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Defra-Funded Plant Passport e-Learning Launched by HTA

The Plant Passport system is to make sure that plants being moved within Great Britain are healthy and traceable. Operators and suppliers of plants in GB will be familiar with the rules surrounding the movement of plants which includes all plants for planting, some seeds and seed potatoes. The HTA have launched a brand-new learning module, developed and funded by Defra and created by CPL Learning to help operators comply with the plant passport system.

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The Evolving Landscape of Forecourt Retail

The Evolving Landscape of Forecourt Retail

Whether it’s serving the local community or preparing for an increase in domestic tourism, forecourt retailers will play an important part in serving British shoppers in 2021. Adapting and planning are key in an operator’s ability to capitalise on the opportunities presented to them, and training plays a huge role here. Let’s look at some of the ways training will help you in 2021.

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Introducing the Hotel Collection

Introducing the Hotel Collection

Today we are launching a new collection of courses aimed at supporting teams in the development of their hotel and accommodation career. Find out more about the Hotel Collection right here.

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3 Product Skills Online Courses to Offer Teams in 2021

3 Product Skills Online Courses to Offer Teams in 2021

Back in July, we released the first insights from our Hospitality Professionals survey which revealed what frontline hospitality workers are looking for when it comes to personal and professional development. In this article, we’ll look at some of our newest product-based online courses, and how they align with customer demand, market trends and how they can ultimately help your venue throughout 2021.

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Online Personal Licence

How to Gain Your Personal Licence Qualification Online

We’ve all had to spend this year looking at new ways to do things. Remote working and online tools have never played such a vital role in our lives. And it’s no different for the personal licence services we have been relied on providing for so long. Back in March, we were able to launch a fully online personal licence e-learning course and remote invigilation service for gaining your APLH and SCPLH. This online course and exam has been allowing learners to successfully complete their personal licence training and exam remotely throughout the pandemic and gain their qualification. 

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Preparing for lockdown

Reopening Planning in Lockdown: What Did We Learn from Last Time?

Hospitality businesses have been pushed to their limits this year and with the second national lockdown looming, there is obviously growing concern about what that will mean for the UK’s third-largest employer and the thousands of business owners and team members affected. What we did see during the last lockdown was an amazing sense of resourcefulness, resilience, and support within the sector. This time we are better prepared and more informed to support operators and their teams in maximising this time and emerge from this lockdown in a strong position to face to the future. Read on to find out what happened last time and what you can do to support your teams and the sector through the second lockdown.

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COVID-19 Training Advice for Student Unions with NUS Academy

COVID-19 Training Advice for Student Unions with NUS Academy

The NUS have partnered with CPL Learning to deliver NUS Academy, a digital training platform that allows you and your team to access over 40 online courses, as well as a range of engagement and communication features and tools. Rigorous health, safety and hygiene compliance have never been more important for venues. Not only can the NUS Academy platform help you deliver the core compliance and health and safety training you need to be a legally compliant operator, but also give your teams access to continually updated COVID-19 secure training. Read more about the great benefits of using NUS Academy for your SU teams.

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Hospitality Professionals: Returning to the Sector

Hospitality Professionals: Returning to the Sector

One of our commitments as we all continue to manage the changing industry landscape is to provide people-driven data to drive change in our businesses. Our Hospitality Professionals panel gives a key insight into those working within the hospitality sector, who have a passion for the industry and a desire to be heard, along with a wealth of experience and expertise which can be learnt from when planning for recovery. Our latest Hospitality Professionals survey was completed by our panel of frontline hospitality workers between the 31st July and 5th September and focuses on the return to working in the sector.

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