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    YouTube – friend or foe?

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    At a recent CPD session with lecturers at a Scottish FE college, I asked a group of 16 staff, representing the curricular width of a large college, what they used most for teaching and learning resources. Unanimously, the answer was “YouTube”. No longer is the primary source of materials for...

    FWD Training & Consultancy appoint new Director……..

    One of the UK’s leading Financial Services Training Providers, FWD Training & Consultancy, has strengthened its leadership team with a new Director joining them as they look to prioritise Apprenticeship growth throughout 2017.

    Craig Potter has been appointed to the newly created role of Implementation Director at the training provider – which works with some of the largest brand names in financial services and the insurance market such as Lloyd’s of London and Hiscox.

    Craig brings with him vast experience, having worked in the Education, Training and Recruitment sector for over 10 years.  He joins from YMCA Awards where he was Head of Commercial and part of their Senior Management Team.  In his new role with FWD, Craig will be working with levy paying employers to help them develop and implement an Apprenticeship strategy which aligns to Learning & Development priorities and brings about the maximum impact, business benefit and apprentice success.

    Craig will also be leading on the introduction of Management and Leadership Apprenticeships at FWD, his specialist knowledge and expertise in this area will be vital as the training provider looks to expand their portfolio of Standards to meet growing employer needs.   

    Marcus Bowsher, Managing Director at FWD Training & Consultancy, said “This new appointment reflects the growth of our organisation over the last two years and our ambition moving forward.  I’m delighted to welcome Craig to the team, he will be instrumental in supporting our levy paying employers to achieve maximum value, benefit and impact from their Apprenticeship programmes.  Craig’s expertise will also help us broaden into management and leadership Apprenticeships as we enter a very exciting year for us”.

    About FWD Training & Consultancy Limited: A leading specialist Apprenticeship Training Provider for the Financial Services sector in London and the UK.

    Working with such bodies as the Chartered Institute of Insurance (CII), Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments (CISI),ifsSchool of Finance, Pearson and City and Guilds, FWD ensure that they deliver only the highest quality Apprenticeships.

    FWD are also an accredited training provider for the National Skills Academy Financial Services. The NSAFS is the quality standard for excellence in training and skills education for the finance industry.

    FWD deliver training and apprenticeships in general insurance, investments, mortgages, financial advice, financial administration, retail banking, pensions, debt collection and across critical business support areas such as management, IT, customer service and so on, so there really is something for everyone within the industry.

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