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*Congratulations to Level 3 Diploma in Business & Administration learners (11/02/14)

*Congratulations to all learners certificated today - Supply Chain management, Learning & Development, Customer Service, Assessor and IQA awards!  (13/01/14)

*Congratulations to all  learners certificated today - Learning & Development, Retail Skills and Internal Quality Assurers (Award & Certificate)!  23/09/2013

*Congratulations to all learners on our Pre-Employability Skills course in Boston that finished today - 100% achievement & certification!  We also wish to further congratulate three participants who have also been successful in securing permanent jobs working for our national corporate client in their new store opening shortly.  We wish you all the very best for the future! 05/06/2013

*We are proud to announce that we are training delivery partners for the Lincolnshire Higher Skills Programme - a programme supported by Lincolnshire County Council and the European Social Fund via SkillsReach our partner.  Funded Level 3 qualifications for key workkers in SME companies that work in the following sectors: Tourism, Hospitality, Construction, Engineering and Digital Technologies .  This programme is funded and free of charge to eligible businesses.  CLICK HERE  for more details and then go to Contact Us above.

*Congratulations to the Food & Beverage Service/Hospitality learners and Retail Apprenticeship learners - all successfully certificated today ! 04/03/2013

*Congratulations to the Local Environmental Services Learners - Apprenticeships & NVQs alike - all successfuly certificated today! 01/02/2013

*Congratulations to our Level 3 NVQ Certificate and Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Advice & Guidance (QCF) learners - all successfully certificated today! 21/01/2013

*Congratulations to our Level 3 NVQ Occupational Health & Safety learners - all successfully certificated today! 07/11/2012

* Level 2 NCFE Certificate in Equality & Diversity is now available by distance learning (as well as the portfolio route). It comprises of 2 units: -Exploring how people's rights are protected at work -Working or learning in a place that promotes diversity Two study packs are issued and each unit has an assessment pack that is externally marked (envelopes provided to post to your assessor). Feedback is given and certification will follow. *(this equates to 100 hrs cpd)                                 Contact Tom now via links for further information & enrolment details.

*Intermediate, Advanced and Higher Apprenticeships available now!  We also provide Work Place Skills (qualifications at Level 2 for those who meet the eligibility criteria) where we deliver in the workplace & online so minimal disruption to thebusiness & to you and perhaps more importantly no cost!!!                                                              

* UKOnline  - Get Online Week!                                                                          w/c Monday 15th October 2012 in  Horncastle.                                                Find a Bigger Life online.  It's easier to find work online, so if you have basic computer skills you could be missing out.  Click picture below to find out more!

* Intermediate, Advanced and Higher Apprenticeships available now! We also provide Work Place Skills (qualifications at Level 2 & 3 for those who meet the eligiblility criteria) where we deliver in the workplace & online so minimal disruption to the business & to you and perhaps more importantly no cost!!!! Our Advisers will help you to identify a suitable pathway/qualification.... CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS

*Key Skills last date for registration is 30/09/12.  Functional Skills in English, Maths and I.T  replace and available at Entry, Level 1 and Level 2.                        

*Congratulations to all our BTEC learners and BTEC Apprenticeships (all levels) - all successfully certificated today! 22/05/12

*Wood Occupations (Construction) - Level 1 Diploma (53 credits).                  Level 2 Diplomas in Site Carpentry & Bench Joinery, Timber Decking & Cladding and Light Structural Timber Framing. At Level 3 - Bench Joinery, Site Carpentry and Shopfitting Bench or Site Diplomas- starts available now!

*SDL have launched their training potal for clients to undertake online learning. Courses inc. Equality & Diversity, Safeguarding Learners in Educational Settings. More accredited courses being added - enabling study anywhere and complete flexibility plus cost effective !! Go to Qualifications and access link.

*Level 3 Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety - work based route to gain a recognised qualification for those who work as H&S Officers, Workplace pre-vetting, Assessors, Training Officers, Employer Engagement and Site Supervisors etc. Starts to suit....

*BTEC Volunteer Management Diploma Level 3 - still places available for this new qualification that is specific & specially designed for those working with volunteers in all sectors.

*UK Online Centres - New Year, New Online You!     The new campaign will run from 23rd January until February 17th 2012 & aims to inspire and encourage people to access government services.  The campaign will focus on three online services: Job Seekers allowance (JSA) online, pension information and NHS Choices and will deliverd in partnership with JC+ and NHS Choices.

* UK ONLINE Centres - Get Online Week- Oct 31st thru Nov 6th 2011. We will be actively participating in this special week of awareness to ICT and welcome all callers to The Punch House, Horncastle.  We are available every day of this special week to help you and answer any questions, offer you complimentary refreshments and get you started!!

*Congratulations to the Beverage Service L2 & 3, Hospitality Supervision & Leadership L3, Retail L2 & Visual Merchandising L3 learners successfully certificated - 27/10/2011

*Congratulations to the Team Leader & Assessor candidiates who were successfully certificated today - 30/09/2011.

*The new QCF Learning & Development qualifications are now available & ready to start enrolling - Level 3 Facilitating Learning & Development, Level 3 & Level 4 Learning & Development plus L4 Management of Learning & Development.

* Marketing Level 2 Certificate & Level 3 Diploma available now!

* Final day for starts via Train to Gain Friday 29th July - very limited availablility.

