Tutor supports AAT students during exam

Last week, some of our Accounting students had their AAT exam at ACL Brentwood. Tutor Joanne bought some lovely balloons and waited outside to wish all her student good luck.   ‘I wanted my students to smile going into an exam for which they were prepared, but really nervous about, not least as they had…

The Nightingale Bursary

The Nightingale Bursary To celebrate the 200th birthday of Florence Nightingale and the 50th anniversary of Adult Social Care Services becoming part of the Local Authority, Essex County Council is proud to launch the Nightingale Bursary. About the Bursary The bursary will fully fund courses for existing care employees who are not eligible or suitable…

Trusting Mind. A poem by David Price

Ethical framework for the counselling professions A skilful introduction to counselling sessions With open arms, you gave us your trust Your care and attention were never unjust From thought to feelings to the way we are perceiving Our bodily actions are impermanent reactions Laid bare on your table for eyes to see Psychoanalysis, CBT, Client-Centred…

Management Theories: The X and Y theory

Theories are the foundations that underpin great management practice. By studying management theory, we understand better the fundamental aspects that affect today’s manager, from human psychology to organisational strategic operations. There are many theories that have been developed and tested over the decades and we will look at some in detail over the next few…

Career Resiliency

What is it?  Resiliency is the mindset that allows people to thrive and bounce back after a setback.  Career Resiliency is the mindset that empowers people to pursue their career goals in the face of adversity. When times are tough, it’s tempting to give up. Resiliency is about finding the strength, determination and belief to…

Degas’ Monotypes

Hello Everyone, My name is Judith White and I teach printmaking and life drawing at Colchester ACL. I’ve been asked to write a blog about the subjects I teach. Not having written a blog before, I was not sure how to go about it. After pondering for a while I decided that I would merge…

National Careers Service

Seven Tips for Changing your Career Plan

Do you feel you are at a careers crossroads?  Maybe not completely fulfilled by your current job?  Do you want to make changes and push forward with your plans as soon as possible? If your answer to these questions is yes, you may want to use the following seven tips to change your career path.…

Top Three Management Problems

Written by Julia Morris, Business & Management Tutor, ACL Essex   Management skills are not always something we are born with, but everyone has the ability to learn them. A lot of people find themselves in a management or supervisory position without having had any prior management experience or training. An in-depth knowledge of the…