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Developers, suppliers and buyers of e-learning programmes need to ensure their products are accessible to learners with disabilities.

If they don’t, they will waste a great deal of money and potentially find them-selves on the wrong side of the law, according to a new report from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

The report also high-lights the contribution an effective use of e-learning can make by including people with disabilities in the labour market, tackling issues such as skills shortages, the growing number of people in the UK unable to work and the impact of future legislation on employing people with disabilities.

Wetherspoon diploma releases first graduates
The first students from an Advanced Diploma in Leisure Retail Management, designed by pub chain Wetherspoon and Nottingham Trent University, have graduated.

Six Wetherspoon employees completed the qualification, which aims to improve people and business management skills.

The qualification’s modules include: leadership and motivation, profitable drinks retailing, business development and unlocking people potential.

Wetherspoon training manager, and one of the course’s graduates, Matthew Blain, said: “The aim is to develop the ‘thinking manager’, who is able to step back and reflect on the issues they have learned, as well as using their pub experience, to find better and more effective ways of managing in the future.”


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