TrainingOn 16 Oct 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. This week’s training newsTaster success Taster courses could be the key to attracting the disadvantaged intotraining, according to research. The report, conducted by the Learning andSkills Development Agency, found that courses lasting three to six hours weresuccessful in attracting adults who were new to education. IT courses were themost popular. www.LSagency.org.ukTraining merger talks Two national training authorities have begun merger talks ahead of agovernment announcement on the future of NTOs. The Engineering and Marine TrainingAuthority expects to complete its discussions with the Science Technical andMathematics Council by the end of November. www.dfes.gov.ukCITB adds 12 topics The Construction Industry Training Board has added 12 topics to its healthand safety training. The Tool Box Talks and Tool Box Talks Presenter’s Coursenow have a total of 69 themes, including site transport and personal hygiene.The course can be delivered by an A6 binder, or by the presenter’s course whichis accompanied by lecture notes and slides. www.citb.co.ukCraft NVQ’s milestone The construction craft NVQ has awarded its 200,000th assessment to ColinHead, of Edmund Nuttall. The milestone reflects the increase of on-siteassessment centres, which by May had reached 127, with 5,754 and follows lastyear’s record of 51,500 NVQ registrations. The on-site training gives staff thechance to obtain a recognised NVQ and hold a CSCS card. www.city-and-guilds.co.ukCourse shows way A course to help staff deal with the Financial Services and Market Act hasbeen launched via a programme of e-learning solutions. N2 Briefing for AllStaff, has been developed by Wide Learning in association with KPMG, a globalnetwork of professional service firms. The release is designed to meet the needfor greater N2 awareness and training solutions. www.widelearning.com www.kpmg.comVision for optometrists High street optician Dollond & Aitchison is running a new trainingscheme for graduate optometrists. The company wants its recruits to build ontheir clinical skills with better customer care. Designed by training firmInteraction, the course will help graduates listen to and empathise with theirpatients. Related posts:No related photos.