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Safeera Sarjoo

A Journalism graduate from Kingston University, Safeera has worked in both print and online media. When she isn't writing, you can find her working through her never ending bucket list or glued to the Formula 1.

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What are BTEC courses?

By Safeera Sarjoo 21st November 2017

Looking for a qualification to kick start your career? Want to study a subject you’re passionate about without the stress of rigorous exams at the end of the course? If you learn best from gaining hands-on practice rather than being stuck in textbooks and want to improve your...

What are ECDL courses?

By Safeera Sarjoo 10th November 2017

Whether it’s for daily use at work, buying shopping online or just browsing the internet, the vast majority of us use computers on a frequent basis. However, despite over three quarters of the UK’s working population regularly using computers, most have never had formal IT...

Ching He-Huang: An appetite for success

By Safeera Sarjoo 9th November 2017

The food industry has grown immensely over the last few years with exposure to countless TV shows, celebrity chefs, fresh cook books and new restaurants adorning our streets. Food is even a prime focus on social media with a report stating that Pizza and Sushi are the two most...

Festival of Learning highlights positive side to Further Education

By Safeera Sarjoo 8th November 2017

I always knew lifelong learning had its benefits, but nothing could prepare me for the way it had impacted people at the recent Festival of Learning awards. Adult Learning has always faced an uphill battle where funding and perception is concerned. Often seen as the option...

Are BTECs as good as A-Levels?

By Safeera Sarjoo 13th October 2017

For a lot of people, A-Levels are seen as the best way to get into university. This often means that other notable qualifications, like BTECs, gets forgotten. BTEC qualifications have long been regarded as inferior to A-Levels, perhaps because of their differing structure...

What should a lifelong learning strategy involve?

By Safeera Sarjoo 4th October 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...

The importance of forensic accounting for society

By Safeera Sarjoo 4th October 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...

Government to include lifelong learning in their agenda

By Safeera Sarjoo 28th September 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...

Why you should consider a career change

By Safeera Sarjoo 28th September 2017

New research by Oxford Open Learning Trust recently revealed that nearly a fifth of women aged 18-24 years old felt that they had chosen their career path too young. They cited the education and training they received had not prepared them for their current career with...

Why beauty therapy is a good career in an ever-changing industry

By Safeera Sarjoo 28th September 2017

For many females, beauty is something that enters their lives at a relatively young age and stays with them throughout their lifetime. Such is the effect of the industry that it’s estimated that women spend roughly $15,000 throughout their lives on make-up. As trends and...

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