Wanted: employers who offer apprenticeships

ABDO College is seeking employers with experience of offering apprenticeships. The college aims to launch an apprenticeship programme for dispensing opticians in September 2024, subject to General Optical Council (GOC) approval. The Department of Education (DfE) has approved the college as a provider for the Level 6 Dispensing Optician Apprenticeship Standard. The college plans to launch the programme in September, with a group of employers who already run apprenticeships for other areas of their business.  DfE approval is a key…

Get ready for results day: Clearing

You’ve finished your A Levels, Highers or BTECs and are nervously waiting to find out how you did. It’s worth looking into your options now so you can hit the ground running if the big day doesn’t go the way you hope. Results day is the most stressful date for many students. It may feel like disaster if you don’t get the grades for your chosen course, but there are options.  Universities still want you – more than 50,000 students…