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Overall Student of the Year

Distance Learning College and Training recently named Jenny Wild CIPS student of the Year and Overall Student of the Year in our Annual Awards. The criteria for entries included a demonstration of outstanding commitment to the course and exemplary work submissions; all of the nominations for this category were of an exceptional standard but our... - Read more

Posted: June 17th 2013 in DLC Features

The Evolution of Online Schooling

Distance learning has existed for many decades. In its early stages, online classes consisted of transcriptions of class lectures. Then the availability of online education increased substantially when people and many organizations started taking the advantage of computers and explored the possibilities of Internet. Today, online education has become much sophisticated in terms of presentation... - Read more

Posted: June 11th 2013 in Education & Training

Wetherby 26/4/13 – Student Support Seminar

The aims of this session at Wetherby were specific to students studying with DLC&T on CIPS (Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply) programmes. The objectives of the day were to update the students on changes to the CIPS programme structures and assessment procedures and the way in which the exams will be affected. There was... - Read more

Posted: May 2nd 2013 in DLC Features

Fundraising day for Mental Health Matters

Colleagues at Distance Learning College and Training recently hosted a successful fundraising day for Mental Health Matters, a charity dedicated to working with people with mental health needs. Maddy Gilbert, Course Advisor, and Laura Hutton, Student Mentor, organised a jam-packed day filled with a prize raffle, cake sale and a pub-style quiz. Thanks to a... - Read more

Posted: March 27th 2013 in DLC Features

Gateshead Council awarded for commitment to staff development

Distance Learning College and Training recently announced the winners of their Annual Awards, revealing Gateshead Council had been selected as the winner of the Organisation of the Year 2012. The criteria for entries included a demonstration of outstanding commitment to staff development; we received several high calibre nominations for this category and our independent judging... - Read more

Posted: March 18th 2013 in DLC Features

This Edition’s Feature Institute – Institute of Supply Chain Management (IoSCM)

The Institute of Supply Chain Management was formed as the first international institute representing the interests of the supply chain industry across the world and truly encompassing all aspects of supply chain operations from purchasing to manufacturing, logistics to general management. The institute’s key objective is to reinforce and promote best practice and exceptionally high... - Read more

Posted: December 17th 2012 in Supply Chain Management

Why Investing in Employee Development Still Makes Financial Sense

Forward thinking companies are aware that their future success rests in the development of their employees. Whether it be management training programmes or industry qualifications your investment in developing your employee’s skills produces innovative, focused, productive and qualified people who can contribute in a positive way to the success of your organisation. Employee’s who study,... - Read more

Posted: December 17th 2012 in Education & Training

Boom in Demand for Purchasing Professionals

Demand for purchasing and procurement professionals at all levels has increased sharply compared to 2010, according to figures published by CIPS and recruitment agency Hays Procurement. The figures showed that demand for purchasing officers has risen by 200 per cent, with a 75 per cent increase in demand for purchasing managers. The salaries offered were... - Read more

Posted: November 1st 2011 in Purchasing & Procurement

Businesses Taking Longer to Pay Suppliers

Businesses took longer to pay their suppliers in Q3 compared to Q2, according to figures released this week. Data released by Experian showed that companies were taking on average a day longer to complete payments than they did earlier in the year. The average time for a payment to be received was 26 days after... - Read more

Posted: October 20th 2011 in Business & Economy

Government ‘Should Fund Training’ for Redundant Public Sector Workers

More than two thirds of learning and development specialists believe that the government should set aside a fund to provide business skills training for redundant public sector workers. A survey conducted at this week’s World of Learning Conference revealed that many people do not believe redundant public sector employees have the necessary skills to find... - Read more

Posted: September 30th 2011 in Education & Training