first_imgThis week’s training newsAccolade for NVQ The National Pharmaceutical Association has won a DfES National TrainingAward after the success of its Pharmacy Services NVQ scheme. The NVQ wasdeveloped by the association for its 11,000 members and caters for a wide rangeof age and experience. Over 2,500 trainees have registered for the training,which allows healthcare professionals to make better use of support staff.  www.dfes.gov.ukMcVitie’s centre McVitie’s has opened an online learning centre at its Harlesden factory inLondon. The centre, launched in partnership with SkillsIT and Learndirect,offers employees access to over 400 learning modules. It will encourage staffto develop skills and will be open 24 hours to accommodate shift patterns. Thefirm expects to sign up at least 100 people in the next year.  www.learndirect.co.ukOnline assessment Panasonic UK has implemented an online assessment system for 800 staff atits sales and commercial division. The Focus system will replace the old annualpaper review to give 360-degree assessment, appraisal and training needsanalysis. The software is aimed at lowering staff turnover, leading to a moreeffective workforce.  www.panasonic.co.ukCAB gets IT advice Staff and volunteers at the Citizens Advice Bureau are to get IT training tohelp improve skills and IT advice giving. The organisation has teamed up withCompaq to develop the programme, which will include basic IT skills, coaching,and application training. A CD-Rom database of information for advisers isalready available and electronic case management is planned.  www.nacab.org.ukE-learning taskforce A new e-learning strategy taskforce has been announced by education andskills minister Estelle Morris. The committee, headed by Steve Morrision ofGranada, will investigate ways in which e-learning can improve opportunitiesfor young people at college and in lifelong learning. The panel includesrepresentatives from industry and education and will deliver a strategy to theSecretary of State.  www.dfes.gov.ukNew course for airline Airjet is launching a tailored training scheme following the acquisition ofa new fleet of Saab 2000 aircraft. Vega has developed the programme to supportpilot training at its facility at Charles de Gaulle Airport, Paris. The schemeconsists of 24 modules of interactive training covering all aspects of theaircraft’s systems and procedures.  www.vega.co.uk TrainingOn 5 Feb 2002 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more