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Success in first ever recruitment course

Success in first ever recruitment course to be run at Buckinghamshire college

Aylesbury College has helped the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), the trade body for the UKs private recruitment industry achieve a notable first in its qualifications programme - with stunning results.

The college is the first further education establishment in the UK to run one of the RECs courses, the Certificate in Recruitment Practice (Cert.RP) - an industry recognised qualification which has been attained by thousands of recruiters.

Four students studied for the course over eight weeks at evening classes held at the college sitting a final exam in June that all of them passed at either Distinction or Merit grade.

The exam comprises four key practical elements essential to recruitment professionals Understanding the Recruitment Marketplace, Essential Legislation and Procedures, the Relationship with the Business Community and the Relationship with the Candidate.

Ideal for recruiters who are new to the industry or who have experience but no formal training, the Certificate is one of four qualifications the REC runs to help recruiters develop their professional careers. The others are a Diploma, an Honours degree and Masters degree.

Judith Armatage, the RECs Director of Professional Development, said of the colleges course: This is a significant milestone in how we deliver our qualifications and we are delighted with the stunning results Aylesbury College and its students has achieved through this course.

We hope Aylesbury Colleges experience will prove a useful one to other further education centres who are looking to expand their portfolio of vocational training.

Stan Stockill, Lecturer in Business and Management at Aylesbury College, added:
Running this course has given us a fantastic success and we congratulate the four students who all attained a tremendous result in their exams.

We will be marking the occasion by holding a celebratory event for them and we hope this will be the first of many such courses we can offer to students in Buckinghamshire and the surrounding counties who want to make recruitment their career.
The next Cert.RP course will start at Aylesbury College on October 7 and more information about it is available from John Cunningham, the RECs Head of Qualifications on 020 7009 2183, john.cunningham@rec.uk.com

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