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March 2006

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31/03/06
Merger leads to new blended learning offering
Online training provider Atrium Group Limited recently completed its merger with GBS Corporate Training. GBS Corporate Training now offers a blended learning approach which combines Atrium's e-learning technology with GBS Corporate Training's classroom-based training courses.

31/03/06
InterQuad Learning wins Novell award
InterQuad Learning has won Novell's EMEA Training Partner of the Year 2006 award.

30/03/06
HRD 2006: Conference & exhibition news
Updated preview feature on HRD 2006, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development's annual conference and exhibition.

30/03/06
Companies suffer from people 'blind spot', says survey
One in three employees feels they are not the most important asset to their organisation despite constant reminders from their management, according to recent research.

30/03/06
IDM launches new digital marketing courses
The Institute of Direct marketing (IDM) has launched two new courses that aim to help business-to-business (B2B) marketers make the most of digital marketing channels.

29/03/06
Chancellor launches skills initiative at power station
Partners in a new construction training initiative welcomed the chancellor of the exchequer Gordon Brown, secretary of state for education Ruth Kelly and education minister Bill Rammell to the Battersea Power Station regeneration on the day the government launched its new skills White Paper.

29/03/06
New study looks at US corporate learning market
Oakland, California. Bersin & Associates has announced the availability of its latest research study, 'The corporate learning factbook: benchmarks and analysis of U.S. corporate learning and development'.

29/03/06
New date added to SharePoint Summit schedule
Combined Knowledge has added a Glasgow date to its schedule of Microsoft SharePoint Summits.

28/03/06
Looking forward to HRD 2006
The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) is holding its annual conference and exhibition next week. On the run up to HRD 2006 we'll be taking a look at the latest exhibitor news.

28/03/06
Government publishes FE White Paper
The Government’s new White Paper, 'Further Education: Raising Skills, Improving Life Chances', was published yesterday.

27/03/06
Training budgets hit by economy fears says survey
The success of organisational change in major organisations is being jeopardised by a failure to put in place adequate training and development measures, according to the 2006 Learning and Development Survey from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

24/03/06
Alliance sees launch of management Masters programme
The Learning Tree Management Institute in the UK has initiated an alliance with London’s Kingston University to enable attendees to earn credits towards a Master’s in Management and Business Practice through selected courses in the Learning Tree Management Institute curriculum.

24/03/06
CompTIA RFID+ Certification available March 28
The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) announced this week that its newest certification, CompTIA RFID+, is scheduled for worldwide availability on March 28 2006.

23/03/06
New products from Initial Style Conferences at HRD 2006
Visitors to Initial Style Conferences' stand at HRD 2006 will be able to discover more about its latest products and services including Chocolate Team Building Events and its newly launched Comedy Weekend.

23/03/06
Logistics training provider receives top grade from ALI
Skills for Logistics, the Sector Skills Council for the freight logistics industries, has announced that Manchester Training, one of its Approved Training Organisations (ATO), has received an Adult Learning Inspectorate (ALI) Grade 1.

22/03/06
'Closing the skills gap' in the financial services sector
The Financial Services Skills Council (FSSC) and the Alliance for Finance are to co-host 'Closing the skills gap', a one-day conference on 3 May 2006 that will look at the role played by the trade unions in developing the skills and knowledge of people working in the financial services industry.

22/03/06
Proskills works towards glass industry standards
Proskills, the Sector Skills Council for the glass and glazing industry is working with companies in the sector to develop a new nationally recognised set of standards for the industry.

21/03/06
Survey finds continued growth in CPD importance
Echelon Publishing has released the findings of its second survey into the use of continuous professional development (CPD) by UK professional bodies.

21/03/06
Pensions Regulator releases new e-learning module
The latest module of the Pensions Regulator's free e-learning programme for pension scheme trustees is now available online.

20/03/06
Global Knowledge acquires Azlan Training EMEA
Global Knowledge has announced that it has completed the acquisition of Azlan Training from TechData Corporation.

20/03/06
QIA announces details of first annual conference
The first annual conference of the Quality Improvement Agency for Lifelong Learning (QIA) will take place in Birmingham on 7-8 June 2006.

20/03/06
Hear Roffey Park on personal effectiveness at HRD 2006
Roffey Park will be presenting a topic taster on personal effectiveness at this year’s HRD conference.

17/03/06
AOL UK selects Brightwave for e-learning project
AOL UK has selected Brightwave to develop an e-learning programme designed to train staff about the company's new performance management processes that are rolled out this year.

17/03/06
British Learning Association annual conference
The third annual conference of the British Learning Association (BLA) will take place on Wednesday 26th April 2006 at the Institute of Physics, London.

17/03/06
Cost savings are ITIL's biggest benefit, says survey
Achieving cost savings based on efficient service provision is the strongest reason for organisations to implement ITIL best practice, according to a survey of customers by training provider QA.

16/03/06
Futuremedia to develop e-learning for sales academy
e-Learning provider Futuremedia is to develop an e-learning training programme for the newly established OKI Printing Solutions Business School and its EMEA Sales Academy.

16/03/06
IDM launches new digital marketing course
The Institute of Direct Marketing (IDM) is launching a new 3-day course that aims to provide a thorough grounding in digital marketing skills, tools and techniques.

