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February 2006

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28/02/06
ALI calls for greater recognition of learners with disabilities in Government Policy
Inadequate training and support is preventing people with disabilities from achieving their potential in the workplace, according to a report published yesterday by the Adult Learning Inspectorate (ALI).

28/02/06
FSSC awards first training provider accreditation
The Financial Services Skills Council (FSSC) has awarded its Accreditation of Training Excellence for Training Providers to Searchlight Solutions, a provider of insurance training services.

27/02/06
Birmingham Midshires offer interactive DVDs in learning centre
Birmingham Midshires is housing the full Balance Learning range of interactive DVDs in their learning library, 'Learn-it'.

27/02/06
New appointment to GoSkills board
Andrew Chivers is the latest addition to the Board of GoSkills, the Sector Skills Council for passenger transport.

24/02/06
LSC announces increase in Apprenticeship funding
The Learning and Skills Council has announced a £41 million (3%) increase in the budget for Apprenticeships.

24/02/06
Minister to launch manufacturing skills initiative in Wales
Jane Davidson, minister for education and lifelong learning at the Welsh Assembly Government, will officially launch Proskills, the Sector Skills Council for the process and manufacturing industries, at an event to be held at the Rhondda Heritage Park on March 15.

24/02/06
InterQuad opens new training centre in North East
IT training provider InterQuad Learning has recently opened a new training centre in the North East of England based at Technology Services Group's national headquarters in Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne.

23/02/06
National Learning at Work Day 2006
Relaxation techniques, time management practice, presentation skills or an hour of reflexology - your staff could fit almost anything into a day's learning at work. And, according to the Campaign for Learning, Thursday 25 May 2006, is the ideal day to encourage them to try.

23/02/06
Learning Tree offers new web writing course
Learning Tree International has introduced a new course to its writing and presentation skills curriculum. The 2-day course, entitled 'Writing for the web: skills for developing compelling content', is scheduled at Learning Tree's Euston House Education Centre from March, 2006.

22/02/06
Totepool embarks on customer service training programme
Totepool, the pool betting operator, is to roll out a nationwide customer service skills programme.

22/02/06
Initiative aims to revamp food and drink qualifications
Improve, the food and drink Sector Skills Council, is leading an initiative that aims to revamp work-related qualifications in food and drink manufacturing to make them more relevant, more achievable, and more attractive to employees and employers.

22/02/06
Diversity training resource launched
Skill Boosters, in association with occupational psychology practice Pearn Kandola, have launched a video training package entitled 'The diversity challenge: maximising the potential of our diverse workforce'.

21/02/06
2006 National Training Awards open for entries

21/02/06
Marketers urged to get in shape for the Olympics

21/02/06
New retail CoVEs added to London network

20/02/06
Partnership aims to help financial services firms measure ROI

20/02/06
CIOB supports Olympic research on skills training

20/02/06
Four Seasons launches 'Da Vinci Chimes' team event

20/02/06
Learning Tree launches new Unix course

17/02/06
Pensions Regulator launches e-learning toolkit for trustees

17/02/06
Life of uncertainty for performers, says research

17/02/06
Sally Gunnell to attend Berkshire Apprenticeship Awards

16/02/06
Hotel group recruits for graduate training programme

16/02/06
COTU Charterhouse awarded BLA Quality Mark

16/02/06
Skills for Care gives projects the green light

15/02/06
Ashridge launches Centre for Coaching

15/02/06
Retail seminar focuses on inspirational leadership

15/02/06
Libraries and archives staff get training review

14/02/06
e2train provides MLE to Strategic Health Authority

14/02/06
QA look to boost Service Management training with new appointment

13/02/06
Line manager training is key to successful pay and benefit strategies, says survey

10/02/06
Skillset launches audio visual industries induction certificate

10/02/06
Social care DVD wins National Training Award

10/02/06
Pitman Training to deliver OCR qualifications

09/02/06
FSA launches e-learning course to help small firms

09/02/06
Improve wins training initiative award

09/02/06
Appointments

08/02/06
British Learning Association annual conference

08/02/06
IT workers get little career guidance or support from employers, says survey

08/02/06
Plans for National Logistics Academy announced

08/02/06
Combined Knowledge to host SharePoint summits

07/02/06
Institute of IT Training Awards 2006

07/02/06
New sector skills council for central government launches

06/02/06
Managers given priority for training, says survey

06/02/06
Prof. Cary Cooper to deliver coaching conference keynote

03/02/06
Nationwide CEO named as new Investors in People chairman

03/02/06
Project management glossary available from CompTIA

02/02/06
Chance to win e-scholarships at marketing event

02/02/06
MTD launches sales training and development division

02/02/06
Freight logistics sector urged to take part in awards

01/02/06
Xpertise acquires Waterman's

01/02/06
DfES opens nominations for 2006 STAR Awards

01/02/06
Major skills study for the London 2012 Games gets underway

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