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Government Introduce New Training For Care Home Workers


UK- The Government has introduced plans to make training mandatory for care home staff in order to protect the elderly.  Norman Lamb, the Health Minister, is proposing a minimum standard which all new recruits have to reach before they can start working in nursing homes.  It is also planned that carers that look after pensioners [...]

March 17th, 2013 | Posted in Training | Read More »

David Cameron and Nick Clegg to Cut Childcare Training Budget By 40 Per Cent

Proposal For Scottish Teacher Training Freeze Rejected

UK-David Cameron and Nick Clegg have failed to reach an agreement on how to cut childcare costs, which has now led to a 40% slash in training budget for child-minders and nursery staff. The pair were expected to draw up plans allowing the government to aid parents with the increasing cost of childcare bills.  However [...]

January 24th, 2013 | Posted in Training | Read More »

Will the Xbox 360 Kinect Get the Military Call of Duty?


Microsoft XBOX 360 Kinect Sensor. Video Kinect: Make live video chats with your Xbox LIVE users under the Standard kinect camera. Video Kinect (Photo credit: Wikipedia) The Xbox 360 Kinect may become a useful tool for the U.S. military. According to a recent article from DefenseNews.com, Microsoft is working with the Air Force and Army [...]

December 22nd, 2012 | Posted in Training | Read More »

Report Tells Government That Apprenticeships Need To Be Improved

Young School Leavers Are Finding A Lack of Apprenticeships

UK – Former Dragon’s Den entrepreneur Doug Richards has written a report demanding the government improves their apprenticeship programme as evidence surfaces that standards are falling. Richards’ report reminds the reader that for unless apprenticeships equip workers with the highest level of skills and qualifications then they are unlikely to be of any value to the [...]

December 4th, 2012 | Posted in Training | Read More »

Tougher Entry Tests Planned For Trainee Teachers

Irish Maths Teachers To Be Re-trained

UK – It has been reported that the Department of Education are set to introduce tougher tests for trainee teachers in order to ensure all potential teachers have high levels of literacy and numeracy. Education Secretary Michael Gove wishes to improve standards in the classroom by implementing a system from next September through which only [...]

November 1st, 2012 | Posted in Training | Read More »