Training news: licensed to compute

A regional
development agency for Yorkshire and Humber is introducing the European
Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) with the target of having 3 million people in
the area with accredited IT skills by September 2010. Yorkshire Forward decided
to use ECDL – an internationally recognised PC skills qualification promoted by
the British Computer Society – after it found that 28 per cent of the workforce
and 32 per cent of unemployed people in the region had never used a computer.  


Plan for best courses

A new
report from market analyst Key Note has revealed that poorly planned e-learning
programmes lead to confused training and learning targets, demoralised training
staff and inadequately supported learners. The findings of the report, which
indicated that 15 per cent of in-company training is expected to be in the form
of e-learning by 2002, show that problems are likely to occur at the
implementation stage. The report can be obtained on 020-8481 8750.


Legal training service

A legal
skills and training service to help companies maximise best practice has been
launched by law firm Shoosmiths. The service, which is designed to provide
training at a range of levels from director/manager to team leader/officer,
will cover areas such as legislative changes, handling complaints, data
protection and health and safety. Courses will be prepared in conjunction with
in-house HR and training to match specific needs and abilities. Call 01604


On-line learning for life

Learning has announced plans to deliver on-line training for the global
e-education market. It will provide it in partnership with Universitas 21, an international
network of 18 universities. The partnership will develop international higher
education and advanced training, and produce curricula and platforms designed
to deliver effective e-learning. UK courses will run through Edinburgh,
Birmingham, Glasgow and Nottingham universities.

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