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Financial services event highlights training priorities
'Quality assured training, when aligned to skills gaps, not only develops people-potential but reduces operational risk'. That was the main theme from a recent Financial Services Sector Skills Connection event hosted by The Training Foundation in collaboration with the Financial Services Skills Council (FSSC) and the Financial Services Authority (FSA).

my-skills publishes new eBooks
Online publisher my-skills has released new eBooks on training and project management skills.

Lasher publishes new instructional design model
Neil Lasher, managing director of Trainer1, has published a new model of instructional design (ID) called 'The four 'A's of Learning'.

Trainer1 takes new ID course to the USA
e-Learning company Trainer1 is to begin running its new instructional design (ID) course in the USA.

Incentive aims to increase trainer accreditations
The Training Foundation has joined forces with the Financial Services Skills Council (FSSC) in an arrangement designed to increase the number of applicants seeking FSSC Recognised Trainer status by making the recognition process more affordable.

Institute of IT Training Awards 2006
A capacity audience of over 400 people attended this year's Institute of IT Training's IT Training Awards held last week at The Dorchester, London.

DfES opens nominations for 2006 STAR Awards
The Department for Education and Skills (DfES) has announced that nominations for the 2006 STAR Awards are now open. The STAR Awards were created to recognise the work of outstanding individuals and support teams in the learning and skills sector.

Training Foundation launches TAP Blended Learning Certificate
The Training Foundation has launched a TAP Certificate in Blended Learning. The new certificate is available via a two-day classroom course or online and aims to help trainers become conversant with the wide range of options available and the critical factors in making blended learning a success.

New academy launches to develop IT training consultants
Two of the UK's largest trainer resource providers, Training Synergy and BroadSkill, have established Spearhead Academy to help candidates become qualified IT training consultants.

Lifelong learning SSC launches in Scotland
Scotland's enterprise economy is banking on Lifelong Learning UK to help ensure employees gain new skills and increase job opportunities for young people who are not in training or work, Scottish deputy minister for enterprise and lifelong learning, Allan Wilson told employers at the recent Edinburgh launch of LLUK.

Shortlist announced for 2006 IT Training Awards
Forty one organisations and 16 individuals have been named on the shortlist for the Institute of IT Training's 2006 IT Training Awards.

First financial trainers recognised under SSC scheme
The Financial Services Skills Council (FSSC) has accredited the first trainers under its Recognised Trainer Scheme.

Princess Royal presents Queen's Award to Training Foundation
HRH the Princess Royal visited the Coventry training centres of The Training Foundation yesterday to present the Foundation with the Queen's Award for Enterprise: Innovation.

STAR Award winners announced
Seventeen winners from the learning and skills sector are celebrating their success after receiving a national STAR Award at an awards ceremony held last week in London.

Sector Skills Council holds launch event in Northern Ireland
Lifelong Learning UK (LLUK), the Sector Skills Council for the lifelong learning sector, has held its official launch in Northern Ireland.

BCS announces medallists for IT Trainer of the Year Award
Four IT trainers are among the record number of 94 medallists from the IT profession who are to go forward for the final judging stage of the British Computer Society's (BCS) third IT Professional Awards.

FSSC launches trainer accreditation scheme
The Financial Services Skills Council (FSSC) has launched the FSSC Recognised Trainer Scheme - the latest in a series of 5 training accreditation initiatives from the sector skills council.

Roffey Park hosts free MSc event
Roffey Park is hosting a free event for its MSc in People and Organisational Development on 15th July 2005.

New SSC will give "A strong voice to the lifelong learning sector" - Rammell
New sector skills council, Lifelong Learning UK (LLUK), will play an essential role in raising skills levels among young people and adults, Bill Rammell, the Minister for Lifelong Learning, Further and Higher Education said yesterday.

Trainer wins company achievement award
Wendy Sutherland was awarded ‘Trainer of the Year’ for her work at catering company ARAMARK at the company’s Annual Achievement Awards held last week at the Hilton Metropole in London.

Accenture and Ricoh Corporation join CTT+ advisory committee
Accenture and Ricoh Corporation have recently joined the advisory committee for CompTIA's Certified Technical Trainer (CTT+) certification.

BroadSkill expands solutions business

QA Instructor win BCS Trainer of the Year award

STAR Award winners announced

Short-list announced for national STAR Awards

Trainer of the Year Medallists announced for British Computer Society IT Professional Awards 2004

The Virtual Trainer – In a class of their own?

First UK award of EIfEL Diploma

ASTD's magaine explores new developments in technology and learning

National Trainers' Conference programme announced

Training prize recognises value of diverse training skills

The Training Foundation appoints European Director

EIfEL endorses Certified e-Learning Professional programme

IT instructor first to pass new look ECDL

Training Foundation highlight Career Development Loan benefits

Institute of IT Training joins forces with the National Computing Centre

High completion rate for Institute's e-Tutor blended learning project

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