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How to become a dog groomer

March 20, 2017
Find out how to become a dog groomer with Stonebridge

With Crufts showcasing the demand for pampered pets, we’re thinking this week about the world of dog grooming. Taking care of man’s best friend has a long history. The Romans clipped their poodles to look like lions and lithographs from Elizabethan[...]
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How to become a child psychologist

March 13, 2017
You need a qualification to become a child psychologist

The way that we think about child development has changed. In the past, children were seen as little adults whose minds were effectively blank slates. They were dressed and treated like grown-ups, with exposure to education believed to be all that[...]
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Stonebridge College Awarded Feefo Gold Trusted Service Award 2017

February 17, 2017

February 2017, Stonebridge Associated Colleges has won a Feefo Gold Service award, an independent seal of excellence that recognises businesses for delivering exceptional experiences, rated by real customers. Created by Feefo, Trusted Service is awarded[...]
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Nursing courses that you can access without A-Levels

February 3, 2017
Access to nursing courses if you don't have A-Levels

Nurses are more in demand than ever before. Shortages in the NHS are hitting the headlines and experts in the profession suggest that Brexit will only add to staffing challenges. By making a career change now, you can access numerous job openings in[...]
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How to beat Blue Monday

January 16, 2017
Blue Monday. Woman waiting for a train

The third Monday in January is often dubbed the most depressing day of the year. With a combination of dark mornings, post-Christmas gloom and fast-failing New Year’s resolutions, it’s easy to see why. There may not be anything scientific[...]
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The 4 study skills every learner needs

January 9, 2017
Study skills. Pile of textbooks

Motivating yourself as an adult learner is different to being at school or university. You might be more focused, but you’re more likely to be juggling family life and a full-time job. At Stonebridge, we tap into the ambition that we know[...]
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How to keep your New Year’s resolutions

January 1, 2017
New Year's resolutions. Firework

The next 12 months could take your career in an entirely new direction. Make your New Year’s resolutions count in 2017 and focus on your future. Where did it all begin? New Year’s resolutions have a long history. 4000 years ago the Babylonians began[...]
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Your Business Start Up Journey – The Final Stage

December 13, 2016
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Creating your business plan and pitch is the final step in your entrepreneurial journey. You have accumulated a wealth of information so far, all of which will inform your final pitch and plan. Your business plan enables you to evaluate your business[...]
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Business Start Up Element 5 – Plan the Budget

December 1, 2016
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Effective budgeting and forecasting are essential to the success of your business start up. You’ll need to know how to produce key financial records and statements in order to gain initial investment for your venture, this can be difficult without any[...]
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Your Start Up Journey – Plan the Business Operations

November 22, 2016
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You’ve established that there is a need for your product or service and have used the marketing mix to develop a positioning strategy. Now that your start up business idea is concrete and ready to go, you need to understand the legalities. Abiding by[...]
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