Learning, Development & Qualifications

People are still at the very heart of everything we do. In spite of modern technology, their skills are central to corporate and organisational success.

In fact, due to the massive progress being made in computing, automation, robotics, artificial intelligence and virtual reality, the level of skills people need is becoming ever higher.

You already know this – otherwise you would not be reading these words. But modern companies and organisations are faced with an incredibly complex education and training environment as well as great difficulties in identifying needs and then matching them with suitable provision. As skills become more complex, as routes to competence become more varied, as qualifications become more diverse and specialised, knowledge and expertise in the education and skills environment is critical.

The questions are many …

  • What needs? Are they “micro-training needs” or “macro-needs”? Are they soft or hard skills? Are they gaps in knowledge or gaps in skill? Can they be delivered through traditional training or using other methods?
  • Are qualifications the answer? GCSEs/A-Levels/T-Levels/HND/HNC/Apprenticeships/Degree-Apprenticeships/Degrees/Master’s Degrees/Professional Qualifications, etc. Wide and comprehensive or highly targeted? Does it matter whether it is a certificate, a diploma or a degree? Where does CPD fit in – and is it really any good?
  • Who can fill the gaps? How good are colleges and universities, how flexible are they, can you trust private training providers? What can distance learning do? Where does VR come in? Can in-house mentoring work and how?
  • How can it be managed? In-house; through virtual reality or computer-based; classroom-based; tutored distance learning; untutored distance learning, and everything in-between. More to the point – who will manage it all and how?
  • What does value-for-money look like?  Are apprenticeships worth the effort? Measuring training effectiveness, benefits from mentoring, designing updating and CPD systems, etc.

None of it is easy and in order to be fully up-to-date on all of the above you need professional, full-time, and possibly specialised human resources staff.

Or you could call our highly experienced and knowledgeable people. They have almost unrivalled knowledge and understanding of the entire education and training system from GCSEs to apprenticeships, from Graduate Apprenticeships to T-Levels, from distance learning to professional qualifications.

There are very, very few companies in the UK that can offer the knowledge and capability in the learning and development arena that Pye Tait can deliver. Our work has paralleled the development of the entire system from the late 1980s onwards, and we’ve been involved in the design or development of almost every modern education and training approach from the old ONDs/ONCs and NVQs to the very latest T-Levels and Apprenticeships.

If you need help with any aspect of the modern skills, education and training world, give us a ring or drop us an email.