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More than two million people have taken steps to “enhance their workplace abilities” over the last 12 months thanks to a Northamptonshire business development company.

 

‘First aid for pets’ and ‘making maths and English more user friendly for primary school age children’ are two of the emerging courses on offer by The CPD Accreditation Group.

 

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is the term used to describe the learning activities which professionals engage in to develop and enhance their abilities.

Rachel Clark, Accreditation Administrator with Mick Judge, Accreditation and Quality Manager

Rachel Clark, Accreditation Administrator with Mick Judge, Accreditation and Quality Manager

The CPD Accreditation Group, which has a base at Rockingham Speedway as well as a head office in London, certifies training courses offered by industries all over the UK and 21 countries across the world.

 

Offering a range of learning platforms, employees can successfully develop their skills and knowledge by completing training workshops, conferences and e-learning programs.

 

Mick Judge, accreditation and quality manager, said: “There are more than 1,000 institutes and professional bodies across the UK, a number that is forecast to increase.

“Accompanied by such growth is the acceptance that academic qualifications must offer more vocational and skills-based or ‘practical’ learning. A structured, practical and methodical approach to learning helps employers across industries to keep key staff and develop the skills and knowledge in their organisation to maintain a sustainable competitive advantage.

“Other ‘soft courses’ are emerging and being offered to the general public such as first aid for pets being offered by veterinary practices, which by having a third party accreditation, reassures users they are attending a quality course.

“There is an increasing expectation for professionals to undertake CPD regardless of industry sector, career level, job role and responsibilities.”

The CPD Accreditation Group helps organisations formalise knowledge into a structured and recognised approach to meet the increasing expectation for professionals to undertake CPD regardless of industry sector, career level, job role and responsibilities. Formally certified CPD materials are more likely to become accepted and welcomed by audiences.

Mick added: “Organisations wishing to embrace CPD can display their commitment through membership of The CPD Accreditation Group. Member organisations are advised and encouraged to submit potentially qualifying CPD materials for formal and impartial CPD accreditation by our team of experienced CPD Assessors.”

 

Helen Shardlow – Medical Herbalist at Orchard Clinic Thrapston

Helen Shardlow is a fully qualified and registered Medical Herbalist, based at Orchard Clinic where she is offering herbal medicine consultations.herbs

I went for my consultation yesterday.  I didn’t feel I had anything particularly, badly ‘wrong’ but a series of niggles I felt too small to see the doctor with yet bothersome to me, I figured Helen, seeing the whole picture, may spot a link between them all – and she did!

Herbalism uses an holistic approach whereby Helen asked me questions about lifestyle, childhood, family, illnesses, any niggles I had, use of medication both now and in the past…My consultation was a comprehensive hour of being able to talk about any health concerns – both physical and emotional.

I obviously shan’t go in to the ‘ins and outs’ of my own consultation but suffice to say Helen immediately saw all my little niggles were connected and pointed to one over riding issue (which I had no clue about).  I’ll be popping in on Wednesday next week to pick up my herbal tinctures which she has blended specifically for me.  Enough for a month then I shall return to see her and let her know how I am getting on.  I left the appointment feeling listened to, understood (and empathised with) yet also positive that she would be able to help.

Herbal Medicine Consultations

Herbal Medicine can help with all the typical conditions you may otherwise consult your GP for (or not want to bother her about in my case) and is especially well suited for mild to moderate, acute and chronic conditions and for people seeking a more natural approach to their health, where the underlying root causes of an illness are tackled and not just the symptoms.

Medical Herbalists are trained in the same medical, diagnostic and clinical skills as a General Practitioner Doctor.

Helen is a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists.  Not every herbalist is a medical herbalist, and this is hugely important in finding the right person, with the proper knowledge and training to treat your cause and symptoms.

Find out more

herby helenHelen invites you to come and meet her at the Orchard Clinic, where she regularly runs talks on herbalism and how it can help with various issues. Please call the clinic to book your space, it is a complementary service, so places fill up quickly, head over and listen to what she has to say.

Book your space on her next talk or book in to see Helen on 01832 733686

Helen graduated from the University of East London with a BSc (Hons) in Herbal Medicine and is a member of the UK National Institute of Medical Herbalists (MNIM) and follows their continuing professional development programme to ensure a high standard of practice and knowledge is maintained.  Their website is https://www.nimh.org.uk/

More information on Herbal Medicine and the conditions it can tackle can be found at https://www.nimh.org.uk/whats-herbal-medicine .

Please visit Helen Shardlow’s site to find out more about Medical Herbalism https://www.plantmedicineuk.com/

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Dare to Bare Be Breast aware 2018 Calendar

Nene Local has been introducted to the Dare to Bare ladies.  A group of breast cancer survivers who are all introduced below;

Amanda, Debbie, Jayne, Katie, Loraine, Lucy and Nila all met at the Crazy Hats charity ‘coffee and chat’ mornings in 2016 and soon developed a close bond. The charity provides vital support to those going through breast cancer at whatever stage of treatment.

Unfortunately, a year later, Katie was diagnosed with secondary breast cancer and passed away in November 2017. She spent time at Cransley Hospice where the support and understanding of the staff was invaluable for her and her family.

The ladies decided to create the calendar to give something back to those two charities which had helped them and their friends; they also want to raise awareness of the importance of early diagnosis through self-examination and attending mammograms; and finally it’s helped them to achieve something positive out of their shared cancer experience.

Introducing their Dare to Bare Calendar

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All costs have been covered through the generous sponsorship of local companies, so every penny raised through sales will go to one of the charities. They are also selling a handmade silver necklace that was designed specifically for the project and which they are wearing in the calendar. In addition there’s a Dare To Bare prize draw, and whilst tickets can’t be bought online, there are pages on the website showing the full prize list and all the events the ladies will be attending where they can be bought.

For more information

Dare To Bare to be Breast Aware

Website – www.daretobarebc.co.uk

Facebook – @DaretoBaretobebreastaware and Twitter – @caretobarebc

Price – the calendar is £10 this includes p&p

All money raised from sales to be divided between Crazy Hats Breast Cancer Appeal and Cransley Hospice