Business: Contract boost to uni teaching

THE University of Bedfordshire has won a contract which could be worth up to £50,000 to boost skills in the service industry by developing online learning materials.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 14th March 2011, 7:55 am

The uni’s division of tourism and leisure was successful in its bid to employer-based training provider Foundation Degree Forward (Fdf) to enhance and repurpose online learning materials to provide higher skills across key sectors including the leisure, tourism, events, hospitality and hotel industry.

Dr Sally Everett, head of the division of tourism and leisure, said: “In addition to this welcome income that supports our own online course materials development, it opens up significant partnership opportunities with employers and providers who are interested in the new resources and materials to support work-based learning across the broader service sector.

> The University’s Knowledge Network will be hosting a seminar on Attracting Investment Into Tourism on March 23 at thePutteridge Bury Conference Centre, in Luton.

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