Learning and Development

Index here items on human resource and employee development, workplace learning, the learning and development function, the learning organisation and culture, learning theory and learning styles, learning interventions and apprenticeships.

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    Call for compulsory training to tackle 'Neets'

    Making benefit claimants complete compulsory training courses could help to slash the numbers of young people out of work in the UK, a select committee has concluded. The proposal, based on an existing system used in the...

    Nigel Daly

    A company restructure enabled me to change roles and get closer to the business: delivering training that really helps our people make a difference to local communities. I have worked for Amey, one of the UK’s leading...

    Train to Gain was mismanaged, finds parliamentary committee

    The government’s Train to Gain scheme was “mismanaged from the outset” making the cost unsustainable, MPs on the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) have found. In a critical report published today, the committee...

    Nurses to be trained to degree level by 2013

    All those wishing to pursue a career in nursing will have to be degree-level qualified from 2013, the government announced today. The Department of Health said requiring all new nurses in England to train for three years...

    Morrisons unveils company-wide training scheme

    Supermarket Wm Morrisons is to launch a qualification for 20,000 of its staff next January. The Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) Level 2 course, formally an NVQ, has already been piloted in six stores. Prime Minister...

    Training disrupted by Train to Gain funding freeze

    An acute shortage of funding in Train to Gain, the government’s flagship skills programme, is hampering business efforts to recover from the recession, according to the Association of Learning Providers (ALP). The...

    Clive Webb

    Many companies will tell you that their global learning and development (L&D) programmes succeed because they respect cultural differences above all else. I don’t necessarily subscribe to this view. While it is...

    KFC to offer its own NVQ

    Fried chicken chain KFC is planning to gain accreditation for its training scheme so it can award its own NVQ qualifications to staff. The news is the latest development in the creation of a learning culture among employees...

    Plea to broadcasters to continue training

    Broadcasting companies will “jeopardise their future competitive edge” if they cut training budgets during the recession, an industry leader has warned. John McVay, chief executive of the Producers Alliance for...

    Training boosts Carphone Warehouse’s market share

    A training course and laptop give-away has helped Carphone Warehouse to grow its mobile broadband market share, according to the group’s HR director. More than 6,000 of the mobile phone retailer’s sales staff...