The Learning and Skills Council (LSC) is inviting employers to work together to expand the National Skills Academy network.
This network of employer-led centres of excellence was launched by education secretary Alan Johnson in Octobe More...16 January 2007 08:32
They think it's all Rover … it isn't now. Redundancy spelled opportunity for MG Rover workers, thanks to a government-funded skills programme. More...02 January 2007 08:00
A new qualification aims to improve the quality of lifelong learning trainers. More...02 January 2007 08:00
Office Depot teamed up with Skills for Logistics to dispel the 'white van man' image of the industry. More...02 January 2007 08:00
A passport to success: keeping track of skills in the retail sector is a challenge, but a new skills passport allows both staff and managers to have an accurate record. More...02 January 2007 08:00
Well groomed: few staff in the equestrian industry have the time to pursue formal qualifications, but a new skills passport will help employers to recognise experience. More...02 January 2007 08:00
The construction sector needs half a million new entrants by 2010, but they won't train and recruit themselves.A large-scale apprenticeship scheme may be the answer. More...02 January 2007 08:00
Catering for employer needs: small and medium-sized hospitality employers now have access to HR expertise that could set them apartfrom the competition. More...02 January 2007 00:00
More than 15,000 employers are now using ' Train to Gain ' , the new service offering advice on training for businesses, according to the Learning & Skills Council (LSC). Demand for the service, which is run by the LSC, has soared, with an eight-f More...15 December 2006 10:10
The UK's new National Skills Academy for Financial Services has appointed its first director.
Sylvia Perrins, currently director of business development and planning at Westminster Kingsway College of Further Education in London, takes u More...27 November 2006 16:43
The government has launched three national skills academies to drive up the standard of industry training, improve productivity and tackle skills shortages.
The academies that have been approved and will shortly become operational are in More...31 October 2006 15:20
The Learning and Skills Council (LSC) is to get a £1bn funding boost, taking its annual budget to improve England's skills and competitiveness up to a massive £11.2bn.
The increased funding marks a 20% rise in the Learning and Skills Council's budge More...25 October 2006 08:00
The Learning and Skills Council is increase its focus on tackling innumeracy.
Speaking at the Union Learning Fund conference in London, David Way, director of skills for the Learning and Skills Council, said while illiteracy would remain a focu More...11 October 2006 16:40
People are not doing enough to train their brains to be healthy, according to new research from the Learning and Skills Council (LSC).
The study found that both men and women do not realise how early the brain function begins to deteriorate. More...06 October 2006 08:38
The Learning and Skills Council (LSC) has announced the appointment of Julia Dowd as the its new national director of young people's learning. The LSC is the organisation responsible for making England better skilled and more competitive. Dowd will b More...05 October 2006 15:36
The Learning and Skills Council will undergo radical changes if the Conservatives win the next election, the party pledged yesterday. Shadow minister for further education John Hayes said the organisation's regional structure would be replaced with a More...26 September 2006 14:00
People 1st has appointed Nick Basing, chief executive of Paramount Restaurants, as its new chairman More...04 September 2006 11:26
The Learning and Skills Council's (LSC) 400m Train to Gain programme will be rolled out across England on 1 August - four months after it became available in selected regions More...14 June 2006 00:00
Chairman of chief infomation officers board at E-Skills highlights need for essential IT skills. More...28 March 2006 11:30
Nearly half of UK workers have reading and number skills similar to children leaving primary school. More...24 January 2006 13:42