Top 10 tips on education and learning to help you develop this February

It’s true what they say. Knowledge is power, whether you’re striving to get the best results possible in upcoming exams or are seeking to up your earning potential. Much like travel, education is one of the few things you can buy that makes you richer.

To help you stay on track when it comes to your development or career, here are Checklist‘s top 10 tips on education this February.

Take your business to the next level with CLK Aesthetic Systems 

Looking to take your beauty or clinic business to the next level and possibly boost your profits? This could be just the solution. Investing in a state-of-the-art system can be money well spent for your business, as you could earn between £200-£500 per hour offering multiple applications with each system.

CLK Aesthetic Systems sell some of the most high-tech machines on the market today. These include the 3-Wave Diode Laser, Combined IPL Super-Fast Hair Removal and Photo-rejuvenation, Radio Frequency Microneedling and RF Fractional, Lipo-Cavitation & Radio Frequency, Ultrasonic Oxygen and Diamond Dermabrasion, and many more – all available at a very competitive price point.

The company offers free training (and accommodation!) at its academy when you purchase any of the equipment, to ensure you’re ready to jump into action upon installation. 

You also receive your first year’s insurance free of charge, which allows you to work legally on paying clients right away. They’re happy to help you all the way to open your own successful business or adding exciting new treatments to your existing beauty clinic.

The info: Click here or reach out by calling 01623 409009.

Online learning with world-renowned partners 

Thanks to the rise of digital learning, developing new skills has never been easier. FutureLearn was founded in 2012 with the goal of transforming access to education. An online learning platform with over 1,000 courses and 260 globally renowned partners – including UCL, Deakin University and Accenture – FutureLearn has plenty to offer students of all ages.

With a broad array of subject offerings, including business, healthcare and sustainability, FutureLearn provides a flexible and social learning experience for learners all over the world. The courses are designed and taught by international teaching experts, and students are encouraged to share their learnings with each other to improve their learning outcomes.

Whether your child is thinking of learning a new skill, applying for university, or getting ahead with career planning, FutureLearn has an online course to suit their needs. 

For a limited time, get £60 off an Unlimited learning subscription, which provides unlimited access to a wide selection of short courses for an entire year.

The info: Click here to find out more.

Level up your hair and beauty skill set 

So, you fancy working in the hair and beauty industry or looking to keep up to date with the latest trends and techniques? Capital Hair & Beauty has a course that will suit your level, whether you’re a complete beginner, want to get back into the industry or simply refresh your skills.

The hair and beauty industry is a constantly evolving field that offers a wide range of career opportunities, whether you want to work full or even part time to boost your income. The flexibility of this industry also means you can go into paid employment, or work for yourself, giving you the flexibility to manage your own clients.

Capital Hair & Beauty have over 50 accredited face-to-face courses available, covering a range of treatments and services such as Brows & Lashes, Gel & Acrylic Nails, Makeup, Waxing & Tanning, Hair Styling & Colouring, Hair Cutting & Barbering, Ear Piercing, Massage and Facial.

These courses are taught by industry experts and range from one-day courses starting from only £30 to longer five-day options for more intense training. Better still, they’re available at over 40 locations nationwide and you can pick a location of your choice, either online or at your local Capital Hair & Beauty store where in-store experts can help guide you on the best course suited to your needs.

The info: Click here to take advantage of their limited-time sale on all beauty courses booked in 2023*.

*Ends February 28. Terms and conditions apply.

Unlock your child’s learning potential 

GoStudent is a company with a worthy mission: to unlock every child’s full potential. The company offers one-to-one online tutoring for children aged between 6-18 who need an extra helping hand at school. 

Children are matched with the ideal tutor to meet their needs, whether this is to build confidence or improve grades. 

The match is based on customer preference (age, gender, teaching style) as well as learning style (is the child a visual learner, do they learn through play?) and any particular needs that are disclosed such as special educational needs or disabilities.

They offer easy scheduling and rescheduling of lessons so they can conveniently fit into family life along with the benefit of learning from the comfort of your own home. Lessons are available in over 30+ subjects, with Enhanced DBS-checked UK tutors (or equivalent), so you’re sure to find support where your child needs it most. 

The info: Click here to book a free trial lesson. 

Make this the year you learnt to drive 

Make 2023 the year you finally pass your driving test and enjoy freedom on the roads. DRIVE Driving School is one of the fastest growing driving schools in the UK and has fantastic offers for new learners.

