Courses Never Taught Me Anything!

“A precocious boy – a student at the University of the Witwatersrand by the time he was 15 – and bullied for it, reading was his connection to the wider world. Courses, he said, never taught him anything. The way to learn was to get a book that told you how to do things, and… Read More

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CompTIA 220-1001 Exam: Preparation Can’t Be Easier Than with Practice Tests

No matter what your profession is and where you work, you will always want to make sure that you are able to go forward in your career. However, achieving this task can be challenging in most cases because if you want to go forth, you need time to learn new skills. Taking out that time… Read More

In Partnership: CIMSPA & the RAF School of PT

In October 2018, the Royal Air Force (RAF) School of Physical Training joined the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) as a skills development partner. Consequently, the RAF has aligned its leading physical training to CIMSPA professional standards. The RAF believes the provision of Physical Education (PEd) by its Physical… Read More

Pregnancy: Linking Good, Benefits & Exercise

“It can be easy to fear exercise when pregnant. Harry Barnes, Ante and Post Natal Personal Trainer, argues there are few more important times to keep fit.” (Barnes, 2017, p.18). Pregnancy dramatically alters the body: hormones, extra nutrients and stretching to allow the ‘wee one’ to grow. Barnes (2017) informs us that almost half of… Read More

Recreational Running Course

As I am attending the Level 2 Intermediate Recreational Running Coach course this weekend, I decided this weeks posts would be running related. Although I have previously coached clients for running training, I never got an accredited qualification (just in-house recognition as a coach). I will be completing my 1-day (0830 to 1700) course with… Read More

What’s Wrong with Non-regulated Interventions & Trials?

The following article (written by Rafeal Dal-Re, Michael Bracken & John Ioannidis in the BMJ) is a timely reminder to authors, journalists and consumers about the pros and cons of non-regulated interventions and trials. Efforts to promote the availability of data from clinical trials have been led predominantly by regulators (EMA, 2014) or drug companies… Read More

Celebrating 100 Years of Apprenticeships

Did you know that the Ministry of Defence (MOD) is the single largest provider of apprenticeships in the UK with more than 18,000 available every year (of which some 2,000 are advanced/higher apprenticeships). The armed forces of the United Kingdom, and the civil service, offer a viable alternative to higher and further education – providing… Read More