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Referencing – A Quick Guide

The use of a bibliography and referencing is essential to meet the academic requirements of studying. There are many forms of referencing; one of the most popular methods is the Harvard Referencing System. The following are reasons why you must reference your work: As a form of courtesy to the originator of the material you use; To provide evidence... - Read more

Posted: March 31st 2015 in Education & Training

What qualification level matches your intended job role?

  Struggling to decide which level is the best for you? This handy graph will help you! (Click the picture to view a larger version) However if you would like to speak to someone about your own personal background and receive further information on what level would be best for you, please leave an enquiry... - Read more

Posted: February 4th 2015 in Education & Training

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

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

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

Are You Making These 5 Common Distance Learning Mistakes?

Distance learning offers high levels of flexibility that allow people to study and gain qualifications when their circumstances won’t allow them to attend college or university classes. However, there are some common pitfalls which many students encounter – recognising and dealing with these potential problems can help to make your distance learning studies go more... - Read more

Posted: September 20th 2011 in Education & Training

More Companies Using E-Learning for Organisational Change

An increasing number of businesses are relying on learning technology to help their business move forward, according to a Towards Maturity benchmarking study. The survey shows an increasing number of companies focusing on e-learning as a way to help them respond quickly to change and cope with the unpredictable economic climate. The move to e-learning... - Read more

Posted: September 19th 2011 in Education & Training

70 Percent of Employees Willing to Fund Their Own Training

The majority of employees would be willing to fund their own training, a survey has revealed. Research carried out by Middlesex University’s Institute for Work Based Learning over four years showed that seventy percent of those surveyed would be willing to pay for training, with the recession having little impact on people’s desire to train.... - Read more

Posted: August 15th 2011 in Education & Training

Semta Launches Free Skills Gap Tool For SME’s

The Sector Skills Council for science, engineering and manufacturing technologies has released a free tool designed to help small companies identify skills gaps and get advice on training. Semta‘s Business 2 Skills online tool is designed to help smaller businesses benchmark their skills levels against the rest of their industry, and provides employers with a... - Read more

Posted: July 27th 2011 in Education & Training

Recruiters Emphasise Professional Qualifications Importance

83 percent of recruiters see training and qualifications as an important aspect of the industry’s professionalism. The Recruitment and Employment Confederation’s latest CEO webinar revealed the extent to which recruiters consider appropriate qualifications vital to their own performance. The survey came at the same time as a new set of recruitment professional qualifications from the... - Read more

Posted: July 12th 2011 in Education & Training