Alternatives to Traditional Study Routes?
When the Chair of the Independent Schools Council suggests that degree apprenticeships are becoming increasingly viable and appealing alternatives to a traditional university degree, people will take notice. https://www.tes.com/news/school-news/breaking-news/advantages-going-university-less-they-were-says-isc-chair
In his recent speech, made a few days ago at a Westminster Education Forum event, http://www.westminsterforumprojects.co.uk/get-involved/westminster_education_forum, Barnaby Lenon referred to an arguably perceived decline in the value afforded by the traditional university route and urged careers advisers to be alive to such alternatives as the degree apprenticeship where appropriate. While Mr Lenon did underline the fact that the traditional degree is, he believes, likely to remain the optimum choice for most student, it is refreshing to hear such an influential individual encouraging schools to get out of the box in their thinking and recommend alternative routes for students.
The private tuition industry perhaps offers a parallel. Traditional face to face tuition is the predominant method of delivering private tutorials. At the recent annual conference of The Tutors Association http://thetutorsassociation.org.uk/NationalConference2017 virtually every session which referred to it, forecast that online tuition was the way forward. While it is by no means perfect, and needs to be undertaken from a position of understanding, it offers many advantages over face to face tuition. Many students and carers approach online tuition as a last resort when they just cannot find a suitable tutor nearby, either because of their location or because the requirement is for a non core subject where fewer tutors exist. A bit of out of the box thinking could open up a convenient, effective, flexible and affordable alternative to the traditional tuition route. Why not get out of your box and contact Realtime Tutors https://www.realtimetutors.co.uk/contact-us/ ?The team would be happy to answer your questions about online tuition and let you have a look around a bespoke virtual classroom, with no pressure or commitments.