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Peter Exton – the awe-inspiring architect

By Jane McGuire 27th March 2017

American architect Frank Lloyd Wright famously said, ‘Every great architect is a great poet’. Without a doubt, there’s something special about someone who can walk onto a building site and visualise something beautiful. As I sit down to interview London based architect Peter...

Hotcourses named as new partner for Festival of Learning

By Safeera Sarjoo 21st March 2017

Adult learning is so important – and yet, it’s never really celebrated. However, at Hotcourses this is about to change as we’ve been announced as a partner for the upcoming Festival of Learning. Previously known as Adult Learner’s Week, the Festival of Learning takes...

Why lifelong learning is vital for adults

By Safeera Sarjoo 21st March 2017

 “How easy is it to fly a drone?” a voice said behind me. I stopped brewing my tea and turned around to see my Dad standing, waiting, with an inquisitive look on his face. At first, I thought it was a bizarre question – why would a 65-year-old possibly want to fly a...

Finding time to study whilst working full time - is it possible?

By Safeera Sarjoo 21st March 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 you should get certified

By Mona Huang 17th March 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...

The importance of forensic accounting for society

By Safeera Sarjoo 17th March 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...

Our guide to human resources management

By Hotcourses Editor 14th March 2017

Imagine saying “You’re hired” for a living! Human resources – or HR as it’s often called – is about matching people to the right jobs and making sure they stay happy in those jobs. And in today’s competitive climate, where employers want the very best people around, good HR...

We retook our maths GCSE and failed

By Jade O'Donoghue 9th March 2017

GCSE Maths is one of the most important qualifications for adults to possess in the UK. Employers are always on the lookout for it to prove that someone has basic knowledge of mathematics and it’s incredibly useful in life – how else would you work out what 20% off your weekly...

This International Women’s Day, Hotcourses is championing women’s education

By Safeera Sarjoo 8th March 2017

Happy International Women’s Day! Today the global community will take the time to celebrate the economic, cultural, social and political achievements women have made across a number of areas. This year’s theme calls for people to #BeBoldForChange in order to make the...

Lifelong learning necessary for where technology is taking us

By Safeera Sarjoo 7th March 2017

There's no secret that we rely on a significant number of migrant workers in very important areas. The NHS, construction and technology in particular. In fact, the government is said to be granting more visas to technology workers in the hope that they will be able to...

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