February 17, 2021 | Posted in the Blog

Random Acts of Kindness Day 2021: How You Can Help Spread the Joy

Today is Random Acts of Kindness Day 2021, an annual event that falls on February 17th each year and a tradition that celebrates and encourages kindness between individuals, groups, and organisations across the nation. While it’s important to be kind as often as you can on a daily basis, it’s often easier said than done…

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February 4, 2021 | Posted in the Blog

Looking After Your Employee’s Health on Time to Talk Day 2021

Today, 4th February, is Time to Talk Day 2021 – an important day that’s aimed to start meaningful discussions and help destigmatise mental health across the country. The more we encourage conversations about mental health, the more we bring essential awareness to individuals and communities alike. This ultimately breaks down barriers and gives those who…

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January 18, 2021 | Posted in the Blog

How to Beat Blue Monday

Today is ‘Blue Monday’, or rather the third Monday in January that’s been dubbed officially as the most depressing day of the year, every year. It comes after the initial realisation sinks in that the holidays are over, that our bank accounts have taken an inevitable hit, and that many of our New Year’s resolutions…

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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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