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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.

Global Knowledge announces instructor recruitment drive
Global Knowledge has announced that it is embarking on a pan-European recruitment drive to meet growing demand for its scheduled and tailored courses in Cisco and Microsoft solutions and technologies.

my-skills publishes Training Skills and Project Skills in paperback
my-skills has launched its publishing programme with two new paperbacks aimed at business managers and students involved in training and project management.

Training Synergy sponsors BCS IT Trainer of the Year Award
Training services provider Training Synergy is sponsoring the 'IT Trainer of the Year Award' at this year's British Computer Society (BCS) IT Industry Awards for the third year running.

Centres for Excellence in Teacher Training launched
New networks of training centres for Further Education teachers, tutors and trainers have been announced by Bill Rammell, the minister for lifelong learning, further and higher education.

British Computer Society IT Industry Awards 2007
The British Computer Society (BCS) has announced details of its IT Industry Awards 2007 which includes an award for IT Trainer of the Year.

QA-IQ expands trainer development programme
QA-IQ is expanding its trainer development programme with the launch of an intensive Academy aimed at technical and business professionals who wish to join the training industry.

Article: Selling training services (part 1)
In the first in a series of articles, Brian Griffin, managing director of Selling Services, explores sales strategies for smaller training organisations.

The Institute of IT Training Awards 2007
The winners of the Institute of IT Training IT Training Awards for 2007 were announced at a gala dinner held at The Dorchester in London last week.

Hemsley Fraser announces policy commitment to TAP
Learning provider Hemsley Fraser Group has announced a policy commitment to the TAP Learning System, the training skills certification programme administered by The Training Foundation.

QA-IQ instructor wins BCS award
QA-IQ instructor and principal technologist, Dave Britt, has been awarded the British Computer Society (BCS) 'Trainer of the Year' award for 2006.

Institute of IT Training Awards shortlist announced
Nearly 40 organisations and 14 individuals have been named on the shortlist for this year's Institute of IT Training Awards.

World of Learning Conference
Speaking today at the World of Learning Conference, Clive Shepherd, director of e-learning at The Training Foundation, will call for the rise of informal learning through new social networking technologies to be harnessed within formal learning contexts.

Association of Professional Trainers launches
Five trainers based in Scotland have launched the Association of Professional Trainers (APT). The organisation aims to provide ongoing monitoring and assessment for training professionals in all industry sectors.

Online publisher launches Skills Collection
Online publisher my-skills is offering customers special introductory pricing for the first two titles in its newly-launched Collections series - the Project Skills Collection and the Training Skills Collection.

Academy graduates work on defence project
The Accelerated Trainer Academy has announced that its first graduates are now delivering IT user training on behalf of the ATLAS consortium to help it supply Increment 1 of the Defence Information Infrastructure (Future) project.

National School of Government seeks associates
The National School of Government has a major selection initiative underway to find up to 400 associates.

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.

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Training professional qualifications

There are a wide range of learning, training and development qualifications available in the UK. Below are a selection of qualifications together with links to the awarding body/provider where you'll find further information. We've also added links to related news/case studies, research and books to provide you with a one-stop information resource.

The Certified Trainer Assessment Programme (TAP)

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Developed by The Training Foundation, the Certified Trainer Assessment Programme (TAP) provides an integrated framework for career development ranging from one-to-one coaching through to a Diploma in Learning Facilitation Skills.

The programme offers six certifications (based on assessment of the applicants' skills) in Training Delivery, Training Design & Development, Facilitation, Coaching, Learning Centre Support and SmartHelp Skills.

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Certified e-Learning Professional (CeLP)

The Certified e-Learning Professional (CeLP) Programme offers over 300 hours of certificated on-line courses for e-Learning Developers, e-Learning Tutors, e-Learning Trainers, e-Learning Managers and e-Learning Consultants, with further study leading to the Diploma in e-Learning.

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UK university and college courses

There are many university and college courses available in the UK around learning, training and development.

UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) has a useful search facility allowing you to search for subjects of interest and optionally refining your search on region, institution, and/or type of course. Click here to visit the UCAS website.

Hero (Higher Education and Research Opportunities in the UK) has a clickable map taking you to links to both Higher Education Institutions (UK Universities and Colleges of Higher Education) and to Further Education Colleges that offer Higher Education courses. Click here to visit the Hero website.

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Research and reports

ASTD survey shows training professionals are on the move

A recent survey of more than 380 training, learning, and performance professionals by T+D magazine, the monthly magazine of the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD), reveals that 55 percent of respondents indicate the market is rebounding for learning and performance jobs.

Right brainer or left brainer? Pragmatist or theorist?

Research warns against stereotyping people on the basis of their learning styles.

IT Training survey summary for conference delegates

Survey of the IT training profession commissioned by the IITT and conducted by specialist market research and training consultancy, Lorien Customer Focus (LCF).

Major survey of IT training industry workers published

Forty four per cent of those who are working in the IT training industry believe that they are well paid; 90 per cent find their job interesting, and 60 per cent see their long term future in the industry, according to a survey of members of the Institute of IT Training (IITT).

Branson tops 'celebrity trainer' poll

A study has shown more people would rather learn from self-made millionaire, Richard Branson, than the country's own PM, Tony Blair.

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