Daily Archives: January 9, 2015

Your Career as a Support Worker

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Your Career as a Support Worker

For many people in the world today, life is too tough or they are not equipped to go it alone. These vulnerable individuals need help and care to make it through. As a support worker your job will be to provide emotional and practical support for individuals and families in need to help them live more happy and independent lives.

Qualifications

Although you will need basic literacy and numeracy skills, usually GCSE passes at grade C or above in English and Mathematics, high level formal qualifications are not the primary consideration for those interested in applying for support worker jobs. It is far more important that you have a great passion for helping others and that you are prepared to commit yourself to their well being. Some work experience or experience gained from voluntary work in a care environment are also invaluable assets, as is a GNVQ or equivalent qualification in social care or a related subject. Continue reading

Educational Games for Children to Play

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Educational Games for Children to Play

Education and the process of learning is something that begins at home for children. Parents naturally want their children to do well in school, but this desire often clashes with other adult priorities (parents also want their children to be active and learn new hobbies), not to mention the children’s own to-do lists. There’s only so long a youngster is willing to do homework or read, before wanting to run off and do something a bit more fun. Continue reading

Top Free Software Programs for University Students

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It is a truth universally acknowledged that a student is in want of free stuff. Especially in the current financial climate, the more freebies that you can get, the better. And one thing that no student would want to waste money on (except maybe computing majors) is software. Here’s a helpful little list of the best programmes available to students for free.  Some of these have been around for a while, but don’t worry, they will all work across devices. Continue reading

Preparing to Study Abroad? Travel without the Hassle

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Preparing to Study Abroad

When you dream about studying abroad, you’re probably thinking about sightseeing, delicious foreign cuisine and all the interesting people you’ll meet overseas. What probably won’t cross your mind are the logistical measures you’ll have to take before you even get on the plane. Preparing for a major overseas trip can be a drag, but it’s the sacrifice you make for having a stress-free and fulfilling experience. To get started on your plan early, read on for five tips that will have you ready to take off well before your departure date. Continue reading