Pupils steering clear of science and maths, warns new report

Written on 5 February 2016 in News
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British kids who fear maths and science are too difficult are jeopardising the UK economy, a report warns today.

How to be a nimble thinker

Written by Liggy Webb on 5 February 2016 in Feature

Being agile is a vital skills in our VUCA environment, Liggy Webb explains more.

SumTotal announces visionary Talent Expansion Suite Winter 2016 release

Written on 5 February 2016 in News
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SumTotal, a Skillsoft company, today unveiled the SumTotal Talent Expansion® Suite Winter 2016 release.

British Business School receives recognition for work with HMRC

Written by Debbie Carter on 4 February 2016 in News

Manchester Met Business School was recognised for its commercial training programme with HMRC, by the Association for Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) 

Lack of skills in construction could cripple the industry

Written by Debbie Carter on 4 February 2016 in News

The government has asked the construction industry to probe and remove potential barriers preventing young people from taking up careers in construction

February 2016

Written by saleem khawaja on 4 February 2016 in Magazine
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Africa's health worker shortage: Where does training fit in?

Written by Malaria Consortium on 3 February 2016 in Feature
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Globally there is currently a shortage of over seven million health workers, which will nearly double by 2025.

Fosway 2016 analysis reflects new solutions and shifting dynamics in learning technology

Written on 3 February 2016 in News

The Fosway 9-Grids™ provide a unique assessment of the principal learning and talent supply options available to organisations in EMEA.

Corporate learning is 'wildly out of sync', says Towards Maturity report

Written by Debbie Carter on 3 February 2016 in News
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More than 70 per cent of L&D professionals are not proactive in understanding how individuals in their organisations learn, according to new research. 

Living with uncertainty

Written by Liggy Webb on 3 February 2016 in Feature

Liggy Webb continues her series on resilience with help on managing uncertainty

Aspiring teachers encouraged to attend ‘Train to Teach’ roadshow

Written on 3 February 2016 in News
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People across the country who are interested in beginning a fulfilling career in teaching are being encouraged to attend a Train to Teach roadshow over the next two months.

Create eLearning unveils its unconventional LMS at Learning Technologies

Written on 2 February 2016 in News

A new-generation learning management system (LMS) is one of the key products on display at the Learning Technologies event, taking place in London’s Olympia on 3rd and 4th February 2016. 

Government and industry unite to drive UK rail growth

Written on 2 February 2016 in News
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The Rail Supply Group (RSG) has launched its strategy to build growth in the UK rail industry and support exports.

What is the civil service doing to improve staff training?

Written by Matt Foster on 1 February 2016 in Feature
Civil Service Learning director Hilary Spencer

Four years on from a major overhaul of Whitehall’s learning and development programme, Civil Service Learning is embarking on another big shake-up. 

Learning and Work Institute resources aim to improve student loan take up

Written on 1 February 2016 in News

Learning and Work Institute is today launching new materials to help boost participation of advanced and higher level learning.

British youngsters 'most illiterate' in developed world, says OECD

Written on 1 February 2016 in News

British youngsters are the "most illiterate" in the developed world, according to the findings of a new report that ranks worldwide numeracy and literacy levels.

Strong engineering industry drives UK productivity

Written on 1 February 2016 in News

Britain’s strong engineering industry is driving productivity, with benefits across the economy, according to new research published in Engineering UK 2016 The State of Engineering.

A 'well-being vacuum in workplaces is putting individuals at risk', says the CIPD

Written on 29 January 2016 in News
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A stubborn ‘implementation gap’ in UK workplaces is threatening individuals’ health and long-term business sustainability, according to new research from CIPD.

Government’s transport apprenticeship drive must focus on quality not quantity, warns IET

Written on 29 January 2016 in News
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The Government’s new transport skills strategy, which sets out how it will create 30,000 apprenticeships in the road and rail sector by 2020, must focus on quality and not just be a numbers game, warns the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

Four in ten teachers have been attacked by pupils

Written by Mary Isokariari on 29 January 2016 in News

Four in ten teachers have faced physical violence from a pupil in the last year, according to a survey by the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL).

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