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Skillsmark® success for the Scottish Courts Service
  In this edition of the e-briefing we talk to Nikki Isles, Training and Development Officer at Scottish Courts Service about their excellent achievement of Skillsmark® endorsement for two programmes, Developing Team Leaders and the First Line Management Development Programme.
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Consultation: QCF and Guidance for those working with Children and Young People
  Do you work with children and young people as part of your role, or do you represent others who do? If so, we need you to provide feedback on draft proposals regarding the core requirements.
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ICF Review 2010
  At the ICF Review Regional Consultation Workshop in Sheffield, it was suggested that an ICF Discussion Forum that all Forces could access would be very valuable.
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Orphan SOC Codes
  We are pleased to announce that we have been awarded a contract by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) to complete a programme of work for those Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) codes which have been classified as 'Orphans' as they currently do not fit into the remit of any one Sector Skills Council.
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Custodial Care Level 2 review
  We are embarking on a project aimed at Operational Support Grades (OSGs) working in custodial settings who do not work directly with prisoners but who have key roles in custodial establishments.
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University of Portsmouth Virtual Open Day
  Want to build your knowledge and understanding of crime and criminology? Prepare for or accelerate your career in the field? Learn where and when you like, whilst continuing at work, thanks to flexible distance learning?
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Refuge high standards rewarded
  National domestic violence charity Refuge has become the first organisation to be awarded the internationally recognised ISO9001:2008 certificate for its specialist services for abused women and children.
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Advice services open doors to young people
  New Youth Access guidelines present an opportunity for all advice services to follow the example of the only specialist Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) for young people as it reaches a remarkable landmark.
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