“Low Skilled” Trades? Give Me A Break!

Life has many disappointments, but high on the list must surely be when somebody looks down on you.  And there is no surer way to do that than to demean somebody’s occupation. This country has spent many years seemingly moving away from the old-fashioned “class system”, where the unpredictability of birth set your pathway in […] Read More...

How Do I Get An NVQ?

To get any National Vocational Qualification, there must be evidence of your competency in the workplace. You need to be working and for the Assessor to see you doing it – to develop your skills by giving you further training if needs be – and for you to meet the occupational standards. You can't get the NVQ if your training is completely delivered at a training centre. Read More...

Need Your CSCS Test? – Don’t Just Google It!

We’ve previously written here about the need to book your CSCS test direct with the examination centres online. You can do this at:  https://wsr.pearsonvue.com/testtaker/signin/SignInPage/CITB DO NOT JUST “GOOGLE” CSCS TESTS – you will no doubt find at the top a load of “online booking” sites. These all charge a “booking fee” which is totally unnecessary and will make […] Read More...

Some Of The Most Difficult Calls We Get Are From People Whose CSCS Cards Have Expired……….Or Who Have Been Putting Off The “Evil Day………

Here at SuperSkills, we care about our customers.  I’ve thought long and hard about writing this, because the last thing I want to do is unnecessarily scare people – or worse still, for suggestions to be made that we’re indulging in some sort of “Project Fear”.  However, it’s sometimes right to tell people something they might […] Read More...

That Was Interesting, Wasn’t It?

Settling down for the last evening of the year is always a time for reflection.  2017 has been nothing if not interesting. Having started with a gallop as January and February seemed to fly by, it seemed the period after Easter reduced pace and just meandered along.  The break for Easter was followed by a […] Read More...

Cyber Security – Don’t Click That Link!

I really wonder what is the attraction to, or satisfaction with, sending round computer viruses.  It doesn’t strike me as a career choice with a consistent income stream for the participants.  I’m not sure spending your life employing what must be a considerable amount of intellect to developing something that only exists to cause a […] Read More...

If You’ve Made Your Life Here, We Want You To Stay

Our last post confirmed and welcomed the agreement reached in the Brexit negotiations about the rights of EU nationals who had moved from other nations to work in the UK. The Prime Minister has written an open letter to all people outlining what has been agreed and we reproduce it below for the benefit of […] Read More...

Brexit – The End Of The Beginning

This morning, the Prime Minister flew to Brussels to meet President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker.  At a later press conference, it was announced that agreement had been reached on the three areas covered by the first phase of Brexit negotiations. There will be plenty of comment about the ins and outs of the […] Read More...

Time For The Professions To Focus On Mass Markets

The Royal Institute of British Architects is a fine institution, with many decades of history demonstrating we have the finest Architects in the world. Yet today, the newspapers have a dim view of it. Why so? The Institute has chosen their “House Of The Year” for 2017. This is always going to receive a similar […] Read More...