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HE applies to any form of education that results in a Level 4 + qualification.
- Foundation degree
- University degree
- Degree apprenticeships
Not everyone feels that continuing their education after 18 is of interest or necessary. However, there are some careers will require a degree or similar qualification.
There are, of course, also individuals for whom Higher Education appeals just because they wish to continue to learn and expand their knowledge of a subject to a greater depth.
HE is open to anyone of any age as long as they have the prerequisite qualifications demanded by their chosen provider or institution.
For nearly 30 years the Good Schools Guide has provided trusted help and advice to parents, helping them with one of the most important questions they face - choosing the right school for their child. The Good Schools Guide: Careers (GSGC) is a natural development of that help, aimed at young people and their parents as they consider the future.
Further Education refers to educational choices made after reaching your 16th birthday. FE covers all qualifications lower than a degree.
You have been shortlisted for an interview. Whether this is your first ever job interview or not, there is one word that sums up the best approach to getting that job: PREPARE!
Apprenticeships may well be the flavour of the moment but they are not a new idea. In fact, apprenticeships hark back to Medieval Times. Craftsmen would take on young men (14 -21 years) offering them a free training in exchange for basic food and lodgings.
"Design and consultancy for natural and built assets", they say: a top-end global construction company based in Holland but with strong UK roots. This is an apprenticeship that leads to becoming a Chartered Building Surveyor - the top professional qualification with MRICS after your name, and a core role in a business like Arcadis. Long term prospects: the UK CEO is a FRICS; say no more.