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The 3 Steps To Completing A Training Needs Analysis

The 3 Steps To Completing A Training Needs Analysis

Many businesses find it difficult to decide what training and development is needed and importantly what the benefit of any training would be to the business as a whole, departments, teams and individuals. All too often this leads to training without impact,....
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6 Benefits Of Conducting A Training Needs Analysis For Your Business

6 Benefits Of Conducting A Training Needs Analysis For Your Business

1. TNAs enable you to identify knowledge and technical skills gaps before they become a problem One major benefit of completing a TNA is it can help you to and the employee identify any knowledge and skills gaps before they become an....
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20% Off The Job Training For Apprenticeships – A Statutory Requirement

20% Off The Job Training For Apprenticeships – A Statutory Requirement

As part of the Apprenticeship Programme each employer is required to give each apprentice a minimum of 20% of their total working hours for “off the job training”. What is the definition of ‘20% Off the Job Training’? 20% off the job....
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The Importance Of Functional Skills

The Importance Of Functional Skills

It is part of the funding rules that all apprentices must complete initial assessments in English and maths. For some programmes, learners must also complete an initial assessment in ICT too. The reason for this is set out in the ESFA’s Apprenticeship....
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Understanding The Apprentice Journey

Understanding The Apprentice Journey

The apprenticeship journey starts with you understanding the requirements and elements of an apprenticeship standard. Apprenticeship Standard Each apprenticeship standard is made up of knowledge, skills and behaviours. The Knowledge during the apprenticeship you will acquire the facts, information, theory and technical....
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What Is An Apprenticeship?

What Is An Apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a job where you learn in the work setting, gain experience, develop new skills whilst getting paid and receiving all the benefits of an employed member of staff. What are the different levels of an apprenticeship? Each apprenticeship has....
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The 3 Steps To Completing A Training Needs Analysis

Many businesses find it difficult to decide what training and development is needed and importantly what the benefit of any training would be to the business as a whole, departments, teams and individuals. All too often this leads to training without impact, poor engagement by…

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6 Benefits Of Conducting A Training Needs Analysis For Your Business

1. TNAs enable you to identify knowledge and technical skills gaps before they become a problem One major benefit of completing a TNA is it can help you to and the employee identify any knowledge and skills gaps before they become an issue and have…

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20% Off The Job Training For Apprenticeships – A Statutory Requirement

As part of the Apprenticeship Programme each employer is required to give each apprentice a minimum of 20% of their total working hours for “off the job training”. What is the definition of ‘20% Off the Job Training’? 20% off the job training is defined…

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The Importance Of Functional Skills

It is part of the funding rules that all apprentices must complete initial assessments in English and maths. For some programmes, learners must also complete an initial assessment in ICT too. The reason for this is set out in the ESFA’s Apprenticeship Funding Rules: “English…

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Understanding The Apprentice Journey

The apprenticeship journey starts with you understanding the requirements and elements of an apprenticeship standard. Apprenticeship Standard Each apprenticeship standard is made up of knowledge, skills and behaviours. The Knowledge during the apprenticeship you will acquire the facts, information, theory and technical information of the…

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What Is An Apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a job where you learn in the work setting, gain experience, develop new skills whilst getting paid and receiving all the benefits of an employed member of staff. What are the different levels of an apprenticeship? Each apprenticeship has an identified level…

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What Are The Pros And Cons Of The Servant Leadership Model?

Many leadership models have been propagated over the years, as societal and business needs have evolved and progressed. Many of them developed as models through application, rather than measured analyses. Scientific, transactional, transformational, coaching, strategic and many others have proved effective and built up a…

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What is a Visionary Leadership Style?

Over the decades we have see an evolution of differing management and leadership styles, all adapting to, and being driven by, societal and business needs, some being rationalised by the results they achieved (e.g. Total Quality Management), others being assessed by the emotional connection they…

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Adair’s Action Centred Leadership Model

John Adair, one of the most respected leadership trainers in the world, spent years developing what is now known as Adair’s Action Centred Leadership Model. The model has three main parts, of which any good manager or leader should be familiar with. As a manager,…

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How Managers Can Deal With A VUCA Environment

VUCA is an acronym which characterises the nature of difficult conditions and situations. Born in the 1990’s in the military world of the American military, it originally described the conditions the world faced after the cold war. Brexit, the Coronavirus pandemic and the global economy…

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What Is The Difference Between Transactional and Transformational Leadership?

There are no rights and wrongs when it comes down to this. There’s a need for both styles in any organisation but transactional and transformational leadership are poles apart when it comes to what they are and how they are applied. Transactional v Transformational Leadership…

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Conflict Management Exercises and Activities To Use With Your Team

As a manager you should certainly be able to handle conflict. Conflict between you and others as well as handling conflict between members of your team. The truth, however, is that every member of your team should be able to do the same thing because…

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