16/03/06
Skillset welcomes BBC White Paper
Skillset, the Sector Skills Council for the audio visual industries, has welcomed the emphasis given to skills development in the Government's White Paper on BBC Charter renewal published earlier this week.

15/03/06
Leadership Trust offers conference place as exhibition prize
Visitors to the Leadership Trust's stand at HRD 2006 will have the chance to win a free place at the Trust's annual conference in September.

15/03/06
Xpertise launches Red Hat training at Midlands centre
Xpertise Training has launched authorised Red Hat training and certification at its Midlands training centre.

14/03/06
Experience counts for older workers
A new Scottish Executive initiative which aims to help older workers develop and improve their employability skills was launched yesterday by Deputy Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Minister Allan Wilson.

14/03/06
City & Guilds and IAB announce plans for joint initiative
City & Guilds and the International Association of Bookkeepers (IAB) are exploring the feasibility of creating a range of joint qualifications designed to meet the needs of a changing global economy.

14/03/06
BLA appoints new Quality Forum members
The British Learning Association (BLA) has appointed five additional learning professionals to its Quality Forum - the body which directs the operation of the BLA's Quality Mark scheme.

13/03/06
OU to provide free learning materials online
The Open University has announced a GBP £5.65 million (US $9.9 million) project to make a selection of its learning materials available free of charge to educators and learners around the world.

13/03/06
Olympians offer leadership coaching to business heads
As competitors across the globe prepare themselves both mentally and physically to take part in this year's Commonwealth Games, former Olympic medallists for the British and Australian rowing teams, Greg Searle and Drew Ginn, say they are using the lessons they learnt in the world of sport to coach business heads about leadership issues and 'mental toughness'.

10/03/06
Initial Style Conferences launches Easter campaign
Initial Style Conferences has launched a national chocolate themed Easter campaign designed to highlight the teambuilding, meeting and conference facilities at its venues.

10/03/06
Students access management Institute resources
London South Bank University has teamed up with the Chartered Management Institute to help develop the management and leadership skills of their post-graduate management students.

09/03/06
FSA to simplify training and competence rules
The Financial Services Authority (FSA) confirmed this week that its detailed rules on training and competence will not apply from next year to those individuals in financial firms who deal only with wholesale or non-private customers.

08/03/06
ALP announces conference line-up
Bill Rammell, minister for lifelong learning, and Margaret Hodge, minister for employment, will be among the keynote speakers at the Association of Learning Providers (ALP) annual conference.

08/03/06
IMI wins motor industry training award
The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) and its Automotive Technician Accreditation (ATA) has won the Automotive Management (AM) Training Award.

08/03/06
HSE to hold free training event for property developers
The Health and Safety Executive's construction division are inviting property developers to a free half-day training event.

08/03/06
Leadership event looks at getting your dream job
The Wall Street Journal Europe it is to stage a panel discussion at the University of Oxford's Saïd Business School on Thursday, March 9 2006 as part of its Future Leadership Programme.

07/03/06
CIM to exhibit senior management courses
The Chartered Institute of Marketing will be exhibiting its latest senior management courses at the 2006 Incorporated Society of British Advertisers (ISBA) annual conference.

07/03/06
BroadSkill receives Gold Award for Payroll Giving
Freelance trainer supplier BroadSkill has received a Gold Quality Mark Award for Payroll Giving.

07/03/06
Financial Services Skills Council appoints new chairman
Stuart Bernau, commercial and communications director of Nationwide Building Society, has been appointed Chairman of the Financial Services Skills Council (FSSC).

06/03/06
First IDM-qualified digital marketers graduate
A graduation ceremony for the first marketing practitioners to achieve the Institute of Direct Marketing (IDM) Diploma in Digital Marketing and IDM Certificate in Digital Marketing took place on 2nd March at Google's London offices.

06/03/06
Management career development tool launched
The Chartered Management Institute has launched a new career development tool designed to help its members plan their future more effectively.

06/03/06
Improve unveils skills action plan
A formal action plan that aims to boost skills in food and drink manufacturing is being prepared by Improve, the Sector Skills Council for the industry.

03/03/06
Parity wins Fire Service College portal contract
IT services provider Parity has won a contract with the Fire Service College to develop an online communication portal.

03/03/06
Film mentoring programme gets underway
Top names from the world of filmmaking are taking on a new mentoring role to help support the next generation of UK film talent.

03/03/06
RFID skills shortages hamper deployment, says survey
Deployment of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology continues to be hampered by a shortage of individuals skilled in the technology, according to a new survey by the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA).

02/03/06
Cable & Wireless to roll out business continuity e-learning
Brightwave has recently completed an e-learning programme on business continuity for Cable & Wireless.

02/03/06
Applications wanted for retail summer school bursaries
Managers of small to medium-sized retail businesses have the opportunity to apply for one of eight bursaries to this year's British Shops & Stores Association (bssa) summer school at Keble College, Oxford.

01/03/06
Symposium to focus on global digital literacy
A move to address digital literacy as a global issue has been undertaken by the ECDL Foundation and CEPIS (The Council of European Professional Informatics Societies).

01/03/06
CIPD schedules ‘Law on Tour' workshops
The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has launched Law on Tour, a nationwide tour of employment law workshops, designed to help employers prepare for the government's new regulations on age discrimination.

01/03/06
New national occupational standards for food safety
Skillsmart Retail, the Sector Skills Council for the retail industry, has published new National Occupational Standards (NOS) for food safety in retail.

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