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first_img Previous Article Next Article Training briefsOn 22 Apr 2003 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. This week’s training news in briefPost-grad via council Middlesex University is providing a post-graduate management developmentprogramme for staff at Islington Council. A cross-section of around 90 middlemanagers will undergo the training, which incorporates change management,project management, people skills, finance and accounting. The customisedprogramme is based on previous training and staff development needs.  www.islington.gov.ukPub delivers training Managed pub chain Laurel has rolled out a new mobile learning programme tomore than 600 sites, using specially adapted buses. The coaches, providedthrough PC Coaching, take learning rooms directly to the company’s pubs sostaff can train in retail management.  www.laurelpubco.comVirgin drives ECDL Virgin Mobile has introduced the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) ITqualification for staff using PCs at its call centre in Trowbridge.  The skills-based qualification, managed bythe British Computer Society (BCS),will give staff a higher level of ITcompetency. Some 1,400 staff will be offered a place on the course and thecompany has become an ECDL test centre in anticipation of the launch.  www.bcs.org.ukGala bets on learning Bingo and casino operator Gala has announced the launch of four learningcentres across the UK. The centres will enable the firm’s 10,000 staff toreceive management, IT, customer service, health and safety and beveragetraining. They will be based in Coventry, Chatham, Sunderland and Tamworth.  www.gala-bingo.co.ukBMW tracks progress BMW Great Britain has replaced its registrar training administration systemwith a learning management system capable of tracking the progress of 14,000users. It will allow dealers at the company to book staff on courses via theinternet and receive individual e-mailed reports on employees’ progress.Managers at BMW hope it will give an indication of the skills and competencieswithin the business.  www.bmw.co.uklast_img read more