* Congratulations to the Management Level 3 & 7 plus Business Administration Level 4 learners - successfully accredited today! 100% success rate!(27/06/2011)

*New 2011 Advice & Guidance Level 3 & Level 4 certificates awarded today to our learners - many congratulations! (02/06/2011) 

*Congratulations to the learners achieving Learning & Development, Assessment & Teaching qualifications today.  100% achievement!   (24/05/2011)   

* We have been awarded a final Lincolnshire Train to Gain cohort allocation and can start immediately for those that are eligible and we are taking enquiries & enrolling now - we have been offered these places as trusted & proven practitioners who can deliver to businesses in the county with quality and timely completions & this scheme will cease end July 2011, places still available !!!!   (16/05/2011)

*Congratulations to the learners who have been undertaking the new QCF  qualifications in Level 4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance        & Level 7 Diploma in Management.  All successfully achieved today!  (10/05/2011)

*Congratulations to all learners who were successfuly accredited today in the following - Assessing Vocational Achievement Full Certificates Level 3,   Business Administration Certificates L2 & Customer Service L2 Certificates & Diplomas at Level 3.  100% timely & successful achievements! (26/04/2011)


*Learning & Development qualification suite extended to July 2011!!!  We can still offer these untill the new replacement qualifications come on-board!        (31/03/2011)

*Congratulations to our final cohort of Advice & Guidance Support Level 2  learners who were certificated today and also those on the new Level 3 Certificate and Level 4 Diploma in Advice & Guidance who have also been certificated! Again 100% achievement & success!(28/03/2011)

*Congratulations to all our learners who were successfully accredited with full  Application of Number at Level 2 or 3, Communication Level 2 or 3, ICT Level 3, Improve Own Learning & Performance Level 3 or 4, Problem Solving Level 4 and Working With Others Level 3 or 4. 100% achievement across all quals/levels(15/03/2011)

*Final registrations for Preparing to Support Learning Levels 2 & 3 are 31/03/2010.  This qualification will not be replaced on the QCF and the alternative qualification for those in or wanting to work in  FE and Training Providers etc is now PTLLS!

*Congratulations to the L3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement, Business Administration Levels 2 & 3 and Customer Service Levels 2 & 3 learners who have all successfully achieved their NVQ Certificates/Diplomas today! It has been a pleasure working with all of you & we wish you all every success! (24/01/2011)

*New QCF CTLLS  (Certificate in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector) available now!

*SDL are proud to be working nationally & consulting on the new Learning & Development qualifications and framework for apprenticeships and will delivering these as soon as full accreditation is granted.

*Final registrations for Level 2 Advice & Guidance Support is 31/12/10 - this course is not being taken over to the QCF, all current registrations/learners are unaffected and will be certificated in the ususal way.  Level 2 Certificate in Business Administration &/or Level 2 Certificate in Customer Service are being promoted as a suitable alternatives due to the new QCF units and flexibilities within each qualification.  (23/12/2010) 

*Minister of State for Further Education, John Hayes, has announced that Key Skills will be extended within Apprenticeship frameworks till September 30th 2012.  This extends from his original end-date of March 2011.  Key Skills or Functional Skills are both acceptable! (21/12/2010)                         

*Congratulations to the Professional Development Group at Wolds Learning Network in Horncastle today who successfully achieved Communication Level 2 and /or Improve Own Learning & Performance Level 3 qualifications.  External Moderator awarded 'exemplar work for teaching, learning ,assessment & moderation!  19/10/2010 

*Funded NVQ courses in Advice & Guidance Support Level 2 (last registartion date for this qualification only 31/12/2010) + Level 3 Advice & Guidance.  Customer Service Level 3 + Learning & Development Level 3 also available. 

*NVQS are different under the QCF - the new qualifications are COMPETENCE BASED QUALIFICATIONS that have NVQ in the title and are at Award, Certificate and Diploma!  This is a different approach to previous NVQ delivery, assessment & level - units can be purely knowledge and as such will need evidence in the fornm of a report or esssay or answers to questions.....this is a different and more academic approach.  Performance is more holistically assessed.  Evidence can come from class or workshop based sessions too!  Units are smaller and more easily achievable and take less time! We are already familiar & running with the new standards and improved methods to assess & assure quality and deliver a more efficient & better service to you! 

*Congratulations to the Level 3 & 4 Advice & Guidance and Management group who have all been successfully accredited & certificated today! 13/09/2010

*Bespoke set-up services to enable you to provide training for all your staff! - this is by far cheaper & also allows you to maintain control and also have total freedom in identifying & allocating training , no being sold training that you do not want, then waiting for start dates, being refused due to 'funding restrictions' - age, occupation, previous qualifications etc. these are the vendor/provider's problems - not yours!  Perhaps your organisation wishes to offer apprenticeships or vocational training or offer additional qualifications at any level  - all are available and we work with schools, charities and all types/sizes of companies to offer these services inc. those who wish to set up or are existing training companies. 

The increased lack of provision, lack of knowledge/practice of the new qualifications by some providers inc. delivery staff with required competencies & also the substantial requests for employer contributions per staff member do not need to feature if you deliver & control your own training - your investment of working with us benefits the whole of your company!  Why pay out to others?  We have the knowledge and the required quality & occupational competencies to enable complete development.  We support throughout, we work with you to achieve your requirements - not a funded target.