Work Place Learning Centre News Archive

17-Nov-2004

Skills force for schools

Geoff Hoon M.P. Secretary of State for Defence has opened the new national headquarters of Skill Force in Edwinstowe, North Nottinghamshire. He met former military instructors who are now working with pupils aged 14 to 16 in over 100 schools nationwide. Pupils from Meden school in Church Warsop,...


17-Nov-2004

Further education must improve connections with business

Education and Skills Secretary Charles Clarke has urged the further education secretary to build on the connections they have built over the last few years and create even stronger links with the business sector. Mr Clarke highlighted some of the major improvements made in the last few years as:...


08-Oct-2004

Learn to Learn

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has launched a new report ‘Helping people learn’ which says that traditional classroom based training will no longer produce what is needed in today’s business environment. The report contributes to the current debate...


06-Oct-2004

CIPD Launches new qualification

The CIPD is launching the new Advanced Certificate in Reward Management in recognition of the increasingly specialised nature of reward within the wider discipline of human resources management. It has been developed for professionals working in all sectors including private, public and...


19-Sep-2004

Study shows up to 90% of staff could do so much better

The Sunday Herald has reported the findings of a study which shows that as many as 90% of employees in the UK’s leading financial and manufacturing services companies are underperforming. The study was conducted over two years and showed that levels of pay and benefits had little impact on...


17-Sep-2004

Warning over staff training letters scam

The Dundee Evening Telegraph and Post has reported a warning from Tayside police for businesses about a scam which offers security training on behalf of the National Criminal Intelligence Service (NCIS). The con artists approach a high value business such as jewellers, IT equipment dealers, cars...


07-Jul-2004

Employers Must Check Degree Authenticity

The Guardian reports their investigation by a reporter who was able to buy fake degrees and A level certificates over the internet. The university involved, Strathclyde has identified nine errors in the fakes and will not be redesigning its certificates, although is considering taking legal...


13-May-2004

Employers find that training boosts the bottom line

The Daily Telegraph reports the launch of the Governments re-branded apprenticeship scheme by Chancellor Gordon Brown and Secretary of State for Education Charles Clarke. The scheme is intended to help ensure that the United Kingdom reduces its shortage of skilled workers, which is seen as a...


12-Feb-2004

E-Learning becoming the norm

Five years after the term e-learning was first adopted research from the CIPD has shown that it is now accepted as an essential feature of training delivery, but more practical work needs to be done on the implementation side if it is to be successful. The problem according to Martyn Sloman,...


12-Feb-2004

Key courses to be protected

Education and Skills Secretary, Charles Clarke has sent the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) a list of courses the government considers to be of national importance and asked them if he needs to act to stop universities dropping them from the syllabus. Courses covered include...


02-Jan-2004

Ambition:Energy wins national training award

Ambition: Energy, the Jobcentre Plus programme which trains unemployed people to work within the gas industry has scooped a national award. The National Training awards, which recognise exceptional achievement made through training and development across the UK. Of the 23 finalists judged by the...