Bucks New University - Training partnership with retailer

April 17, 2008

Work-based degree-level education is being provided for employees at bed retailer Dreams by Bucks New University. The foundation degree in retail management will enable Dreams staff to undertake a Government-backed qualification that recognises the training they have already undertaken. The new course incorporates the existing Dreams training package for new staff in the organisation. Ruth Farwell, vice-chancellor, said: "Offering Dreams' managers this opportunity is a natural extension of our work, especially since Dreams' head office is in our home town. While we recognise the impetus behind the decision to allow companies such as McDonald's to award their own qualifications, we believe that it is better for employers to partner with universities in initiatives such as this one.".

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