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Lean Smart-Apps lead the way as Industry Learning Solutions Limited is announced a winner in UK 2019 Technology Innovator Awards by CV Magazine for its innovative Lean Bitesize learning linked to Industry 4.0 and Lean Smart Apps to help embed and sustain a lean culture within different manufacturing and service environments. cv-magazine.com/issues/technology-innovator-awards-2019




Best Business Apprenticeship & Training Consultancy 2018

2018 Welsh Enterprise Awards - Industry Learning Solutions Limited awarded Best Business Apprenticeship & Training Consultancy


Industry Learning Solutions (ILS) offer operational excellence and management development programmes to the manufacturing and engineering sector and will optimize on skills funding opportunities available locally. ILS provide skills solutions in Leadership and Management, Lean Green Belts, Bespoke Lean courses, Apprenticeships and access to a suite of Smart phone Apps to support and sustain specific organisational efficiency skills. For a tailored skills solution offering accredited training or L&D consultancy for developing a competency framework for your business, call ILS today or visit our website at www.industrylearningsolutions.com or call us direct on 44 (0) 7966 315507

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Energy News for Manufacturers from the CBM and EEF

Energy and Environment legislation from the budget

Introduction of Industrial Energy Transformation Fund and scrapping of Enhanced Capital Allowances (ECA) and related First Year Tax Credits (FYTC)


The good news is that government is finally delivering the industrial energy efficiency fund long requested by EEF and promised in last year’s manifesto, but it comes at the cost of tax breaks/credits for energy and water efficient technologies under the ECA and FYTC schemes. The swap is revenue neutral, and will provide a £315m fund to be spent over the next five years on energy efficiency and other low-carbon technologies. The details of the fund are still being worked out but it is likely that it will be targeted at higher energy users. There will be more stakeholder engagement in the next few months.

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  • Moving the Apprenticeship Service out of design silos

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    01/18/2020 08:39 AM

    Jaskiran Kang, lead interaction designer @ESFAgov talks about how the #Apprenticeship Service has been creating a culture of #DesignCrits Design critiques (crits) are used to review design work by interaction designers and content designers. They can be used to discuss a single problem such as where to position search buttons on a particular service page through to a whole user journey, for example, discussing the flow for a particular feature. The purpose of ... +Read More



  • Government rolls out scheme to introduce free period products into all state schools and colleges in England

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    01/18/2020 12:01 AM

    #FreePeriods - Ending #PeriodPoverty Free period products are to be made available to all schools and colleges in England from next week, as the Department for Education launches its fully funded scheme. The new scheme is set to give pupils easy access to period products at school or college, helping to break down stigmas and ensure no young person’s education is disrupted by their period.  From Monday 20 January, schools and colleges across ... +Read More



  • DFRobot to showcase Internet of Things-enabled ‘Smart Garden’ at Bett 2020

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    01/17/2020 05:18 PM

    DFRobot, a world-leading #STEM education solution provider is boosting engagement with STEM with the help of their micro:bit-designed ‘smart garden’ at #Bett2020 Embracing the power and versatility of micro:bit throughout its range of STEM resources, DFRobot is blending ‘smart garden’ design with Internet of Things (IoT) technology to show students and teachers how to monitor and instruct intelligent systems by combining the knowledge and skills from block coding, programming, science and ... +Read More



  • “INSIDE OUT DAY” A NEW INITIATIVE FOR CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH WEEK

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    01/17/2020 05:17 PM

    Inside Out Day calls for children and adults alike to wear an item of clothing ’Inside Out’ as a way of making us all stop and think about how someone may look OK on the outside 😊but inside they may be feeling sad or worried 😒. The first ever Inside Out Day for Children’s Mental Health Week will take place this year on Thursday 6 February 2020. The aim of Inside Out ... +Read More



  • Edinburgh College signs new Heritage partnership agreement aimed at enhancing students’ learning opportunities

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    01/17/2020 04:20 PM

    @EdinburghColl signs partnership agreement with The Battle of Prestonpans (1745) Heritage Trust Edinburgh College has signed a new partnership agreement with The Battle of Prestonpans (1745) Heritage Trust aimed at enhancing students’ learning opportunities and further promoting Prestonpans Battlefield as a cultural heritage asset. The three-year partnership, initiated as part of the 275th anniversary of the Battle of Prestonpans, will see the College’s Computing students taking on a project to create an engaging ... +Read More




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