we weren’t serious about it. At the moment...

The Hotcourses highlights of 2015

By Jane McGuire 2nd February 2017

It’s been an exciting 2015 over here at Hotcourses, with big changes on all our sites. As we reach the start of a whole new year, we thought we’d sit down with a mince pie (or three) and look back at our highlights.    We spoke to some pretty incredible...

Réhahn – the travelling portraiture

By Jane McGuire 27th January 2017

If there’s ever a man who makes you want to quit your job and buy a one way plane ticket, it’s Réhahn . Born in Normandy, his passion for travel and photography has taken him on a worldwide adventure. Specialising in portrait photography, Réhahn is different in the way he...

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