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TrainingZONE LearningWire #122 – WOLCE review, ILA success, new watch pages


TrainingZONE LearningWIRE - Issue 122
10 October 2000
Yell Awards 2000 Commendation - Best e-Commerce Site (B2B)


1. WOLCE review
2. New watch pages: LSC and DfEE
3. Success with Individual Learning Accounts!
4. How to ensure learning never stops
5. Tenders from the Training Standards Council and the Army


Editor's Note

A somewhat jaded TrainingZONE returned from WOLCE this week,
laden with brochures proclaiming the latest in 'unique online

E-learning appears to have been a victim of its own hype, having
been billed as the answer to tedious, time-consuming and
expensive classroom training. What's evident to those able to
take a more balanced view is that it is simply going to become
another method of delivery, rather than replacing any existing
methods outright.

We've no glossy brochures to offer but we are working to enhance
your news service with a new series of watch pages. These will
enable you to see at a glance how progress has been made with
some of the major government initiatives.

Stephanie Phillips
mailto:[email protected]

Latest News
A selection of this week's news stories

WOLCE review
TrainingZONE has a problem. How to avoid becoming jaded by
attending exhibitions where the same companies appear time and
time again?

Learning and Skills Council watch
This is the second in a series of 'watch' features bringing you
all the news on issues of current importance in the world of

Government Watch: Training and development briefing from the DfEE
Our round-up of government announcements during October which
impact on training and development.

CAREER MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE 23rd November, London Chamber of
Commerce. Helping Colleagues To Take Control of Their Own Destiny.
This conference will focus on how find the right ways of helping
your employees develop their career, to the benefit of the
organisation as well as themselves. Case-studies, research
findings, practical solutions. Learn how you can get it right.
Conference details: mailto:[email protected] or tel 01234 364 844

How to ensure learning never stops
Just because you have delivered a series of non-stop training
sessions that have targeted all those people within your
establishment does not mean the training process has stopped -
look at how to make learning on-going.

Oxford dons to lecture over the web
University lecturers will soon be delivering the fruits of their
wisdom over the web through a new 'webucation' centre.

Winners in work-life balance funding
A couple of months ago we reported that the government was making
funds available for companies wishing to push forward work-life
balance policies. The money would be used to fund consultants to
work on projects to improve flexible working practices.

Individual Learning Accounts: a potential scam for IT providers?
The British Computer Society (BCS) has written to the government
over concerns that the Individual Learning Account scheme could
allow training companies benefitting from government money to
increase their fees and rake in extra profits.

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Today's succession planning: fast, flexible and out in the open
In the days of a 'war for talent', succession planning is
becoming a more and more important way of developing and
retaining highly skilled and talented employees.

Success with Individual Learning Accounts!
You may recall that TrainingZONE encountered a few teething
problems a couple of months ago in our efforts to secure an
Individual Learning Account. Well, it seems that the process
behind ILAs does work!

QA Training, the UK and Ireland's leading IT and business skills
training company, with over 520 instructor led and web based
courses. LATE BOOKINGS up to 25 per cent off. FREE web based
training samplers now available, 5 per cent OFF EVERY INSTRUCTOR-
LED COURSE BOOKED ONLINE. For details, visit

Online workshop: Experiences with government training schemes
Youth Training, Modern Apprenticeships, New Deal, UfI, Employment
Training ... the list seems endless, the acronyms grow, and the
rules change. Just what is your experience of government-funded
training schemes? At the last count there were nearly 30
different schemes. This workshop is an opportunity to talk with
other training providers about just how well the schemes work for
you. This week's free-to-attend workshop is on Tuesday 10
October at 13:00 BST. Log on at

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Community Features

Any Answers
*Question of the week*
Advice on freelance adult guidance and development work
I am interested to know if anyone has any suggestions for how I
utilise my adult guidance skills in a freelance capacity? I have
worked in education/training for over 15 years and have a degree
in education/training specialising in guidance in addition to
psychometric and transactional analysis certification etc. I am
very keen to develop my own consultancy offering personal
development training and guidance. All advice gratefully

Patricia Colaluca

Other questions posed this week:

- Tony Clayton seeks ideas for Institute of Management project
- Sue Kennedy is looking for soft skills CBT
- Paul Bedwell wonders about the effectiveness of PC monitors
within desks

To answer these and any other questions from TrainingZONE
members, go to

Thanks to Jooli Atkins, Neville Palmer and Clive Hook, who
added some useful insights to the TrainingZONE Any Answers page
this week.

Mall update: Special Offer from Croner and TrainingZONE
Amazing savings to be had on Croner's Effective Management
Skills, a dynamic activity-based training resource covering key
areas of management skills training and development. Full
trainer's notes and guidance are given on how to use and apply
each module. Get Effective Management Skills at a special
TrainingZONE price of 379.55 GBP and save 20 per cent!

Here are a selection of new postings added over the last week
- make sure you don't miss out on the exciting opportunities
being added daily at

- Training Standards Council seeks tenders for recruitment
response management
- Army seeks telecommunications NVQ assessors, UK and Germany
- Freelance IT consultants needed in Scotland

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