In brief

This
month’s Training news in brief

Mine
clearance NVQ

Forces
personnel will be offered a new qualification that could help their post- army
careers. The Science, Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies Alliance
(Semta) skills council has developed an NVQ and SVQ in mine clearance techniques.
Semta chief executive Michael Sanderson said: “Britain leads the way in the
humanitarian work of clearing landmines around the world. This is a badge which
shows that our personnel have all the necessary skills for this vitally
important work.”

Learning
circuits

After
recently merging its HR and training departments to give them a higher profile,
Lex Vehicle Leasing has created a series of Learning Circuits at its three main
operational centres. Planned as informal showcases for the company’s staff
development programmes, colleagues moved around to the next presentation when a
whistle was blown by a ‘referee’. “We wanted to show that our view of staff
development was not just about doing courses,” said new HR director Steve Moss.

Camera
winner

Emma
Nye, learning and development officer of global law firm Linklaters, has won
the prize draw featured in our June edition. Nye, who wins a digital camera
donated by Balance Learning, was one of the many readers who completed the
blended learning questionnaire. “It is a subject of great interest to me as I
deal with induction, IT training and internal e-learning for everyone,” said
Nye.

Clarification

The
article that was published in last month’s edition , entitled ‘The Road Map to
Success’ by Kevin Kerrigan of SHL (UK) made reference to the acronym ‘SOLVE’
which bore similarities with Huthwaite’s SPIN model. SPIN is a registered
trademark of Huthwaite International. SHL apologises for any confusion that
this may have caused.

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