Jenny Smyth: The application of knowledge

Practical skills

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Jenny Smyth explains why learning practical skills alongside much-coveted technical knowledge is essential for success...

What is the reason for studying? Have you ever thought about that question? Usually when it comes to studying for qualifications - even work-related qualifications, it's all about just getting the information in your head to be able to pass the exam. The exam is the main goal, so you revise exactly what is needed to get that test out of the way. But is that really the best way to progress? You might have all the knowledge and passed your exam with flying colours, but does that translate into being able to apply that knowledge to the day job? It's like learning to drive. During your le...

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