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2010-08-19 06:14:00

LONDON, August 19, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pizza Express partners with ThirdForce, the UK's leading technology enabled learning provider, to implement an innovative eLearning, training and development programme. The two-phase implementation follows the completion of a successful pilot scheme across 35 of its sites and the organisation, part of the market-leading Gondola Group, will complete the roll-out in 2011. In the first two months of the pilot programme, 83 courses were...

2009-11-25 14:18:18

The five billion pound Skills for Life program is based on the assumption that an improvement in literacy and numeracy will increase people's earning potential, as well as their productivity and employability. However, according to Professor Alison Wolf of King's College London who led the study, workplace basic skills courses are having little impact, in their current form. 'It is clear from our research that policymakers are mistaken in expecting immediate and major effects on...

2009-09-02 13:00:00

DUBLIN, September 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ThirdForce, the UK's leading e-learning provider in the hospitality and Skills for Life sector, celebrates this week with its partner, Whitbread, the UK's leading hotel and restaurant group, having received an excellent Ofsted report. ThirdForce partners with Whitbread to deliver the literacy and numeracy element of their highly successful Skills for Life programme. ThirdForce delivers Skills for Life to Whitbread employees through...

2009-06-10 10:40:00

LONDON, June 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ThirdForce, the UK's leading e-learning provider, now acts as the preferred supplier of U-skills to one of the most respected care home companies in the UK, Barchester Healthcare. ThirdForce will support the 15,000 strong workforce with Skills for Life e-learning to enhance Barchester's quality provision of care and customer service. Training and development is a key component to the success of the Barchester business; a group that currently...

2009-03-11 05:16:00

LONDON, March 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ThirdForce PLC, a provider of technology-enabled learning solutions and services has announced today that after a highly successful pilot project they have won the contract to become the exclusive supplier of Skills for Life provision to Whitbread PLC, the UK's largest hotel and restaurant group. Whitbread brands include: Premier Inn, Beefeater, Table Table, Brewers Fayre, Taybarns and Costa Coffee. The successful contract win follows on...

2008-09-16 12:00:40

EVERY year, thousands of young people leave school after 12 years compulsory education with poor basic skills. However, the drive to improve reading and writing standards has already faced serious delay with the department's Literacy and Numeracy Taskforce only established in February of this year - almost a year behind schedule. A report by the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee in December 2006 also castigated the department's previous policy - which cost Pounds 40m and failed to...

2008-08-12 15:00:54

READING, writing and maths achievement in Glasgow's state schools have risen to their highest levels after a push on literacy and numeracy. Official figures show attainment in the "three Rs" among 5-14- year-olds has moved steadily upwards in the past three years, reaching a peak in 2007-08 and closing the gap on other local authorities. The results are particularly impressive given the high number of asylum seekers and refugee children in city schools who do not have English as a first...


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