Social responsibility initiatives
We are an independent commercial organisation and do not receive taxpayer funding for any of our programmes. Neither are we a public quoted company with all the shareholder pressures that brings to maximise the bottom line! This allows us the freedom to fund learning initiatives where we believe there is a real need that is not being met and where we feel we can bring added value. For example....
Ready for Work is a free online employability skills learning programme aimed at assisting young people to develop employability skills. It has helped many to make a successful transition from education into employment.
The programme comprises 12 short self-study courses on subjects that are important to all employers. Thousands of young people have completed the programme, which has been entirely self-funded by The Training Foundation since its launch in 2005.
Case study: Dumfries & Galloway College
This site offers free 1-hour online courses on infection control. for anyone interested in preventing infection, especially if they are employed in the healthcare sector either in a hospital or in a community setting.
The development was prompted by the untimely death of a colleague's family relative from MRSA, acquired in hospital in 2004. More than 80,000 clinical personnel have completed the course.