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The Importance of Trust Marks for Training Providers

What is a trust mark? Trust marks are a way for organisations to demonstrate their legitimacy and visual aids that indicate trust, quality and reliability. They were first developed by the British Standards Institute (BSI) 100 years ago, by a chap who was disgruntled by the level and variants of the quality of manufacturing. BSI

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Google Squared Case Study

Background Squared was originally developed by Google in 2012 as a 6 week face to face immersive learning experience to help combat some of the challenges the media industry was facing around hiring, developing and retaining great digital talent. Squared was designed to develop the digital leaders of the future by giving them a strategic

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Pitman Training Case Study

Background Pitman Training is the UK’s leading independent training provider, helping the nation transform careers and change lives through self-paced vocational training. Revolutionising office skills since 1837, Pitman Training has a wealth of heritage which underpins the foundations of its premium products. Specialists in PA, Microsoft Office, Business, Finance and IT skills training, Pitman Training

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Specialist Language Courses Case Study

Background Specialist Language Courses (SLC) designs and facilitates complex technical – and business focused language programmes to an international market, focusing on courses where language skills make a critical difference to organisational and individual effectiveness. As a consultancy SLC offers a ‘best of breed’ approach, working with specialist schools, inhouse training organisations and online language

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World of Learning Case Study

Background World of Learning is a conference and exhibition bringing together senior-level buyers and leading suppliers of learning and development (L&D) products, solutions and advice. An essential event for L&D professionals, World of Learning provides a unique forum for professionals to develop their skills and update their knowledge. For over 25 years the World of

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National Association Awards Finalist

We are finalists! The CPD Standards Office applied for the ‘Best COVID Response’ award with the National Association Awards and we have been selected as a finalist which is super exciting for all of us here at CPDSO! Reaching the finals is an incredible achievement for us and a reflection on the commitment and hard

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Skills Paying Bills in 2021

At the end of December 2020, 1.72 million people were out of work in the UK, an increase of 1.2% compared to September 2019. The job market is now more competitive than ever, with many seeking any type of work they can find to support themselves financially. Rising numbers of professionals are now looking to

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Online Learning Nightmares Survey

The International CPD Standards Office wants to know more about your negative experiences of online training. As many of you know, we are proud to promote our accredited, gold standard global CPD training and coaching providers. Since COVID19’s lockdown, there has been a boom in online learning, where unfortunately the market has become flooded with new providers,

Read More »

The Importance of Trust Marks for Training Providers

What is a trust mark? Trust marks are a way for organisations to demonstrate their legitimacy and visual aids that indicate trust, quality and reliability. They were first developed by the British Standards Institute (BSI) 100 years ago, by a chap who was disgruntled by the level and variants of the quality of manufacturing. BSI

Read More »

Google Squared Case Study

Background Squared was originally developed by Google in 2012 as a 6 week face to face immersive learning experience to help combat some of the challenges the media industry was facing around hiring, developing and retaining great digital talent. Squared was designed to develop the digital leaders of the future by giving them a strategic

Read More »

Pitman Training Case Study

Background Pitman Training is the UK’s leading independent training provider, helping the nation transform careers and change lives through self-paced vocational training. Revolutionising office skills since 1837, Pitman Training has a wealth of heritage which underpins the foundations of its premium products. Specialists in PA, Microsoft Office, Business, Finance and IT skills training, Pitman Training

Read More »

Specialist Language Courses Case Study

Background Specialist Language Courses (SLC) designs and facilitates complex technical – and business focused language programmes to an international market, focusing on courses where language skills make a critical difference to organisational and individual effectiveness. As a consultancy SLC offers a ‘best of breed’ approach, working with specialist schools, inhouse training organisations and online language

Read More »

World of Learning Case Study

Background World of Learning is a conference and exhibition bringing together senior-level buyers and leading suppliers of learning and development (L&D) products, solutions and advice. An essential event for L&D professionals, World of Learning provides a unique forum for professionals to develop their skills and update their knowledge. For over 25 years the World of

Read More »

National Association Awards Finalist

We are finalists! The CPD Standards Office applied for the ‘Best COVID Response’ award with the National Association Awards and we have been selected as a finalist which is super exciting for all of us here at CPDSO! Reaching the finals is an incredible achievement for us and a reflection on the commitment and hard

Read More »

Skills Paying Bills in 2021

At the end of December 2020, 1.72 million people were out of work in the UK, an increase of 1.2% compared to September 2019. The job market is now more competitive than ever, with many seeking any type of work they can find to support themselves financially. Rising numbers of professionals are now looking to

Read More »

Online Learning Nightmares Survey

The International CPD Standards Office wants to know more about your negative experiences of online training. As many of you know, we are proud to promote our accredited, gold standard global CPD training and coaching providers. Since COVID19’s lockdown, there has been a boom in online learning, where unfortunately the market has become flooded with new providers,

Read More »
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