More than £1m in funding has been provided by the government to set up a team that will work to ensure UK doctors meet expected standards. The chief medical officer, Sir Liam Donaldson, said a panel of senior doctors will provide leadership and suppo More...08 October 2008 10:52
Continuous professional development (CPD) is now mandatory for 50% of members of professional bodies in the UK, according to a recent survey. Based on responses from 19 professional bodies, the research found that there was only a slight rise in More...04 September 2008 14:36
What one thing can you do to enhance your career prospects? Start by acquiring the relevant qualifications. Learning and development professionals who want to study for some form of generic qualification will usually start by researching the options More...22 April 2008 00:00
Skills minister David Lammy has unveiled the National Skills Academy for the Process Industries. The academy covers chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and polymer industries and is designed to tackle sector specific skills shortages by standardising tra More...25 January 2008 08:44
1 Under which group licence does a DVLA PCV licence come? a) Group 1 b) Group 2 c) Group 3 &n More...02 January 2008 08:00
The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) shunned the chance to provide official human resources (HR) qualifications for China - a move described as "shameful" by leading HR professionals - Personnel Today can reveal.
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Thanks in part to the efforts of a former traffic cop, middle managers at the Automobile Association are booting their skills through an innovative partnership between their employer and a local university.
Instead of going to university to improve More...16 October 2007 00:00
Deaneries will organise their own recruitment process for specialist medical training in England in 2008 and junior doctor start dates will be staggered. The government has announced that deaneries - bodies responsible for the education and continuin More...09 October 2007 09:46
A revised set of professional standards for teachers has been published by the Training and Development Agency for Schools.
The standards aim to be a key element of the “new professionalism” for teachers and will replace More...25 June 2007 11:15
To mark its 15th anniversary, Investors in People (IiP) has unveiled a new plaque that businesses can display to demonstrate their commitment to developing their employees. The plaque will be available to organisations that have achieved the In More...21 June 2007 09:34
The older the worker, the more likely they are to feel responsible for their own training and development. According to a National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (Niace) survey of employee attitudes to training and development (T&D), 28% of More...04 June 2007 09:59
British companies should have the power to award their own nationally recognised qualifications to employees, according to the CBI . The employers' organisation believes that employees are being wrongly labelled as 'low-skilled' because the nati More...23 April 2007 15:39
Continuing professional development should be a key activity for training and L&D professionals yet many, it seems, are missing out. More...17 April 2007 00:00
All health professionals will be required to prove their fitness to practice every five years, under landmark new proposals . The main proposals in Trust, Assurance and Safety, the Regulation of Health Professionals in the 21st Century includ More...22 February 2007 08:00
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 government has published revised regulations on performance management for teachers and head teachers. The regulations mean that, for the first time, continuous professional development, pay and performance will be brought together in a coh More...10 October 2006 09:39
The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and IBM have launched a professional development scheme to benchmark standards in the IT industry. The scheme will help to ensure that IT professionals are of the right calibre with proven abilities More...21 September 2006 08:07
The Chief Fire Officers' Association (CFOA) has launched its strategy for the development of people management in the UK fire service More...21 July 2006 10:11
The first review of the regulation of the medical profession in 30 years calls for inependent tribunals to establish doctors' fitness to practise More...14 July 2006 12:37
The Samaritans charity has launched a training course to help its managers cope better with stress and emotional issues in the workplace More...10 May 2006 08:19