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Best in Wales Celebrated at Apprenticship Awards Ceremony

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Cutting edge technology in world leading businesses, bespoke Apprenticeship Programmes designed to meet the needs of industry and inspiring individual success stories were celebrated at a high profile awards ceremony at the Celtic Manor Resort, Newport last night (October 18). … Read more »

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NTfW Newsletter – March 2012

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Newsletter Contents NTfW members work to assist in the recognising of prior learning of refugees based in Wales Lloyds TSB Money for Life Programme Leadership & Management Wales – Micro Business Research Project NUS Wales – Apprentice Extra Card ESDGC … Read more »

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Vocational Qualifications Not Second Best Says FSB Chair

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A Welsh business leader is calling for an end to the perception that vocational qualifications are second best to academic ones. And Janet Jones, Federation of Small Businesses Wales chair, wants the Welsh Assembly Government to place more emphasis on … Read more »

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Proposals Will Deliver Cost-Effective Training – Lord Ted Rowlands, President, NTfW

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Earlier this summer, the National Training Federation for Wales’ (NTfW) submitted a set of proposals to the Welsh Assembly Government which we consider are key to the delivery of improved and more cost-effective front line learning services. Our proposals are … Read more »

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Conference Focus On Transforming Skills Delivery In Wales

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Transforming skills delivery in Wales will top the agenda when work based learning providers converge on The Vale Resort at Hensol, near Cardiff for a major conference on November 11. This year’s annual conference organised by the National Training Federation … Read more »

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A Real Buzz In The Work Based Learning Sector

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By Arwyn Watkins, Chairman of the National Training Federation for Wales There’s a real buzz in the work based learning sector in Wales this summer as training providers across the nation prepare for ‘skillscymru’, the largest ever careers and skills … Read more »

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Streamlined Approach Is Needed To Help NEETs Into Employment

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By Lord Rowlands CBE, President of the National Training Federation for Wales An issue that continues to exercise the best minds in Wales is how to engage with young people not in education, employment or training, commonly known as NEETs. … Read more »

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VQ Day 2010

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Vocational Qualifications (VQ) Day is a UK-wide celebration of vocational qualifications for students, teachers and employers. VQ Day 2010 took place on 23 June in each capital city across the UK. In Wales, the national VQ Day celebration took place … Read more »

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Training Providers Welcome Launch of Best Practice Guide

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The launch of a best practice handbook for the work based learning sector in Wales has been welcomed by the National Training Federation Wales as tool for continuous improvement. ‘What makes a good training provider?’ has been launched by Estyn, … Read more »

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Work Based Learning In Wales: The Journey Towards Quality Improvements

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By Arwyn Watkins, Chair National Training Federation Wales (NTfW) What a journey it has been for all involved in the delivery of Work Based Learning in Wales. In this context I am referring to the two key strands of DCELLS’ … Read more »

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