Do you need a degree?By Emma
To continue on from our article about whether or not a degree guarantees you a job, we consider a possible alternative to three years at uni
With mounting financial pressure on graduates, particularly in light of rising tuition fees, more and more potential students are questioning whether university really is the right choice for them.
Competition in today’s graduate employment market is fiercer than ever before; The Guardian newspaper recently reported that up to a third of recent graduates are in low-skilled jobs due to a lack of valuable work experience.
If you’re on the verge of making that big decision about which university to go to, or whether to go to university at all, we’ve had a chat with Capital School of Business and Management (CSBM), who offer a compelling alternative to a university education.
Based at Heathrow, the CSBM prides itself on offering Professional Degree Programmes that are globally recognised and created by Senior industry Practitioners as opposed to academics. In other words, CSBM provides vocational qualifications with a real-world application, particularly if you want to become a Chartered Accountant, Chartered Engineer, or a member of The Chartered Management Institute. What’s more, each qualification only takes a year to achieve.
Another benefit of CSBM is that with hard work comes the opportunity of a well-paid job in the trade you want and at a third of the cost. CSBM could be the perfect alternative to University if finances are an issue, which in this day and age, is increasingly the case.
In their own words:
The professional degrees on offer are, harder, faster, and designed to produce the professional that is fully capable and so desperately needed by industry in this dog eat dog working environment.
Funding for CSBM courses comes in exactly the same way as you can for a University degree - just with a different lender.
In summary, CSBM offer a degree in two years, the opportunity to become a Charted Industry Professional and the chance to make more money than your academic degree counterpart still in the queue. You can start working earlier, and for most of the programmes, the graduate placement scheme is built in; meaning when you graduate, you already have that experience and most importantly, in the job.