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Training Terms-HELP!


Can anybody tell me what the following terms mean in the context of training?

C25 training
D32 training
Five S's training

Thank you!
Joanne Le Beau

4 Responses

  1. NVQ Units
    Hi Joanne

    The C25, D32 relate to the abbreviations given to the NVQ units in the Training and Development awards. From memory C relates to delivery of training and D relates to assessment of others doing NVQ awards. These awards are currently being updated and you can find more information on them at

    The other abbreviations I have no idea about and look forward to finding out what those mean too!

  2. Training terms
    Hi Joanne

    5 “S” training refers to a Japanese system of focusing on a clean and efficient environment to energise and motivate staff. The Japanese terms and some English equivalents that keep the “S” are:
    Seiri – sort (clear and dump the unnecessary)
    Seiso – sweep(maintain tidiness)
    Seiton – straighten(to arrange and identify things for ease of use)
    Seiketsu – schedule/standardise cleaning
    Shitsuke – sustain (motivate staff to keep at it)
    Apologies if I have got any of this a bit mixed up! I’m sure you get the gist.

    As for PMO it’s usually Project/Programme Management Office or Prime Minister’s Office.

  3. Question re PMOs
    If you work in Manufacturing PMO is the short term for the NVQ Performing Manufacturing Operations which is available at levels 1 and 2 and certificated by a number of Awarding Bodies including C&G, EMTA and RSA. It is ideal for operators and has a variety of optional units.

  4. C25 and D32
    C25 is the S/NVQ unit from the Training and Development VQ relating to Coaching individuals, D32 is the unit for workplace assessors.


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