This week’s training news

Online learning initiative planned for Scotland

Scotland’s government learning body, Scottish University for Industry, is
offering e-learning to all adults over 18 years of age. More than 61,000
courses will be available from the organisation’s 100 centres across the
country by the end of the summer.

Learning commitment pays off for Haygarth

Haygarth Group invested over £100,000 on training last year and saw staffing
levels rise by 25 per cent. The communications group runs internal training
sessions on contract law and financial reporting. It also offers employees the
opportunity to study for industry qualifications in public relations and

R&SA staff learn customer relations via the Net

Insurance giant Royal & SunAlliance has commissioned e-learning provider
BlueU to deliver three bespoke customer relations management programmes. More
than 2,500 staff will undertake up to 35 hours of e-learning this year.

Construction diploma aims to fill top-level gap

The Construction Industry Training Board has launched a management diploma
to address the sector’s supervisory skills shortage. The Diploma in
Construction Process Management is a part-time, 15-month programme consisting
of six three-day modules. It is the first scheme from the CITB’s £1.5m special
measures programme.

Council addresses leadership skills shortage

Nearly 1.5 million new managers will need leadership training before 2006,
according to a study by the Council for Excellence in Management Leadership. It
is urging large employers to adopt a five-step model to establish best practice
for leadership development.

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