For starters, it has a Pass Guarantee* which means if you don’t pass your driving test they’ll pay for you to re-take it. Incredible, right? They also provide free access to their online driving lessons videos to help set you up for success. 

One glowing customer review reads: ‘Drive has a brilliant setup with an app called Total Drive where students can monitor their driving and contact their instructors, which I don’t see many other schools using this method. I would HIGHLY recommend Drive to anyone!’

The info: Click here to find your nearest instructor.  

*Terms and conditions apply. 

Take your first steps in becoming an online English teacher 

Teaching English online is up there when it comes to flexible ways of making a little extra on the side – but you’ll need your TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) qualification first. The TEFL Institute specialises in certifying people with TEFL qualifications so they can make their start in teaching English online or abroad.

The qualification is internationally recognised and will equip you with the necessary skills to begin your career as an online English teacher. All you need to get started is a computer, an internet connection and headphones.  

The TEFL Institute brings over 30 years of experience in the industry to offer you a standard of training that’s hard to beat. Anybody aged 17 to 70 can sign up for the courses – no previous teaching experience is required. 

Once you’re qualified, experts will help you to find employment whether you’re looking for full-time work or a side hustle. And if you want to launch your career abroad, they can assist with that too. The company offers fully supported teaching positions in eight countries around the world. 

The info: Click here to get 12% off TEFL courses using the code ‘TEACH’.

Learn valuable skills on the high seas 

Get your children out of the house and onto the high seas with Morning Star Trust.  The charity teaches young adults aged 15 to 25 to develop important life skills, all through learning to sail.

Sailing is all about teamwork, so these adventurous voyages are a great opportunity for youngsters to learn how to collaborate with others. The training is also designed to help build confidence, self-esteem, motivation, initiative and resilience. Most importantly, they’re also a fun experience they won’t soon forget.

Making every course even more worthwhile, Morning Star Trust is a recognised Royal Yachting Association training centre, and runs Duke of Edinburgh Bronze, Silver and Gold expeditions and residentials. 

The info: Click here to start their sailing adventure today.

Equip your children with valuable revision resources 

We all know that practice makes perfect. Trusted by hundreds of thousands of parents, Exam Papers Plus resources can give your child the edge over the competition when it comes to school entrance tests.

Each one of their papers is the result of hours of deep collaboration between experienced education specialists. They have drawn on feedback from countless teachers, tutors, parents and students to create highly engaging and extremely effective exam preparation materials for students aged 5 to 17.

Their 11+ Exam Papers and video tutorials cover everything your child needs to know for every possible format of the 11 Plus test, covering every school, region and exam board in the country. 

These papers have been successfully used to help students across the country achieve their goals and gain entrance to the school of their choice. They know exactly what is required to succeed.

The info: Click here to discover more about how Exam Paper Plus can help.

Retrain as a tradie! 

Does a career as a tradie spark your interest?  Whether you are just starting out, an experienced professional or an allied tradesman, New City Trade Skills can help you find the right course and get you qualified quickly and effectively.

Its most popular courses are the 18th Edition, Electrical Testing and Inspection, Mastic Asphalt courses and NVQ-only pathways. These are competitively priced and delivered at their outstanding purpose-built facilities, with assessment predominately at the workplace. 

New City Trade Skills also offers personalised support to business owners. It has a team of dedicated business development account managers who can carry out an Organisational Training Needs Analysis, to identify training needs in your workforce.

Your account manager will be your day-to-day contact, supporting you with advice and answering your queries. This may include how to prepare for changes in CSCS Industry Accreditation. 

The info: Click here to find out more.  

Update how you revise with this app

It’s easy to become overwhelmed by exam revision, that’s why you need Quizlet. The app allows students to use engaging learning tools – its most well-loved feature is the electronic flashcards that aid memory loss and help take the stress out of revising for exams. 

There are also practice tests, games, and quizzes to help students reach their goals at school, university, and beyond. The app is already used by 60 million students around the world.  

Jenna Anderson, a graduate student of the University of Glasgow, says: ‘Quizlet was a fantastic resource throughout my time at university as a law student, in particular during exam season when there is an overwhelming pressure to get the best grades possible.’

Quizlet has also teamed up with TV’s Dr Amir Khan, who is a regular on daytime television, to provide advice for students and parents about how to cope with exam anxiety. The checklist can be found on Quizlet’s website.

The info: Click here to find out more.

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