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Academy partners Prudential on financial-skills training
Article Type: Notes and news From: Industrial and Commercial Training, Volume 43, Issue 5
The National Skills Academy for Financial Services has partnered Prudential plc to bring the insurer’s financial skills training packages to the wider financial-services sector through new on-line courses.
The products offered range from introductory courses on topics such as investment products and savings to specialist training on regulation and accuracy and tools to help business development.
The courses included are introduction to retirement, introduction to protection, introduction to savings and investments, introduction to mortgages, anti-money laundering and terrorist financing, treating customers fairly, and right first time.
For employers in the sector, the Academy’s “Link” portal offers the opportunity to purchase training and development products on-line and gain flexible learning for employees that fits around work commitments. For learners already working in the industry, Link offers the opportunity to continue professional development by gaining skills in key areas and working toward specific qualifications in leadership and management.
The portal is also a key resource for the academy’s network of training providers, as it furnishes learning resources, up-to-date information about the sector and access to a diagnostic business-development tool.
Sylvia Perrins, Academy Chief Executive, said: “The quality of the training material, combined with the flexibility of an on-line resource, will benefit many financial-services companies wanting to up-skill their staff. These are tried and tested products, created by Prudential plc, and we are pleased to offer them to a wider audience, meet skill needs and build professionalism in the industry”.
Mark Nobbs, Prudential’s Head of Learning and Development, said: “We place great importance on developing colleagues at Prudential and have many years of experience creating high-quality learning. Through our association with the National Skills Academy for Financial Services, we are very happy to be able to share our learning content with a wider audience. We are keen to support the development of students of the national skills academies and people who are already working in the financial-services sector”.