LIGHTNING RELEASES (6/28/2014) – Diane Shawe, Chief Executive of Academy of Vocational & Professional Training Ltd. (AVPT) eyes another award to add to her long list of accolades.

In their FSB entry form the company said that they knew their business was going to be an innovation success when students started joining them from around the world even corporates, governments and enterprises use Academy of Vocational & Professional Training Ltd. to train their staff.

Access to smartphone and mobile devices have changed accessibility and e-learning has seen an increase in students accessing information and studying around the world.  AVPT has launch  the state of the art asynchronous Learning Management System which can be access using a smart phone or mobile device and comes with a personal virtual tutor to help each student complete their course online in 4 weeks. The company say that they have students located all over the world and that the certificates they issue are recognised globally.

On their website, the company say, “The Academy of Vocational and Professional Training specialises in Soft Skills courses that can help you get a job, get promoted or start a business.”

Chief Executive of Academy of Vocational & Professional Training Ltd., Diane Shawe, M.Ed., is really pleased to have been nominated as one of the FSB finalist for the  innovation awards  

Diane said “With over 20 million people registered unemployed throughout Europe, I believe that if we help people to skill up they will be able to get a job, get promoted or start a business. Individuals need a recognised certificate as evidence,  as transferable skills are now  critical and with us supporting learners by means of our short  soft skills courses, I am a great believer in giving the man a fishing rod, training him how to use it then watching him feed himself and his family instead of just giving him a fish.

My softskills training courses are representative of this theme which has motivated me to develop my whole approach to adult learning with the use of technology.”

The company offers a wide range of courses for all levels of expertise and experience, topics include: Management, Personal Development, Hospitality, Business Development and more. The below video contains testimonials from previous students and gives further explanation on how the company’s training programs work.

The company say they are, a UK company  globally accredited by the International Accreditation Organisation (IAO) for online and workshop courses with a selection of over390 Soft Skills using a cutting edge, proprietary online Learning Management system. “Our objective is to utilise our expert resources to support individual study and life-long learning by bringing education directly into the hands of communities and businesses. Because mobile devices are now the main communication tools it goes without saying that it will also become the most accessible tool for aiding learning.”

AVPT has been approved by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to deliver Soft Skills courses that can be counted as part of the Continued Professional Development (CPD) hours required annually by solicitors. They are also an Approved Centre of the Institute of Supply Chain Management and approved Training Providers via Grant Thornton for the Government Growth Accelerator.

“We help to get people qualified in less than a month, whilst on the move so that they can start using their new skills to get a job, get promoted or start a business.”

FSB (Federation of Small Business) was founded in 1974 to protect the interests of small, UK businesses. Academy of Vocational & Professional Training Ltd.  is pleased to have been short listed for the FSB London Business Awards 2014 the final presentation for which will be held on the 19th July 2014. Diane Shawe has been a member of the FSB since 2011

The FSB awards 2014 were open to all London based sole traders or SME’s that commenced trading prior to January 2012, with up to 250 employees. Entrants did not need to be FSB members. The  FSB awards judging panel was made up of representatives from each of their sponsors. This years awards ceremony will take place on the 19th July, a full list of this years finalists in all categories can be found here.

More can be learned about Academy of Vocational & Professional Training Ltd on the company’s websites, and

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