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How to create the perfect revision timetable

Whatever you are revising for it is good to set out a plan of action; set times and amount of revision, give yourself goals and rewards.Plan early Preparation is key! Create reminders in your phone of your revision times or setup a calendar on the wall; use something that you will look at every day and works for you, so you can track your progress. Make sure to spread your time out evenly and you give yourself breaks in-between each session so you give your brain a rest. When structuring your revision plan, you must make sure that sufficient “blank” time is left close to the exam to revisit […]


How’s your sign language?

There are an estimated 11 million people in the UK who are Deaf or hard of hearing.Every country has its own sign language. Here in the UK most people use British Sign Language (BSL) which is not simply the English language with hand signs, it has its own grammar and sentence construction. So, whist we would say “what is your name?” in BSL it would be signed “Your name, what?”Deafness is the third most common disability in the world. Most deaf people don’t view their deafness as a disability or as a problem that should be fixed. For many of them, it’s a natural part of their […]


Lesson Planning Tips: Make An Impact in Every Lesson

Lesson planning can be one of the most time-consuming aspects of a teaching role. To help try to shorten this process we have gathered some useful tips to help you properly plan and execute innovative lessons every time:Who are you planning for? Before you even begin to plan, you have to understand who you are planning for and what is the best way to inspire them.Make objectives What is your goal for the outcome of the lesson? Be specific in your points. As an NQT, your lesson plans will still be subject to scrutiny, just as they were during your training. But don’t be tempted to over-plan […]


How Will GDPR Affect Your School?

GDPR is coming into effect on 25th May 2018 for Schools. It is essential that from the commencement date all the new rules are followed otherwise it could mean the schools budget and reputation is damaged.Schools handle large quantities of data. Lots of it is highly personal including databases on pupils, medical information and images. They also hold data on staff, governors, volunteers and job applicants. Under the current DPA regulations schools already have a duty of care to ensure all the data is safe and secure. The new GDPR rules have built on the current DPA regulations and are a more […]


Are your employees receiving regular training?

Training in the workplace is essential. To be able to work effectively in any environment, employees need to have the correct knowledge and skill set. This couldn’t be truer for the Health and Social Care sector. Employees are monitored by the Care Quality Commission to ensure they are competent in their roles. To enable care workers to do their job efficiently they need to be kept up-to-date with the latest rules and regulations.There are many skills required for those working in the Health and Social Care sector: child and adult safeguarding, health and safety, and many more. This is why […]


Why health and safety in the workplace could save you money…

Keeping a workplace safe is one of the most important considerations any employer will have when setting up their business. Of course, it doesn’t stop there, and organisations work to ensure that they safeguard their business, staff and any visitors and stakeholders on an ongoing basis. From appointed First Aid representatives to understanding the legislation that applies to their business, employers are on an ongoing journey to uphold standards and operate with due diligence.In 2016/17 the Health and Safety Executive issued a report relating to workplace injuries that made for stark reading. […]


New Directions Chairman Highly Commended at Cardiff Business Awards

On Friday 23rd June 2017, New Directions Chairman Jeff Tune was highly commended at an awards ceremony held in Cardiff.The Cardiff Business Awards recognise outstanding achievement in business and celebrate talent, ambition and innovation from across Wales' capital city. This is the third year the awards have celebrated the best of Cardiff business.The event held at City Hall in the capital celebrated 19 awards in total and was attended by over 400 guests who enjoyed a three course meal and entertainment from former X Factor contestant Lucie Jones. The evening was hosted by television personality […]


Please note that after 25th April 2017 we will no longer be offering CIEH courses

Please note that after 25th April 2017 we will no longer be offering CIEH courses. We are delighted to announce that we will soon be releasing new courses approved by Qualsafe Awards, an Awarding Organisation recognised by Ofqual to offer regulated qualifications to our customers.


New Directions Announced as Cardiff Life Finalist for a Second Year

Leading business services organisation New Directions have been announced as ‘finalists’ in the ‘Best Company’ category at the Cardiff Life Awards.This is a second successive year of shortlisting for the organisation who had a 2016 in which they won a flurry of awards and became Wales’ first supply agency to be announced ‘Gold Status – Investors in People’ status.Speaking about the shortlisting, Group Head of Communications and Marketing - Ruth Dalton said ‘I have worked as part of this team now for over five years. I have watched the growth and change within the business. […]


New Directions is Named ‘Best Company to Work For’

A leading Welsh recruitment and training organization was named as a winner at the 2016 Institute of Recruitment Professionals (IRP) Awards.New Directions won as ‘Best Company to Work For (under 250 employees)’ at the 2016 IRP Awards.An IRP Award is the highest accolade an individual or company can receive in the recruitment industry and is unique in raising awareness of the positive role models whose exceptional work, and candidate and client care, sets the bar for all recruitment professionals and businesses to aspire to.The IRP Awards are the only recruitment sector awards hosted […]