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Free Webinar: Financial Wellbeing in the Workplace
March 7, 2019

The Single Financial Guidance Bodyare invite you to join them for their first Finanacial Wellbeing Webinar, taking place at 11am on Tuesday 19 March 2019.

We will be hearing from Rosemary Lemon, Group Head of Reward from Hays, as she shares her insights and experience on financial wellbeing in the workplace and highlights how Hays:

  • Approached the issue of financial wellbeing with management and employees; and
  • Demonstrate you don’t need big budgets or massive resources to make effective change

The webinar will last around 45 to 60 minutes and there will be an opportunity to ask questions.

Register Here

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4 Reasons Why You Should Adopt Blended Training
March 7, 2019

The following article is by Robin Singh, Technical Support Executive. Robin is an expert in various LMS and employee training Currently, he is a residentRobin Singh, Technical Support Executive learning management expert at ProProfs.

Every student is different. In recognizing that, educators not only accentuate the differences that exist between students of various ages or intellectual abilities, but also the fact that two persons can be at the same phase of physical and cognitive development and still have different needs, preferences, and approaches to learning.

Some acquire knowledge by listening, others thrive on visual cues. From these highly individual affinities stem different learning styles. Auditory, visual, kinesthetic, and reading/writing approaches to learning are only a few of them. Others are more hybrid and suggest combinations of learning techniques that vary from one person to another. Read more

The National Audit Office Report on the Apprenticeship Programme
March 7, 2019

Background to the report

The Department for Education is accountable for the apprenticeships programme, including securing value for money.

The Education and Skills Funding Agency is responsible for apprenticeships policy and funding, and for overseeing the delivery of apprenticeships. The apprenticeships programme is intended to help address two important problems: poor productivity in the United Kingdom compared with many international competitors; and a significant fall in employers’ investment in training over recent decades.

The programme aims to allow people in England to develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours required for their occupation. An apprenticeship is a job that combines work with training. Apprentices can be new or existing employees. Apprenticeships are open to people over the age of 16, and are available at a range of levels, from GCSE-equivalent (level 2) to degree-equivalent (levels 6 and 7). An apprenticeship must last for at least 12 months, and the apprentice must spend at least 20% of their paid hours doing off-the-job training. This training may be delivered by an authorised provider, the employer or a combination of the two. Government contributes to the cost of apprenticeship training and assessment. Read more

Primary Pupils to Learn About World of Work

The following article from BBC News was written by Education Reporter 

A workers’ army is being recruited to explain to primary pupils how lessons relate to their future careers.Emergency services visit classroom

The scheme aims to send up to 100,000 people, “from apprentices to chief executives”, into schools in England to talk about their jobs.

Primary Futures, developed by the head teachers’ union NAHT, has already run a series of pilots across England.

“It’s about raising and broadening horizons,” said Russell Hobby, the union’s general secretary.

“It is not about specific careers advice, or fixing on one path for the future at age 11. Read more