Tags: training

CM Group support CVQO’s vocational learning transformation programme

CM Group, a global leader in the field of innovative learning solutions, today announced that it has been selected by CVQO to help transform its approach to vocational learning through a range of consultancy and learning strategy services. CVQO is a UK-based educational charity that changes the lives of young people (aged 13-19) and adult…

DofE and Balfour Beatty join forces to give young employees a life-changing opportunity

The UK’s leading youth charity, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, has launched a new partnership with Balfour Beatty to enable many more young people take part in the DofE Award and boost their life and work prospects. The Charity has been partnering with businesses for over three years as part of its award-winning ‘DofE Business’…

CIPD Welcomes the launch of the Inspiring Governors Alliance

A new alliance, comprising of organisations including the Department of Education, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, the National Governors’ Association, CBI, FSB and the CIPD, has been launched today by Education Secretary, Michael Gove. The Inspiring Governors Alliance aims to widen the pool of business professionals making themselves available as governors, as well increase awareness…

Minister says UK must update ‘training culture’ of work

According to government Skills Minister, Matthew Hancock, the UK approach to vocational training is still in need of a desperate overhaul. He argued that employers, training providers and the government must work together in order to provide more training and move to a high ‘training culture.’ Speaking at the Work Foundation conference on ‘Skills For…

A sixth of office workers think their colleagues do not have the literacy or numeracy skills to do their job

Almost one in three (29%) UK office workers believe their current employer does not provide them with sufficient opportunities to improve their literacy and numeracy skills, a newly-released report from Oxford Open Learning Trust shows. The new Literacy and Numeracy Survey 2014 white paper from the distance learning company provides insights into the barriers and…

Schools and Universities have “lost the plot” in preparing young people for work

Many entrepreneurs and business people are getting increasingly critical of the education system as many young people are leaving school lacking the skills needed for work. “There are over one million young unemployed in this country and they are becoming totally demoralised by the job market. They have to be given confidence in the training…

learndirect modernises its eLearning with CM Group

CM Group, a global leader in the field of innovative learning solutions comprising interactive eLearning and mobile learning, today announced that learndirect, the largest online learning provider of skills and qualifications in the UK, has adopted CM Group’s Luminosity Studio for the creation of its large scale eLearning programmes. Mark Marshall, Learning Technology Development and…

New film puts HR Apprenticeships in the spotlight

The recently introduced Higher Apprenticeship in HR Management provides the focus for a new Sector in the Spotlight film launched today by the National Apprenticeship Service. The film showcases how the Apprenticeships are working in practice at BT and aims to inspire more firms to offer them.  It features two of BT’s higher apprentices – Louise Smith…

Brought to you by Now Learning: The benefits of Distance Learning strategies for employers

Staff training is usually seen as a good investment for businesses. It makes employees more motivated and automatically leads to a more engaged workforce. However, at the same time it costs time and money. One possible solution is to use today’s technology and explosion of online courses to provide distance learning opportunities for students. The…

National Apprenticeship Week 3 – 7 March 2014

What is it? National Apprenticeship Week is designed to celebrate Apprenticeships and the positive impact they have on individuals and businesses. Thanks to the support of our partners, National Apprenticeship Week 2013 was hugely successful in raising the positive profile of Apprenticeships, with nearly 1000 events and activities taking place, generating record levels of media…

Press Association supports local workforce with new apprenticeship intake

The Press Association (PA), the UK’s leading multimedia news agency and digital content supplier, continues the company’s support for the local workforce in Yorkshire by increasing its apprenticeship scheme intake. Partnering with top performing Selby College, PA has recruited 10 apprentices for new roles in departments such as IT, Finance, HR and Sports Data at…

Middle Managers Struggle to Deliver Organisational Development Strategy

A new report reveals that while most chief executives of corporates are passionate about learning and all the benefits this brings to their businesses, their middle managers are finding it tough to deliver their vision on learning and development. According to a recent survey ‘Closing the Learning Gap: From Chief Executive Vision to Middle Management…