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81% of employers require their workforce to have digital skills

  In a survey that was carried out by the Chartered Institute for IT, 81% of employers said that digital skills are a requirement for working at their business. However, only 52% of employers believe that their workforce has the digital skills to meet their future challenges.     The Institute’s survey of HR professionals and employers showed that email,…

In the news this week…

  Here you will find a brief overview of what’s been going on in the training world over the last week, as well as a completely random story that we hope you’ll enjoy as much as we did!     Just how much involvement should employers have in the delivery of Apprenticeships? Sue Husband director of Apprenticeships delivery speaking on…

If technology is your thing, we have new courses starting now!

  Brooks and Kirk now have a new suite of IT qualifications, which are available to start now.   Whether you are looking to go into a career in IT or already working in the IT sector then we have a course for you. No need to worry about attending any classroom based sessions or waiting for any start dates because…

In the news this week…

  Here you will find a brief overview of what’s been going on in the training world over the last week, as well as a completely random story that we hope you’ll enjoy as much as we did!     It’s possible up to 1,600 qualifications could be axed from 2015. The Skills Funding Agency announced that there are 700…

Are you aged over 50 and struggling to find work?

  “In the next 10 years there will be 700,000 fewer people aged 16 to 49, but 3.7 million more people aged between 50 and state pension age. Older workers have a huge amount to bring to any workforce and will form an increasingly important section of the labour market.”  Pensions Minister – Steve Webb   In research conducted by…

Apprenticeships – the big talking point!

  The subject of apprenticeships has been a talking point amongst the big three political parties recently. Even though there are conflicting ideas on the exact direction of Apprenticeships, the future looks promising!         Here were the views of the three parties… Ed Miliband pledged that a Labour government would see the number of young people starting…

The New PTLLS Qualification for FREE!

  In case if you haven’t already heard, the PTLLS Award (Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector) no longer exists. It has been replaced by the Level 3 Award in Education and Training (AET). If you are interested in achieving the new Level 3 AET, then the following course may be for you!   Brooks and Kirk are now running…

Limited places! Secure your place today!

  If you would like to achieve the Level 3 Award in Education and Training (replacement for PTLLS) for FREE as part of your Assessor Training then there’s only one course for you.   Places on our London and Manchester NVQ Assessor courses are filling up quickly. So contact us today to secure your place on the next course!  …

‘GET IN. GO FAR’ Apprenticeship Campaign

    44% of employers plan to take on apprentices in the next 5 years.   In order to help to raise awareness of the benefits that employers can reap from taking on an apprentice, the government has been promoting their new ‘GET IN. GO FAR‘ campaign. The purpose of the ‘GET IN. GO FAR‘ campaign is to demonstrate to…

Our new Assessor Website!

        Brooks and Kirk’s new Assessor Training website is up and running!    If you would like to find out more information on how to become an NVQ Assessor with Brooks and Kirk, you can find everything you need on our new Assessor Training website.