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The Edge Manifesto

In the lead up to the general election, our Manifesto sets out what we want from the next government.

VQ Day

VQ Day

VQ Day 2015 will be taking place on June 10! Keep up to date with all the latest information and winners by visiting the VQ Day website

The Edge Hotel School

The Edge Hotel School offers world class education and training to the future leaders of the hospitality industry based in a sustainable commercial hotel.

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University Technical Colleges

University technical colleges are government-funded schools that offer 14-18 year olds a great deal more than traditional schools Find out more.

Career Colleges

Find out more about Career Colleges - a new concept in further education.

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Festival of Learning 2015

During the months of May and June, the Festival of Learning will bring together organisations across the country to offer thousands of opportunities for anyone and everyone to learn something new.

Events will be listed online at www.alw.org.uk/events Culminating in Adult Learners' Week 13 - 19 June, the Festival aims to celebrate adult learning and heighten awareness of the learning opportunities available across the UK

This year's Festival theme is #lovetolearn

National Numeracy

National Numeracy is an independent charity established in 2012 to help raise low levels of numeracy among adults and children and promote the importance of everyday maths skills. There are currently 17 million adults in England - half the working age population - who have numeracy skills roughly equivalent to those expected of children at primary school. We believe that everyone, with the right level of effort and support, can reach a level of numeracy for everyday life.



MyKindaCrowd set innovative challenges and deliver into UK secondary schools, colleges and universities in four ways: online, face-to-face workshops, lesson plans aligned to curriculum and through engaging video. 

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Skills to Shine

Skills to Shine is a social enterprise engaging young people in fun project-based learning, which is real, relevant and inspiring, whilst giving them the knowledge and relevant skills to help them shine in their future chosen career paths.

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Sky Academy Careers Lab

The Sky Academy Careers Lab is a brand new free full day learning experience for 16-19 year olds. This innovative initiative brings careers in the media and creative industries to life whilst also helping students to build employability skills.

There are three days to choose from: Technology, Business and Media. Each day is made up of a variety of different sessions and provides a unique insight into the world of work at Sky. Activities include:

  • An open Q&A forum with a senior Sky leader
  • A tour of Sky to see the workplace in action
  • The chance to explore our interactive wall installation that gives insight into different parts of Sky and the people who work there
  • Workshops to explore students' strengths and passions and how these might match up to future career opportunities
  • A hands-on practical challenge to give experience of a range of job roles

Based at Sky's headquarters in Osterley, West London, Sky Academy Careers Lab is free to schools and colleges and fully supported by Sky experts to ensure the trip is easy to organise, creative, stimulating and safe. 



www.notgingtouni.co.uk is the UK's leading website for school & college leavers looking at the alternatives to traditional university such as Apprenticeships, College Courses, Sponsored Degrees, entry level jobs, etc. NGtU clients include: National Apprenticeship Service, Marks & Spencer, Severn Trent, Anglian Water,  Boots, Starbucks, Tesco, Thomas Cook, Next, Co-op, RBS, Lloyds Bank, Barclays, Asda, Sainsbury, Pret, HSBC, Jaguar / Landrover, Santander, PwC, Whitbread, Babcock, O2, EE, Direct line, etc Here's some key notgoingtouni facts: 

  • Up to 100,000+ young people visiting per month (16-24 years) 
  • Generate 1,000's of applications every month 
  • NGtU e-newsletter is emailed direct to school & college leavers and careers advisors UK wide (90,000+) 
  • NGtU attend careers events UK wide, over 250,00 students seen face to face! 

Call 0203 691 2800 or email info@notgoingtouni.co.uk for further details.

Escape Studios- The Visual Effects Academy

Visual effects are responsible for making the unbelievable believable and bringing films like Avatar and Lord of the Rings to life. Escape Studio's VFX careers guide helps explain the art and science behind the craft, the career prospects and what part you could play in the industry's ever evolving future. Find out more here.

Careers World

As the name Careers World suggests, we cover everything possible to do with careers. Whether you want to start earning qualifications and money with an Apprenticeship, het a taste of the working world with employer funded study, carry on learning at sixth form or college, or go to university, this magazine and website will help you make the right choice for your future.




What Apprenticeship

This book, website and app contains everything you need to decide whether an Apprenticeship is right for you, and more importantly, what Apprenticeship is right for you! We are going to tell you about all the Apprenticeships there are, and tell you about the job roles and modules they involve. So let's get started. Follow the link and find outWhat Apprenticeshipyou want to do....




The Artsmark is a national award that accredits quality arts education. It is Arts Council England's flagship programme to enable schools, further education colleges and youth justice settings to audit, celebrate and develop high quality arts education. It is a key driver in their aim to ensure every child and young person has the opportunity to experience the richness of the arts.

Careers films on the web

Careersbox is a free online library of careers related film, news and information. As the preferred digital new media partner's for the Institute of Career Guidance, the largest careers body in the UK, Careersbox aim is to deliver the right information at the right time to careers advisers and job seekers.

Check out our case study films show real people doing real jobs, giving viewers insight into careers across all sectors and helping them to find the right career.

If you have a film you would like to see made, have any feedback on the site or would like more informaton, simply contact us at:

The Old Depot
31c Clifton Road

T: 01223 240 099
E: feedback@careersbox.co.uk or visit CareersINFO.co.uk

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