Training roundup

This week’s training roundup

Derby police go online

The Derbyshire police force has launched a new online learning portal for
all officers, support staff and special constables. ‘The Study’ will allow
24-hour access to reference material, user guides, assessments and other
learning tools. One of its first uses will be in assisting managers to process
applications for bonus payments under the Police Reform Act.

Education drive

Honda’s national training centre is starring in a new government TV
advertising campaign which hopes to encourage more youngsters to enter higher
education. The images of a Honda Formula 1 car aim to show teenagers the
possibilities that higher education offers. The advertisement is part of the
Aim higher campaign from the Department for Education and Skills.

Learning leadership

The Learning and Skills Development Agency (LSDA) has launched a leadership
and management development programme for those responsible for delivering
work-based learning. The programme is aimed at senior staff in organisations
providing development funded by the Learning and Skills Council. The course was
designed after LSDA research identified the need for more flexible training.

Matrix quality awards

Thirty-four organisations from around the country have become the first to
gain the Matrix standard – a new national quality standard for organisations
delivering advice about learning and work. Given to organisations from any
sector that achieves 54 performance measures covering 10 key areas, the awards
were presented by the Minister for Adult Learning and Skills Ivan Lewis.

Heady brew of skills

Staff at a North East brewery are being encouraged to improve production
skills through a new training programme. Twenty-six employees from the
Federation Brewery have just completed NVQ level 2 in performing manufacturing
operations. The training was carried out by Assa after the brewery invested £5m
in two new production lines.

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