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Employers urged to recognise the benefit of apprenticeships
As individuals across the country review their options in light of their exam results, the Learning and Skills Council (LSC) is urging employers to recognise the benefits apprenticeships can have on their businesses.
21 August 2007

Pearson VUE to sponsor IT training award
The Institute of IT Training (IITT) has announced that Pearson VUE will be a sponsor of the IITT IT Training Awards 2008.
21 August 2007

Broadcasting industry award winners announced
The winners of a new National Training Awards (NTA) Broadcast Sector Award have been announced.
20 August 2007

PPI Learning Services adds to ITIL Version 3 portfolio
PPI Learning Services has introduced the Version 3 Service Management Foundation course to its ITIL portfolio.
20 August 2007

UK among European leaders in IT professional training
The UK provides considerably more training for IT professionals than most other European countries, according to findings published in the latest e-skills Bulletin.
17 August 2007

UK bosses labelled bad decision makers
According to new research, 46% of employees believe their bosses are poor decision makers, with many blaming incompetence and lack of confidence as contributory factors for their indecision. Also an in-depth look at the payday loans industry.
15 August 2007

Post production trainee scheme announced for Wales
First Post, the new entrant trainee scheme for the post production industry, will be launched in Wales starting next month.
14 August 2007

Chartered Management Institute National Convention 2007
The Chartered Management Institute is running a seminar on 'Transforming Leadership' at its National Convention, at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole, 11-12 October 2007.
13 August 2007

Poor management blocking benefits of remote working, says survey
Poor management is blocking the UK's path to productivity, according to a new report commissioned by City & Guilds and the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM).
10 August 2007

Henley launches 'Leading for Sustainability' course
Henley Management College is launching a new 'Leading for Sustainability' programme which aims to help key decision makers in business, government and not-for-profit organisations accelerate creative transformation towards sustainable environmental practises.
09 August 2007

my-skills to offer free resources for account holders
Online publisher my-skills has announced the launch of its free resources for customers and website users who sign up for a member account.
09 August 2007

LSC to invest almost £60m in technology for learners
The Learning and Skills Council (LSC) has today announced plans to invest £59.8 million during 2007/08 into technology to improve the learner experience in post-16 education.
08 August 2007

Partnership aims to help sailors hone management skills
A new partnership between the British Royal Navy and the Chartered Management Institute is aiming to help sailors develop their management and leadership skills.
08 August 2007

Construction College implements e-learning facility
Epic is working in collaboration with the National Construction College (NCC) on a new online learning facility for employees, designed to help them with their professional development.
07 August 2007

Skills for Logistics annual conference announced
Skills for Logistics, the Sector Skills Council for the freight logistics industries, is hosting its third annual industry conference on 3rd October 2007 at Carlton Towers, Yorkshire.
06 August 2007

Partners provide e-learning for 12,500 councillors
e-Learning company Learning Pool, in partnership with Epic, has developed a new e-learning service designed specifically for councillors.
01 August 2007

ConstructionSkills adds award-winning course to Site Safety Plus suite
ConstructionSkills, the sector skills council for the construction industry, has made an agreement with the Department for Work and Pensions and the Health and Safety Executive to bring the award-winning Achieving Behavioural Change (ABC) health and safety course to the wider industry.
31 July 2007

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