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TrainingZONE LearningWire #126 – Employment NTO interview, DfEE cap ILA funds, LRC workshop


TrainingZONE LearningWIRE - Issue 126
6 November 2000
Yell Awards 2000 Commendation - Best e-Commerce Site (B2B)


1. Interview of the month: Tony Green, Employment NTO
2. DfEE introduces cap on ILA subsidies for IT and maths training
3. FE Teachers to require qualifications, says Blackstone
4. E-trainers not yet comfortable with technology, says ETV
5. Online workshop: Creating a Learning Resource Centre


Editor's Note
Having heard Malcolm Wicks, Lifelong Learning Minister throw down
the gauntlet to NTOs it was interesting last week to get an
NTO's-eye view of the proposed changes to the current set-up.

Tony Green, Chief Executive of the Employment NTO, is positive
about the challenges faced by the NTOs as the Learning and Skills
Councils come on stream, seeing a key role for them to play in
identifying skills needs and developing them across the board.

As CEO of an NTO which stretches across all employment sectors,
Tony Green regards training as vital to this scheme. He's
supportive of the government's move to introduce mandatory
training for trainers delivering government-funded programmes
"because it should get rid of the 'cowboys'". Ultimately though,
he believes that the Employment NTO will achieve success the day
when training is accepted as a fundamental right within all
employment contracts. Stirring words indeed!

Stephanie Phillips
mailto:[email protected]

Latest News
A selection of this week's news stories

Interview of the month: Tony Green, Employment NTO
At the CIPD show last week, TrainingZONE took the opportunity to
talk to Employment National Training Organisation (EmpNTO) Chief
Executive Tony Green about the revised standards, role of the
NTOs, mandatory training for trainers and that 'hot potato',
skills shortages.

DfEE introduces cap on ILA subsidies for IT and maths training
The DfEE appears to have taken on board concerns raised by the
British Computer Society about the potential for training
providers to raise their prices to obtain extra funds for ILA-
funded courses by introducing a cap on the amount which will be

University for Industry watch
A summary of the progress of the University for Industry, the
government's initiative to push for lifelong learning in the UK
through the LearnDirect programme.

E-Smart, the custom built eLearning experts and innovators,
have amalgamated with Emerge, the cutting edge organisation
change and development consultants to blue chips, with a 25 year
international track record, to form emergeSmart.

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E-trainers not yet comfortable with technology, says ETV
The Electronic Training Village's latest survey entitled
'Trainer's skills for e-learning' finds that many are not yet at
ease with the technology and delivery methods required and need
to develop their skills further.

National Stress Awareness Day - webwatch
As National Stress Awareness Day took place this week, we dug out
a couple of articles available on the web worth a quick read for
their thoughts on relieving the strains of the workplace.

Colin Steed, CEO of IITT - exclusive interview
The new Chief Executive of the Institute of IT Training, Colin
Steed, was interviewed by TrainingZONE and gave us his thoughts
and future ambitions for the institute.

How to Use the Internet To Promote Training Courses
Suitable for Training Companies that already have, or are
thinking about, setting up a web site. Sheffield, 28 November;
Bristol, 30 November; London, 7 December. Cost: 295 GBP +VAT.
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FE Teachers to require qualifications, says Blackstone
The Department for Education and Employment has released details
of a new qualification framework for the Further Education
sector, designed, it says, to raise standards and the status of
teaching within it.

New features on TrainingZONE!
- New! Enhanced trainer/consultants directories at
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- New! Enhanced Tenders directory at

E-learning Network Conference
The e-learning network, an organisation set up for users of
technology in training are holding their next conference on the
topic of the use of simulation and broadband technology in e-

Training Watch: October government announcements
Our round-up of government announcements during October which
impact on training and development.

BBC launches the largest on-line training video catalogue in the
world! You can order the finest BBC programmes ever produced for
use in professional training. This new website features hundreds of
different titles which are used by leading businesses all over the
globe. This month's special offers include The Music Paradigm, a
dynamic workshop in leadership, teamwork and communication.
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Online workshop: Creating a Learning Resource Centre
Both the recent growth of e-learning and an increasing
realisation that there is a huge burden of cost and time involved
with releasing staff for classroom-based training off-site have
meant that creating a Learning Resource Centre for employees is
becoming a more and more attractive option. But setting up such
a centre can be easier said than done. This session will be
devoted to shedding some light on these issues. Do come along and
share your thoughts, whether you're looking to set up an LRC or
if you've already done so and are able to offer advice based on
your experiences.

To join in, log in on Tuesday 7 November at 13:00 BST at

New government guidance on training allowances
Young people undergoing government-funded training who are not
regarded as employed will receive funding on a par with those
undertaking Modern Apprenticeships, according to a new
consultation paper from the Department for Education and

ECLO - call for contributions
The European Consortium for the Learning Organisation (ECLO) has
put out a call for papers for its 8th international conference
being held in Lisbon next May.

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employees. Features checklists, model documents ready for you to
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Any Answers? question of the week: Accelerated Learning
Can anyone help ? I've read a lot about Accelerated Learning and
been on programmes that have incorporated AL techniques but I
want to know more. Can anyone recommend a good website/workshop/
seminar/course that will help me learn more about AL and how to
apply the techniques well?

A Metcalfe

Other questions posed this week:

- Katherine Tierney seeks training for Pinpoint software
- N Fabrizi seeks advice on an evaluation programme for
- Nigel Denning wants suggestions for finding training centres
in Sussex or Kent

Thanks to Jenny Kevan, Garry Platt and Mike Whittaker, who
shared their knowledge with other TrainingZONE members this week.

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

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