January 5, 2021 | Posted in the Blog

The new CIPD qualifications have arrived

Introducing the new CIPD qualifications The CIPD has spent the last few years working on the Professions for the Future which has led to some exciting changes in the world of Human Resources and Learning and Development. In November 2018 the new Professions Map was launched which sits at the heart of the qualifications.  The…

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November 11, 2020 | Posted in the Blog

Stress Awareness

Stress Awarenesses Day is celebrated in November, so we thought we would take a really good look at what stress is, why we have it, and what we can do to manage it. What is stress? There are many definitions – it is commonly thought to be a mental health condition so it may surprise…

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October 26, 2020 | Posted in the Blog

Tips For Taking Care Of Our Mental Health in 2020

October is Mental Health Awareness month and our Quality Assurance Manager, Emma, has shared with us the ways she is looking after her mental health in what has been a very trying year for everyone. In 1997, a columnist named Mary Schmich wrote an essay ‘Advice, like youth, probably just wasted on the young’ which was published in…

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October 13, 2020 | Posted in the Blog

Basic Functional Skills in the UK

It is well known that the UK is struggling to compete against other countries in the league tables of comparing adult literacy skills. This has been consistent for decades and there have been many reports, using different methods of measurement, over the years confirming that the UK has not yet made the progress it planned…

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October 1, 2020 | Posted in the Blog

Online learning is growing – ICS Learn acquires Development Processes Group (DPG)

PRESS RELEASE DATE: 1st October 2020 As we rethink our concept of how we work and learn, both organisations are ready to help students easily adapt and succeed in a rapidly changing world. ICS Learn, the UK’s leading online learning organisation of professional qualifications, has acquired fellow provider DPG.  Both companies will combine their collective…

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September 23, 2020 | Posted in the Blog

International Week of Happiness at Work

This week is International week of happiness at work.  What is this you may well ask?  I have been doing some research on this, so read on to find out what it’s all about together with my 5 top tips to create a happy workplace. Why & What We spend so much time at work, so…

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September 17, 2020 | Posted in the Blog

How CIPD Level 7 Can Take Your Career in HR to the Next Level

At DPG we’re always striving to be better, something that is evident in the programmes and courses we offer. From those looking to take their first steps in Human Resources to current professionals that want to advance within the industry, we provide the tools you need to grow your career. But what about those who…

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September 16, 2020 | Posted in the Blog

Happy Human Resource Professional Day

A day dedicated to our profession! An opportunity to thank HR professionals around the world for the contribution they make! What are we being thanked for I hear you ask? If you work in HR you will recognise the tough decisions we have to make, the long hours we have to work, and the isolation…

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