The Internet is becoming one of the most useful and efficient ways to fulfill people’s daily needs. It has provided everyone the opportunity to meet new people, do business, discover new talents, drive economic growth and almost everything that constitute to human activities.Calling the 21st century as the digital age is indeed the right term. The recent developments in technology has made it easy for online businesses to further promote their products or services efficiently, while reaching a wider range of customer markets. However, these developments pose a tougher competition among online businesses in the e-commerce industry. So, it is becoming a natural response for those companies to look for solutions that can give them the advantage of exceeding their competitors for a long period of time. This is where the services of web design and Search Engine Optimization (SEO) professionals would come to play a big part in an attempt to outrank other companies by placing on top of major search engine sites.In most cases, online customers type in the product or service they look for to the search box of a search engine like Google. This is why in anything that a person may need to search for, he or she may think of the phrase “Google it”. So, staying on top of this site for a certain niche is really a huge advantage as customers will likely visit the top-ranked website and go through on it. However, websites with poor design and complex features are turned down by most customers. Thus, there is an immediate loss in potential sales and new customers. It is these unfortunate instances that web design professionals try to keep away from, especially when it concerns clients who have small businesses.The primary goal of these web design companies is to help SMEs grow their sales to be able to expand later on. They create unique as well as relevant websites for their clients in accordance to specific requirements put in place by their clients. They are taking into consideration the specific niche, customers and kind of products or services that they client have so that they can build websites that have relevance. The web design process begins with getting to know the client’s requirements, concerns and then educating them about how web development process works. The goal has always been to create a simple yet striking website designed by professionals from web design companies.
The education system in the UK is one of the most comprehensive ever. Being the world’s leading super power for a very long period of time, before the US took over, UK’s education pattern is a superior one and is followed by many countries across the world including the Indian Subcontinents.Different StagesThe different stages of education in the UK is categorized into primary education, secondary education, further education and higher education. Children are supposed to study their primary education and secondary education which is about 5 years to 16 years.This system has 4 key stages. Stage one education is generally between 5-7 years, stage two between 7-11 years, stage three between 11-14 years and stage four between 14 to 16 years. Stage one and two are taken care by the primary school while three and four are taken care by secondary schools.Each student is evaluated on the basis of their performance by the end of these stages. The most important evaluation is at the time, a student completes his secondary schooling. After this stage, at the age of 16, a student is allowed to choose further education or start his job.After completion of GCSE’s, students of UK have few options to choose from where students complete their A-levels. A student of UK planning to take up higher education in a college or university must complete further education before they proceed to their A levels, BTEC’s, GNVQ’s and other qualifications (of which many are called as Vocational courses).With 100 universities offering a wide range of degree programs for UK and abroad students, the country offers great opportunities both for and after education. Most of the courses in the UK run as long as three years while these days the sandwich course that runs as long as four years are gaining in popularity. Professional degrees such as medicine, law and veterinary takes as much as five years.Entry RequirementsEach level or stage of education has different entry requirements that is to be fulfilled by a student in order to be eligible. The first and foremost requirement, especially in the case of a foreign student is the English language. Undertaking TOEFL, IELTS and UCLES tests and passing out in any one of them would be good enough.Entrance for the GSCE, that you take up, depends on the school that you choose as you generally have to register with these schools. The A-level entry requirement too depends upon the school that you choose as independent private schools have different norms. Vocational courses entry requirements are simply being strong in your English proficiency. Here again some schools might have special requirements.The University entry requirement depends on the courses that you undertake. Most degree programs requires a pass in the A-levels with some universities requiring a certain grade for eligibility. An international student may enter a university without passing the A-level or attaining the UK system of education but should have certain level of credential points as required by the course or university.The UCAS (University and Colleges Admission Services) looks after all the application services for universities and will detail on the eligibility criteria, date of openings, fee structures, duration and other details on each of the courses offered.The education system in Scotland is different and does not necessarily have all the information given above.”Upon the education of the people of this country, the fate of this country depends – Benjamin Disraeli”. Taking up education in a glorious nation like the UK is as great as trying to visit the Moon for a picnic.