Academic qualifications

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  • GCSE grades are changing: a 9-to-1 guide for employers

    Date:
    24 April 2017
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    For the past three decades, employers have advertised roles requiring candidates to have a certain number of GCSEs at "grade C or above". But is all that about to change to "grade 4 or above"? We provide a crash course on GCSE reform from an employer's perspective.

  • HR careers: 2014 XpertHR survey

    Date:
    6 January 2014
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    Our survey among HR professionals, with 557 respondents, explores how people entered the profession, the qualifications they hold and the barriers they have experienced in career progression.

  • After A-levels: can we get over the careers advice gap?

    Date:
    21 August 2013
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    The British Chambers of Commerce has argued that the Government places too much emphasis on exams. Betsy Kendall, COO of business psychology firm OPP, asks: how can employers and higher education institutes find out what motivates their future recruits beyond their exam results?

  • Date:
    6 June 2013
    Type:
    Legal timetable

    The draft Regulations prescribe three alternative ways of working that meet the definition of full-time occupation under s.5 of the Education and Skills Act 2008.

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