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Explore our latest blog posts to find expert voices offering their advice on professional development, career advancement and the world of work.


Management and Compliance

Why is it important? Lisa shares her thoughts on management and compliance.


Short Courses (Guest blog from Katherine Hurst)

What can you get out of a short course? As a course facilitator, and attendee, Katherine has had her fair amount of experience with short courses and the benefits they bring. Here she shares her thoughts.


4 Key Qualities of a Manager

While initially quite similar, there are vast differences between leaders and managers. Find out the four key qualities of a manager in this final installment of a two-part blog series.


Why I Volunteer (A Guest Blog by Melissa Middleton)

Melissa Middleton, Manager of PNE Enterprise, explains why volunteering is an incredibly rewarding experience in this blog post.


Top Tips for Recruiting Volunteers

Each year, from June 1st – 7th, we shine a light on volunteers, voluntary organisations and charities throughout the UK who dedicate their time and skills to make a difference in our local communities as part of Volunteers’ Week, the largest celebration of volunteering. Continue reading to find our top tips for recruiting volunteers!


5 Things to Consider Before You Volunteer

Volunteering opportunities are all around and could be for a few hours, in your local area and even overseas. We have put together some things to consider.


What Makes an Effective Mentor?

A mentor can be fundamental to an individual’s professional development; they provide guidance, share their knowledge, and develop the skills of their mentees, thereby allowing them to get a head start in their career. But what qualities are needed to become an effective mentor?


5 Tips for Distance Learning Success

Studying a distance learning course can be daunting especially if you are returning to study after a long break. We have 5 useful tips to help you get motivated, achieve your goals, and obtain the qualification you need.



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