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Continuing Professional Development

SERIO were commissioned by Plymouth University to establish the market for flexible, career-related learning in the South West.

The University has been developing a flexible approach to study which allows professional to access training opportunities on a part-time basis and wished to assess the potential uptake in Devon and the surrounding counties.

Telephone interviews were carried out with large employers in Devon, Cornwall and Somerset, while opinion was gathered from members of the public via an online survey. The study found that there was a large market for flexible programmes of distance learning, especially in management and leadership.

Social Enterprise in a global context: the role of Higher Education InstitutesThe British Council has commissioned SERIO, and colleagues in Futures Entrepreneurial Centre, at Plymouth University to undertake a global study to inform Social Enterprise policy.
SERIO to conduct an evaluation of SkillsPlannerOver the next two years SERIO will be evaluating an exciting new Ethos-led initiative 'SkillsPlanner' which aims to solve skills shortages in the construction industry.

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